Meaning of COMMUNITY in English


■ noun ( plural communities )

1》 a group of people living together in one place, especially one practising common ownership.

↘a place considered together with its inhabitants: a rural ~.

↘( the ~ ) the people of an area or country considered collectively; society.

2》 a group of people having a religion, race, profession, or other characteristic in common: the scientific ~.

↘a body of countries unified by common interests.

3》 the condition of having certain attitudes and interests in common.

↘joint ownership or liability.

4》 Ecology a group of interdependent plants or animals growing or living together.


ME: from OFr. comunete , reinforced by its source, L. communitas , from communis (see common ).

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