What does Bolshevik mean?

Definitions for Bolshevik
ˈboʊl ʃə vɪk, -ˌvik, ˈbɒl-; -ˌvɪk i, -ˌvi kibol·she·vik

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Bolshevik, Marxist, red, bolshie, bolshynoun

    emotionally charged terms used to refer to extreme radicals or revolutionaries

  2. Bolshevik, Bolshevistadjective

    a Russian member of the left-wing majority group that followed Lenin and eventually became the Russian communist party

  3. Bolshevik, Bolshevist, Bolshevisticadjective

    of or relating to Bolshevism

    "Bolshevik Revolution"


  1. Bolsheviknoun

    A Russian communist revolutionary, member of the Bolshevik Party in the 1917 Communist Revolution of Russia.

  2. Etymology: From большевик, from большинство.


  1. Bolshevik

    The Bolsheviks (Russian: Большевики́, IPA: [bəlʲʂɨvʲɪˈkʲi], from большинство́ bol'shinstvó, 'majority'), also known in English as the Bolshevists, were a far-left, revolutionary Marxist faction founded by Vladimir Lenin that split with the Mensheviks from the Marxist Russian Social Democratic Labour Party (RSDLP), a revolutionary socialist political party formed in 1898, at its Second Party Congress in 1903.After forming their own party in 1912, the Bolsheviks took power during the October Revolution in the Russian Republic in November 1917, overthrowing the Provisional Government of Alexander Kerensky, and became the only ruling party in the subsequent Soviet Russia and later the Soviet Union. They considered themselves the leaders of the revolutionary proletariat of Russia. Their beliefs and practices were often referred to as Bolshevism.


  1. bolshevik

    A Bolshevik is a member of the radical, Marxist faction of the Russian Social Democratic Party, which seized political power in Russia after the Russian Revolution of 1917. The term "Bolshevik" comes from the Russian word bol'shinstvo, meaning "majority". The Bolsheviks, led by Vladimir Lenin, formed the basis of the Communist Party and the Soviet state.


  1. Bolshevik

    The Bolsheviks, originally also Bolshevists were a faction of the Marxist Russian Social Democratic Labour Party which split apart from the Menshevik faction at the Second Party Congress in 1903. The Bolsheviks were the majority faction in a crucial vote, hence their name. They ultimately became the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. The Bolsheviks came to power in Russia during the October Revolution phase of the Russian Revolution of 1917, and founded the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic which would later in 1922 become the chief constituent of the Soviet Union. The Bolsheviks, founded by Vladimir Lenin and Alexander Bogdanov, were by 1905 a mass organization consisting primarily of workers under a democratic internal hierarchy governed by the principle of democratic centralism, who considered themselves the leaders of the revolutionary working class of Russia. Their beliefs and practices were often referred to as Bolshevism. Bolshevik revolutionary leader Leon Trotsky commonly used the terms "Bolshevism" and "Bolshevist" after his exile from the Soviet Union to differentiate between what he saw as true Leninism and the state and party as they existed under Joseph Stalin's leadership.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Bolshevik in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Bolshevik in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Bolshevik in a Sentence

  1. Vladimir Lenin:

    Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.

  2. Vladimir Putin:

    It's the kind of transformation that Russia went through in 1917 (the Bolshevik Revolution), something like that, the scale of transformation is absolutely unprecedented...it's a tragedy. It's a tragedy that we are witnessing. It's like historic tragedy. It's epic.

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