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. Russiannoun

    a native or inhabitant of Russia

  2. Russianadjective

    the Slavic language that is the official language of Russia

  3. Russianadjective

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

    "Russian dancing"

Wiktionary

  1. Russiannoun

    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. Russiannoun

    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. Russiannoun

    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. Russiannoun

    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. Russiannoun

    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. Russianadjective

    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. Russianadjective

    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. Russiannoun

    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. Russianadjective

    of or pertaining to Russia, its inhabitants, or language

  2. Russiannoun

    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
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. Phil Flynn:

    It seems that somebody in the central bank is taking notice of the big drop in oil prices and sending a signal of, 'Hey, wait a second. We don't want these prices to fall too far - that could pose a risk to the Russian economy'.

  2. British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond:

    Less than 30 per cent of Russian strikes are against Daesh targets.

  3. Clarissa Ward:

    Firstly, in the run-up to this cessation of hostilities there was a dramatic increase in the intensiveness ... of Russian aerial bombardment and also of the regime warplanes of Bashar al-Assad, secondly, the people living in rebel territory don't trust the Assad regime and see this cessation of hostilities as a trick designed so that the regime can take more territory.

  4. Russian Colonel-General Alexander Manilov:

    This issue is not on the agenda, the (Russian) state has not set such a task.

  5. President Biden:

    I made The White House very clear to Russian President Vladimir Putin that the United States expects when a ransomware operation is coming from Russian President Vladimir Putin soil -- even though it's not sponsored by the state -- we expect Russian President Vladimir Putin to act. And we've given Russian President Vladimir Putin enough information to act on who that is.

Images & Illustrations of Russian

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