collective farm

noun

Definition of 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 museum, housed in a grand villa built before the war as a summer retreat and then confiscated by Hoxha’s communists, closed decades ago, along with the clinic and the collective farm. New York Times, 16 Aug. 2021 So basically, everything that everybody loves about communism but without the collective farm. Heran Mamo, Billboard, 3 June 2021 The photographs, all in black and white, were the work of Zaharia Cușnir, the house’s former owner, who had eked out a living by taking passport and other photos for residents of the surrounding villages, which were part of a local collective farm. Washington Post, 24 Feb. 2021 Their president has been in power for more than 25 years, ever since the Soviet Union fell, and his prior job was managing a socialist collective farm. Danielle Wallace, Fox News, 19 Nov. 2020 Lukashenko, a former collective farm manager, has been in office since 1994. Yuras Karmanau, Star Tribune, 26 Sep. 2020 Lukashenko, a former collective farm manager, has held power since then through flawed elections, jailing opponents and critics, blocking rivals from contesting elections and harsh crackdowns on protests. Robyn Dixon, Washington Post, 29 Aug. 2020 Belarus — led by the former Soviet collective farm director Lukashenko for 26 years — is also one of Europe’s last wild cards between the Kremlin and the West. Robyn Dixon, Washington Post, 22 Aug. 2020 Tikhanovsky's wife stepped into his place and with Tsepkalo's wife and Barbariko's campaign manager, formed an unlikely troika of women in a country long run by a strongman who was head of a collective farm in Soviet times. Fox News, 11 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of collective farm

1925, in the meaning defined above

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“Collective farm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/collective%20farm. Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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collective farm

noun

English Language Learners Definition of collective farm

: a farm that is run by several farmers and controlled by the government

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