Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A rugged range of mountains having an irregular or jagged profile. See Usage Note at redundancy.
  • n. A Spanish mackerel (Scomberomorus sierra) of the Pacific coast of tropical America.
  • n. See cero.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A rugged range of mountains.
  • n. The letter S in the ICAO spelling alphabet.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A ridge of mountain and craggy rocks, with a serrated or irregular outline.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A chain of hills or mountains: used as part of the name of many mountain-chains in Spanish or formerly Spanish countries: as, the Sierra. Nevada (in Spain and in California).
  • n. A scombroid fish, Scomberomorus caballa, a kind of Spanish mackerel.
  • n. Same as chromosphere.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a Spanish mackerel of western North America
  • n. a range of mountains (usually with jagged peaks and irregular outline)

Etymologies

Spanish, saw, sierra, from Latin serra, saw.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Spanish sierra (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Afterwards, I flew out of San Andres in a light aircraft and had an opportunity to view the Huichol sierra from the air.

    Huichol art, a matter of survival: Part Two

  • I purchased some Federal 140 grain sierra boat tails that the rifle really likes to shoot.

    On Cheap Rifles, Part II

  • And the first hour and a half of that, from Tuxpan to the foot of the sierra, is actually pretty good, including a short stretch of autopista from Tuxpan to Tihuatlan.

    The Lake area and the Caribbean

  • Kristen said: On January 29, 2009 sierra is absolutely adorable and baxter is such a good sport. can’t wait to see the pink fancypants. shimarella said: On January 29, 2009

    Hooping.org | Blog | The Sierra and Baxter Hoop Off

  • January 08, 2007 9: 27 PM sierra aka gen lover! said ... oops, sorry for the double post. still loving Eugenides!!!

    The King of Attolia

  • M. Faye, of the French Academy, inclined to a lunar origin for them; [193] Feilitsch of Greifswald published in 1852 a treatise for the express purpose of proving all the luminous phenomena attendant on solar eclipses -- corona, prominences and "sierra" -- to be purely optical appearances. [

    A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century Fourth Edition

  • Spanish geographers would call them a "sierra" (saw) -- a phrase which they have applied to the Andes of America.

    The Cliff Climbers A Sequel to "The Plant Hunters"

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    The Guardian World News

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