- 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 siberia
Two years into an Arctic expedition, they were forced to abandon ship a thousand miles north of Siberia.The Best Nonfiction Books of 2014
December 14, 2014
He expanded Russian rule into Siberia, his success due to almost nobody being there.
He was standing in front of the firing squad when his sentence was commuted to exile in Siberia.
While exploring Moscow and Siberia, Makhorov and Raskalov explain what motivates their adventures.The Craziest Skyscraper Climbers in the World (Video)
The Daily Beast Video
March 21, 2014
The Tsars used them to push the frontiers of Russia southwards and east, through Siberia and as far as the Pacific Ocean.Cossacks: The Cowboys of Crimea
March 12, 2014
A shrub rather than a tree, cultivated from Siberia; hardy throughout.Trees of the Northern United States
Austin C. Apgar
If not—why, then there was still Siberia and its weary stretches of snow!Melomaniacs
Of course you can send me straight from this room to Siberia.Under Western Eyes
There could be little doubt that Sonya would be condemned to Siberia.The Red Cross Girls with the Russian Army
Understand, the utterance of such a sentiment would mean Siberia.The Genius
Margaret Horton Potter
- 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 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.