Definition of Belarusian in US English:

Belarusian

adjective

  • Relating to Belarus, its people, or its language.

    ‘Belarusian villages’
    ‘a Belarusian journalist’
    • ‘Last year, because of the visa rules, there were decreases of 24 per cent, 44 per cent and 10 per cent respectively in the number of Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian tourists.’
    • ‘One indisputable fact is that Liverpool served up a vastly improved performance from the first leg and finally looked like a team that are on paper far superior to their Belarusian opponents.’
    • ‘The castle is currently under ownership of the Belarusian Government.’
    • ‘Historical and domestic subjects were a common theme of early twentieth-century Belarusian art.’
    • ‘Officials in Kyiv and Moscow will be watching the Belarusian election campaign very closely.’
    • ‘The Stuxnet worm was brought to the attention of the public in 2010 after being discovered by Belarusian Internet security firm VirusBlokAda.’
    • ‘Belarusian law states that a prisoner cannot be held for more than 10 days without charges.’
    • ‘They shared the all-around gold medal at the 1971 European Championships, held in the Belarusian capital of Minsk.’
    • ‘The traditional basis of the Belarusian economy is agriculture, which benefits from a favorable climate and fertile soils.’
    • ‘Both goals were created by influential former Belarusian footballer of the year Valentin Belkevitch.’
    • ‘National identity is symbolically linked to two significant moments in the Belarusian history.’
    • ‘He's a 33-year-old Belarusian immigrant with a background in computer sales.’
    • ‘The strength of Belarusian rowing was displayed as two of the four eights in this event hailed from Belarus.’
    • ‘But it's the Netherlands that move on to the semi-finals with the fastest time after being pushed by a strong Belarusian crew.’
    • ‘Now working as an aerobics teacher, Suzy previously worked as on-air talent for Belarusian television, and in television production.’
    • ‘Who do you expect to be on the Belarusian team for the World Championships?’
    • ‘Before 1861, small parcels of land were in the hands of Belarusian farmers.’
    • ‘The movie's original budget was equal to 1 .4 billion Belarusian rubles.’
    • ‘Eugene vowed to return before the end of the year with thermal clothing for patients to help cope with the harsh Belarusian winter.’
    • ‘The vast Belarusian forests support a large lumber industry, contributing about one-third of the gross national product.’

noun

  • 1A native of Belarus, or a person of Belarusian descent.

    ‘a Belarusian from Minsk’
    • ‘The Belarusian took just under 90 minutes to complete a 6-1 6-4 win against her Romanian opponent, quashing any concerns over her fitness.’
    • ‘He was born in the northeastern part of Poland in a community of ethnic Belarusians.’
    • ‘They are generally perceived as luxury products, expensive and largely unaffordable to most Belarusians.’
    • ‘The Belarusians had held a commanding 2-0 advantage heading into the second leg thanks to their 2-0 win over their opponents in Borisov a week ago.’
    • ‘Dinamo began this season with five Canadians on the roster, although some of those players have become naturalized Belarusians.’
    • ‘The former Barcelona player has revealed it was a great feeling to get one over the German giants and claims the Belarusians always believed they could cause an upset’
    • ‘A series of terrific performances from the Belarusian contributed, in no small measure, to Arsenal's impressive progress into the Champions League semi-finals.’
    • ‘The Bundesliga giants were somewhat surprisingly beaten in the away game against the Belarusians, and Neuer is pleased his side got their revenge at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday.’
    • ‘Liverpool's weakness was most stark just before half-time when the Belarusians created four chances inside two chaotic minutes.’
    • ‘The project provides young Belarusians with analytical and critical framework for the evaluation of political processes.’
    • ‘It has opened its universities to hundreds of Belarusians who lost their right to study at home for political reasons.’
    • ‘Polled in 2006, around 25 per cent of Belarusians said they attend church at least once a month; the equivalent Russian figure was only 11 per cent.’
    • ‘Some Belarusians, satisfied with the economic security the state provides, are critical of Poland's efforts to promote democracy.’
    • ‘The talented Belarusian started his NHL career with the Montreal Canadiens in 2006-07 but was traded to rival Toronto in July of 2008.’
  • 2The Eastern Slavic language of Belarus, with about 9 million speakers.

    ‘the book is currently available only in Belarusian’
    • ‘Most Belarusians speak two or three languages, usually including Belarusian and Russian.’
    • ‘Most of the population in this region spoke Ruthenian, an old form of Belarusian, while Polish became the language of administration and the ruling nobility.’
    • ‘The Grand Duchy had two official languages Lithuanian and Belarusian (or a Slavic variant of it).’
    • ‘I got bored with the landscape and decided to learn a bit of Belarusian.’
    • ‘The official language is Belarusian, but Russian is also widely spoken.’
    • ‘Its formative period was during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, and culminated in the sixteenth century when Francisk Skaryna, a publisher, humanist, scientist, and writer, published the first book - the Bible - in Belarusian.’

Pronunciation

Belarusian

/ˌbɛləˈrusiən//ˌbeləˈro͞osēən/