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Princeton's WordNet

  1. steppe(noun)

    extensive plain without trees (associated with eastern Russia and Siberia)


  1. steppe(Noun)

    The grasslands of Eastern Europe and Asia. Similar to (US) prairie and (African) savannah.

  2. steppe(Noun)

    More properly, the name given vast cold, dry grass-plains.

  3. Origin: 1671. From or , in turn from степь or степ. There is no generally accepted earlier etymology, but there is a speculative reconstruction *, related to топот, топтать.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Steppe(noun)

    one of the vast plains in Southeastern Europe and in Asia, generally elevated, and free from wood, analogous to many of the prairies in Western North America. See Savanna

  2. Origin: [From Russ. stepe, through G. or F. steppe.]


  1. Steppe

    In physical geography, a steppe is an ecoregion, in the montane grasslands and shrublands and temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands biomes, characterized by grassland plains without trees apart from those near rivers and lakes. The prairie is an example of a steppe, though it is not usually called such. It may be semi-desert, or covered with grass or shrubs or both, depending on the season and latitude. The term is also used to denote the climate encountered in regions too dry to support a forest, but not dry enough to be a desert. The soil is typically of chernozem type. Steppes are usually characterized by a semi-arid and continental climate. Extremes can be recorded in the summer of up to 40 °C and in winter, –40 °C. Besides this huge difference between summer and winter, the differences between day and night are also very great. In the highlands of Mongolia, 30 °C can be reached during the day with sub-zero °C readings at night. The mid-latitude steppes can be summarised by hot summers and cold winters, averaging 250–500 mm of precipitation per year. Precipitation level alone is not what defines a steppe climate, potential evapotranspiration must also be taken into account.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Steppe

    step, n. one of the vast uncultivated plains in the south-east of Europe and in Asia. [Russ. stepe.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of steppe in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of steppe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of steppe in a Sentence

  1. Svetlana Akulova:

    Moscow zoo could not remain on the sidelines of such a magnificent event. Therefore we have decided to name our steppe eagle which hatched over a month ago in honor of Igor Akinfeev.

Images & Illustrations of steppe

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