Meaning of “soviet” in the English Dictionary

"soviet" in British English

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sovietnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈsəʊ.vi.ət/ us /ˈsoʊ.vi.ət/

an elected group at any of several levels in Communist countries, especially (in the past) the USSR


uk /ˈsəʊ.vi.ət/ us /ˈsoʊ.vi.ət/

(in the past) of the USSR:

the Soviet people

Sovietnoun [ plural ]

uk /ˈsəʊ.vi.ət/ us /ˈsoʊ.vi.ət/ mainly US
the Soviets

the people of the USSR

(Definition of “soviet” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"soviet" in American English

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sovietnoun [ C ]

/ˈsoʊ·viˌet, -vi·ɪt/

world history a group elected to govern a region or area in a communist country (= one based on public ownership of property and control of production)

world history, world history the people and esp. the leaders of the U.S.S.R.

(Definition of “soviet” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)