ivan

[ ee-vahn ]
/ ˈi vɑn /

noun

Definition for ivan (2 of 4)

Ivan

[ ahy-vuh n; Russian ee-vahn ]
/ ˈaɪ vən; Russian iˈvɑn /

noun

a male given name, Russian form of John.

Definition for ivan (3 of 4)

Ivan III

noun

Ivan the Great, 1440–1505, grand duke of Muscovy 1462–1505.

Definition for ivan (4 of 4)

Ivan IV

noun

Ivan the Terrible, 1530–84, first czar of Russia 1547–84.

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Ivan III

/ (ˈaɪvən) /

noun

known as Ivan the Great. 1440–1505, grand duke of Muscovy (1462–1505). He expanded Muscovy, defeated the Tatars (1480), and assumed the title of Ruler of all Russia (1472)

British Dictionary definitions for ivan (2 of 2)

Ivan IV

noun

known as Ivan the Terrible. 1530–84, grand duke of Muscovy (1533–47) and first tsar of Russia (1547–84). He conquered Kazan (1552), Astrakhan (1556), and Siberia (1581), but was defeated by Poland in the Livonian War (1558–82) after which his rule became increasingly oppressive

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