What does Siberia mean?

Definitions for Siberia
saɪˈbɪər i əSiberia

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Siberia(noun)

    a vast Asian region of Russia; famous for long cold winters


  1. Siberia(Noun)

    a cold, inhospitable place or place of exile

    Etymology: Adopted in the 17th century, from Сибирь.

  2. Siberia(ProperNoun)

    The region of Russia in Asia, stretching from the Urals to the Pacific Ocean.

    Etymology: Adopted in the 17th century, from Сибирь.


  1. Siberia

    Siberia is an extensive geographical region constituting almost all of North Asia. A milestone in the history of the region was the arrival of the Russians in the 16th and 17th centuries, contemporaneous and in many regards analogous to the European colonization of the Americas. The territory of Siberia extends eastward from the Ural Mountains to the watershed between the Pacific and Arctic drainage basins. Siberia stretches southward from the Arctic Ocean to the hills of north-central Kazakhstan, then to the national borders of Mongolia and China. Siberia makes up about 77% of Russia's territory, but is home to only 28% of Russia's population.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Siberia

    a vast Russian territory in North Asia (one and a third times the size of Europe), stretching from the Ural Mountains (W.) to the seas of Behring, Okhotsk, and Japan (E.), bounded on the N. by the Arctic Ocean and on the S. by China and the Central Asiatic provinces of Russia; forms in the main an immense plain, sloping from the Altai and other mountain ranges on the S. to the dreary, ice-bound littoral on the N., drained by the northward-flowing Obi, Irtish, Yenesei, Lena, &c., embracing every kind of soil, from the fertile grain-growing plains of the S. and rich grazing steppe-land of the W. to the forest tracts and bogland of the N. and experiencing a variety of climates, but for the most part severely cold; hunting, fishing, and mining are the chief industries, with agriculture and stock-raising in the S. and W. The great Trans-Siberian Railway, in construction since 1891, is opening up the country, which is divided into eight "governments," the chief towns being Tomsk, Irkutsk, Omsk, and Tobolsk; three-fifths of the population are Russians, chiefly exiles and descendants of exiles. Russian advance in Asia against the Tartars was begun in 1850, and was carried on by warlike Cossack marauders, followed by hunters, droves of escaping serfs, and persecuted religious sects.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. siberia

    A vast territory in Northern Asia, belonging to Russia, and including all the Russian possessions in that continent, with the exception of the Transcaucasian and Armenian provinces. Siberia seems to have been first made known to the Russians by a merchant named Anika Stroganoff; and soon after the conquest of West Siberia was effected by the Cossack Vassili Yermak, an absconded criminal, at the head of a numerous band of wild followers. After Yermak’s death, in 1554, the Russians pursued their conquests eastward, founding Tomsk in 1604, and though they often experienced serious reverses, their progress was rapid, the Sea of Okhotsk being reached in 1639, and Irkutsk founded in 1661. Frequent disturbances have occurred between the Russians and the Chinese and Tartars, which have resulted in the extension southward of the Siberian boundary into Manchuria and Turkestan.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Siberia

    The country ruled from the ancient town of Sibir, the capital of the Tartars, and which contained the palace of the renowned Kutsheen Khan, the ruins of which are still visible.

How to pronounce Siberia?

  1. Alex
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How to say Siberia in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Siberia in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Siberia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Siberia in a Sentence

  1. Exxon Mobil Corp:

    Prohibited activities involving offshore Russia in the Black Sea, Arctic regions, and onshore western Siberia have been wound down.

  2. Ryan Maue:

    The combined flow at all levels of atmosphere was directed from the Atlantic over the Arctic and into Siberia, thus, warmer and moister marine air from Atlantic traveled over the Pole and raised temps to near or at freezing for a few hours. However, the warm advection event was short lived and temps are closer to normal well below 0.

  3. Arun Prasad:

    The migratory birds travel along a path known as the Central Asian Flyway, which covers regions like Siberia, Mongolia, Iran and Afghanistan.

  4. Alexander Frolov:

    Everything depends on the coming winter, there are forecasts that this year's winter will be temperate in the main grain-sowing regions, excluding, possibly, Siberia.

  5. Denisova Cave:

    So, we will continue our study in the third chamber( South Chamber), where excavations have only recently begun and are continuing at the present time. Also, we are busy working on a large number of other sites in the Altai region, to provide a regional-scale timeline for the hominin occupation and environmental history of southern Siberia.

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