American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A group of people living in the same locality and under the same government.
- n. The district or locality in which such a group lives.
- n. A group of people having common interests: the scientific community; the international business community.
- n. A group viewed as forming a distinct segment of society: the gay community; the community of color.
- n. Similarity or identity: a community of interests.
- n. Sharing, participation, and fellowship.
- n. Society as a whole; the public.
- n. Ecology A group of plants and animals living and interacting with one another in a specific region under relatively similar environmental conditions.
- n. Ecology The region occupied by a group of interacting organisms.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Common possession or enjoyment; the holding or sharing of interests, possessions, or privileges in common by two or more individuals: as, a community of goods; community of interests between husband and wife.
- n. Life in association with others; the social state.
- n. A number of people associated together by the fact of residence in the same locality, or of subjection to the same local laws and regulations; a village, township, or municipality.
- n. A society or association of persons having common interests or privileges, commercial, social, political, or ecclesiastical, and subject to the same regulations; now, especially, a society of this nature in which the members reside together or in the same locality: as, the Oneida Community (see below).
- n. The body of people in a state or commonwealth; the public, or people in general: used in this sense always with the definite article.
- n. Commonness; frequency.
- n. In logic, the being possessed in common by several subjects.
- n. A group sharing a common understanding and often the same language, manners, tradition and law. See civilization.
- n. A commune, or residential or religious collective.
- n. The condition of having certain attitudes and interests in common.
- n. ecology A group of interdependent organisms inhabiting the same region and interacting with each other.
- n. Internet A group of people interacting by electronic means for social, professional, educational or other purposes; a virtual community.
- n. obsolete Common possession or enjoyment; participation.
- n. obsolete common character; likeness.
- n. obsolete commonness; frequency
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Common possession or enjoyment; participation.
- n. A body of people having common rights, privileges, or interests, or living in the same place under the same laws and regulations. Hence a number of animals living in a common home or with some apparent association of interests.
- n. Society at large; a commonwealth or state; a body politic; the public, or people in general.
- n. rare Common character; likeness.
- n. obsolete Commonness; frequency.
- n. a group of people living in a particular local area
- n. a group of nations having common interests
- n. (ecology) a group of interdependent organisms inhabiting the same region and interacting with each other
- n. a district where people live; occupied primarily by private residences
- n. common ownership
- n. agreement as to goals
- From Old French communité, from Classical Latin communitas, from commūnis ("common"). Cognates include French communauté. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English communite, citizenry, from Old French, from Latin commūnitās, fellowship, from commūnis, common; see common. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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