collective farm

noun

: a farm especially in a Communist country formed from many small holdings collected into a single unit for joint operation under governmental supervision

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Both his grandfathers were peasants, collective farm chairmen and members of the Communist Party, as was his father. The Salt Lake Tribune, 30 Aug. 2022 Both of his grandfathers were peasants, collective farm chairmen and members of the Communist Party, as was his father. Jim Heintz, BostonGlobe.com, 30 Aug. 2022 Both his grandfathers were peasants, collective farm chairmen and members of the Communist Party, as was his father. Chicago Tribune, 30 Aug. 2022 Both of his grandfathers were peasants, collective farm chairmen and members of the Communist Party, as was his father. Jim Heintz, ajc, 30 Aug. 2022 Some of the Russians and their armored vehicles were holed up in a tractor garage by the cattle pens and had stopped people from working at the collective farm, called Husarivkse. New York Times, 17 Apr. 2022 Underneath the plot about wealthy peasants (known as kulaks) fighting to undermine a collective farm is beautiful imagery of Ukrainian nature and the unique qualities of Ukrainian folk culture. Joshua First, The Atlantic, 3 Mar. 2022 The kolkhoz, or collective farm, that once stood in the heart of Senkivka was abandoned, graffiti on its walls warning that the building was liable to collapse. Nabih Bulos, Los Angeles Times, 9 Feb. 2022 Her mother, who worked on a collective farm, a vineyard, had a pleasant singing voice and encouraged her gifted daughter’s singing in school choirs and local ensembles. New York Times, 22 Oct. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1925, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of collective farm was in 1925

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“Collective farm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/collective%20farm. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

collective farm

noun

: a farm operated by a group
especially : one under supervision of the government in a communist country

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