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. Mikhail Khodorkovsky:

    I want the people who were involved in this tragedy to be interrogated and charged, we believe that the Russian authorities should do this. They have every opportunity to interrogate people in Russia and also people in the CAR.

  2. Bouthaina Shaaban:

    It was not easy for the West to retreat. This is the first time that the West's word has been defeated over Syria ... The Russian strategy in getting these (diplomatic) understandings is successful and clever and will bear fruit, the Russian intervention has had great importance in the Syrian crisis.

  3. Nika Yuryeva:

    I can see it even in my family, who are tolerant of my sexual choice, but now I also hear them speaking about the topic using the terms of Russian TV, to my mind, this law legitimizes the persecution of LGBT people, including the cases of their dismissals or forced resignations from schools.

  4. Ben Sasse:

    This is bizarre and flat-out wrong. The United States is not to blame. America wants a good relationship with the Russian people but Vladimir Putin and Vladimir Putin thugs are responsible for Soviet-style aggression, when The President plays these moral equivalence games, The President gives Vladimir Putin a propaganda win The President desperately needs.

  5. De La Chevardiere:

    For Yamal, project financing of $4 billion equivalent is being finalised with Russian banks as we speak and significant progress has been made recently with Chinese banks for over $12 billion equivalent.

Images & Illustrations of Russian

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