Meaning of COMMON in English


Function: noun

Date: 14th century

1 plural : the common people

2 plural but singular in construction : a dining hall

3 plural but singular or plural in construction often capitalized a : the political group or estate comprising the commoners b : the parliamentary representatives of the commoners c : HOUSE OF COMMONS

4 : the legal right of taking a profit in another's land in common with the owner or others

5 : a piece of land subject to common use: as a : undivided land used especially for pasture b : a public open area in a municipality

6 a : a religious service suitable for any of various festivals b : ORDINARY 2


– in common : shared together <has a lot in common with his neighbors>

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.