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kibbutz

[ ki-boots, -boots ]

noun

, plural kib·but·zim [ki-b, oo, t-, seem].
  1. (in Israel) a community settlement, usually agricultural, organized under collectivist principles.


kibbutz

/ kɪˈbʊts /

noun

  1. a collective agricultural settlement in modern Israel, owned and administered communally by its members and on which children are reared collectively


kibbutz

  1. plur. kibbutzim (ki-boot- seem ) A communal farm or settlement in Israel . Kibbutzim have helped build national spirit in Israel, and the residents have transformed barren land into fertile, crop-producing land.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of kibbutz1

1930–35; < Modern Hebrew kibuṣ; compare Hebrew qibbūṣ gathering
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Word History and Origins

Origin of kibbutz1

C20: from Modern Hebrew qibbūs: gathering, from Hebrew qibbūtz
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Example Sentences

It was there, and later on in travels in the Middle East, and working on a kibbutz, and elsewhere, that I started recognizing this really powerful force of culture that was incredibly important but really invisible.

Meir Yaari, a leader of the kibbutz movement, observed that “these days no fear is an exaggeration.”

After coming to play for Israeli teams, he married Sharon Artzi, a Jewish Israeli track and field standout from a kibbutz near the Sea of Galilee.

Marzipan Flowers tells the story of Hadas Regal, a 48-year-old woman living on a kibbutz in southern Israel.

On Thursday, the Israel Defense Forces thwarted an attack of 13 Palestinian gunmen who emerged near Kibbutz Sufa near the border.

In the early days, Israel did the same, secretively producing millions of bullets below a fake kibbutz.

British soldiers occasionally came to the kibbutz, but enough advance warning kept suspicions low.

Yarden was on her way home from school when a Qassam hit their kibbutz, landing less than 100 feet away.

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