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  • EN [ ˈkɒmən]
  • US [ ˈkɑːmən]

English definition


  • 1. a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area;

    • "they went for a walk in the park"


  • 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. of 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--a real tough guy"
    • "appealing to the vulgar taste for violence"
    • "the vulgar display of the newly rich"
  • 9. to be expected; standard;

    • "common decency"

Example sentences

  • In this matter we must place the common cause above all else.

  • It's time to set our differences by and work together for a common purpose.

  • Taiwan will return to the embrace of the motherland; the whole country must be united. This is the general trend of development and the common aspiration of the people.

  • A common superstition considered it bad luck to sleep in a room numbered 13.

  • They found a similar drug being tested against a rhinovirus — another cause of the common cold.

  • The common man in every country is anxious for world peace.

  • To improve one's professional skill has now become a common practice.

  • The two countries are joined by common mountains and rivers.

  • Here he fell into the common error of judging by appearances.

  • Wang is a very common Chinese surname.

  • He preferred to stick with the common herd.

  • Britain and America share a common language.

  • I judge it by common sense.

  • These views were common among intellectuals.

  • Salt is the most common seasoning.

  • The two have nothing in common.

  • He is sprung from the common family.

  • Marijuana is a common form of the drug.

  • Once untied, we common people are able to conquer nature, too.

  • Don't you have a sprinkling of common sense?

  • For goodness' sake, just use your common sense!

  • the enclosure of common land in the seventeenth century

  • one of the most common forms of cancer

  • The school syllabus seems aimed at the lowest common denominator.

  • Tabloid newspapers pander to the lowest common denominator.

  • By common consent this election constituted a historic step on the road to democracy.

  • These habits of thinking elide the difference between what is common and what is normal.

  • Deliveries are made by common carrier or van line.

  • The money went into a common fund.

Phrase collocation

  • the common good

    the benefit or interests of all

    • it is time our elected officials stood up for the common good.

  • common ground

    a point accepted or shared by each of two or more conflicting or differing parties

    • artists from different cultural backgrounds found common ground.

  • common knowledge

    something known by most people

  • common or garden

    (Brit. informal)of the usual or ordinary type

    • Britain's common or garden house sparrow.

  • common property

    a thing or things held jointly

  • the common touch

    the ability to get on with or appeal to ordinary people

  • have something in common

    have a specified amount or degree of shared interests or characteristics

    • the two men had little in common.

  • in common with

    in the same way as

    • in common with other officers I had to undertake guard duties.

  • out of the common

    (Brit.)rarely occurring; unusual

  • in common

    Equally with or by all.

Synonym discrimination

  • common, ordinary, commonplace, general, usual, popular, universal

  • mutual, common, joint, reciprocal


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