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com·mon

common

 
 
pronunciation:
ka mn
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
phrases:
in common
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: commoner, commonest
definition 1: associated with all sides or with all members of a group.
The political leaders claimed that they were working for the common good.
synonyms:
collective, communal, joint, public
antonyms:
individual
similar words:
general, mutual, universal
definition 2: shared jointly.
The two families use a common kitchen.During the war, the two countries fought side by side against their common enemy.We need to work together to achieve our common goal.He and I have a common interest in stamp collecting.
synonyms:
communal, joint, mutual, public
antonyms:
personal, private
similar words:
collective
definition 3: easily found; widely known, or available.
Linen was the most common type of cloth of that period.
synonyms:
current, familiar, general, ordinary, usual
antonyms:
distinctive, individual, rare, uncommon, unusual
similar words:
average, commonplace, conventional, customary, everyday, habitual, homely, mere, popular, widespread
definition 4: frequently seen or occurring.
A sore throat and cough are common symptoms of a cold.It's a dangerous curve, and accidents are common.
antonyms:
freak, rare, uncommon
definition 5: widespread; general.
His fall from grace is now common knowledge.
synonyms:
general, public
similar words:
collective, communal, widespread
definition 6: having or showing low breeding or behavior.
They forbade their son, heir to the family title, to marry this "common" girl.She still considered it common for a woman to ride a horse like a man instead of riding sidesaddle.
synonyms:
coarse, low, trashy, uncouth, vulgar
antonyms:
noble, refined
similar words:
base, cheap, ignoble, ill-mannered, lowly, mean, mob, vile
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: (often pl.) an area of land for use by all.
similar words:
green, mall, park, plaza, square
definition 2: (pl.) the mass of ordinary people, esp. those without titles of nobility.
synonyms:
commonalty, commoners, masses, people, populace
antonyms:
elite
similar words:
bourgeois, middle class, proletariat
definition 3: (pl.) a large dining hall, as at a college.
similar words:
cafeteria, mess hall
phrase: in common
derivation: commonness (n.)
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  • commonly:
    usually, often
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