Dictionary

Russian

noun Rus·sian \ˈrə-shən\

: 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
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
:  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 \-nəs\ noun

First Known Use of RUSSIAN

1538

Rhymes with RUSSIAN

RUSSIAN Defined for Kids

1Russian

adjective Rus·sian \ˈrə-shən\

Definition of RUSSIAN for Kids

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

2Russian

noun

Definition of RUSSIAN for Kids

1
:  a person born or living in Russia
2
:  a language of the Russians
July 06, 2015
categorical Hear it
absolute or relating to a category
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears