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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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