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ivan

[ee-vahn] /ˈi vɑn/
noun
1.
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Ivan

[ahy-vuh n; Russian ee-vahn] /ˈaɪ vən; Russian iˈvɑn/
noun
1.
a male given name, Russian form of John.

Ivan III

noun
1.
("Ivan the Great") 1440–1505, grand duke of Muscovy 1462–1505.

Ivan IV

noun
1.
("Ivan the Terrible") 1530–84, first czar of Russia 1547–84.
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Examples from the web for ivan
  • That the tsar ivan the terrible to be a collation of four rulers, no less.
  • ivan, meanwhile, sits beside a birch tree and plays on his recorder.
  • ivan grabs its mane and holds on as the horse tries to shake him off.
British Dictionary definitions for ivan

Ivan III

/ˈaɪvən/
noun
1.
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)

Ivan IV

noun
1.
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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Word Origin and History for ivan

Ivan

masc. proper name, from Russian, literally "John," from Greek Ioannes "John." As the personification of Russia, or the typical name for a Russian man (originally a Russian soldier), attested from 1870.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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ivan in Technology


A Diana-like language making up part of VHDL.
["VHDL - The Designer Environment", A. Gilman, IEEE Design & Test 3, (Apr 1986)].

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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