Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A Russian country house or villa.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

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  • noun a Russian villa, or summer house, in the countryside

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  • noun Russian country house

Etymologies

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

[Russian, gift, land, country house; see dō- in Indo-European roots.]

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From Russian дача, from дать ("to give")

Examples

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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