geographical name region N Asia in Russia extending from the Urals to the Pacific; roughly coextensive with Russia in Asia • Siberian adjective or noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Siberia —        Distrito Federal de Siberia …   Wikipedia Español

  • Siberia — • A Russian possession in Asia forming the northern third of that continent Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Siberia     Siberia     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • SIBERIA — (Rus. Sibir), Asiatic part of the Russian Federation, extending from the Urals in the west to the Pacific in the east. The first Jews went to Siberia from Lithuanian towns captured by the Russians in the Russo Polish war (1632–34); they were… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Siberia — (Сибирь) es la parte asiática (oriental) de Rusia: una región en Asia septentrional que se extiende desde los Montes Urales al Extremo Oriente ruso, y que linda al norte con el Océano Glacial Ártico y al sur con Kazajstán, Mongolia y China. Las… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • SIBERIA — provinica ampla Moscoviae, in Tartaria deserta, versus Obyum fluvium in Condoram, Logomoriam et Permiam provincias. Haud pridem detecta et culta a Moscis, cuius primaria Tobolsk, versus montes. Regio tota palustris et silvis opaca, sed magna ex… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Siberia — region in northwestern Asia, the name said to come from Sibir, ancient Tatar fortress at the confluence of the rivers Tobol and Irtysh. As a typical place of miserable banishment, it is attested from 1841 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Siberia — [sī bir′ē ə] region in N Asia, between the Urals & the Pacific: Asian section of Russia: c. 5,208,000 sq mi (13,488,667 sq km): notorious for its harsh climatic conditions & isolated location Siberian adj., n …   English World dictionary

  • Siberia — Siberian redirects here. For the cat breed, see Siberian (cat). This article is about Siberia as a whole. For the federal district, see Siberian Federal District. For other uses, see Siberia (disambiguation). Coordinates: 60°0′N 105°0′E /  …   Wikipedia

  • Siberia — Siberian, adj., n. /suy bear ee euh/, n. 1. Russian, Sibir . an extensive region in the Russian Federation in N Asia, extending from the Ural Mountains to the Pacific. 2. any undesirable or isolated locale, job, etc., to which one is assigned as… …   Universalium

  • Siberia —    For nineteenth century Russia, Siberia was a resource frontier like the legendary American West for the United States. Until the peasant liberation of 1861, migration to Siberia was mostly compulsory. Exiles were forced to work in Siberian… …   Encyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800–1914

  • Siberia —    Occupying a vast swath of northern Eurasia, Siberia (Sibir’) constitutes more than half of the territory of the Russian Federation. Siberia stretches from the Ural Mountains in the west to the watershed Arctic and Pacific drainage basins in… …   Historical Dictionary of the Russian Federation

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”