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straʊs, ʃtraʊs; ˈrɪx ɑrtstrauss

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Strauss, Richard Straussnoun

    German composer of many operas; collaborated with librettist Hugo von Hoffmannsthal to produce several operas (1864-1949)

  2. Strauss, Johann Strauss, Strauss the Youngernoun

    Austrian composer and son of Strauss the Elder; composed many famous waltzes and became known as the `waltz king' (1825-1899)

  3. Strauss, Johann Strauss, Strauss the Eldernoun

    Austrian composer of waltzes (1804-1849)


  1. strauss

    Strauss is a common German surname which can be translated to mean "ostrich." It could refer to several well-known individuals, companies or places, such as the famous Austrian composer Johann Strauss, or the multinational corporation Levi Strauss & Co., known for producing denim jeans. The specific reference would depend on the context in which the term is used.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Strauss is ranked #2604 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Strauss surname appeared 13,840 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 5 would have the surname Strauss.

    93.3% or 12,918 total occurrences were White.
    2.9% or 410 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.5% or 212 total occurrences were Black.
    1.1% or 152 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.7% or 107 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.3% or 42 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Strauss in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Strauss in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Strauss in a Sentence

  1. Jim Jordan:

    We trained every day together. Doc Strauss( Jordan's) locker was located next to Doc Strauss. It was a common uncomfortable joke that Doc was a serial groper, doc likes to hold your penis. Everyone knew it.

  2. An OSU spokesperson:

    Ohio State has led the effort to investigate and expose Richard Strauss ' abuse and the university's failure at the time to adequately respond to or prevent Richard Strauss ' abuse. We express our deep regret and apologies to all who experienced Strauss' abuse and remain actively committed to a fair resolution, including a monetary resolution.

  3. Dunyasha Yetts:

    I remember I had a thumb injury and went into Strauss ’ office and Richard Strauss started pulling down my wrestling shorts, i ’m like, what the f --- are you doing ? And I went out and told Russ and Jim Jordan what happened. I was not having it. They went in and talked to Richard Strauss.

  4. Jerry Seinfeld:

    FYC event. ( Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) Jerry Seinfeld KEEPS HOPE ALIVE FOR POSSIBLE SITCOM REVIVAL No, it doesn't interest me. I do a lot of raisin stuff, Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP said. I have a lot of raisin material. Because you know you have the Sun-Maid company, and you have the Raisinet people. The ‘ My Next Guest Needs No Introduction ’ host then asked Seinfeld whether he sides with the Sun-Maid people, according to Complex. I just think that it’s interesting that after 80 years, Sun-Maid finally went,' Hey, why do n’t we put some chocolate on it ?' Imagine not thinking of that for 80 years. So that really gets me excited, that people pay me to talk about those kinds of things.

  5. Russ Hellickson:

    I told Richard Strauss one time, I said,' Doctor you're much too hands on,' and Richard Strauss just said,' Oh, I'm being thorough,'.

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