from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A region of central and eastern Russia stretching from the Ural Mountains to the Pacific Ocean. Inhabited by a variety of peoples including the Ostyak, Chukchi, Evenki, and Yakut, the extensive area was annexed by Russia in stages during the 16th and 17th centuries. Used as a place of exile for political prisoners since the early 17th century, it was settled by Russians after the construction of the Trans-Siberian Railroad (completed in 1905) and developed for its mineral resources after World War II.
- n. A remote undesirable locale: "exiled to the Registry of Motor Vehicles—the Siberia of state government” ( Howie Carr).
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- proper n. The region of Russia in Asia, stretching from the Urals to the Pacific Ocean.
- n. a cold, inhospitable place or place of exile
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- n. a vast Asian region of Russia; famous for long cold winters
When Alexandra Feodorovna and her daughters went into exile in Siberia, they took their badges and stars with them.
Actually, on the Siberian Integrated Regional Study, important because of the role of melting permafrost in Siberia and its effect as a climate feedback.
The English delegation in Siberia includes the grandmaster Nigel Short, who was said to be stunned by Karpov's electoral rout.
If the NSA could intercept Soviet internal communication to their missile and bomber bases in Siberia, they can certainly deal with this little problem.
Remember, the interior of North-Eastern Siberia is hidden in the polar gloom, a terra incognita, where few men have gone and none has returned.
The next year outraged drivers helped free a motorist in Siberia who was sentenced to four years in jail because he failed to get out of the way of the speeding governor, who hit a tree and died.
The developing world would not, I guarantee you, have been so upset about the existence of Israel if it had been set up in Siberia or the RHineland.
Hear the cream of the spoken-word crop -- titles include "Vacationing in Siberia," "Texas Education," "Mating Rituals" and a few others we probably shouldn't print -- at 7: 30 p.m.
Real Old Science: NASA space shuttle solves mystery 1908 Tunguska Event in Siberia: "The mysterious 1908 Tunguska explosion that leveled 830 square miles of Siberian forest was almost certainly caused by a comet entering Earth's atmosphere"
They were reunited in Siberia after we got an amnesty from Russians.