Definition of dacha
: a Russian country cottage used especially in the summer
Recent Examples of dacha from the Web
Relations between Russia and Georgia were strained in 2011 when Vice President Joe Biden's motorcade rolled past the Ferrari and Maserati dealerships to Vladimir Putin's private dacha for their first meeting in a ritzy neighborhood outside Moscow.
Izvestia on June 30 cited a Russian diplomat as saying that the counter-measures would likely be the closure of the American Embassy’s dacha in Moscow’s elite Serebryany Bor woods and a warehouse in the Russian capital.
The December sanctions included not only the expulsion of the Russian diplomats and their families but also the seizure of two suburban dachas used by the Russian mission to the United Nations and the Russian embassy in Washington.
Winning the Academy Award for best foreign picture, this 1994 film opens lyrically enough on a summer day in 1936, with a military hero of the Revolution enjoying a holiday at his country dacha with his wife and daughter.
Now various elements of her life come together at the general’s summer dacha.
Mr. Gorbachev travels little now, dividing his time between his office and a dacha outside Moscow.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'dacha.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
DACHA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dacha for English Language Learners
: a small Russian house in the countryside that is used especially in the summer
Learn More about dacha
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up dacha? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).