soviet

1. noun
a) A form of governing council in the former Soviet Union.

Kratochvil, Jedlicka, Safar, Kubes and Vasata, who always took an interest in politics, set up a soviet in the last wagon and uncoupled it from the rest of the train in the night.

b) The main form of communist government at all levels in the Soviet Union imposed in the bolshevik in the former imperial Russia.
See Also: Soviet Republic, Supreme Soviet
a) Pertaining to or resembling a soviet (council).

An engineer who is not very soviet in his convictions is the hero.

b) Relating to the ideology, culture or politics of the Soviet Union.

Why are separate divisions for teachers and administrators in a state organization any more "soviet" than the same divisions in a city educational [....]


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  • soviet — [ sɔvjɛt ] n. m. • 1917; « conseil (d un pays slave) » 1840; mot russe « conseil » ♦ Hist. En Russie, Conseil de délégués ouvriers et soldats au moment de la révolution de 1917. Chambre des représentants de la nation (Soviet de l Union) et des… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • soviet — SOVIÉT, soviete, s.n. (În fosta U.R.S.S.) Organ al puterii de stat centrale şi locale format din deputaţi aleşi de cetăţeni. [pr.: vi et] – Din rus. sovet. Trimis de dante, 24.07.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  soviét s. n. (sil. vi et), pl. soviéte Trimis …   Dicționar Român

  • soviet — sóviet o soviet ‘Consejo o agrupación de obreros y soldados durante la Revolución rusa’ y ‘órgano de gobierno que, en los distintos niveles, ejercía el poder en la antigua Unión Soviética’. Esta palabra de origen ruso se emplea en español con dos …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • soviet — ► NOUN 1) (Soviet) a citizen of the former Soviet Union. 2) an elected council in the former Soviet Union. 3) a revolutionary council of workers or peasants in Russia before 1917. ► ADJECTIVE (Soviet) ▪ of or concerning the former Soviet Union …   English terms dictionary

  • soviet — [sō′vē et΄, sō′vēit; sō΄vē et′] n. [Russ sovyet, council, advice < s( o) , together (< IE * kom : see COM ) + vèt, speak, ult. < IE base * weid , to see, know, make known > WISE1] 1. a) any of the various governing councils that… …   English World dictionary

  • Soviet — adj [Date: 1900 2000; : Russian; Origin: sovet council ] relating to the former USSR (Soviet Union) or its people …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • soviet — /so vjɛt/ (più com., ma meno corretto, / sɔvjet/) s.m. [dal russo sovet ]. (polit.) [organo elettivo nel sistema politico amministrativo dell Unione Sovietica] ▶◀ ‖ consiglio …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • soviet — 1917, from Rus. sovet governing council, lit. council, from O.Rus. suvetu, from su with + vetu counsel; loan translation of Gk. symboulion council of advisors …   Etymology dictionary

  • soviet — sustantivo masculino 1. Área: historia Consejo obrero de la Revolución Rusa que se convirtió en la institución fundamental del sistema bolchevique. 2. Área: historia Máximo órgano político de la antigua Unión Soviética integrado por dos cámaras …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • sóviet — (Del ruso sovét). 1. m. Órgano de gobierno local que ejerció la dictadura comunista en Rusia. 2. Agrupación de obreros y soldados durante la Revolución rusa. 3. Conjunto de la organización del Estado o de su poder supremo que se dio en aquel país …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • soviet — sovietdom /soh vee et deuhm, it , soh vee et /, n. /soh vee et , it, soh vee et /, n. 1. (in the Soviet Union). a. (before the revolution) any governmental council. b. (after the revolution) a local council, originally elected only by manual… …   Universalium

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