a branch of the Indo-European family of languages, usually divided into East Slavic (Russian, Ukrainian, Byelorussian), West Slavic (Polish, Czech, Slovak, Sorbian), and South Slavic (Old Church Slavonic, Macedonian, Bulgarian, Serbo-Croatian, Slovene). Abbr.: .
of or relating to the or their languages.
She grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, majored in Slavic Languages and Literatures at Princeton University, and is fluent in Russian.
The Prep School Facebook Scandal Lynnley Browning November 21, 2010
Even the words vodka and whiskey are derived from the same word: “water” in Slavic and Gaelic, respectively.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Vodka Debra A. Klein July 22, 2014
The Russian state was happy to exploit and steer the anger of the Slavic underclass.
Great Weekend Reads The Daily Beast March 4, 2011
A true Russian patriot and Slavic brother would see the world differently.
Putin’s Patriotism is Phony, His Desperation is Real Andrew Nagorski April 3, 2014
It means “very tasty;” and it simply never is—that is, not to those unaccustomed to the flavors of the Slavic palate.
The Sickle of Plenty: “Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking” Liesl Schillinger September 12, 2013
The affinity of the Slavic and Greek languages it has recently been attempted to prove in several works.
Historical View of the Languages and Literature of the Slavic Nations Therese Albertine Louise von Jacob Robinson
But the aggregate is only 233, while the aggregate of Slavic seats is 259.
The Governments of Europe Frederic Austin Ogg
They belong to the highest type of that race, but represent only a small portion of the large Slavic family.
On the Trail of The Immigrant Edward A. Steiner
For the most part they were children, 21 Slavic, Semitic, Italian.
The Dust Flower Basil King
To him the struggle in France and on the Slavic frontier was far off and shadowy, as was the grim game at sea.
Command William McFee
another word (esp US) for Slavonic
1813; see Slav + -ic. Earlier in same sense was Slavonic (1640s), from Slavonia, a region of Croatia; Slavonian (1570s). As a noun in reference to a language group from 1812.
the visible vapor and gases given off by a burning or smoldering substance, especially the gray, brown, or blackish mixture of gases and suspended carbon particles resulting from the combustion of wood, peat, coal, or other organic matter. something resembling this, as vapor or mist, flying particles, etc. something unsubstantial, evanescent, or without result: Their […]
a person or thing that smokes. Railroads. Also called smoking car. a passenger car for those who wish to . a compartment for those who wish to . an informal gathering, especially of men, for entertainment, discussion, or the like. an enclosed metal box or similar device for smoking meats, poultry, or fish. . British, […]
opposed to or promoting the discontinuance of the smoking of tobacco: an antismoking campaign launched by a health agency.
to import or export (goods) secretly, in violation of the law, especially without payment of legal duty. to bring, take, put, etc., surreptitiously: She smuggled the gun into the jail inside a cake. to import, export, or convey goods surreptitiously or in violation of the law. Contemporary Examples You would need metal detectors in case […]
a particle of soot; sooty matter. a black or dirty mark; smudge. indecent language or publications; obscenity. Plant Pathology. a disease of plants, especially cereal grasses, characterized by the conversion of affected parts into black, powdery masses of spores, caused by fungi of the order Ustilaginales. a fungus causing this disease. to soil or smudge. […]