definition 1: associated with all sides or with all members of a group.
example: The political leaders claimed that they were working for the common good.
definition 2: shared jointly.
example: The two families use a common kitchen.
example: During the war, the two countries fought side by side against their common enemy.
example: We need to work together to achieve our common goal.
example: He and I have a common interest in stamp collecting.
definition 3: frequently seen or occurring.
example: A sore throat and cough are common symptoms of a cold.
example: It’s a dangerous curve, and accidents are common.
definition 4: having or showing low breeding or behavior.
example: They forbade their son, heir to the family title, to marry this “common” girl.
example: She still considered it common for a woman to ride a horse like a man instead of riding sidesaddle.
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Collocations: Words often used in combination with the adjective common (definition 2)
common + NOUN: ~ cause (e.g., working toward a common cause), ~ ground, ~ interest, ~ goal, ~ ancestor, ~ theme (e.g., three poems with a common theme) ~ thread
Collocations: Words often used in combination with the adjective common (definition 3)
common + NOUN: ~ problem, ~ occurrence, ~ practice, ~ symptom, ~ mistake, ~ problem, ~ sight, ~ feature