- (in Israel) a community settlement, usually agricultural, organized under collectivist principles.
Origin of kibbutz
Examples from the Web for kibbutz
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.Israel Says It Invaded Gaza Over Tunnels Like These
July 18, 2014
British soldiers occasionally came to the kibbutz, but enough advance warning kept suspicions low.Israel Had a Secret, Underground Bullet Factory
July 18, 2014
Yarden was on her way home from school when a Qassam hit their kibbutz, landing less than 100 feet away.The Israeli App Red Alert Saves Lives—but It Just Might Drive You Nuts
July 15, 2014
The kibbutz elite was replaced by several new elites, but the settlers were the first to claim the mantle as heirs.Halevi's 'Like Dreamers' Is the Big Book On Israel We've Been Waiting For
October 8, 2013
- a collective agricultural settlement in modern Israel, owned and administered communally by its members and on which children are reared collectively
Word Origin and History for kibbutz
"Israeli collective settlement," 1931, from Modern Hebrew qibbus "gathering," earlier "a gathering together," verbal noun from root of qibbetz "he gathered together." Plural is kibbutzim. Related to Arabic quabada "he grasped, seized."
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.