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
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    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. Casey Lynn:

    He pulled out a revolver, threatened me and said,' You can't live without me,' he began playing Russian roulette, and in between spinning the revolver, he would hit me on the back of the head and try to bludgeon me.

  2. Donald Trump:

    Jeff Sessions ''s recused Jeff Sessions ' from the Russian investigation so Jeff Sessions ' really doesn't have any power to stop the Manafort prosecution. It's in court, the jury's been selected and it's going forward.

  3. Andrei Kelin:

    This would be a very dangerous build-up of armed forces pretty close to our borders, i am afraid this would require certain retaliatory measures, which the Russian Defence Ministry is already talking about.

  4. Nikki Haley:

    Sunday's outrageous violation of sovereign Ukrainian territory is part of a pattern of Russian behavior that includes the purported annexation of Crimea and abuses against countless Ukrainians in Crimea.

  5. Joy Womack:

    I love the Russian system and I'm very patriotic in that sense.

Images & Illustrations of Russian

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