Definition and Meanings for common

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Common is ranked 6,093 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of common

adjective, comparative, superlative, noun, verb, intransitive verb

Etymology of common

oe. commun, comon, of. comun, f. commun, fr. l. communis; com- + munis ready to be of service; cf. skr. mi to make fast, set up, build, goth. gamains common, g. gemein, and e. mean low, common. cf. immunity, commune, n. & v.pos

Meaning of common

as adjective, comparative, superlative, noun, verb

  • belonging or relating equally, or similarly, to more than one; as, you and i have a common interest in the property.
  • belonging to or shared by, affecting or serving, all the members of a class, considered together; general; public; as, properties common to all plants; the common schools; the book of common prayer.
  • often met with; usual; frequent; customary.
  • not distinguished or exceptional; inconspicuous; ordinary; plebeian; -- often in a depreciatory sense.
  • profane; polluted.
  • given to habits of lewdness; prostitute.

as noun

  • the people; the community.
  • an inclosed or uninclosed tract of ground for pleasure, for pasturage, etc., the use of which belongs to the public; or to a number of persons.
  • the right of taking a profit in the land of another, in common either with the owner or with other persons; -- so called from the community of interest which arises between the claimant of the right and the owner of the soil, or between the claimants and other commoners entitled to the same right.

as intransitive verb

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