Definition of Sierra

1. Noun. A range of mountains (usually with jagged peaks and irregular outline).




2. Noun. A Spanish mackerel of western North America.
Exact synonyms: Scomberomorus Sierra
Generic synonyms: Spanish Mackerel

Definition of Sierra

1. n. A ridge of mountain and craggy rocks, with a serrated or irregular outline; as, the Sierra Nevada.

Definition of Sierra

1. Proper noun. ( female given name) of modern American usage, from the Spanish noun, confused with Ciara and Sarah. ¹

2. Noun. A rugged range of mountains. ¹

3. Noun. The letter ''S'' in the ICAO spelling alphabet. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sierra

1. a mountain range [n -S] : SIERRAN [adj]

Sierra Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sierra

sieleckiite
siemens
siemens-martin process
sien
sience
sienite
sienites
sienitic
sienna
siennas
siens
sient
sients
sierozem
sierozems
sierra (current term)
sierra leone
sierran
sierras
sies
siesmicity
siesta
siestaed
siestaing
siestas
sieth
sieths
sieur
sieurs
sieva

Literary usage of Sierra

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Forest Physiography: Physiography of the United States and Principles of by Isaiah Bowman (1911)
"sierra NEVADA MOUNTAINS The sierra Nevada Mountains on the eastern border of California are a bold, continuous range about 75 miles in width. ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The area of the sierra drained by the San Joaquín is only about half that of which the Feather collects the surplus waters. ..."

3. An Almanack for the Year of Our Lord by Joseph Whitaker (1869)
"The peninsula of sierra Leone, situated on the West Coast of Africa, ... The total area of sierra Leone 1ч about 27925 sq. mues, and the total population ..."

4. Annual Report (1873)
"Meeting with a powerful harrier, the Tertiary strata were pressed back against the obstacle of the sierra Madre and were in some places folded back ..."

5. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1908)
"The colony proper is limited to the sierra Leone peninsula. It was the place whence in 1562 the first slaves were taken to the West Indies under the British ..."

6. Biennial Report by California Dept. of Agriculture, California State Commission of Horticulture (1907)
"The next paper is "The Water Supply of the sierra Nevada Mountains," by John Tuohy. ... What I have to say as to the streams of the sierra Nevada Mountains, ..."

7. Sunset by Southern Pacific Company, Southern Pacific Company. Passenger Dept (1910)
"sierra the Golden Romance Land of Rushing Streams and Leaping Trout, Snow-Capped Peaks and Giant Pines—Where the Rocks are Gold and the Soil is Golden By ..."

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