HyperDic: common

English > 10 senses of the word common:
ADJECTIVEallcommonbelonging to or participated in by a community as a whole
allcommonhaving no special distinction or quality
allcommon, mutualcommon to or shared by two or more parties / parties
allcommon, usualcommonly encountered
allcommon, vernacular, vulgarbeing or characteristic of or appropriate to everyday language
allcommon, plebeian, vulgar, unwashedof or associated with the great masses of people
allcommon, coarseof low or inferior quality or value
allcommon, coarse, rough-cut, uncouth, vulgarlacking refinement or cultivation or taste
allcommonto be expected
NOUNlocationcommon, park, commons, greena piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
common > pronunciation
Soundskaa'mahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > common: 10 senses > adjective 1
MeaningBelonging to or participated in by a community as a whole; public.
Examples
  • "for the common good"
  • "common lands are set aside for use by all members of a community"
Attribute ofcommonality, commonnessSharing of common attributes
NarrowercommunalFor or by a group rather than individuals
publicaffecting the people or community as a whole
See alsojointUnited or combined
Oppositeindividual, singleBeing or characteristic of a single thing or person
Spanishcomún
Catalancomú
Nounscommona piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
commonality, commonnesssharing of common attributes
English > common: 10 senses > adjective 2
MeaningHaving no special distinction or quality; widely known or commonly encountered; average or ordinary or usual / usual.
Examples
  • "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 brand of soap"
Attribute ofcommonness, commonplaceness, everydaynessordinariness as a consequence of being frequent and commonplace
Narroweraverage, ordinarylacking special distinction, rank, or status
democratic, popularrepresenting or appealing to or adapted for the benefit of the people at large
demoticOf or for the common people
frequentfrequently encountered
generalprevailing among and common to the general public
grassrootsOf or involving the common people as constituting a fundamental political and economic group
standardcommonly used or supplied
See alsoordinarynot exceptional in any way especially in quality or ability or size or degree
usualOccurring or encountered or experienced or observed frequently or in accordance with regular practice or procedure
Oppositeuncommonnot common or ordinarily encountered
Spanishcomún
Catalancomú
Nounscommonalitysharing of common attributes
commonnessordinariness as a consequence of being frequent and commonplace
Adverbscommonlyunder normal conditions
English > common: 10 senses > adjective 3
MeaningCommon to or shared by two or more parties / parties.
Example"a common friend"
Synonymmutual
BroadersharedHave in common
Spanishcomún, mutuo
Catalancomú, comuna, mutu
Nounscommonality, commonnesssharing of common attributes
English > common: 10 senses > adjective 4
Meaningcommonly encountered.
Example"a common (or familiar) complaint"
Synonymusual
BroaderfamiliarWithin normal everyday experience
Spanishcomún
Nounscommonalitysharing of common attributes
commonnessthe state of being that is commonly observed
English > common: 10 senses > adjective 5
MeaningBeing or characteristic of or appropriate to everyday language.
Example"common parlance"
Synonymsvernacular, vulgar
BroaderinformalUsed of spoken and written language
Spanishcomún, ordinario, vernacular, vernáculo, vulgar
Catalancomú, ordinari, vernacle, vernacular, vulgar
Nounscommonnessordinariness as a consequence of being frequent and commonplace
English > common: 10 senses > adjective 6
MeaningOf or associated with the great masses of people.
Examples
  • "the common people in those days suffered greatly"
  • "behavior that branded him as common"
Synonymsplebeian, vulgar, unwashed
BroaderlowbornOf humble birth or origins
Spanishcomún, ordinario, plebeyo, vulgar
Catalancomú, ordinari, plebeu, vulgar
Nounscommonalitya class composed of persons lacking clerical or noble rank
commonnesssharing of common attributes
English > common: 10 senses > adjective 7
MeaningOf low or inferior quality or value.
Example "produced...the common cloths used by the poorer population"
Synonymcoarse
BroaderinferiorOf low or inferior quality
Spanishcomún, ordinario, vulgar
Catalancomú, ordinari, vulgar
Nounscommonnessthe quality of lacking taste and refinement
English > common: 10 senses > adjective 8
Meaninglacking refinement or cultivation or taste.
Example "behavior that branded him as common"
Synonymscoarse, rough-cut, uncouth, vulgar
Broaderunrefined(used of persons and their behavior) not refined
Spanishbasto, bruto, ordinario, rudo, soez, tosco, vulgar
Catalanbast, ordinari, poc educat, rude, tosc, vulgar
Nounscommonalitya class composed of persons lacking clerical or noble rank
commonnessthe quality of lacking taste and refinement
English > common: 10 senses > adjective 9
MeaningTo be expected; standard.
Example"common decency"
Broaderordinarynot exceptional in any way especially in quality or ability or size or degree
Nounscommonalitysharing of common attributes
commonnessthe state of being that is commonly observed
English > common: 10 senses > noun 1, location
MeaningA piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area.
Synonymspark, commons, green
InstancesCentral ParkA large park in Manhattan
Part ofurban area, populated areaA geographical area constituting a city or town
Narroweramusement park, funfair, pleasure groundA commercially operated park with stalls and shows for amusement
village greenA village park consisting of a plot of grassy land
Broadertract, piece of land, piece of ground, parcel of land, parcelAn extended area of land
Spanishcomún, parque, zona verde
Catalanparc, zona verda
Adjectivescommonbelonging to or participated in by a community as a whole

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