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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Sierra Nevadanoun

    a mountain range in southern Spain along the Mediterranean coast to the east of Granada

  2. Sierra Nevada, Sierra Nevada Mountains, High Sierranoun

    a mountain range in eastern California; contains Mount Whitney


  1. Sierra Nevada

    The Sierra Nevada () is a mountain range in the Western United States, between the Central Valley of California and the Great Basin. The vast majority of the range lies in the state of California, although the Carson Range spur lies primarily in Nevada. The Sierra Nevada is part of the American Cordillera, an almost continuous chain of mountain ranges that forms the western "backbone" of the Americas. The Sierra runs 400 miles (640 km) north-south and its width ranges from 50 miles (80 km) to 80 miles (130 km) across east–west.


  1. sierra nevada

    The Sierra Nevada is a major mountain range located in the western part of the United States, mostly in the state of California. The range is known for its stunning natural beauty with peaks often covered in snow, diverse wildlife, various outdoor recreational opportunities, and landmarks such as Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park. The name "Sierra Nevada" means "snowy mountain range" in Spanish. It is also the source of numerous rivers and waterways.


  1. Sierra Nevada

    The Sierra Nevada is a mountain range in the U.S. states of California and Nevada, between the Central Valley and the Basin and Range Province. The Sierra runs 400 miles north-to-south, and is approximately 70 miles across east-to-west. Notable Sierra features include Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in North America; Mount Whitney at 14,505 ft, the highest point in the contiguous United States; and Yosemite Valley sculpted by glaciers out of 100-million-year-old granite. The Sierra is home to three national parks, 20 wilderness areas, and two national monuments. These areas include Yosemite, Sequoia, Kings Canyon National Parks, and Devils Postpile National Monument. The character of the range is shaped by its geology and ecology. More than 100 Ma, granite formed deep underground. The range started to uplift 4 Ma, and erosion by glaciers exposed the granite and formed the light-colored mountains and cliffs that make up the range. The uplift caused a wide range of elevations and climates in the Sierra Nevada, which are reflected by the presence of five life zones. The Sierra Nevada was home to several Native American tribes. The first European to sight the range was Pedro Fages in 1772. The range was explored between 1844 and 1912.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Sierra Nevada

    1, a mountain range in South Spain, 60 m. in length; lies for the most part in Granada, crossing the province E. and W. in bold, rugged lines, and clad on its higher parts with perpetual snow, whence the name; Mulhacen (11,660 ft.) is the highest peak. 2, A mountain system in California, stretching NW. and SE. 450 m., and forming the eastern buttress of the Great Central Valley; highest peak Mount Whitney (14,886 ft.). 3, A lofty mountain group in Colombia, South America, stretching NE. almost to the borders of Venezuela.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sierra nevada in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sierra nevada in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of sierra nevada in a Sentence

  1. Dan Corcoran:

    Seventy-one percent of the entire state of California drinks water that comes out of the Sierra Nevada, three-quarters of the people who live in our state should be concerned with how our headwaters are managed.

  2. Jim Hayes:

    What they want is to build the snowpack in the Sierra Nevada range, because that's a slow release of the moisture once it melts in the spring.

  3. Christy Brigham:

    I’m not ready to give up on giant sequoias, this is a call to action to better protect the remaining old growth and make our Sierra Nevada forests wildfire resilient, because the fire's coming.

  4. Weather Prediction Center:

    The combination of heavy rain and snowmelt may lead to flooding, creeks and streams in the western foothills of Sierra Nevada will be most vulnerable to flooding from rain and snowmelt.

  5. Daniel Swain:

    Everything from the Rocky Mountain continental divide westward, including Colorado, Utah, Sierra Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico have fire conditions that look really, potentially explosive. The drought is even worse in those places than in Southern California, it looks pretty likely that it will be a severe fire season across most of West Linn.

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