Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Russian

play
noun Rus·sian \ˈrə-shən\

Simple Definition of Russian

  • : a person born, raised, or living in Russia

  • : a person whose family is from Russia

  • : the language of the Russian people

Full Definition of Russian

  1. 1 a :  a native or inhabitant of Russia b :  a member of the dominant Slavic-speaking ethnic group of Russia c :  a person of Russian descent

  2. 2 :  a Slavic language of the Russian people spoken as a second language by many non-Russian ethnic groups of the Soviet Union and its successor states

Russian adjective
Rus·sian·ness play \-nəs\ noun

1538

First Known Use of russian

1538

Rhymes with russian


RUSSIAN Defined for Kids

1

Russian

play
adjective Rus·sian \ˈrə-shən\

Definition of Russian

  1. :  of or relating to Russia, its people, or the Russian language




2

Russian

play
noun Rus·sian

Definition of Russian

  1. 1 :  a person born or living in Russia

  2. 2 :  a language of the Russians





Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Russian? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 11, 2016

the holder of an office

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image33683556

How much does a batman (the Turkish unit of measurement) weigh?

100 pounds 196.5 pounds 16.96 pounds 2.2 pounds
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ