Definitions for kibbutzkɪˈbʊts, -ˈbuts; -bʊtˈsim

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

kib•butzkɪˈbʊts, -ˈbuts; -bʊtˈsim(n.)(pl.)-but•zim

  1. (in Israel) a community settlement, usu. agricultural, organized under collectivist principles.

    Category: Judaism

Origin of kibbutz:

1930–35; < ModHeb kibuṣ; cf. Heb qibbūṣ gathering

Princeton's WordNet

  1. kibbutz(noun)

    a collective farm or settlement owned by its members in modern Israel; children are reared collectively


  1. kibbutz(Noun)

    A community, usually a village, based on a high level of social and economical sharing, equality, direct democracy and tight social relations.

  2. Origin: From קיבוץ, derived from the radix קבץ.


  1. Kibbutz

    A kibbutz is a collective community in Israel that was traditionally based on agriculture. Today, farming has been partly supplanted by other economic branches, including industrial plants and high-tech enterprises. Kibbutzim began as utopian communities, a combination of socialism and Zionism. In recent decades, some kibbutzim have been privatized and changes have been made in the communal lifestyle. A member of a kibbutz is called a kibbutznik. In 2010, there were 270 kibbutzim in Israel. Their factories and farms account for 9% of Israel’s industrial output, worth US$8 billion, and 40% of its agricultural output, worth over $1.7 billion.

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