Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A rugged range of mountains having an irregular or jagged profile.
  • noun Any of several mackerels of the genus Scomberomorus, especially S. sierra of warm Pacific coastal waters of the Americas.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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).
  • noun A scombroid fish, Scomberomorus caballa, a kind of Spanish mackerel.
  • noun Same as chromosphere.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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

[Spanish, saw, sierra, from Latin serra, saw.]

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From Spanish sierra

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

  • 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

  • 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"

  • MPA Network Planner envirolink north west. working with organizations such as sierra club, human rights campaign, and environment america to win concrete victories for the public interest. we are the .... ability to collaborate and lead in a culturally and functionally diverse environment.

    The Guardian World News

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