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Meaning of SIERRA

Pronunciation:  see'eru

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a Spanish mackerel of western North America
  2. [n]  a range of mountains (usually with jagged peaks and irregular outline)

SIERRA is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: Scomberomorus sierra
 See Also: chain, chain of mountains, mountain chain, mountain range, range, range of mountains, Spanish mackerel



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Si*er"ra\, n. [Sp., properly, a saw, fr. L. serra a saw.
See {Serrate}.]
A ridge of mountain and craggy rocks, with a serrated or
irregular outline; as, the Sierra Nevada.

      The wild sierra overhead.                --Whitter.

Computing Dictionary

(Or "Sierra On-Line") A computer game developer founded in the early 1980s by Ken and Roberta Willams in the small mountain town of Oakhurst California. Sierra was named after the local mountian range, 15 miles from the famous Yosemite National Park.

In 1997 Sierra was purchased by cuc and its main office is now in Seattle, WA, USA.

Products include Kings Quest, Space Quest, Police Quest, Quest for Glory, Robin Hood, Phantasmagoria, Leisure Suit Larry, Eco Quest and many more.