[men-shuh-vik; Russian myin-shi-vyeek] /ˈmɛn ʃə vɪk; Russian myɪn ʃɪˈvyik/
noun, plural Mensheviks, Mensheviki
[men-shuh-vik-ee, -vee-kee; Russian myin-shi-vyi-kyee] /ˈmɛn ʃəˌvɪk i, -ˌvi ki; Russian myɪn ʃɪ vyɪˈkyi/ (Show IPA)
a member of the Russian Social-Democratic Workers’ Party in opposition to the Bolsheviks: advocated gradual development of full socialism through parliamentary government and cooperation with bourgeois parties; absorbed into the Communist party formed in 1918.
a member of the moderate wing of the Russian Social Democratic Party, advocating gradual reform to achieve socialism Compare Bolshevik
1907, from Russian men’shevik, from men’she “lesser” (comparative of malo “little,” from PIE root *mei- “small;” see minus) + -evik “one that is.” So called by Lenin because they were a minority in the party. Earlier used in reference to the minority faction of the Social-Democratic Party, when it split in 1903. As a noun from 1917. Russian plural mensheviki occasionally was used in English.
[mens] /mɛns/ British Dialect noun 1. propriety; discretion. verb (used with object), mensed, mensing. 2. to adorn; bring honor to; grace.
[menz ree-uh] /ˈmɛnz ˈri ə/ noun, Law. 1. a criminal intent. /ˈmɛnz ˈreɪə/ noun 1. (law) a criminal intention or knowledge that an act is wrong. It is assumed to be an ingredient of all criminal offences although some minor statutory offences are punishable irrespective of it Compare actus reus noun the intention to commit […]
[mens sah-nah in kohr-poh-re sah-noh; English menz sey-nuh in kawr-puh-ree sey-noh] /mɛns ˈsɑ nɑ ɪn ˈkoʊr poʊˌrɛ ˈsɑ noʊ; English mɛnz ˈseɪ nə ɪn ˈkɔr pəˌri ˈseɪ noʊ/ Latin. 1. a sound mind in a sound body. c.1600, Latin, literally “a sound mind in a sound body,” a line found in Juvenal, “Satires,” x.356. Mens […]
[men-stroo-uh l, -struh l] /ˈmɛn stru əl, -strəl/ adjective 1. of or relating to menstruation or to the menses. 2. Archaic. . /ˈmɛnstrʊəl/ adjective 1. of or relating to menstruation or the menses adj. late 14c., “pertaining to menses,” also (in astronomy) “monthly,” from Old French menstruel, from Latin menstrualis “monthly,” especially “of or having […]