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n. pl. mo·sha·vim (mō′shä-vem′)
An Israeli cooperative settlement consisting of small separate farms.

[Modern Hebrew môšāb, from Hebrew, dwelling, from yāšab, to sit, dwell; see wṯb in Semitic roots.]


(Hebrew mɔˈʃav)
n, pl -shavim (-ʃaˈvim)
(Agriculture) a cooperative settlement in Israel, consisting of a number of small farms
[C20: from Hebrew mōshābh a dwelling]



n., pl. mo•sha•vim (ˌmoʊ ʃɑˈvim)
a cooperative community in Israel made up of small farm units.
[1930–35; < Modern Hebrew < Hebrew mōshābh dwelling]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.moshav - a cooperative Israeli village or settlement comprised of small farms
small town, village, settlement - a community of people smaller than a town
Israel, State of Israel, Yisrael, Zion, Sion - Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine
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