Meaning of COMMUNITY in English


/ kəˈmjuːnəti; NAmE / noun ( pl. -ies )


[ sing. ] all the people who live in a particular area, country, etc. when talked about as a group :

The local community was shocked by the murders.

health workers based in the community (= working with people in a local area)

the international community (= the countries of the world as a group)

good community relations with the police

( NAmE )

community parks / libraries (= paid for by the local town / city)


[ C +sing./pl. v . ] a group of people who share the same religion, race, job, etc. :

the Polish community in London

ethnic communities

the farming community


[ U ] the feeling of sharing things and belonging to a group in the place where you live :

There is a strong sense of community in this town.

community spirit


[ C ] ( biology ) a group of plants and animals growing or living in the same place or environment



late Middle English : from Old French comunete , reinforced by its source, Latin communitas , from communis common.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.