[yoo r-uh l]
- of or relating to the Ural Mountains or the Ural River.
- 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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Examples from the Web for urals
Ribbon jasper is found in Saxony, but chiefly comes from the Urals.
The highest grounds were the Urals and the uplands of Scandinavia — 341 — and Britain.
The highest grounds were the Urals, and the uplands of Scandinavia and Britain.
Often I dream of your eyes, blue as lapis lazuli from the Urals.Polly the Pagan
Mamin-Sibiryak, who has described the Urals, is the author most liked in these parts.Letters of Anton Chekhov
- a river in central Russia, rising in the S Ural Mountains and flowing south to the Caspian Sea. Length: 2534 km (1575 miles)
- 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)
Word Origin and History for urals
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."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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