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Definitions for Sierra
siˈɛr əSier·ra

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sierranoun

    a range of mountains (usually with jagged peaks and irregular outline)

  2. sierra, Scomberomorus sierranoun

    a Spanish mackerel of western North America


  1. sierranoun

    A rugged range of mountains.

    Etymology: From sierra

  2. sierranoun

    The letter S in the ICAO spelling alphabet.

    Etymology: From sierra

  3. Sierranoun

    of modern American usage, from the Spanish noun, confused with Ciara and Sarah.

    Etymology: From sierra

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sierranoun

    a ridge of mountain and craggy rocks, with a serrated or irregular outline; as, the Sierra Nevada

    Etymology: [Sp., properly, a saw, fr. L. serra a saw. See Serrate.]


  1. Sierra

    Sierra was an American Contemporary Christian pop music trio formed by Wendi Foy Green, Jennifer Hendrix, and Deborah Schnelle. Founded in 1992, the vocal-based trio released their first full-length, self-titled album in 1994 on the CCM label, Star Song. In 1998, Deborah Schnelle left the group and was soon replaced by Marianne Tutalo. After the release of five albums which produced a string of CCM radio hits including seven to reach #1, the group disbanded in 2002. In 2004, Jennifer Hendrix and Marianne Tutalo formed the CCM worship band, Abide.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sierra

    sē-er′ra, n. a ridge of mountains: a scombroid fish. [Sp., usually derived from L. serra, a saw. Some suggest Ar. sehrah, a desert place, whence also Sahara.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Sierra

    the name given to a range of mountains with a saw-like ridge.

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Anagrams for Sierra »

  1. airers, raiser

  2. airers

  3. raiser

How to pronounce Sierra?

  1. Alex
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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sierra in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sierra in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Sierra in a Sentence

  1. International Development Secretary Justine Greening:

    The UK cannot disease-proof every developing country in the world from potential unprecedented outbreaks, but we can offer our full support when they strike, as we did in Sierra Leone before any other country and at considerable risk to British lives, everyone agrees that the World Health Organization should have reacted faster and the global system must reform to improve collective detection and reaction.

  2. Noah Greenwald:

    We're glad (the fisher) finally got protection in the southern Sierra, but the decision not to protect it in the rest of its range runs totally counter to science.

  3. Ernest Bai Koroma:

    This is the festive season where Sierra Leoneans often celebrate with families in a flamboyant and joyous manner but all must be reminded that our country is at war with a vicious enemy.

  4. Anne Schuchat:

    Of course, we're glad that the epidemic is improving in Sierra Leone and surrounding countries, and the case counts have come down.

  5. Alison Millsaps:

    I worked really closely with The Sierra Club on the pipeline issue, but on this issue we are at absolute odds.

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    call in an official matter, such as to attend court
    • A. loom
    • B. abduct
    • C. summon
    • D. famish

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