Meaning of COMMON in English

I. adjective see: mean Date: 13th century 1. of or relating to a community at large ; public , known to the community , 2. belonging to or shared by two or more individuals or things or by all members of a group , belonging equally to two or more mathematical entities , having two or more branches , 3. occurring or appearing frequently ; familiar , of the best known or most frequently seen kind, vernacular 2 , 4. widespread , general , characterized by a lack of privilege or special status , just satisfying accustomed criteria ; elementary , 5. falling below ordinary standards ; second-rate , lacking refinement ; coarse , denoting nominal relations by a single linguistic form that in a more highly inflected language might be denoted by two or more different forms , of, relating to, or being ~ stock, ~ly adverb ~ness noun Synonyms: see: ~ II. noun Date: 14th century the ~ people, a dining hall, 3. plural but singular or plural in construction, often capitalized the political group or estate comprising the ~ers, the parliamentary representatives of the ~ers, House of Commons , the legal right of taking a profit in another's land in ~ with the owner or others, a piece of land subject to ~ use: as, undivided land used especially for pasture, a public open area in a municipality, 6. a religious service suitable for any of various festivals, ordinary 2, ~ stock

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