Definition of COMMON

noun : COMMON

Source: WordNet 3.1

Adjective : COMMON

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 2. (

    ) having no special distinction or quality; widely known or commonly encountered; average or ordinary or usual; "the common man"; "a common sailor"; "the common cold"; "a common nuisance"; "followed common procedure"; "it is common knowledge that she lives alone"; "the common housefly"; "a common brand of soap" ;

  • 3. (

    ) common to or shared by two or more parties; "a common friend"; "the mutual interests of management and labor" ;

  • 4. (

    ) commonly encountered; "a common (or familiar) complaint"; "the usual greeting" ;

  • 5. (

    ) being or characteristic of or appropriate to everyday language; "common parlance"; "a vernacular term"; "vernacular speakers"; "the vulgar tongue of the masses"; "the technical and vulgar names for an animal species" ;

  • 6. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 7. (

    ) of low or inferior quality or value; "of what coarse metal ye are molded"- Shakespeare; "produced...the common cloths used by the poorer population" ;

  • 8. (

    ) 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;

  • 9. (

    ) to be expected; standard; "common decency" ;

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