Siberia [sahy-beer-ee-uh] Examples noun

  1. Russian Sibirʾ. 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 punishment, a mark of disfavor, or the like.

Related formsSi·be·ri·an, adjective, nountrans-Si·be·ri·an, adjective Examples from the Web for trans-siberian Contemporary Examples of trans-siberian

  • He dreams of riding the Trans-Siberian Railway and visiting Alaska.

    Digital Nomad Andrew Evans’s Six Top Travel Tips

    Nina Strochlic

    March 7, 2013

  • Historical Examples of trans-siberian

  • Harbin is on the Trans-Siberian Railroad, and was the original hotbed of the disease.

    Peking Dust

    Ellen N. La Motte

  • The high road, now the Trans-Siberian railway, follows this belt.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 7


  • Engineering, on trans-Siberian railroad in charge of a woman, 102.

    Woman in Science

    John Augustine Zahm

  • The Trans-Siberian railway and the coal resources of Siberia.

    Select List of Books … Relating to the Far East

    Appleton Prentiss Clark Griffin

  • America’s part in the completion of the Trans-Siberian railway.

    Select List of Books … Relating to the Far East

    Appleton Prentiss Clark Griffin

  • British Dictionary definitions for trans-siberian Siberia noun

    1. a vast region of Russia and N Kazakhstan: extends from the Ural Mountains to the Pacific and from the Arctic Ocean to the borders with China and Mongolia; colonized after the building of the Trans-Siberian Railway. Area: 13 807 037 sq km (5 330 896 sq miles)

    Word Origin and History for trans-siberian Siberia

    region in northwestern Asia, the name said to come from Sibir, ancient Tatar fortress at the confluence of the Tobol and Irtysh rivers. As a typical place of miserable banishment, it is attested from 1841. Related: Siberian.

    trans-siberian in Culture Siberia

    Region of Russia stretching from north-central to northeastern Asia.

    Note Known for its vast space, long and severely cold winters, and few inhabitants widely scattered in small settlements, Siberia has been for many centuries a place of political and criminal exile for Russians who anger the government’s authorities.Note As a consequence of Siberia’s harsh conditions and its historical function as a place of punishment, to be “sent to Siberia” has become a metaphor for demotion, disgrace, or other forms of status diminution.

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