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"


  1. Russiannoun

    A person from Russia.

  2. Russiannoun

    An ethnic Russian.

  3. Russiannoun

    A domestic cat breed.

  4. Russiannoun

    A cat of this breed.

  5. Russiannoun

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

  6. Russianadjective

    Of or pertaining to Russia.

  7. Russianadjective

    Of or pertaining to Rus.

  8. Russiannoun

    The Russian language.

  9. 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


  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

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  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. Sergei Lavrov:

    The process of agreeing a ceasefire in Aleppo is being finished right now between Russian and American military personnel, i hope that in the near future, maybe even in the coming hours, such a decision can be announced.

  2. Maria Repnikova:

    Stories that are critical of Russia or are portraying Russia in an unfavorable manner are generally censored, as a result of that, it is expedient to use Russian state media sources because they're the ones portraying the( Ukraine) conflict with a more favorable eye or view from the Russian perspective.

  3. Nathan Sales:

    The Russian army fights dirty. Look at the carnage in Syria and you ’ll have an idea of what the Kremlin is capable of in Ukraine, we’re already seeing reports that Russian forces are indiscriminately attacking civilian areas across the country, and we simply ca n’t expose our people to that risk.

  4. Pyotr Verzilov:

    We are sure that the only people that have the capability to target Navalny or myself are Russian security services with definite clearance from Russias political leadership, we believe that Putin definitely is a person who gives that go-ahead in this situation.

  5. Danny Hernandez:

    This most recent incident comes on the heels of other unsafe air and naval incidents on the part of the Russian military.

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