What does Russian mean?

Definitions for Russian
ˈrʌʃ ənRus·sian

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Russian.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Russian(noun)

    a native or inhabitant of Russia

  2. Russian(adj)

    the Slavic language that is the official language of Russia

  3. Russian(adj)

    of or pertaining to or characteristic of Russia or its people or culture or language

    "Russian dancing"

Wiktionary

  1. Russian(Noun)

    A person from Russia.

    Etymology: (11th century) Russianus, the adjective of Russia, a latinization of the Old East Slavic Русь. In English (both as a noun and as an adjective) from the 16th century.

  2. Russian(Noun)

    An ethnic Russian.

    Etymology: (11th century) Russianus, the adjective of Russia, a latinization of the Old East Slavic Русь. In English (both as a noun and as an adjective) from the 16th century.

  3. Russian(Noun)

    A domestic cat breed.

    Etymology: (11th century) Russianus, the adjective of Russia, a latinization of the Old East Slavic Русь. In English (both as a noun and as an adjective) from the 16th century.

  4. Russian(Noun)

    A cat of this breed.

    Etymology: (11th century) Russianus, the adjective of Russia, a latinization of the Old East Slavic Русь. In English (both as a noun and as an adjective) from the 16th century.

  5. Russian(Noun)

    A type of juggling ball with a hard outer shell, filled with salt, sand or another similar substance.

    Etymology: (11th century) Russianus, the adjective of Russia, a latinization of the Old East Slavic Русь. In English (both as a noun and as an adjective) from the 16th century.

  6. Russian(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to Russia.

    Etymology: (11th century) Russianus, the adjective of Russia, a latinization of the Old East Slavic Русь. In English (both as a noun and as an adjective) from the 16th century.

  7. Russian(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to Rus.

    Etymology: (11th century) Russianus, the adjective of Russia, a latinization of the Old East Slavic Русь. In English (both as a noun and as an adjective) from the 16th century.

  8. Russian(ProperNoun)

    The Russian language.

    Etymology: (11th century) Russianus, the adjective of Russia, a latinization of the Old East Slavic Русь. In English (both as a noun and as an adjective) from the 16th century.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Russian(adj)

    of or pertaining to Russia, its inhabitants, or language

  2. Russian(noun)

    a native or inhabitant of Russia; the language of Russia

Freebase

  1. Russian

    The Russians are an East Slavic ethnic group native to Russia, speaking the Russian language and primarily living in Russia and neighboring countries. They are the most numerous indigenous people of the Russian Federation, and the most numerous people in Europe.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Russian

    rush′yan, adj. relating to Russia, a country of Europe, or to its people.—n. a native of Russia: the Russian language.—adj. Russ, belonging to the Russians.—n. a Russian: the Russian language.—v.t. Russ′ianise, to give Russian characteristics to.—n. Russificā′tion.—v.t. Rus′sify, to Russianise.—ns. Rus′so-Byzan′tine, the national art of Russian architecture; Rus′sophile, one who favours Russian policy (also adj.); Rus′sophilism; Rus′sophilist; Rus′sophobe, one who dreads or hates the Russians—also Rus′sophobist; Russophō′bia, the dread of Russian policy.—Russia leather (see Leather).

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Russian' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1936

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Russian' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4691

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Russian' in Nouns Frequency: #2188

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Russian' in Adjectives Frequency: #262

How to pronounce Russian?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say Russian in sign language?

  1. russian

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Russian in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Russian in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Russian in a Sentence

  1. Ivan Bedelev:

    Let them talk, we'll build it, there's an old Russian saying: 'The dog barks but the caravan keeps on going'.

  2. Richard Burr:

    The committee has spent the last 16 months reviewing the sources, tradecraft and analytic work underpinning the intelligence community assessment and sees no reason to dispute the conclusions, the committee continues its investigation, and I am hopeful that this installment of the committee’s work will soon be followed by additional summaries providing the American people with clarity around Russia’s activities regarding U.S. elections. Whether Russian authorities sought to meddle in the 2016 election to help Donald Trump prevail has been a key point of contention between House and Senate intelligence committees. SEVEN KEY HIGHLIGHTS FROM BOMBSHELL WATCHDOG REPORT INTO DOJ, FBI BIAS In May, Senate Intelligence Committee leaders backed the 2017 intel community report that formally accused Russia of trying to interfere in the election to the Trump campaign's benefit. The Russian effort was extensive, sophisticated and ordered by President Putin Donald Trump for the purpose of helping Donald Trump and hurting Hilary Clinton, top Senate committee Democrat Mark Warner said in a joint statement at the time. But on the other side of Capitol Hill, Republicans on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence have disputed the conclusion that Russian President Vladimir Putin wanted to help Donald Trump. GOP members of the House panel have cited significant intelligence tradecraft failings in the intelligence community's findings, saying it is inappropriate to conclude that The Russians acted specifically to assist Donald Trump.

  3. Igor Martinov:

    The Russian Federation is helping us.

  4. Charles Krauthammer:

    [Russia has] a reputation of being utterly ruthless. You don't want to mess with Boris, if this turns out to be an attack on a Russian airliner, they're going to have either their deterrent is going to be diminished, or they're going to have a furious response, which could incidentally help us, cause it would be against ISIS.

  5. Donald Trump:

    They can't emotionally come to grips with the fact that this whole thing of Russian collusion didn't happen, (and) they are trying to invent theories of obstruction of justice.

Images & Illustrations of Russian

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