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  1. To have a joint right in some common ground; to board together. A common divisor or measure, a quantity which divides two or more quantities without leaving a remainder. Common prayer, the liturgical formulary of the Church of England. Common time, those varieties of time in which each measure is divided into two or four equal parts. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. A tract of open public land. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. Commonness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. A tract of open land, used in common by the inhabitants of a town, parish, etc. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. An open public ground. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. Land owned by a town; land open to the lower classes. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. A tract of open ground, the common property of all the members of a community; conjoint property of all the members of a community; conjoint possession. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. A tract of ground belonging to no one in particular or open to the use of all. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. lacking refinement or cultivation or taste; "he had coarse manners but a first-rate mind"; "behavior that branded him as common"; "an untutored and uncouth human being"; "an uncouth soldier--a real tough guy"; "appealing to the vulgar taste for violence"; "the vulgar display of the newly rich" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  10. belonging to or participated in by a community as a whole; public; "for the common good"; "common lands are set aside for use by all members of a community" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. of or associated with the great masses of people; "the common people in those days suffered greatly"; "behavior that branded him as common"; "his square plebeian nose"; "a vulgar and objectionable person"; "the unwashed masses" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. to be expected; standard; "common decency" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. common to or shared by two or more parties; "a common friend"; "the mutual interests of management and labor" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. Belonging or relating equally, or similarly, to more than one; as, you and I have a common interest in the property. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. Often met with; usual; frequent; customary. Newage Dictionary DB
  17. Not distinguished or exceptional; inconspicuous; ordinary; plebeian; -- often in a depreciatory sense. Newage Dictionary DB
  18. Profane; polluted. Newage Dictionary DB
  19. Given to habits of lewdness; prostitute. Newage Dictionary DB
  20. The people; the community. Newage Dictionary DB
  21. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  22. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  23. To converse together; to discourse; to confer. Newage Dictionary DB
  24. To participate. Newage Dictionary DB
  25. To have a joint right with others in common ground. Newage Dictionary DB
  26. Belonging equally to more than one; as common to the human race; public; usual; frequent; inferior; of low birth or origin; in grammar, applied to both masculine and feminine gender, or to any individual of a class; as, a common noun. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  27. Belonging equally to more than one: public: general: usual: frequent: easy to be had: of little value: vulgar. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  28. Belonging to several; public; general; usual; of small value; vulgar. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  29. Frequent or usual; customary; regular. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. Pertaining to two or more persons or things; joint; general. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. Common place; coarse; vulgar; low. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. Belonging equally to more than one, or to many indefinitely; belonging to all; public; general; frequent; usual; of little value; of low or no rank; vulgar; of verbs, both active and passive; of nouns, both masculine and feminine, also applicable to a whole class. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  33. Belonging equally to more than one; serving for the use of all; usual or ordinary; without rank; not distinguished by superior excellence; in gram., applied to nouns that are both masc. and fem. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for common

  1. There can be nothing in common between me and this man. – Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkman
  2. " I think it is so common to be with everybody. – Renée Mauperin by Edmond de Goncourt and Jules de Goncourt
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