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common - Dictionary definition and meaning for word common

Definition
(noun) a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
Synonyms : commons , green , park
Example Sentence
  • they went for a walk in the park

Definition
(adj) belonging to or participated in by a community as a whole; public
Example Sentence
  • for the common good
  • common lands are set aside for use by all members of a community

Definition
(adj) having no special distinction or quality; widely known or commonly encountered; average or ordinary or usual
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(adj) common to or shared by two or more parties
Synonyms : mutual
Example Sentence
  • a common friend
  • the mutual interests of management and labor

Definition
(adj) commonly encountered
Synonyms : usual
Example Sentence
  • a common (or familiar) complaint
  • the usual greeting

Definition
(adj) being or characteristic of or appropriate to everyday language
Synonyms : vernacular , vulgar
Example Sentence
  • common parlance
  • a vernacular term
  • vernacular speakers
  • the vulgar tongue of the masses
  • the technical and vulgar names for an animal species

Definition
(adj) of or associated with the great masses of people
Synonyms : plebeian , unwashed , vulgar
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(adj) of low or inferior quality or value
Synonyms : coarse
Example Sentence
  • of what coarse metal ye are molded
  • produced...the common cloths used by the poorer population

Definition
(adj) lacking refinement or cultivation or taste
Synonyms : coarse , rough-cut , uncouth , vulgar
Example Sentence
  • 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
  • the vulgar display of the newly rich

Definition
(adj) to be expected; standard
Example Sentence
  • common decency

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