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"


  1. Russian(Noun)

    A person from Russia.

  2. Russian(Noun)

    An ethnic Russian.

  3. Russian(Noun)

    A domestic cat breed.

  4. Russian(Noun)

    A cat of this breed.

  5. Russian(Noun)

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

  6. Russian(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to Russia.

  7. Russian(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to Rus.

  8. Russian(ProperNoun)

    The Russian language.

  9. Origin: (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


  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. Roger Stone:

    I have no Russian contacts.

  2. Igor Martinov:

    The Russian Federation is helping us.

  3. Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia:

    I am a Russian, and I will remain a Russian!

  4. John Kearse:

    We had to know what the F-bomb was in Russian.

  5. British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon:

    I am increasingly disturbed by Russian bombing.

Images & Illustrations of russian

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