What does Soviet mean?

Definitions for Soviet
ˈsoʊ viˌɛt, -ɪt, ˌsoʊ viˈɛtSo·vi·et

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Soviet.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sovietadjective

    an elected governmental council in a communist country (especially one that is a member of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics)

  2. Sovietadjective

    of or relating to or characteristic of the former Soviet Union or its people

    "Soviet leaders"


  1. sovietnoun

    A form of governing council in the former Soviet Union.

  2. sovietnoun

    The main form of communist government at all levels in the Soviet Union imposed in the bolshevik October Revolution in the former imperial Russia.

  3. sovietadjective

    Pertaining to or resembling a soviet (council).

  4. sovietadjective

    Relating to the ideology, culture or politics of the Soviet Union.

  5. Sovietadjective

    Pertaining to the Soviet Union or its constituent republics.

  6. Sovietadjective

    Supporting or representing the Soviet Union or Sovietism; Sovietist.

  7. Sovietnoun

    Any of the governing workers' councils in the Soviet Union.

  8. Etymology: From совет, советский


  1. Soviet

    Soviet was a name used for several Russian political organizations. Examples include the Czar's Council of Ministers, which was called the “Soviet of Ministers”; a workers' local council in late Imperial Russia; and the Supreme Soviet, the bicameral parliament of the Soviet Union.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Soviet' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #870

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Soviet' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3056

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Soviet' in Nouns Frequency: #2958

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Soviet' in Adjectives Frequency: #103

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Soviet in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Soviet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Soviet in a Sentence

  1. President Biden:

    He has much larger ambitions than Ukraine. He wants to, in fact, re-establish the former Soviet Union. That's what this is about.

  2. Laura Nordstrom:

    Finland’s membership, already an E.U. member state and not an ex-Soviet country, would be seen less a problem for Russia. At least Russia has not indicated publicly that Finland would be an equal threat. But this is in the heart of the fears of the Finnish debate on the membership.

  3. President Barack Obama:

    I don't want to psychoanalyze Mr. Putin. I will say that he has a foot very much in the Soviet past. That's how he came of age. He ran the KGB. Those were his formative experiences.

  4. Charles Krauthammer:

    The Soviet Ministry announces they hit ISIS targets. Everyone knows it is a lie, like all of the lies that were issued in the Ukraine, they were not hitting ISIS. ISIS isn’t in the area. They were hitting… a stronghold for the Free Syrian Army.

  5. Daniel Hoffman:

    In the Soviet days, the Soviets tried to crack down on news and exercise full control over what people could hear and read, you know, like George Orwell ‘1984’ stuff. But they weren't successful and information got in, books got in, banned information got in, russians are crafty people, and they’ll find a way.

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