- Russian Sibirʾ. an extensive region in the Russian Federation in N Asia, extending from the Ural Mountains to the Pacific.
- any undesirable or isolated locale, job, etc., to which one is assigned as punishment, a mark of disfavor, or the like.
Examples from the Web for siberian
"Our Siberian girls are admired more by Asian countries than by the West," Elite Stars school director Tatyana Fetisova told me.Is 9-Year-Old Russian Model Kristina Pimenova Too Sexualized?
December 12, 2014
Some were as old as Dostoevsky, who wrote his House of the Dead in 1861 after four years in a Siberian prison camp.Reading Prison Novels In Prison
May 24, 2014
The Iberian versus Siberian debate followed the archeological gold trail from Kennewick back to Montana.Incontrovertible Evidence Proves the First Americans Came From Asia
March 27, 2014
Those Siberian winds are cold, and cold temperatures mean absurdly light powder.Olympians Dish on Their Favorite Spots to Ski & Snowboard
The Daily Beast
October 26, 2013
Once, visiting a Siberian factory, Putin famously presented a worker with a Swiss watch worth over $6,000.Did Putin Steal a Super Bowl Ring? Russians Wouldn’t Be Surprised.
June 18, 2013
There were also four Siberian districts, making twelve in all.
Nobody could doubt that he had wandered in Siberian forests, naked and girt with a chain.Under Western Eyes
The fire of the Siberian army corps could not ward off defeat.
The Siberian Railway offered checkmate to all possible opposition.The Education of Henry Adams
In every Siberian "Cheka" I could have had this end so joyfully accorded me.Beasts, Men and Gods
- of or relating to Siberia or its inhabitants
- a native or inhabitant of Siberia
- 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 siberian
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.