Definitions for common

Definitions for (noun) common

Main entry: park, common, commons, green

Definition: a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area

Usage: they went for a walk in the park

Definitions for (adj) common

Main entry: common

Definition: having no special distinction or quality; widely known or commonly encountered; average or ordinary or usual

Usage: 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

Main entry: common

Definition: belonging to or participated in by a community as a whole; public

Usage: for the common good; common lands are set aside for use by all members of a community

Main entry: usual, common

Definition: commonly encountered

Usage: a common (or familiar) complaint; the usual greeting

Main entry: common, vernacular, vulgar

Definition: being or characteristic of or appropriate to everyday language

Usage: common parlance; a vernacular term; vernacular speakers; the vulgar tongue of the masses; the technical and vulgar names for an animal species

Main entry: plebeian, vulgar, unwashed, common

Definition: of or associated with the great masses of people

Usage: 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

Main entry: common

Definition: to be expected; standard

Usage: common decency

Main entry: coarse, common, vulgar, uncouth, rough-cut

Definition: lacking refinement or cultivation or taste

Usage: 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

Main entry: mutual, common

Definition: common to or shared by two or more parties

Usage: a common friend; the mutual interests of management and labor

Main entry: coarse, common

Definition: of low or inferior quality or value

Usage: of what coarse metal ye are molded- Shakespeare; produced...the common cloths used by the poorer population

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