- 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.
- interchange of ideas or sentiments.
Origin of commune1
- to talk or converse intimately
- to experience strong emotion or spiritual feelings (for)to commune with nature
- intimate conversation; exchange of thoughts; communion
- (intr) Christianity, mainly US to partake of Communion
- 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
- See Paris Commune
- a committee that governed Paris during the French Revolution and played a leading role in the Reign of Terror: suppressed 1794
Word Origin and History for communer
c.1300, "have dealings with," from Old French comuner "to make common, share" (10c., Modern French communier), from comun (see common (adj.)). Meaning "to talk intimately" is late 14c. Related: Communed; communing.
1792, from French commune "small territorial divisions set up after the Revolution," from Middle French commune "free city, group of citizens" (12c.), from Medieval Latin communia, noun use of neuter plural of Latin adjective communis, literally "that which is common," from communis (see common (adj.)). The Commune of Paris usurped the government during the Reign of Terror. The word later was applied to a government on communalistic principles set up in Paris in 1871. Adherents of the 1871 government were Communards.