Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A city of southwest Russia on the Don River near its outlet on an arm of the Sea of Azov. The city grew around a fortress built in 1761 and was chartered in 1797.

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  • proper noun a city in Russia, in Yaroslavl oblast, also called Rostov Veliky (Ростов Великий literally: Rostov the Great) officially and to distinguish from Rostov-na-Donu.
  • proper noun a large city in Russia, centre of Rostov oblast, normally called Rostov-na-Donu or Rostov-on-Don (Ростов-на-Дону).
  • proper noun Rostov Oblast in Russia, its centre is Rostov-na-Donu.
  • proper noun a Russian surname

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  • noun a seaport on the Don River near the Sea of Azov in the European part of Russia

Etymologies

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The surname - from Russian рост (rost) - growth. The etymology of the city names is unclear.

Examples

  • Dan is frantic until a small-town sheriff by the name of Costigan contacts him, informing him Tori is in Rostov and Dan needs to go there if he wants answers about why she's there.

    Book Review: "The Shimmer" by David Morrell

  • But I think I would rather have been going to the one in Rostov-on-Don - where I could have charmed those bonnie lassies wi 'some of Rabbie's more memporable lines:

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • Dan is frantic until a small-town sheriff by the name of Costigan contacts him, informing him Tori is in Rostov and Dan needs to go there if he wants answers about why she's there.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • But I think I would rather have been going to the one in Rostov-on-Don - where I could have charmed those bonnie lassies wi 'some of Rabbie's more memporable lines:

    Ma' Own Burns Day, 25th January, 2009

  • Yaroslavl, like Rostov, is renowned for its ancient churches, which are everywhere in the city.

    Escape to Old Russia

  • Yaroslavl, like Rostov, is renowned for its ancient churches, which are everywhere in the city.

    Escape to Old Russia

  • Yaroslavl, like Rostov, is renowned for its ancient churches, which are everywhere in the city.

    Escape to Old Russia

  • He was cross with the stupid old man (as he called Rostov), who had made him stay by assuring him that some necessary documents had not yet arrived from town, and he was vexed with himself for having stayed.

    War and Peace

  • I wanted to acquire a literary education, but in Rostov such an education that would suit my wishes was not to be obtained.

    Alexandr Solzhenitsyn - Autobiography

  • He was cross with the stupid old man (as he called Rostov), who had made him stay by assuring him that some necessary documents had not yet arrived from town, and he was vexed with himself for having stayed.

    War and Peace

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