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  Definition of common
  1. a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area; "they went for a walk in the park"
  2. of 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 alon
  3. 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"
  4. commonly encountered; "a common (or familiar) complaint"; "the usual greeting"
  5. 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"
  6. of or associated with the great masses of people; "the common people in those days suffered greatly"; "behavior that branded him as common"; "his square plebeian nose"; "a vulgar and objectionable person"; "the unwashed masses"
  7. to be expected; standard; "common decency"
  8. lacking refinement or cultivation or taste; "he had coarse manners but a first-rate mind"; "behavior that branded him as common"; "an untutored and uncouth human being"; "an uncouth soldier--a real tough guy"; "appealing to the vulgar taste for violence";
  9. common to or shared by two or more parties; "a common friend"; "the mutual interests of management and labor"
  10. of low or inferior quality or value; "of what coarse metal ye are molded"- Shakespeare; "produced...the common cloths used by the poorer population"
Similar Words: park, commons, green, usual, vernacular, vulgar, plebeian, unwashed, coarse, rough-cut, uncouth, mutual

 

See Also: usual, ordinary, joint

 

Hyponyms: amusement park, funfair, pleasure ground, village green, Central Park

 

Attributes: commonness, commonplaceness, everydayness, commonality

 

Part Meronyms: urban area, populated area

 

Anagrams: noncom

 

Language Translations:
Bulgarian: обикновен and общ   Catalan: comú  
Danish: almindelig and fælles   Dutch: gemeen  
Finnish: yhteinen and yleinen   French: commun  
German: gemeinsam and nicht   Hebrew: משותף and שכיח  
Ido: komuna and ordinara   Interlingua: commun  
Italian: comune   Japanese: 共通  
Malay: biasa and sama   Polish: wspólny and zwykły  
Portuguese: comum   Russian: общий and обычный  
Spanish: común   Swedish: gemensam and vanlig  
 
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