Shared characteristics, as in One of the few things John and Mary have in common is a love of music. [Mid-1600s]
Held equally, in joint possession or use, as in This land is held in common by all the neighbors. [Late 1300s]
Words nearby in common
How to use in common in a sentence
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.
Another read: “We need leaders who will stand against Common Core.”
This is a guy who has his son-in-law clean his eyeglasses, for crying out loud.
Her travel clique has been known to arrive at an airport, bags packed, passport-in-hand, within hours of spotting a deal.‘We Out Here’: Inside the New Black Travel Movement|Charlise Ferguson|January 4, 2015|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