from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A group of people living in the same locality and under the same government.
- noun The district or locality in which such a group lives.
- noun A group of people having common interests.
- noun A group viewed as forming a distinct segment of society.
- noun Similarity or identity.
- noun Sharing, participation, and fellowship.
- noun Society as a whole; the public.
- noun A group of organisms interacting with one another and with the environment in a specific region.
- noun The region occupied by a group of interacting organisms.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun 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.
- noun Life in association with others; the social state.
- noun 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.
- noun 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).
- noun The body of people in a state or commonwealth; the public, or people in general: used in this sense always with the definite article.
- noun Commonness; frequency.
- noun In logic, the being possessed in common by several subjects.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Common possession or enjoyment; participation.
- noun 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.
- noun Society at large; a commonwealth or state; a body politic; the public, or people in general.
- noun rare Common character; likeness.
- noun obsolete Commonness; frequency.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A group sharing a common understanding and often the same language, manners, tradition and law. See
- noun A
commune, or residentialor religious collective.
- noun The condition of having certain attitudes and interests in common.
- noun ecology A group of interdependent organisms inhabiting the same region and interacting with each other.
- noun Internet A group of people interacting by electronic means for social, professional, educational or other purposes; a
- noun obsolete Common possession or enjoyment;
- noun obsolete
common character; likeness.
- noun obsolete
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a group of people living in a particular local area
- noun a group of nations having common interests
- noun (ecology) a group of interdependent organisms inhabiting the same region and interacting with each other
- noun a district where people live; occupied primarily by private residences
- noun common ownership
- noun agreement as to goals
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
How else would we have developed such a “tight-knit community”, with * community* being the key word?
What you're describing in fact as "the community" is *your little grouplet you feel is the community* where someone with a pre-existing RL connection or game connection to a friend/colleague in ACS ginned this thing up.
The concept of community management contains the word community.
Judging of things by the light of human prudence, he thought the community could never raise itself again to the position it occupied before the fire, and wishing to prevent a multiplicity of institutions in his diocese, he formed the design of uniting the _rising community_ to the _Ursulines_ at Quebec.
A community that is to any extent governed from without, like British India or London, is not a State, but part of a State, for it is not a _perfect community_.
So we don't, for example, put a lot of effort into finding a way to control the alcoholism of aboriginals, or trying to stop domestic violence and gangs in the Sikh community, or put a lid on fraud in the Chinese community* because we don't want to admit out loud that these problems exist.
_patronized_; patronized, not by a few persons, not by one half, or three fourths even of a community, but by the _whole community_.
In a speech today, Brown will say: "I want serving your community to become a normal part of growing up in every community, because everyone has something unique to give and a great deal to gain from doing so.
In education, the term "community partners" often conjures images of parent groups or local businesses who assist with fundraising drives.
"The Latin community is a very Catholic community," continued Vergara, 38.