Share this entry

Share this page

sovkhoz

Line breaks: sov|khoz
Pronunciation: /ˈsɒvkɒz
 
, sʌvˈkɔːz/

Definition of sovkhoz in English:

noun (plural same, sovkhozes /ˈsɒvkɒzɪz, sʌvˈkɔːzɪz/, or sovkhozy /ˈsɒvkɒzi, sʌvˈkɔːzi/)

A state-owned farm in the former Soviet Union.
Example sentences
  • Hitherto the party had accepted only a gradual increase of kolkhozy (collective, cooperative, or communal farms) and of sovkhozy (state farms with wage-earning peasants).
  • As far as Maevo and its surrounding area was concerned, the main employer, the sovkhoz (state farm), had largely ceased to function.

Origin

Russian, from sov(etskoe) khoz(yaĭstvo) 'Soviet farm'.

Definition of sovkhoz in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day terpsichorean
Pronunciation: ˌtəːpsɪkəˈriːən
adjective
relating to dancing