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[ruhs-uh l] /ˈrʌs əl/
Bertrand (Arthur William), 3rd Earl, 1872–1970, English philosopher, mathematician, and author: Nobel Prize in literature 1950.
Charles Edward, 1860–1941, U.S. journalist, sociologist, biographer, and political leader.
Charles Taze
[teyz] /teɪz/ (Show IPA),
("Pastor Russell") 1852–1916, U.S. religious leader and publisher: founder of Jehovah's Witnesses.
Elizabeth Mary, Countess (Mary Annette Beauchamp"Elizabeth") 1866–1941, Australian novelist.
George William ("Æ") 1867–1935, Irish poet and painter.
Henry Norris, 1877–1957, U.S. astronomer.
John Russell, 1st Earl (Lord John Russell) 1792–1878, British statesman: prime minister 1846–52, 1865–66.
Lillian (Helen Louise Leonard) 1861–1922, U.S. singer and actress.
William Felton
[fel-tn] /ˈfɛl tn/ (Show IPA),
("Bill") born 1934, U.S. basketball player and coach.
Mount, a mountain in E California, in the Sierra Nevada. 14,088 feet (4294 meters).
a mountain in S central Alaska, in the Alaska Range. 11,670 feet (3557 meters).
a male given name. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the Web for Russell
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  • It seemed ages before the merry little infirmier came back with Russell's clothes.

  • He wanted to know whether he was in the right road to the Russell Taylors.

    Deerbrook Harriet Martineau
  • This time Russell thought that every one might be on the look-out for himself, and so went on with his work.

    Eric, or Little by Little Frederic W. Farrar
  • And then, Russell was a big, handsome man; and she liked big, handsome men.

  • Russell, a Dublin man, was the first newspaper representative to accompany an army into the field.

    The Glories of Ireland Edited by Joseph Dunn and P.J. Lennox
British Dictionary definitions for Russell


Bertrand (Arthur William), 3rd Earl. 1872–1970, British philosopher and mathematician. His books include Principles of Mathematics (1903), Principia Mathematica (1910–13) with A. N. Whitehead, Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy (1919), The Problems of Philosophy (1912), The Analysis of Mind (1921), and An Enquiry into Meaning and Truth (1940): Nobel prize for literature 1950
George William pen name æ. 1867–1935, Irish poet and journalist
Henry Norris. 1877–1957, US astronomer and astrophysicist, who originated one form of the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram
John, 1st Earl. 1792–1878, British statesman; prime minister (1846–52; 1865–66). He led the campaign to carry the 1832 Reform Act
Ken. 1927–2011, British film director. His films include Women in Love (1969), The Music Lovers (1970), The Boy Friend (1971), Valentino (1977), Gothic (1986), and The Rainbow (1989)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Russell

masc. proper name, from Old French rous-el, diminutive of rous "red," used as a personal name. See russet.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Russell in Science
American astronomer who studied binary stars and developed methods to calculate their mass and distances. Working independently of Ejnar Hertzsprung, Russell also demonstrated the relationship between types of stars and their absolute magnitude. This correlation is now known as the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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Russell in Technology
(After Bertrand Russell) A compact, polymorphically typed functional language by A. Demers & J. Donahue with bignums and continuations. Types are themselves first-class values and may be passed as arguments.
["An Informal Description of Russell", H. Boehm et al, Cornell CS TR 80-430, 1980].
["Understanding Russell: A First Attempt", J.G. Hook in LNCS 173, Springer].
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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