American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To travel as a commuter.
- v. To make substitution or exchange.
- v. To serve as a substitute.
- v. To pay in gross, usually at a reduced rate, rather than in individual payments.
- v. Mathematics & Logic To satisfy or engage in a commutative operation.
- v. To substitute (one thing for another); exchange.
- v. To change (a penalty, debt, or payment) to a less severe one.
- n. An act or instance of commuting, especially the trip made by a commuter: a 22-mile commute; an easy commute.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To exchange; put in the place of another (thing or person); give or receive for another; substitute another thing for.
- Specifically— To exchange one penalty or punishment for another of less severity.
- To substitute one sort of burden for another; especially, to substitute money payment for payment in kind or the performance of a compulsory duty: as, to commute tithes.
- In electricity, to regulate (the direction of an electrical current) as by a commutator.
- To serve as a substitute.
- To pay in money instead of in kind or in duty.
- To pay a single sum as an equivalent for a number of successive payments; specifically, to purchase and use a commutation-ticket.
- v. intransitive To regularly travel from one's home to one's workplace, or vice versa.
- v. transitive, finance To pay out the lump-sum present value of an annuity, instead of paying in instalments.
- v. intransitive To pay, or arrange to pay, in gross instead of part by part.
- v. transitive, law, criminology To reduce the sentence previously given for a criminal offense.
- v. intransitive To obtain or bargain for exemption or substitution; to effect a commutation.
- v. intransitive, mathematics To engage in a commutative operation.
- n. The route one takes to travel to a workplace or back.
- n. The distance of that route.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To exchange; to put or substitute something else in place of, as a smaller penalty, obligation, or payment, for a greater, or a single thing for an aggregate; hence, to lessen; to diminish.
- v. To obtain or bargain for exemption or substitution; to effect a commutation.
- v. To pay, or arrange to pay, in gross instead of part by part.
- v. to travel regularly from a place of residence to another place, such as where one's daily work is performed. Often, such travel is performed between a suburb and a nearby city.
- v. exchange positions without a change in value
- v. exchange a penalty for a less severe one
- v. change the order or arrangement of
- v. exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category
- n. a regular journey of some distance to and from your place of work
- v. travel back and forth regularly, as between one's place of work and home
- From Latin commūtō (Wiktionary)
- Middle English commuten, to transform, from Latin commūtāre : com-, com- + mūtāre, to change; see mei-1 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Personally, I love to drive, so the commute is actually part of my leisure time.”
“(We're about to learn that she drives a vintage Mustang convertible, probably inherited from the father Paul reminds her of and that she holds onto for sentimental reasons, sure, but also for the sheer fun of driving it --- her commute is the highlight of her day.)”
“Figuring the cost of the patrol car, the patrolman's time and the overall distance covered, the cost per mile for her commute is astonishing.”
“One of the legs of my commute is a short hop down the Green Line that starts at the station at Aviation and Imperial.”
“But most of the time, I just feel extremely grateful that it works for me, because my commute is AWESOME! anne”
“I firmly believe a long commute is a waste of life, and a short commute is very valuable to me.”
“I temp, and I'll turn down job assignments if I see the commute is going to be too long (e.g. in my case, that's requiring I get up before 6 am or require more than 60 minutes of transit commuting).”
“Do you want to leave families with children little option but to commute from the Eastside, or more suburban areas of Seattle proper? sarah68”
“To a new house across town. to a suburb within commute distance ...”
“The biggest problem is that the sound quality is not all it could be - I couldn't listen to these on my normal train commute, though they were OK for Wii workouts or driving.”
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