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Ivan Turgenev


a Russian writer of stories, novels, and plays (born: 1818 – died: 1883)


person noun (people)

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Princeton WordNet

Definition references  (+images)


Ivan Turgenev | Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev
(Born: Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev, November 9, 1818, Oryol, Russian Empire – Died: September 3, 1883(1883-09-03) (aged 64), Bougival, Seine-et-Oise, France)

a Russian novelist, short story writer, and playwright. His first major publication, a short story collection entitled A Sportsman's Sketches, was a milestone of Russian Realism, and his novel Fathers and Sons is regarded as one of the major works of ... (41 of 3514 words, 5 images)

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Columbia Encyclopedia:

Turgenev, Ivan Sergeyevich | Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev | Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev | Turgenev, Ivan | Turgenev, Ivan Sergeevich | Ivan Turgenev
(Born: 1818 – Died: 1883)

Russian novelist, dramatist, and short-story writer, considered one of the foremost Russian writers. He came from a landowning family in Orel ... (21 of 332 words, pronunciation)


Oxford Dictionary:

Ivan Turgenev | Turgenev, Ivan | Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev

(1818-1883) , Russian novelist, dramatist, and short-story writer. His novels, such as Fathers and Sons (1862), examine individual lives to illuminate ... (21 of 56 words, pronunciation)


Random House Dictionary:

Turgenev | Turgeniev | Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev | Turgenev, Ivan Sergeyevich | Turgenev, Ivan | Turgenev, Ivan Sergeevich | Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev | Ivan Turgenev
(Born: 1818 – Died: 1883)

Russian novelist. (2 of 19 words, pronunciations)


American Heritage Dictionary:

Turgenev | Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
(Born: 1818 – Died: 1883)

Russian writer whose works include the collection of stories "A Sportsman's Sketches" (1852), plays, such as "A Month in the Country" (1850), and ... (23 of 37 words, pronunciation)


New World Dictionary:

Turgenev | Turgenieff | Turgenev, Ivan Sergeevich | Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
(Born: 1818 – Died: 1883)

Russian novelist (2 of 18 words, pronunciations)


Britannica Encyclopedia:

Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev [Russian author]
(Born: October 28 [November 9, New Style], 1818, Oryol, Russia – Died: August 22 [September 3], 1883, Bougival, near Paris, France)

Russian novelist, poet, and playwright, whose major works include the short-story collection A Sportsman's Sketches and the novels Rudin, Home of the ... (22 of 855 words, 1 image)


Collins Dictionary:

Turgenev [Russian] | Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev
(Born: 1818 – Died: 1883)

Russian novelist and dramatist. In "A Sportsman's Sketches" (1852) he pleaded for the abolition of serfdom. His novels, such as "Rudin" (1856) and ... (23 of 342 words, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)




Ivan Sergeyevich 1818-1883 Russian novelist (5 of 13 words, pronunciation)


Macmillan British Dictionary:

writer [countable] | writers [plural]

someone who writes books, stories, or articles as their job ; someone who has written something (16 of 63 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)


Cambridge Dictionary:


a person who writes books or articles to be published (10 of 25 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)



au [French]

Contraction of à le ("to the, for the, at the"). (10 of 24 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)


Encarta Dictionary:

Australia | oz [online, Internet addresses, abbreviation]

the world's smallest continent, situated between the Pacific and Indian oceans. | country encompassing the continent of Australia and the island of ... (21 of 83 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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