AskDefine | Define sierra

Dictionary Definition



1 a range of mountains (usually with jagged peaks and irregular outline)
2 a Spanish mackerel of western North America [syn: Scomberomorus sierra]

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Proper noun

  1. A given name of modern American usage, from the Spanish noun, confused with Ciara and Sarah.

Extensive Definition

Sierra is a word from the Spanish language meaning a mountain range. The word comes from the Latin serra, and literally means "saw." It is used for various mountain ranges in Spanish-speaking or formerly Spanish-speaking countries.

Mountains and mountain ranges

Place names

Other uses


In films



See also

  • serra, Portuguese for mountain range
sierra in German: Sierra
sierra in Spanish: Sierra
sierra in French: Sierra
sierra in Korean: 시에라
sierra in Croatian: Sierra (razdvojba)
sierra in Hebrew: סיירה
sierra in Dutch: Sierra
sierra in Japanese: シエラ
sierra in Polish: Sierra
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