mo·​shav mō-ˈshäv How to pronounce moshav (audio)
plural moshavim ˌmō-shə-ˈvēm How to pronounce moshav (audio)
: a cooperative settlement of small individual farms in Israel compare kibbutz

Examples of moshav in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Never mind that Atarot was originally an Israeli moshav destroyed by Jordan in 1948. Star Tribune, 29 Apr. 2021 Call the restaurant moshav (Israeli cooperative farm) to table. Gabriella Gershenson, New York Times, 31 Mar. 2017

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Word History


Modern Hebrew mōshābh, from Hebrew, dwelling

First Known Use

1927, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of moshav was in 1927

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“Moshav.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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