noun, plural com·mu·ni·ties.
Origin of community
Synonyms for community
Related Words for communityneighborhood, center, district, people, company, nation, society, state, public, association, commonwealth, commonality, locality, populace, colony, hamlet, turf, territory, residents, semblance
Examples from the Web for community
Contemporary Examples of community
What matters is being honest, humble, and a faithful and loyal friend, father and member of your community.Abramoff’s Advice for Virginia’s New Jailhouse Guv
Tim Mak, Jackie Kucinich
January 7, 2015
Marrying another Jew was not just a personal simcha (joy), but one for the community.My Week on Jewish Tinder
January 5, 2015
Then we all have to do our part to engage the officers and our community, and hold everyone accountable in the process.
Community policing is expensive and, in an era of budget cuts, increasingly rare.
In being himself, he was also representing a community of people that talked how he talked and saw what he saw.Remembering ESPN’s Sly, Cocky, and Cool Anchor Stuart Scott
January 4, 2015
Historical Examples of community
No person, no home, no community can be beyond the reach of this call.
And we find that children and community are the commitments that set us free.
These meetings were productive of great good to the community and to individuals.Biography of a Slave
Philistinism was the note of the age and community in which he lived.De Profundis
At intervals I talked to him, asking after all the other members of the community by name.Green Mansions
W. H. Hudson
noun plural -ties
- the people living in one locality
- the locality in which they live
- (as modifier)community spirit
Word Origin for community
late 14c., from Old French comunité "community, commonness, everybody" (Modern French communauté), from Latin communitatem (nominative communitas) "community, society, fellowship, friendly intercourse; courtesy, condescension, affability," from communis "common, public, general, shared by all or many," (see common (adj.)). Latin communitatem "was merely a noun of quality ... meaning 'fellowship, community of relations or feelings,' but in med.L. it was, like universitas, used concretely in the sense of 'a body of fellows or fellow-townsmen' " [OED].
An Old English word for "community" was gemænscipe "community, fellowship, union, common ownership," from mæne "common, public, general," probably composed from the same PIE roots as communis. Community service as a criminal sentence is recorded from 1972, American English. Community college is recorded from 1959.