- of or relating to Russia, its people, or their language.
- a native or inhabitant of Russia.
- 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.
- the Slavic language of this people, written in the Cyrillic alphabet: the official language of Russia or the Russian Federation.
- Informal. Russian dressing.
Origin of Russian
Examples from the Web for russian
This is not the first time the director has fallen for Russian propaganda.
What it endangers is a narrow conception of Russian power, understood through the eyes of its dictatorial leader.
Unlike the Soviet Union at a certain period in history, the Russian economy does not hold a candle to that of the United States.
His first language was Russian, then he learned Swedish, but chooses to perform in monosyllabic broken English.The Cult of Yung Lean: ‘I’m Building An Anarchistic Society From the Ground Up’
January 4, 2015
And could the word "Russkiy," or 'Russian', offend ethnically non-Russian citizens around the country?Rebranding The Land of Mongol Warriors & Ivan The Terrible
December 25, 2014
India-rubber had been tried by Jacobi, the Russian electrician, as far back as 1811.Heroes of the Telegraph
As for Janzen, he calls himself a Russian, but he's probably German.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
God, in his providence, ordains the Russian form of government,--i.e.Slavery Ordained of God
Rev. Fred A. Ross, D.D.
I will carry your tenderest remembrances to our brilliant Russian princess.Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10)
The Russian put the envelope between his knees and proceeded to lock the box.Jennie Baxter, Journalist
- the official language of Russia: an Indo-European language belonging to the East Slavonic branch
- the official language of the former Soviet Union
- a native or inhabitant of Russia
- of, relating to, or characteristic of Russia, its people, or their language
Word Origin and History for russian
1530s, from Medieval Latin Russianus, from Russia (see Russia). Slang or colloquial Russki "Russian" (1858) is from Russian Russkiy. Russian roulette attested from 1937. Russian dressing for salads is from 1915.