[ra-spyoo-tin, -tn; Russian ruh-spoo-tyin] /ræˈspyu tɪn, -tn; Russian rʌˈspu tyɪn/
[gri-gawr-ee i-fee-muh-vich;; Russian gryi-gaw-ryee yi-fyee-muh-vyich] /grɪˈgɔr i ɪˈfi mə vɪtʃ;; Russian gryɪˈgɔ ryi yɪˈfyi mə vyɪtʃ/ (Show IPA), 1871–1916, Siberian peasant monk who was very influential at the court of Czar Nicholas II and Czarina Alexandra.
any person who exercises great but insidious influence.
/ræˈspjuːtɪn; Russian rasˈputin/
Grigori Efimovich (ɡriˈɡɔrij jɪˈfiməvitʃ). ?1871–1916, Siberian peasant monk, notorious for his debauchery, who wielded great influence over Tsarina Alexandra. He was assassinated by a group of Russian noblemen
acquired name (Russian, literally “debauchee”) of Grigory Yefimovich Novykh (c.1872-1916), mystic and faith healer who held sway over court of Nicholas II of Russia. His nickname is from his doctrine of “rebirth through sin,” that true holy communion must be preceded by immersion in sin. His name used figuratively in English from 1937 for anyone felt to have an insidious and corrupting influence.
radio acoustic sounding system
/ˈræsɪ; ræs/ noun 1. a small civet, Viverricula indica, of S and SE Asia
[rahs sham-ruh] /rɑs ˈʃæm rə/ noun 1. a locality in W Syria, near the Mediterranean Sea: site of ancient Ugarit; many archaeologically important objects dating to the Bronze Age.
[ras-uh l] /ˈræs əl/ Dialect verb (used with or without object), rassled, rassling, noun 1. . [ras-uh l] /ˈræs əl/ Dialect verb (used with or without object), wrastled, wrastling, noun 1. .