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Definition of Common

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.

Common Quotations

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
Calvin Coolidge

Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them.
Orison Swett Marden

It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it. - John Steinbeck
It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it.
John Steinbeck

I think in most relationships that have problems, there's fault on both sides. And in order for it to work, there has to be some common ground that's shared. And it's not just one person making amends.
Steve Carell

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.
William Arthur Ward
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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
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