from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Russell, Bertrand Arthur William. Third Earl Russell. 1872-1970. British philosopher, mathematician, social critic and writer who had a profound influence on the development of symbolic logic and 20th-century analytic philosophy. His numerous written works include Principia Mathematica (1910-1913), written with Alfred North Whitehead. He won the 1950 Nobel Prize for literature.
  • Russell, Charles Taze 1852-1916. American religious leader who founded (1884) the sect now called Jehovah's Witnesses.
  • Russell, George William Pen name "A.E.” 1867-1935. Irish writer and nationalist who was a leader of the Irish literary renaissance at the turn of the 20th century.
  • Russell, Henry Norris 1877-1957. American astronomer who developed a theory of stellar evolution and devised the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram.
  • Russell, John. First Earl Russell. 1792-1878. British politician who served as prime minister (1846-1852 and 1865-1866) and advocated parliamentary reform.
  • Russell, Lillian 1861-1922. American entertainer known for her roles in comic operas.
  • MountRussell A peak, 4,296.8 m (14,088 ft) high, of the Sierra Nevada in eastern California.
  • Russell, William Felton Known as "Bill.” Born 1934. American basketball player and coach. A center for the Boston Celtics (1956-1969), he led the team to 11 National Basketball Association championships (1957-1965 and 1968-1969).

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  • proper n. An English, Scottish and Irish surname from the Norman nickname for someone with red hair.
  • proper n. A male given name, transferred from the surname. Diminutive: Russ.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. United States basketball center (born in 1934)
  • n. Irish writer whose pen name was A.E. (1867-1935)
  • n. English philosopher and mathematician who collaborated with Whitehead (1872-1970)
  • n. English film director (born in 1927)
  • n. United States religious leader who founded the sect that is now called Jehovah's Witnesses (1852-1916)
  • n. United States entertainer remembered for her roles in comic operas (1861-1922)
  • n. United States astronomer who developed a theory of stellar evolution (1877-1957)


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