[ yoo r-uh l ]
/ ˈyʊər əl /


a river in the Russian Federation, flowing S from the S Ural Mountains to the Caspian Sea. 1575 miles (2535 km) long.
a former administrative division comprising a region in the Ural Mountains and its slopes.


of or relating to the Ural Mountains or the Ural River.

Related formstrans-U·ral, adjective

Ural Mountains

plural noun

a mountain range in the W Russian Federation, extending N and S from the Arctic Ocean to near the Caspian Sea, forming a natural boundary between Europe and Asia. Highest peak, Mt. Narodnaya, 6214 feet (1894 meters).
Also called U·rals.

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/ (ˈjʊərəl, Russian uˈral) /


a river in central Russia, rising in the S Ural Mountains and flowing south to the Caspian Sea. Length: 2534 km (1575 miles)

Ural Mountains


pl n

a mountain system in W central Russia, extending over 2000 km (1250 miles) from the Arctic Ocean towards the Aral Sea: forms part of the geographical boundary between Europe and Asia; one of the richest mineral areas in the world, with many associated major industrial centres. Highest peak: Mount Narodnaya, 1894 m (6214 ft)
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Word Origin and History for ural


mountain range between Europe and Asia (the river is named for the mountains), of uncertain origin. Perhaps from Vogul urala "mountain peak" or from Tatar ural "boundary."

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