Definitions

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

  • n. One of the popularly elected legislative assemblies that existed at local, regional, and national levels in the former Soviet Union.
  • n. A native or inhabitant of the former Soviet Union.
  • adj. Of or relating to the former Soviet Union.
  • adj. Of or relating to a soviet.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A form of governing council in the former Soviet Union.
  • n. The main form of communist government at all levels in the Soviet Union imposed in the bolshevik October Revolution in the former imperial Russia.
  • adj. Pertaining to or resembling a soviet (council).
  • adj. Relating to the ideology, culture or politics of the Soviet Union.

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

  • adj. of or relating to or characteristic of the former Soviet Union or its people
  • n. an elected governmental council in a communist country (especially one that is a member of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics)

Etymologies

Russian sovet, council, soviet, from Old Russian sŭvětŭ.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Russian совет 'council', from Old Russian and Old Church Slavonic съвѣтъ ("advice"). Compounded from со- + Old Church Slavonic вѣтъ ("agreement"), from Proto-Slavic *větъ (“council, talk”). Related words include навет, извет, ответ, привет, обет, вече, отвечать, ответить, завещать, and совещаться. Probably cognate with Polish witać ("to welcome"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Watanabex says: in soviet mexico, return of the jedi is called the revenge of the jedi so we be better than you although last night at soccer we tied at 2 -2

    ‘THERE WILL BE OSCARS’

  • Watanabex says: in soviet russia evolution dont believe in you!

    COURTNEY LOVE IS FULL OF ADVICE

  • Duranty claimed the Siberian labor camps were a means of giving individuals a chance to re-join soviet society but also said that for those who could not accept the system, "the final fate of such enemies is death.".

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  • Watanabex says: in soviet russia the smurfs were snorks too

    DAVID CROSS LOSES CREDIBILITY

  • Watanabex says: in soviet russia Burr Steers uses Lenin as a hand puppet to teach the childrens the evilness of capitalizm

    BURR STEERS THE NEW CHUCK NORRIS?

  • Nominus says: in soviet russia, the roflcopter laughs at you?

    GET SMART LIVING UP TO ITS NAME

  • The word soviet from the Soviet Union, means 'workers council'.

    Dakota Voice

  • Well I see so many americans are getting excited to get promised handouts from bo, you are so entilted and have rights to get it all now, just extend a hand and goverment will give it to you just as it was done in soviet union poland czekoslovakia, korea and so on. politics of envy never produced anything good, just look at soviet block or read some history books. they had free healthcare, nationalized banks, industry and farming but ofcourse this is america and nothing like that can happen here, right? wrong just wait and see jh

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  • The classical anarchist thinkers, envisaging the future organisation of society, thought in terms of two kinds of social institution: as the territorial unit, the commune, a French word which you might consider as the equivalent of the word 'parish' or the Russian word 'soviet' in its original meaning, but which also has overtones of the ancient village institutions for cultivating the land in common; and the syndicate, another French word from trade union terminology, the syndicate or workers 'council as the unit of industrial organisation.

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  • I can’t imagine a rightwing-nut borderline racist pysco NOT taking the oppertunity to tell us poor Canadians in soviet Canuckistan how to live given the chance!

    Think Progress » Canadian university to Ann Coulter: Your hateful rhetoric won’t fly here, so watch your mouth when you visit.

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