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Si·be·ri·a 1

 (sī-bîr′ē-ə)
A region of central and eastern Russia stretching from the Ural Mountains to the Pacific Ocean. Inhabited by a variety of peoples including the Ostyak, Chukchi, Evenki, and Yakut, Siberia was annexed by Russia in stages during the 1500s and 1600s. Long used as a place of exile for political prisoners, Siberia began to be developed for its mineral resources after the completion of the Trans-Siberian Railroad in the early 20th century.

Si·be′ri·an adj. & n.

Si·be·ri·a 2

 (sī-bîr′ē-ə)
n.
A remote undesirable locale: "exiled to the Registry of Motor Vehicles—the Siberia of state government" (Howie Carr).

Siberia

(saɪˈbɪərɪə)
n
(Placename) a vast region of Russia and N Kazakhstan: extends from the Ural Mountains to the Pacific and from the Arctic Ocean to the borders with China and Mongolia; colonized after the building of the Trans-Siberian Railway. Area: 13 807 037 sq km (5 330 896 sq miles)

Si•be•ri•a

(saɪˈbɪər i ə)

n.
a part of the Russian Federation in N Asia, from the Ural Mountains to the Pacific.
Si•be′ri•an, adj., n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Siberia - a vast Asian region of RussiaSiberia - a vast Asian region of Russia; famous for long cold winters
Khabarovsk - an administrative territory in Russia on the eastern coast of Siberia
Russian Federation, Russia - a federation in northeastern Europe and northern Asia; formerly Soviet Russia; since 1991 an independent state
Kamchatka Peninsula - a peninsula in eastern Siberia; between Bering Sea and Sea of Okhotsk
Taimyr Peninsula, Taymyr Peninsula - a peninsula in northern Siberia
Angara, Angara River, Upper Tunguska, Tunguska - a river in southeastern Siberia that flows northwest from Lake Baikal to become a tributary of the Yenisei River
Baikal, Baykal, Lake Baikal, Lake Baykal - the largest freshwater lake in Asia or Europe and the deepest lake in the world
Bay of Ob, Gulf of Ob - an inlet of the Kara Sea in western Siberia
Indigirka, Indigirka River - a river in far eastern Siberia that flows generally northward to the Arctic Ocean
Irtish, Irtish River, Irtysh, Irtysh River - an Asian river that rises in the Altai Mountains in northern China and flows generally northwest to become a tributary of the Ob River
Lena, Lena River - a Russian river in Siberia; flows northward into the Laptev Sea
Ob, Ob River - a major river of western Siberia; flows generally northward and westward to the Gulf of Ob and the Kara Sea
Sayan Mountains - a range of mountains in southern Siberia to the west of Lake Baikal; contain important mineral deposits
Lower Tunguska, Tunguska - a river that arises to the north of Lake Baikal and flows north and west to the Yenisei River
Stony Tunguska, Tunguska - a river in Siberia that flows northwest to become a tributary of the Yenisei River
Yenisei, Yenisei River, Yenisey, Yenisey River - a Russian river in Siberia; rises in mountains near the Mongolian border and flows generally northward into the Kara Sea
Nganasan - a member of the Samoyedic people living on the Taimyr Peninsula in Siberia
Ostyak-Samoyed, Selkup - one of the people of mixed Ostyak and Samoyed origin in Siberia
Yeniseian - a member of one of the groups living in the Yenisei river valley in western Siberia
Siberian - a native or inhabitant of Siberia
Translations
Sibiř
Sibirien
Siperia
Sibir
Szibéria
シベリア
시베리아
Siberia
Sibirien
ไซบีเรีย
Siberia

Siberia

[saɪˈbɪərɪə] NSiberia f

Siberia

[saɪˈbɪəriə] nSibérie f

Siberia

nSibirien nt

Siberia

[saɪˈbɪərɪə] nla Siberia

Siberia

سيبيريا Sibiř Sibirien Sibirien Σιβηρία Siberia Siperia Sibérie Sibir Siberia シベリア 시베리아 Siberië Sibir Syberia Sibéria Сибирь Sibirien ไซบีเรีย Sibirya Siberia 西伯利亚
References in classic literature ?
While Coglan was describing to me the topography along the Siberian Railway the orchestra glided into a medley.
I sided with the geologist of the Expedition in the belief that this patch of skin had once helped to cover a Siberian elephant, in some old forgotten age--but we divided there, the geologist believing that this discovery proved that Siberia had formerly been located where Switzerland is now, whereas I held the opinion that it merely proved that the primeval Swiss was not the dull savage he is represented to have been, but was a being of high intellectual development, who liked to go to the menagerie.
"I remember Winters, a newspaper fellow with an Alaskan and Siberian reputation.
The ship, however, was by no means a large one: a Russian craft built on the Siberian coast, and purchased by my uncle after bartering away the vessel in which he sailed from home.
The seventh year his schooner was seized in Bering Sea by a Russian cruiser, and all hands, so the talk went, were slammed into the Siberian salt mines.
In a road, through which the heaviest carriages pass without difficulty, and the post-boy every day and night goes and returns, he meets with hardships like those which are endured in Siberian deserts, and missed nothing of romantic danger but a giant and a dragon.
There were Slavonian hunters, fair-skinned and mighty-muscled; short, squat Finns, with flat noses and round faces; Siberian half-breeds, whose noses were more like eagle- beaks; and lean, slant-eyed men, who bore in their veins the Mongol and Tartar blood as well as the blood of the Slav.
Nobody could doubt that he had wandered in Siberian forests, naked and girt with a chain.
I also found, which I observed to the Muscovite governors whom I had an opportunity to converse with, that the poor pagans are not much wiser, or nearer Christianity, for being under the Muscovite government, which they acknowledged was true enough--but that, as they said, was none of their business; that if the Czar expected to convert his Siberian, Tonguse, or Tartar subjects, it should be done by sending clergymen among them, not soldiers; and they added, with more sincerity than I expected, that it was not so much the concern of their monarch to make the people Christians as to make them subjects.
The Siberian salt-lakes are inhabited by small crustaceous animals; and flamingoes (Edin.
9) Siberians and tuck such cuc anes love their food into delicacies as salted cucumbers, eggs and sausage.
The Siberians cranes are sensitive but disciplined birds, which fly in groups in search of food.