- not belonging to an inflectional paradigm; fulfilling different functions that in some languages require different inflected forms: English nouns are in the common case whether used as subject or object.
- constituting one of two genders of a language, especially a gender comprising nouns that were formerly masculine or feminine: Swedish nouns are either common or neuter.
- noting a word that may refer to either a male or a female: French élève has common gender. English lacks a common gender pronoun in the third person singular.
- (of a noun) belonging to the common gender.
- the commonalty; the nonruling class.
- the body of people not of noble birth or not ennobled, as represented in England by the House of Commons.
- Commons, the representatives of this body.
- Commons, the House of Commons.
- (used with a singular verb) a large dining room, especially at a university or college.
- (usually used with a plural verb)British. food provided in such a dining room.
- (usually used with a plural verb) food or provisions for any group.
- an office or form of service used on a festival of a particular kind.
- the ordinary of the Mass, especially those parts sung by the choir.
- the part of the missal and breviary containing Masses and offices of those saints assigned to them.
- the community or public.
- the common people.
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Students would have a fully equipped laptop to call their own as well as one that didn’t lack key functionalities, which is common among donated devices.The coronavirus pandemic is expanding California’s digital divide|Walter Thompson|July 9, 2020|TechCrunch
The company’s financial history is occluded — common with private companies — and a bit uneven.Coinbase reported to consider late 2020, early 2021 public debut|Alex Wilhelm|July 9, 2020|TechCrunch
Residents often live four to a room, share a bathroom, and congregate in crowded common spaces.Canada’s “national shame”: Covid-19 in nursing homes|Sigal Samuel|July 7, 2020|Vox
The system can’t be easily reverse-engineered to determine what it learned to pay attention to during training — a common problem for researchers trying to use AI to do science.Why Is Glass Rigid? Signs of Its Secret Structure Emerge.|John Pavlus|July 7, 2020|Quanta Magazine
Accounts on these platforms were all registered using a handful of common email addresses and phone numbers.FBI nabs Nigerian business scammer who allegedly cost victims millions|Timothy B. Lee|July 6, 2020|Ars Technica
The email appears to have been a relatively common attempt to gain personal information from a wide range of unwitting victims.
The vaccine is delivered through a “carrier virus” that causes a common cold in chimpanzees but does not affect humans.
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Finding the common bonds that help us realize that we have far more in common than that which separates us.
At the time, screen quotas were far more common among film producing industries.Propaganda, Protest, and Poisonous Vipers: The Cinema War in Korea|Rich Goldstein|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Smooth Naked Horsetail is a common plant, specially by the sides of streams and pools.How to Know the Ferns|S. Leonard Bastin
I would ask you to imagine it translated into every language, a common material of understanding throughout all the world.
Our social life is aimless without it, we are a crowd without a common understanding.
Diplococci without capsules are common in the sputum, but have no special significance.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
He had discovered that the all-glorious boast of Spain was not exempt from the infirmities of common men.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
British Dictionary definitions for common
- having a specified relationship with a group of numbers or quantitiescommon denominator
- (of a tangent) tangential to two or more circles
- having branchesthe common carotid artery
- serving more than one functionthe common bile duct
- a form of the proper of the Mass used on festivals that have no special proper of their own
- the ordinary of the Mass
Derived forms of commoncommonness, noun
Word Origin for common
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In addition to the idioms beginning with common
- common cause
- common ground
- common touch, the
- in common