What does russian mean?

Definitions for russian
ˈrʌʃ ənrus·sian

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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?

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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. Vladimir Komoyedov:

    It is likely that groups of Russian volunteers will appear in the ranks of the Syrian army as combat participants.

  2. Will Harbour:

    Will Harbour's very Russian in a way that Hopper's very American.

  3. Serhiy Demedyuk:

    This is support on a government level - very expensive and very synchronized. Without the help of government bodies it would not be possible. We're talking now about the Russian Federation, everything we're seeing, everything we've intercepted in this period: 99 percent of the traces come from Russia.

  4. Heather Nauert:

    We have credible information that indicates that Russian officials are working with the Syrian regime to deny and to delay these inspectors from gaining access to Douma, russian officials have worked with the Syrian regime, we believe, to sanitize the location of those suspected attacks and remove incriminating evidence of chemical weapons used.

  5. Mark Ferguson:

    Russian submarine deployments are through the roof.

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