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Adjective: common (commoner,commonest)  kó-mun
  1. Shared by or having the same connection with two or more parties
    "a common friend";
    - mutual
  2. Found in large numbers or in a large quantity
    "a common complaint";
    - usual
  3. Belonging to or participated in by a community as a whole; public
    "for the common good"; "common lands are set aside for use by all members of a community"
  4. Having no special distinction or quality; widely known or commonly encountered; average or ordinary or usual
    "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"
  5. Being or characteristic of or appropriate to everyday language
    "common parlance";
    - vernacular, vulgar
  6. (disparaging) of or associated with ordinary, common people
    "the common people in those days suffered greatly"; "behaviour that branded him as common";
    - plebeian, vulgar, unwashed
  7. Of low or inferior quality or value
    "produced...the common cloths used by the poorer population";
    - coarse
  8. Lacking refinement, cultivation or taste
    "behaviour that branded him as common";
    - coarse, rough-cut, uncouth, vulgar
  9. To be expected; standard
    "common decency"
Noun: common  kó-mun
  1. A piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
    "they went for a walk in the common";
    - park, commons, green

Derived forms: commons, commonest, commoner

See also: average, commonality, commonness, commonplaceness, communal, democratic, demotic, everydayness, familiar, frequent, general, grassroots, inferior, informal, joint, lowborn, ordinary, popular, public, shared, standard, unrefined, usual

Type of: parcel, parcel of land, piece of ground, piece of land, tract

Antonym: single, uncommon

Part of: populated area, urban area

Encyclopedia: Common, John