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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
Russian   
References in classic literature ?
HE had followed the trail of his fleeing people for eleven days, and his pursuit had been in itself a flight; for behind him he knew full well were the dreaded Russians, toiling through the swampy lowlands and over the steep divides, bent on no less than the extermination of all his people.
Here we lived long, on the rim of the sea, among a people by whom the Russians were well hated.
But first the Russians put out the eyes of Old Kinoos that he might never show the way again, and then they fought, where the waves beat white, with the people of Pastolik.
There had been actions at Lambach, Amstetten, and Melk; but despite the courage and endurance- acknowledged even by the enemy- with which the Russians fought, the only consequence of these actions was a yet more rapid retreat.
Then he began to imagine that the Russians were running away and that he himself was killed, but he quickly roused himself with a feeling of joy, as if learning afresh that this was not so but that on the contrary the French had run away.
For the first time, after a fortnight's retreat, the Russian troops had halted and after a fight had not only held the field but had repulsed the French.
And on his own account he was anxious to enjoy to the utmost all Russian forms of amusement.
In Turkey he had got into a harem; in India he had hunted on an elephant, and now in Russia he wished to taste all the specially Russian forms of pleasure.
If she had been in doubt before the last shred of that doubt was wiped away as she witnessed the terrible anger of the Russian as he looked upon the dead face of the baby and realized that at the last moment his dearest wish for vengeance had been thwarted by a higher power.
No, the Russian must never know that this was not her baby.
Astor was to furnish the Russian fur establishment on the northwest coast with regular supplies, so as to render it independent of those casual vessels which cut up the trade and supplied the natives with arms.
He accordingly fitted out a fine ship of four hundred and ninety tons, called the Beaver, and freighted her with a valuable cargo destined for the factory at the mouth of the Columbia, the trade along the coast, and the supply of the Russian establishment.