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Rus·sian

 (rŭsh′ən)
adj.
1. Of or relating to Russia or its people, language, or culture.
2. Of or relating to the former Soviet Union.
n.
1.
a. A native or inhabitant of Russia.
b. A person of Russian ancestry.
c. A native or inhabitant of the former Soviet Union.
2. The East Slavic language of the Russians, used as the official language of Russia and widely as a second language within the Commonwealth of Independent States.

[Medieval Latin Russiānus, from Old Russian Rusĭ, Vikings, Rus, from Old Norse *rōdhs(menn) or rōdhs(karlar), seafarers, from rōdhr, rowing; see erə- in Indo-European roots.]

Russian

(ˈrʌʃən)
n
1. (Languages) the official language of Russia: an Indo-European language belonging to the East Slavonic branch
2. (Languages) the official language of the former Soviet Union
3. (Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Russia
adj
4. (Placename) of, relating to, or characteristic of Russia, its people, or their language
5. (Languages) of, relating to, or characteristic of Russia, its people, or their language
6. (Peoples) of, relating to, or characteristic of Russia, its people, or their language

Rus•sian

(ˈrʌʃ ən)

n.
1.
a. a member of a Slavic people, the dominant ethnic group in the Russian Federation, whose historical homeland lies along the upper Volga and Oka rivers and adjacent areas.
b. the East Slavic language of this people: the official language of Russia or the Russian Federation. Abbr.: Russ
2. any native or citizen of Russia or the Russian Federation.
adj.
3. of or pertaining to Russia, its inhabitants, or their language.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.russian - a native or inhabitant of RussiaRussian - a native or inhabitant of Russia  
Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic, Soviet Russia, Russia - formerly the largest Soviet Socialist Republic in the USSR occupying eastern Europe and northern Asia
aborigine, indigen, indigene, native, aboriginal - an indigenous person who was born in a particular place; "the art of the natives of the northwest coast"; "the Canadian government scrapped plans to tax the grants to aboriginal college students"
Tatar - a member of the Turkic-speaking people living from the Volga to the Ural Mountains (the name has been attributed to many other groups)
Udmurt, Votyak - a member of the Finno-Ugric-speaking people living in eastern European Russia
Komi - a member of a Finnish people living in the northwestern Urals in Russia
Cheremis, Cheremiss, Mari - a member of a rural Finnish people living in eastern Russia
Inger, Ingerman, Ingrian - a member of western Finnish people formerly living in the Baltic province where Saint Petersburg was built
Carelian, Karelian - a member of the Finnish people living in Karelia in northwestern European Russia
Khanty, Ostyak - a member of the nomadic Ugrian people living in northwestern Siberia (east of the Urals)
Mordva, Mordvin, Mordvinian - a member of the agricultural people living in the central Volga provinces of European Russia
Nganasan - a member of the Samoyedic people living on the Taimyr Peninsula in Siberia
Ostyak-Samoyed, Selkup - one of the people of mixed Ostyak and Samoyed origin in Siberia
Samoyed - a Samoyedic-speaking person in northwestern Siberia
Veps, Vepse, Vepsian - a member of a Finnish people of Russia
Mansi, Vogul - a member of a nomadic people of the northern Urals
Yeniseian - a member of one of the groups living in the Yenisei river valley in western Siberia
Great Russian - a member of the chief stock of Russian people living in European Russia; used to distinguish ethnic Russians from other peoples incorporated into Russia
Muscovite - a resident of Moscow
Georgian - a native or inhabitant of Georgia in Asia
Siberian - a native or inhabitant of Siberia
Chechen - a native or inhabitant of Chechnya
2.Russian - the Slavic language that is the official language of Russia
Slavic, Slavic language, Slavonic, Slavonic language - a branch of the Indo-European family of languages
Russia, Soviet Union, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, USSR - a former communist country in eastern Europe and northern Asia; established in 1922; included Russia and 14 other soviet socialist republics (Ukraine and Byelorussia and others); officially dissolved 31 December 1991
Adj.1.Russian - of or pertaining to or characteristic of Russia or its people or culture or language; "Russian dancing"
Translations
руски
RusruskýruštinaRuska
russerrussisk
RusseRussischRussinReußeReußin
Rusaruso
Vene
venäjävenäläinen
RuskiRus
orosz
bahasa RusiaRusia
ロシア語ロシアのロシア人
러시아 사람러시아어러시아의
rusesc
ruština
RusruščinaRusinjaruski
ryskryskaryss
เกี่ยวกับรัสเซียชาวรัสเซียภาษารัสเซีย
російськаросійськеросійськийросійськіруська
Tiếng Ngangười Ngathuộc nước/người/tiếng Nga

Russian

[ˈrʌʃən]
A. ADJruso
B. N
1. (= person) → ruso/a m/f
2. (Ling) → ruso m
C. CPD the Russian Federation Nla Federación Rusa
Russian roulette Nruleta f rusa
Russian salad Nensaladilla f (rusa), ensalada f rusa

Russian

[ˈrʌʃən]
adjrusse
n
(= person) → Russe mf
(= language) → russe m
to speak Russian → parler russeRussian doll npoupée f russeRussian Federation n
the Russian Federation → la Fédération de RussieRussian Orthodox Church nÉglise f orthodoxe russeRussian roulette nroulette f russe

Russian

adjrussisch
n
Russe m, → Russin f
(Ling) → Russisch nt; Russian teacherRussischlehrer(in) m(f)

Russian

:
Russian doll
Russian dressing
n pikant gewürzte Mayonnaise mit gehackten Salzgurken
Russian Federation
n the Russiandie Russische Föderation
Russian leather
nJuchten nt
Russian Orthodox
adj (Rel) → russisch-orthodox; the Russian Churchdie russisch-orthodoxe Kirche
Russian roulette
Russian salad

Russian

[ˈrʌʃn]
1. adjrusso/a
2. n (person) → russo/a; (language) → russo

russian

اللغة الروسية, روسيّ Rus, ruský, ruština russer, russisk Russe, Russisch Ρωσικά, ρωσικός, Ρώσος ruso venäjä, venäläinen russe Rus, ruski russo ロシアの, ロシア人, ロシア語 러시아 사람, 러시아어, 러시아의 Rus, Russisch russer, russisk język rosyjski, Rosjanin, rosyjski russo русский, русский язык rysk, ryska, ryss เกี่ยวกับรัสเซีย, ชาวรัสเซีย, ภาษารัสเซีย Rus, Rusça người Nga, thuộc nước/người/tiếng Nga, tiếng Nga 俄罗斯人, 俄罗斯的, 俄语
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References in classic literature ?
I'll go on to the first bend, and see if it's all right before we begin to race," Amy heard him say, as he shot away, looking like a young Russian in his fur-trimmed coat and cap.
I remember Antonia's excitement when she came into our kitchen one afternoon and announced: `My papa find friends up north, with Russian mans.
Langsdorff, you must know by the way, was attached to the Russian Admiral Krusenstern's famous Discovery Expedition in the beginning of the present century.
But this objection likewise falls to the ground, because a German exegetist supposes that Jonah must have taken refuge in the floating body of a dead whale -- even as the French soldiers in the Russian campaign turned their dead horses into tents, and crawled into them.
He spoke in Russian, of which Jurgis knew some; he spoke it with the quaintest of baby accents--and every word of it brought back to Jurgis some word of his own dead little one, and stabbed him like a knife.
That that spirit with the Russian name has put his spell upon the well.
If you wish to see what abysses servility can descend, present yourself before a Baden-Baden shopkeeper in the character of a Russian prince.
I like to look at a Russian or a German or an Italian - I even like to look at a Frenchman if I ever have the luck to catch him engaged in anything that ain't indelicate - but LOOKING don't cure the hunger - what you want is talk.
At another point, a wooden tower of observation, crowned by the figure-head of a wrecked Russian vessel, rises high above the neighboring houses, and discloses through its scuttle-window grave men in dark clothing seated on the topmost story, perpetually on the watch -- the pilots of Aldborough looking out from their tower for ships in want of help.
While they were doing this they discovered a lot of new and wonderful things that the pirates must have stolen from other ships: Kashmir shawls as thin as a cobweb, embroidered with flowers of gold; jars of fine tobacco from Jamaica; carved ivory boxes full of Russian tea; an old violin with a string broken and a picture on the back; a set of big chess-men, carved out of coral and amber; a walking-stick which had a sword inside it when you pulled the handle; six wine-glasses with turquoise and silver round the rims; and a lovely great sugar-bowl, made of mother o' pearl.
As when the TARTAR from his RUSSIAN Foe By ASTRACAN over the Snowie Plaines Retires, or BACTRIAN Sophi from the hornes Of TURKISH Crescent, leaves all waste beyond The Realme of ALADULE, in his retreate To TAURIS or CASBEEN.
At the decisive battle of Mukden, the silk-worm army, with a million legs, crept against the Russian hosts in a vast crescent, a hundred miles from end to end.

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