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from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to Russia, an empire in eastern Europe with large possessions in northern and central Asia, or the Russians or their language.
  • noun A native or a citizen of Russia; a member of the principal branch of the Slavic race, forming the chief part of the population of European Russia, and the dominant people in Asiatic Russia.
  • noun A Slavic language, belonging to the southeastern branch (which includes also the Bulgarian).
  • noun The principal dialect of Russia, and the basis of the literary language.
  • noun The Russian dialect spoken by the Little Russians and Ruthenians.
  • noun The dialect of the Red Russians.
  • noun The dialect of this branch.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to Russia, its inhabitants, or language.
  • adjective See under Bath.

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

  • noun a native or inhabitant of Russia
  • noun the Slavic language that is the official language of Russia
  • adjective of or pertaining to or characteristic of Russia or its people or culture or language

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