Russian

noun Rus·sian \ ˈrə-shən \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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

Russianness

play \ˈrə-shən-nəs\ noun

First Known Use of russian

1538


RUSSIAN Defined for English Language Learners

Russian

noun

Definition of Russian for English Language Learners

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

  • : a person whose family is from Russia

  • : the language of the Russian people


RUSSIAN Defined for Kids

1

Russian

adjective Rus·sian \ ˈrə-shən \

Definition of Russian for Students

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

2

Russian

noun

Definition of Russian for Students

1 : a person born or living in Russia
2 : a language of the Russians


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