Definition of steppe in English:


Line breaks: steppe
Pronunciation: /stɛp


(often steppes)
A large area of flat unforested grassland in SE Europe or Siberia.
More example sentences
  • By the mid-sixteenth century Crimea, the southern Russian steppes, the Kazakh steppes, and western Siberia had come under Islamic law.
  • With these they are able to dramatise plains, prairies, steppes and meadows.
  • From the borders of Europe to the frozen steppes of Siberia and the Pacific coastline of Vladivostok, Russia is still geographically a powerful presence despite having shed its Soviet-era neighbours.


late 17th century: from Russian stepʹ.

Definition of steppe in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day bimble
Pronunciation: ˈbɪmb(ə)l
walk or travel at a leisurely pace