Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A Russian country house or villa.

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  • n. a Russian villa, or summer house, in the countryside

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a Russian country house, especially a cottage used in the summer.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. Russian country house

Etymologies

Russian, gift, land, country house; see dō- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Russian дача, from дать ("to give") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The vanquished, if they are lucky, escape abroad or putter away their remaining years in dacha gardens.

    Challenge Match

  • But critics contend that his so-called dacha war underscores how property rights remain hostage to political winds -- and that the best defense is to be rich and powerful.

    AND NOW, THE 'DACHA WAR'

  • The dinner at the Tsarist palace they styled a dacha was an historic occasion between our two countries and deserves to be recorded for posterity.

    An American Life

  • These measures have been dubbed the dacha amnesty, and I think this is perfectly fair.

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  • A so-called dacha amnesty also allows people who built on Soviet-era cooperative territories without proper documents to apply to have them legally registered.

    Spero News

  • After a time in Lefortovo, Mr. McDonald was then moved to a "dacha" (summer house) in Sukhanova near Moscow where the interrogations continued.

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  • Their failure costs the Commissar of Art (T.J. Mannix) his "dacha"

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  • Quipped one GOP aide: 'The idea of the vice president managing budget negotiations on Capitol Hill from the Russian prime minister's dacha might seem unrealistic even in a James Bond movie.'

    Morning Bits

  • Vice President Joe Biden, delegated as a top budget negotiator by Obama, pursued a semi-comical second track: reaching out long distance to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) from Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's dacha.

    Morning Bits

  • He said a dacha was built on the prince's property but denied it had any connection to the Olympic committee vote.

    Monaco Prince, Blogger Trade Charges

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  • "Derived from the verb 'to give,' the word 'dacha' was present in Old Russian from the eleventh century, but by the seventeenth century it tended to denote specifically land given out to servitors by the state" - Summerfolk: A History of the Dacha

    October 15, 2007