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Adjective
/ˈkämən/,
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commoner, comparative; commonest, superlative;
  1. Occurring, found, or done often; prevalent
    • - salt and pepper are the two most common seasonings
    • - it's common for a woman to be depressed after giving birth
  2. (of an animal or plant) Found or living in relatively large numbers; not rare

  3. Ordinary; of ordinary qualities; without special rank or position
    • - the dwellings of common people
    • - a common soldier
  4. (of a quality) Of a sort or level to be generally expected
    • - common decency
  5. Of the most familiar type
    • - the common or vernacular name
  6. Denoting the most widespread or typical species of an animal or plant
    • - the common blue spruce
  7. Showing a lack of taste and refinement; vulgar

  8. Shared by, coming from, or done by more than one
    • - the two republics' common border
    • - problems common to both communities
  9. Belonging to, open to, or affecting the whole of a community or the public
    • - common land
  10. Belonging to two or more quantities

  11. (in Latin and certain other languages) Of or denoting a gender of nouns that are conventionally regarded as masculine or feminine, contrasting with neuter

  12. (in English) Denoting a noun that refers to individuals of either sex (e.g., teacher)

  13. (of a syllable) Able to be either short or long

  14. (of a crime) Of relatively minor importance
    • - common assault
Noun
  1. A piece of open land for public use, esp. in a village or town

  2. (in the Christian Church) A form of service used for each of a group of occasions


  1. park: a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area; "they went for a walk in the park"
  2. belonging to or participated in by a community as a whole; public; "for the common good"; "common lands are set aside for use by all members of a community"
  3. having no special distinction or quality; widely known or commonly encountered; average or ordinary or usual; "the common man"; "a common sailor"; "the common cold"; "a common nuisance"; "followed common procedure"; "it is common knowledge that she lives alone"; "the common housefly"; "a common ...
  4. common to or shared by two or more parties; "a common friend"; "the mutual interests of management and labor"
  5. commonly encountered; "a common (or familiar) complaint"; "the usual greeting"
  6. being or characteristic of or appropriate to everyday language; "common parlance"; "a vernacular term"; "vernacular speakers"; "the vulgar tongue of the masses"; "the technical and vulgar names for an animal species"
  7. COMMON is the largest association of users of IBM midrange computers and IBM-compatible technology in the world. ...
  8. Lonnie Rashied Lynn, Jr. (born March 13, 1972), better known by his stage name Common (previously Common Sense), is an American Hip Hop Artist and actor.
  9. A lingua franca (originally Italian for "Frankish language" - see etymology below) is a language systematically used to communicate between persons not sharing a mother tongue, in particular when it is a third language, distinct from both persons' mother tongues.
  10. (Commons (road)) A concurrency, overlap, or coincidence in a road network is an instance of one physical road bearing two or more different highway, motorway, or other route numbers. When it is two freeways that share the same right-of-way, it is sometimes called a common section or commons.
  11. (The commons) The commons is terminology referring to resources that are collectively owned or shared between or among populations. These resources are said to be "held in common" and can include everything from natural resources and land to software. ...
  12. Mutual good, shared by more than one; A tract of land in common ownership; common land; To communicate (something); To converse, talk; To have sex; Mutual; shared by more than one; Occurring or happening regularly or frequently; usual; Found in large numbers or in a large quantity; Simple, ...
  13. (commonly) as a rule; frequently; usually
  14. (commons) A dining hall, usually at a college or university; A central section of (usually an older) town, designated as a shared area, a common; The mutual good of all; the abstract concept of resources shared by more than one, for example air, water, information
  15. (Commoning) Sufferance by the Crown of an individual or community to exercise grazing, herbage and pannage. In Dean, the extent of available grazing decreases or increases as the amount and content of the fenced inclosures varies.
  16. ((GLOBAL) COMMONS) In general, any resource owned collectively ("held in common") and whose use is shared by a group of individuals; form the practice of some medieval English villages to hold pasturage in common. ...
  17. "The global commons": Those resources we all have to use to survive but which we do not have to pay for. The term is based on the idea of the village commons: a plot of land owned by no one where all had the right to graze their stock. ...
  18. (Commons) Any asset which is available for less than its real cost.
  19. (Commons) If Bennington College had a town square, then the Commons building would be it. Meals and mailboxes make it a hub, as the dining malls and post office are both located here.
  20. (Commons) Opening in 2003, this will be the main entrance and student gathering area for the upper school.
  21. (Commons) Ownership is important when working to empower communities and individuals, and web 2.0 folks in particular get touchy about who owns the content created by users. ...
  22. (Commons) The dining hall, located on the first floor of the CUB.
  23. (Commons) These are common prayers that may be used for celebrations of that do not have proper prayers. These include prayers for celebrations in honor of Mary, the saints, and the dedication of a church.
  24. (Commons) Traditional usage referred to traditional rights such as animal grazing. More recently, it refers to common rights for other resources and public goods for a community such as water, oil, medicinal plants and intellectual knowledge. ...
  25. (Commons) a place, real or virtual, that is not privately owned. Natural commons include the oceans and the atmosphere. Information commons hold the shared history of our cultures—myths, folksongs, works of art. ...