collective farm


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

Examples of collective farm in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The federal government established a collective farm in Arizona during the New Deal. Amity Shlaes, National Review, 10 Jan. 2024 The irony of this too-smooth federal segue from collective farm to concentration camp was not lost on some observers, including historian Robert Asahina. Amity Shlaes, National Review, 10 Jan. 2024 Greece, Italy, Spain, and Portugal never had collective farms, but the inexorable aging of their populations and the exodus of young people to cities is emptying villages and leaving fields and pastures untended. WIRED, 14 Oct. 2023 When The Bright Stream premiered at the Bolshoi in 1935, the ballet—which is set on a collective farm and features such characters as a man in a dog suit and a parade of vegetables—was denounced in Pravda as frivolous and ironic. Alice Robb, The New Republic, 16 Oct. 2023 Hamas operatives seemed to have taken over a collective farm inside Israel, taking Israelis captive. Ethan Bronner, Fortune, 7 Oct. 2023 With Wagner mercenaries in Belarus, tension grows along Ukraine's northern border After the war, Fedir and Maria lived on a kolkhoz, or Soviet collective farm. Sergii Mukaieliants, Washington Post, 23 Aug. 2023 Rena Gluck’s company visited theaters, village squares and kibbutz collective farms with modern dance performances built around Graham’s percussive and muscular techniques of form and flow. Brian Murphy, Washington Post, 26 Feb. 2023 The verdict ended his career as a teacher and, after his release from prison, left him scrounging for work at the village’s collective farm, and biking to nearby hamlets to take photographs of mostly penniless peasants in return for a tiny cash fee or a handful of eggs. Andrew Higgins, New York Times, 19 Dec. 2022 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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

collective farm

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

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