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ˈrʌs kɪnruskin

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Ruskin, John Ruskinnoun

    British art critic (1819-1900)


  1. ruskin

    Ruskin primarily refers to John Ruskin, an influential English art critic, writer, and philosopher of the Victorian era. His notable works, such as "Modern Painters" and "The Stones of Venice," significantly impacted not only the art and architecture world, but also education, environmentalism, and social reform. It can also refer to various places named after him, including Ruskin, Florida or Ruskin College in the UK.


  1. Ruskin

    Ruskin is an unincorporated census-designated place in Hillsborough County, Florida, United States. U.S. Route 41 currently runs through the center of the community. The town was founded August 7, 1908 on the shores of the Little Manatee River. It was developed by Dr. George McAnelly Miller, an attorney and professor at Ruskin College in Trenton, Missouri, and Mrs. Adaline D. Miller. It is named after the essayist and social critic John Ruskin. Miller established the short lived Ruskin College in Florida. The town remained largely agricultural, including large tomato crops, until recent decades when it expanded with suburban housing developments. The population was 17,208 at the 2010 census. Ruskin is home to Cockroach Bay Aquatic Preserve.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Ruskin is ranked #32396 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Ruskin surname appeared 710 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Ruskin.

    86.4% or 614 total occurrences were White.
    7.4% or 53 total occurrences were Black.
    3.1% or 22 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.2% or 9 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.9% or 7 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.7% or 5 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ruskin in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ruskin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Ruskin in a Sentence

  1. James Abbott McNeill Whistler:

    Two and two continue to make four, in spite of the whine of the ameteur for three, or the cry of the critc for five. (from Whistler vs. Ruskin, 1878)

  2. Ken Jacobson:

    We feel that the quality and unorthodox style of many of Ruskin’s daguerreotypes will come as a major surprise to both photographic historians and those in the field of Ruskin scholarship, ruskin’s daguerreotypes would be a sensational new revelation in the history of photography even if he were completely unknown.

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  • Karen McElhany
    Karen McElhany
    It was also a language. Anyone know how to read it?
    LikeReply6 years ago

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