What does kibbutz mean?

Definitions for kibbutzkɪˈbʊts, -ˈbuts; -bʊtˈsim

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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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of kibbutz in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of kibbutz in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Eli Ben-Rafael:

    The kibbutz shed some of the characteristics that had put people off, the collective would decide on your life - where you work, what you studied, whether you could travel abroad.

  2. Jonathan Waxman:

    You get to hang out, drink all the time, kibbutz all the time. But the other important thing is that we get to connect on a level that you ca n’t do in your own hometown because you’re working.

  3. Bosmat Viner-Shwarzbard:

    Instead of old people's mobility scooters, you're suddenly seeing so many baby's pushchairs rolling along, it's brought a spirit of renewal to the kibbutz. I'm happy that what my grandparents began here will go on.

  4. Bernie Sanders:

    What I learned . . . is that you could have a community in which the people themselves actually owned the community, seeing that type of relationship exist, and the fact that these units in the kibbutz were working well economically, made a strong impact on me.

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