Russian definition

rŭshən
Of or relating to Russia or its people, language, or culture.
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A member of the chief Slavic people of Russia.
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Of or relating to the former Soviet Union.
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Of Russia or its people, language, or culture.
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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.
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A native or inhabitant of Russia.
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A person of Russian ancestry.
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A native or inhabitant of the former Soviet Union.
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The East Slavic language of the Russians.
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A person born or living in Russia.
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(loosely) Any citizen of the U.S.S.R.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
russian
Plural:
russians

Origin of russian

  • Medieval Latin Russiānus from Old Russian Rusĭ Vikings, Rus from Old Norse rōdhs(menn) or rōdhs(karlar) seafarers from rōdhr rowing erə- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition