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If people use common sense and their own guiding moral compass, I think they'll generally stay out of trouble.
Steve Chabot

Meaning of "common" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD COMMON

From Old French commun, from Latin commūnis general, universal.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF COMMON

common  [ˈkɒmən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF COMMON

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Common can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES COMMON MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Common

Common may refer to: ▪ Common , American hip-hop artist, actor and poet ▪ Common, a British Thoroughbred racehorse ▪ Common land, land which other people have certain traditional rights such as grazing livestock or collecting firewood ▪ Common language, also known as Lingua franca, a language shared by speakers of different mother tongues ▪ Common, a part of certain Christian liturgy ▪ COMMON, a Fortran statement ▪ COMMON, the largest association of users of mid-range IBM computers ▪ Common, translation of tum'ah, a biblical term for ritual impurity, used by some common English translations of the bible ▪ Commoner, someone does not hold a title of peerage ▪ Dol Common, a character in The Alchemist by Ben Jonson ▪ The Common, a nickname of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts ▪ Town common ▪ Vernacular, the common but not scientific name of a plant or animal...

Definition of common in the English dictionary

The first definition of common in the dictionary is belonging to or shared by two or more people. Other definition of common is belonging to or shared by members of one or more nations or communities; public. Common is also of ordinary standard; average.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH COMMON


batman
ˈbætmən
Bremen
ˈbreɪmən
cayman
ˈkeɪmən
chairman
ˈtʃɛəmən
Coleman
ˈkəʊlmən
demon
ˈdiːmən
discommon
dɪsˈkɒmən
dromon
ˈdrɒmən
freeman
ˈfriːmən
german
ˈdʒɜːmən
Hoffman
ˈhɒfmən
human
ˈhjuːmən
lemon
ˈlɛmən
roman
ˈrəʊmən
Roscommon
rɒsˈkɒmən
Simon
ˈsaɪmən
Solomon
ˈsɒləmən
uncommon
ʌnˈkɒmən
woman
ˈwʊmən
Yemen
ˈjɛmən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE COMMON

common area charges
common assault
common carrier
common chord
common cold
common core
common crab
common currency
common denominator
common divisor
Common Entrance
Common Era
Common External Tariff
common factor
common fee
common footman
common footmen
common fraction

WORDS THAT END LIKE COMMON

Ammon
backgammon
gammon
Greenham Common
in common
Japanese persimmon
mammon
persimmon
psammon
Rabbath Ammon
resummon
summon
tenant in common

Synonyms and antonyms of common in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «COMMON»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «common» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of common

Translation of «common» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF COMMON

Find out the translation of common to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of common from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «common» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

常见的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

común
570 millions of speakers

English

common
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

आम
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

شَائِع
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

общий
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

comum
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সাধারণ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

commun
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Biasa
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

weitverbreitet
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

普通の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

흔한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Umum
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

phổ biến
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பொதுவான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सामान्य
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ortak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

comune
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wspólny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

поширений
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

frecvent
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

συνήθης
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gemeenskaplike
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

vanlig
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

vanlig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of common

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «COMMON»

The term «common» is very widely used and occupies the 1.437 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «COMMON» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about common

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10 QUOTES WITH «COMMON»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word common.
1
Peter Ackroyd
All cities are impressive in their way, because they represent the aspiration of men to lead a common life; those people who wish to live agreeable lives, and in constant intercourse with one another, will build a city as beautiful as Paris.
2
Kofi Annan
More than ever before in human history, we share a common destiny. We can master it only if we face it together. And that, my friends, is why we have the United Nations.
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Kathleen Battle
When I do concerts and recitals, the two most common requests are spirituals and opera.
4
Sean Bean
A common misperception of me is... that I am a tough, rough northerner, which I suppose I am really. But I'm pretty mild-mannered most of the time. It's the parts that you play I guess. I don't mind it. I'm not a tough guy. I'd like to act as a fair, easy-going, kind man at some point.
5
Catharine Beecher
As liberty and intelligence have increased the people have more and more revolted against the theological dogmas that contradict common sense and wound the tenderest sensibilities of the soul.
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David Bohm
A new kind of mind thus beings to come into being which is based on the development of a common meaning that is constantly transforming in the process of the dialogue.
7
Michael Bolton
I kept looking to do songs that were written years ago and would live or outlive all of us, and the one thing they had in common was Sinatra.
8
Tony Campolo
Prior to ROE V. WADE, abortions were common even though they were illegal. I don't think making them illegal again is going to solve the problem.
9
Dick Cavett
Why are people afraid of ghosts? 'Ooh, no, I wouldn't want to see one! I'd be too scared' - accompanied by a tremolo of fear in the voice - is the common reaction. This puzzles me. I'd think anyone would welcome he opportunity. I've never heard of a ghost hurting anybody.
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Steve Chabot
If people use common sense and their own guiding moral compass, I think they'll generally stay out of trouble.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «COMMON»

Discover the use of common in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to common and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Little Book of Common Sense Investing: The Only Way to ...
That’s what index investing is all about. And that’s what this book is all about. Praise for The Little Book of Common Sense Investing "A low-cost index fund is the most sensible equity investment for the greatmajority of investors.
John C. Bogle, 2007
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For the Common Good: Redirecting the Economy Toward ...
Winner of the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order 1992, Named New Options Best Political Book Economist Herman Daly and theologian John Cobb, Jr., demonstrate how conventional economics and a growth-oriented industrial economy ...
Herman E. Daly, Clifford W. Cobb, 1994
3
Common Sense on Mutual Funds
This new edition of Common Sense on Mutual Funds will send you marching into the financial markets with a sense of mission." —Jonathan Clements, author of The Little Book of Main Street Money "When the history of modern investment ...
John C. Bogle, 2010
4
The Nature of the Common Law
Throughout the book, the analysis is fully illustrated by leading cases.
Melvin Aron Eisenberg, 1991
5
Glenn Beck's Common Sense: The Case Against an ...
And now, Glenn Beck revisits Paine’s powerful treatise with one purpose: to galvanize Americans to see past government’s easy solutions, two-party monopoly, and illogical methods and take back our great country.
Glenn Beck, 2009
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Common Morality : Deciding What to Do: Deciding What to Do
The distillation of over 40 years of scholarship, this book is the most accessible version of Gert's influential theory of morality as well as an eye-opening look at the moral foundations of our everyday actions.
Bernard Gert Stone Professor of Intellectual and Moral Philosophy Dartmouth College, 2004
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A Common Law for the Age of Statutes
--American Bar Association Journal Reviews of this book: Calabresi has brought his ample juristic talents to bear on a foundational problem of the legal and democratic process...in its quality, timeliness and provocativeness [this book] is ...
Guido CALABRESI, Guido Calabresi, 2009
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Arthritis and Common Sense
The author reports the results of his research into the cause of arthritis and offers a dietary plan complete with menus designed to relieve the disease's symptoms
Dale Alexander, 1981
9
The Elements of the Common Lawes of England
This is quite unfortunate, observes Holdsworth, because "he alone had the philosophical capacity, the historical knowledge and the literary taste needed to select the subject matter and shape the form of the books. (...) [Had he completed ...
Francis Bacon, 1630
10
Common Knowledge: How Companies Thrive by Sharing what They Know
Going beyond "one-size-fits-all" approaches and simple generalities like upper management involvement and cultural issues, this important book will help organizations of every kind construct knowledge transfer systems tailored to their ...
Nancy M. Dixon, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «COMMON»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term common is used in the context of the following news items.
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The Great Common Core Textbook Swindle
Only one in eight Common Core-aligned textbooks actually meet Common Core standards—and none by textbook giants Pearson or Houghton ... «Daily Beast, Jul 15»
2
Democracy and geography as common denominators
Democracy and geography appeared to be the common denominators between Israel and Greece, when Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias ... «Jerusalem Post Israel News, Jul 15»
3
Greek and Chinese upheavals squeeze ASEAN common market plans
A 300-strong bureaucracy is certainly not planning and could not implement a common currency or even a bastardised common fiscal policy. «The Australian Financial Review, Jul 15»
4
Common Ground for Vietnam and the US
Forty-plus years after the Americans withdrew from Vietnam, and 20 years after the two countries re-established diplomatic relations, President ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
5
Champaign OKs $710000 in incentives for downtown Common
CHAMPAIGN — A new Common Ground Food Co-Op store in downtown Champaign will receive up to $710,000 in tax benefits through a bill ... «Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette, Jul 15»
6
Trump mocks Bush over Common Core, immigration
Donald Trump ratcheted up the war of words with Jeb Bush on Tuesday, calling the former Florida governor's support for Common Core ... «The Hill, Jul 15»
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Violence 'common' for some Parkchester residents as father holding …
PARKCHESTER, Bronx– From his first floor apartment's bedroom window, Jesus “G” Rivera, has a front row seat to a deadly crime scene that ... «New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV, Jul 15»
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Common areas of condos subject to privacy rights, top Ontario court …
TORONTO — Residents of condominiums have a reasonable expectation of privacy in the common areas of their buildings, Ontario's top court ... «Globalnews.ca, Jul 15»
9
Kingston Common Council backs charter amendment governing …
KINGSTON >> City residents are one step closer to voting to determine whether the Common Council and mayor should have a say over the ... «The Daily Freeman, Jul 15»
10
2015 Common Ground Music Festival underway
“We've got nine bands playing tonight, Jenna Meyer, Marketing Director for Common Ground said. “We've got some sponsor activations going ... «WLNS, Jul 15»

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