■ adjective ( ~er , ~est )
1》 occurring, found, or done often; not rare.
↘without special rank or position; ordinary.
↘(of a quality) of a sort to be generally expected: ~ decency.
↘of the most familiar type.
2》 shared by two or more people or things.
↘belonging to or affecting the whole of a community: ~ land.
↘ Mathematics belonging to two or more quantities.
3》 showing a lack of taste and refinement supposedly typical of the lower classes; vulgar.
4》 Grammar of or denoting a noun that refers to individuals of either sex (e.g. teacher ) or belongs to a gender conventionally regarded as masculine or feminine.
5》 Prosody (of a syllable) able to be either short or long.
6》 Law (of a crime) of lesser severity.
1》 a piece of open land for public use.
2》 a form of Christian service used for each of a group of occasions.
3》 (also right of ~ ) English Law a person's right over another's land, e.g. for pasturage.
~ ground views shared by each of two or more parties.
~ or garden Brit. informal of the usual or ordinary type.
the ~ touch the ability to get on with ordinary people.
in ~ in joint use or possession; shared.
in ~ with in the same way as.
ME: from OFr. comun , from L. communis .