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[vlad-uh-meer; Russian vluh-dyee-mir] /ˈvlæd əˌmɪər; Russian vlʌˈdyi mɪr/
Saint. Also, Vladimir I, Wladimir. (Vladimir the Great) a.d. c956–1015, first Christian grand prince of Russia 980–1015.
a city in the W Russian Federation in Europe, E of Moscow.
a male given name. Unabridged
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  • Mr Vladimir, arranging his cravat, observed him in the glass over the mantelpiece.

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  • Mr Vladimir bore the look of heavy inquiry with perfect serenity.

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  • Mr Verloc, thinking of Mr Vladimir, did not hesitate in the choice of words.

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  • Mr Vladimir walked on, and the “confounded policeman” fell into step at his elbow.

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  • At the end of the fourth stride Mr Vladimir felt infuriated and uneasy.

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British Dictionary definitions for Vladimir


/Russian vlaˈdimir/
a city in W central Russia: capital of the principality of Vladimir until the court transferred to Moscow in 1328. Pop: 310 000 (2005 est)


/ˈvlædɪˌmɪə; Russian vlaˈdimir/
Saint, called the Great. ?956–1015, grand prince of Kiev (980–1015); first Christian ruler of Russia. Feast day: July 15
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Word Origin and History for Vladimir

masc. proper name, from Old Church Slavonic Vladimiru "Ruling Peace," from vlasti "to rule over" (from PIE *wal- "to be strong") + miru "peace" (see Mir).

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