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Russell

masc. proper name, from Old French rousel, diminutive of rous "red," used as a personal name. See russet. Also a name for a fox, in allusion to its color. Compare French rousseau, which, like it, has become a surname. Russell's Paradox, "the set of all sets that do not contain themselves as elements," is named for Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) who is said to have framed it about 1901.

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Definitions of Russell

Russell (n.)
United States religious leader who founded the sect that is now called Jehovah's Witnesses (1852-1916);
Synonyms: Charles Taze Russell
Russell (n.)
English film director (born in 1927);
Synonyms: Ken Russell / Henry Kenneth Alfred Russell
Russell (n.)
United States basketball center (born in 1934);
Synonyms: Bill Russell / William Felton Russell
Russell (n.)
United States entertainer remembered for her roles in comic operas (1861-1922);
Synonyms: Lillian Russell
Russell (n.)
United States astronomer who developed a theory of stellar evolution (1877-1957);
Synonyms: Henry Russell / Henry Norris Russell
Russell (n.)
Irish writer whose pen name was A.E. (1867-1935);
Synonyms: George William Russell / A.E.
Russell (n.)
English philosopher and mathematician who collaborated with Whitehead (1872-1970);
Synonyms: Bertrand Russell / Bertrand Arthur William Russell / Earl Russell
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