[ kom-yuh-nal-i-tee ]
/ ˌkɒm yəˈnæl ɪ ti /
the state or condition of being communal.
a feeling or spirit of cooperation and belonging arising from common interests and goals.
They Call It Puppy Love And Other Animal-inspired PhrasesWe often attribute emotions and other human characteristics to animals. This is called anthropomorphism. Similarly, we also describe people using animal characteristics. You might, for example, say my teenage son “eats like a horse,” meaning he’s a growing boy and consumes a lot of food. This is called zoomorphism. Zoomorphism also includes assigning animal-like qualities to gods and inanimate objects. The term comes from the Greek …
The Many, Many Words For DrunkardsGrab your drink of choice and join us as we look back on some of the best words for drunkards from history. 1. He’s biggy Here’s the thing: We’ve been getting drunk since the stone age. (We as in “humans,” not necessarily we as in the Dictionary.com staff.) Why? Well for one thing, it’s fun. For another, it’s a communal, social activity, and we (as …
- communal aerial,
- communal marriage,
Origin of communality
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