Character 6
Hyphenation com mon
Pronunciations /ˈkɒmən/

Definitions and meanings of "Common"

What do we mean by common?

Belonging equally to or shared equally by two or more; joint. adjective

Of or relating to the community as a whole; public. adjective

Widespread; prevalent. adjective

Occurring frequently or habitually; usual. adjective

Most widely known; ordinary. adjective

Having no special designation, status, or rank. adjective

Not distinguished by superior or noteworthy characteristics; average. adjective

Of no special quality; standard. adjective

Of mediocre or inferior quality; second-rate. adjective

Unrefined or coarse in manner; vulgar. adjective

Either masculine or feminine in gender. adjective

Representing one or all of the members of a class; not designating a unique entity. adjective

The common people; commonalty. noun

The social class composed of commoners. noun

The parliamentary representatives of this class. noun

Mutual good, shared by more than one.

A tract of land in common ownership; common land.

The people; the community.

The right of taking a profit in the land of another, in common either with the owner or with other persons; so called from the community of interest which arises between the claimant of the right and the owner of the soil, or between the claimants and other commoners entitled to the same right.

Synonyms and Antonyms for Common

The word "common" in example sentences

In speaking of the incommensurability of values, Berlin seems to have meant that there is no common measure, no ˜common currency™ for comparison, in judging between any two values in the abstract. ❋ Cherniss, Joshua (2008)

Moore was not a systematic philosopher: unlike Reid's philosophy of common sense, Moore's ˜common sense™ is not a system. ❋ Baldwin, Tom (2004)

These are, first, principles common to all sciences which are called _axioms_ or _common opinions_, as that 'of two contradictories one must be true', or 'if equals be subtracted from equals, the remainders are equal'; secondly, principles peculiar to the subject-matter of the particular science, say geometry. ❋ Various (N/A)

Other common names: _Yellow locust_; _common locust_; _locust_. ❋ Jacob Joshua Levison (N/A)

John, upon the common people, saved our Lord's life upon this and probably other occasions, for the scribes and chief priests sought opportunity to destroy him; but they feared the _common people_. ❋ John Kline (1830)

Mrs. Purnell at that time brewed her own ale, which was very different from the nauseous and deleterious trash that is now supplied to such houses by those common pests of society, _common brewers_. ❋ Henry Hunt (1804)

From common form seem to originate beauty and deformity; and, as they recede from each other in opposite directions, they become less and less like their parent, _common form_, but never totally unlike; for it is their likeness to that form that constitutes the one beauty, and the other deformity; for, were there no resemblance in deformity to the common form, it would be a different species, and no longer disgust; and none in beauty, it would no longer please. ❋ Frances Reynolds (1768)

£¨mistakes / guilt£©, commitment, commodities / goods, common / average £¨ in common£©, communicate ❋ Unknown (2008)

a common reafon enough; but fomething. muft be done to fubdivide the word man into NOUN PROPER and noun common* ❋ Hester Lynch Piozzl (1794)

This week the attorney general appeared on BBC radio and used the term "common sense" in the context of Joey Barton. ❋ Unknown (2012)

The only thing their policies have in common is a general attitude of self-centeredness and mean-spiritedness. ❋ Unknown (2010)

To continue the geographic metaphor, people from the Bronx might think of "those Manhattan people" as if they were homogenous, but the Wall Street mob, the bar-hoppers on Christopher Street, and the ladies who lunch of the Upper East Side are vastly different from each other, and the only thing they really do have in common is that they don't live in the Bronx. ❋ Unknown (2009)

What both these ads have in common is just attack, attack, attack, and nothing about their own policies. ❋ Richard Adams (2010)

The one thing the detainees have in common is that they all signed Charter 08, a document calling for political reform and free speech. ❋ Unknown (2010)

But the thing that these schools pretty much always have in common is little interest in actually pushing the students to complete their education. ❋ Unknown (2009)

The thing they have in common is a firm negation of the idea of compact. ❋ Unknown (2010)

The only thing the two have in common is their respective moronic bigotry. ❋ Unknown (2010)

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