collective farm


noun

(especially in the Soviet Union) a farm, or a number of farms organized as a unit, worked by a community under the supervision of the state.

Nearby words

  1. collection plate,
  2. collective,
  3. collective agreement,
  4. collective bargaining,
  5. collective behavior,
  6. collective fruit,
  7. collective mark,
  8. collective memory,
  9. collective noun,
  10. collective ownership

Origin of collective farm

First recorded in 1915–20

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British Dictionary definitions for collective farm

collective farm

noun

(chiefly in Communist countries) a farm or group of farms managed and owned, through the state, by the communityRussian name: kolkhoz
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Culture definitions for collective farm

collective farm

In socialist or communist countries, such as the former Soviet Union, a collective is a cooperative association of farmers who work land owned by the state but who own most of their own farm implements.

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