Definition of Steppe

1. Noun. Extensive plain without trees (associated with eastern Russia and Siberia).

Geographical relationships: Russia, Soviet Union, Union Of Soviet Socialist Republics, Ussr
Generic synonyms: Champaign, Field, Plain



Definition of Steppe

1. n. One of the vast plains in Southeastern Europe and in Asia, generally elevated, and free from wood, analogous to many of the prairies in Western North America. See Savanna.

Definition of Steppe

1. Noun. The grasslands of Eastern Europe and Asia. Similar to (US) prairie and (African) savannah. ¹

2. Noun. More properly, the name given vast cold, dry grass-plains. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Steppe

1. a vast treeless plain [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Steppe

stepmotherly
stepmothers
stepnephew
stepnephews
stepney
stepneys
stepniece
stepnieces
stepover
stepovers
stepparent
stepparenthood
stepparenting
stepparentings
stepparents
steppe (current term)
stepped
stepped-up
stepped back
stepped line
steppelike
stepper
steppers
steppes
stepping
stepping-stone
stepping back
stepping down
stepping motor
stepping motors

Literary usage of Steppe

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

1. Plant-geography Upon a Physiological Basis by Andreas Franz Wilhelm Schimper (1903)
"Meadow and steppe. Protective measures in meadows against winter drought. ... Xerophilous structure of steppe-plants. 2. The Vegetation in Meadow Districts ..."

2. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1907)
"M. Ivchenko gives a very minute description of the various forms of denudation in different parts of the steppe and their relation to the climate and ..."

3. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1892)
"A CONCORD OF THE steppe. Sketches in the shadow of famine. Russia, 1891. ... One must return to the upper steppe to see the Muscovite as God and time have ..."

4. Oriental and Western Siberia: A Narrative of Seven Years' Exploration and by Thomas Witlam Atkinson (1858)
"The steppe at the foot of the mountains is burnt by the sun into a deep brown, and the banks of the river are a bright green. ..."

5. Transcaucasia and Ararat: Being Notes of a Vacation Tour in the Autumn of 1876 by James Bryce Bryce (1896)
"Here the country was already desolate steppe, just like that which lies north ... However, I had better explain what the Russians mean by the term steppe, ..."

6. Transcaucasia and Ararat: Being Notes of a Vacation Tour in the Autumn of 1876 by James Bryce Bryce (1878)
"Here the country was already desolate steppe, just like that which lies north of the Caucasus between the Euxine and Caspian seas. ..."

7. Oriental and Western Siberia: A Narrative of Seven Years' Exploration and by Thomas Witlam Atkinson (1858)
"The morning was calm and beautiful, more like a summer's day than one so late in the autumn; but there was nothing to interest me on this vast steppe, ..."

8. The Annals of Philosophy by Richard Phillips, E W Brayley (1824)
"The Northern High steppe admits of five divisions: 4. S. and SE. of this occurs the primitive or granitic steppe, a singular instance of a flat tabular ..."

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