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Definition of Common


  1. Belonging or relating equally, or similarly, to more than one; as, you and I have a common interest in the property.
  2. Belonging to or shared by, affecting or serving, all the members of a class, considered together; general; public; as, properties common to all plants; the common schools; the Book of Common Prayer.
  3. Often met with; usual; frequent; customary.
  4. Not distinguished or exceptional; inconspicuous; ordinary; plebeian; -- often in a depreciatory sense.
  5. Profane; polluted.
  6. Given to habits of lewdness; prostitute.
  7. The people; the community.
  8. An inclosed or uninclosed tract of ground for pleasure, for pasturage, etc., the use of which belongs to the public; or to a number of persons.
  9. The right of taking a profit in the land of another, in common either with the owner or with other persons; -- so called from the community of interest which arises between the claimant of the right and the owner of the soil, or between the claimants and other commoners entitled to the same right.
  10. To converse together; to discourse; to confer.
  11. To participate.
  12. To have a joint right with others in common ground.
  13. To board together; to eat at a table in common.
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Common Translations

common in Afrikaans is gewoon
common in Dutch is algemeen, gemeenschappelijk
common in Finnish is yhteinen, tavallinen
common in French is couramment, concurremment, ordinaire, commun
common in German is allgemein, allgemein, zusammen
common in Italian is sciolto, ordinario, comune
common in Latin is communis, profanus, vulgaris
common in Norwegian is alminnelig, vanlig, felles
common in Portuguese is comum