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commune

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[ verb kuh-myoon; noun kom-yoon ]
/ verb kəˈmyun; noun ˈkɒm yun /
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verb (used without object), com·muned, com·mun·ing.
to converse or talk together, usually with profound intensity, intimacy, etc.; interchange thoughts or feelings.
to be in intimate communication or rapport: to commune with nature.
noun
interchange of ideas or sentiments.
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Origin of commune

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First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English com(m)unen “to share, have in common, associate with, tell stories, communicate,” from Middle French com(m)uner, com(m)uniier “to make common, have in common, share,” derivative of comun common

OTHER WORDS FROM commune

com·mun·er, noun

Other definitions for commune (2 of 3)

commune2
[ kom-yoon ]
/ ˈkɒm yun /

noun

Origin of commune

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First recorded in 1785–95; from French, from Medieval Latin commūna, commūnia (feminine singular), alteration of Latin commūne (neuter singular), or commūnia (neuter plural) “community, state,” originally neuter of commūnis common

Other definitions for commune (3 of 3)

commune3
[ kuh-myoon ]
/ kəˈmyun /

verb (used without object), com·muned, com·mun·ing.
to partake of the Eucharist.

Origin of commune

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First recorded in 1325–1375; Middle English; back formation from communion
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British Dictionary definitions for commune (1 of 4)

commune1

verb (kəˈmjuːn) (intr usually foll by with)
to talk or converse intimately
to experience strong emotion or spiritual feelings (for)to commune with nature
noun (ˈkɒmjuːn)
intimate conversation; exchange of thoughts; communion

Word Origin for commune

C13: from Old French comuner to hold in common, from comun common

British Dictionary definitions for commune (2 of 4)

commune2
/ (kəˈmjuːn) /

verb
(intr) Christianity, mainly US to partake of Communion

Word Origin for commune

C16: back formation from communion

British Dictionary definitions for commune (3 of 4)

commune3
/ (ˈkɒmjuːn) /

noun
a group of families or individuals living together and sharing possessions and responsibilities
any small group of people having common interests or responsibilities
the smallest administrative unit in Belgium, France, Italy, and Switzerland, governed by a mayor and council
the government or inhabitants of a commune
a medieval town enjoying a large degree of autonomy

Word Origin for commune

C18: from French, from Medieval Latin commūnia, from Latin: things held in common, from commūnis common

British Dictionary definitions for commune (4 of 4)

Commune
/ (ˈkɒmjuːn) /

noun French history
a committee that governed Paris during the French Revolution and played a leading role in the Reign of Terror: suppressed 1794
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