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Commonness meaning in English

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see synonyms of commonness


1. commonness, expectedness

the state of being that is commonly observed

2. coarseness, commonness, grossness, raunch, vulgarism, vulgarity

the quality of lacking taste and refinement

3. commonness, commonplaceness, everydayness

ordinariness as a consequence of being frequent and commonplace

4. commonality, commonness

sharing of common attributes

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of commonness
belonging to or shared by two or more people
common property
belonging to or shared by members of one or more nations or communities; public
a common culture
of ordinary standard; average
common decency
prevailing; widespread
common opinion
widely known or frequently encountered; ordinary
a common brand of soap
widely known and notorious
a common nuisance
7. derogatory
considered by the speaker to be low-class, vulgar, or coarse
a common accent
8. (prenominal)
having no special distinction, rank, or status
the common man
9. mathematics
having a specified relationship with a group of numbers or quantities
common denominator
(of a tangent) tangential to two or more circles
10. prosody
(of a syllable) able to be long or short, or (in nonquantitative verse) stressed or unstressed
11. grammar
(in certain languages) denoting or belonging to a gender of nouns, esp one that includes both masculine and feminine referents
Latin sacerdos is common
12. anatomy
having branches
the common carotid artery
serving more than one function
the common bile duct
13. Christianity
of or relating to the common of the Mass or divine office
14.  common or garden
15. (sometimes plural)
a tract of open public land, esp one now used as a recreation area
16. law
the right to go onto someone else's property and remove natural products, as by pasturing cattle or fishing (esp in the phrase right of common)
17. Christianity
a form of the proper of the Mass used on festivals that have no special proper of their own
the ordinary of the Mass
18. archaic
the ordinary people; the public, esp those undistinguished by rank or title
19.  in common

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see synonyms of commonness
belonging equally to, or shared by, two or more or by all
the common interests of a group
belonging or relating to the community at large; public
common carriers
widely existing; general; prevalent
common knowledge
widely but unfavorably known
a common criminal
met with or occurring frequently; familiar; usual
a common sight
basic; simple; rudimentary
common courtesy
not of the upper classes; of the masses
the common man
having no rank
a common soldier
below ordinary; inferior
common ware
not refined; vulgar; low; coarse
10.  Anatomy
formed of or dividing into branches
11.  Grammar
designating a noun that refers to any of a group or class, as book, apple, street
see also proper
designating gender that can be either masculine or feminine
the word child is of common gender
12.  Ancient Mathematics
belonging equally to two or more quantities
a common denominator
13.  US; [sometimes pl.]
land owned or used by all the inhabitants of a place; tract of open public land, esp. as a park in a city or town
14.  [often C-]; Ecclesiastical
the office or service suitable for any of a class of festivals
the ordinary of the Mass
15.  Law
the right that a person has, in common with the owner or others, in the land or waters of another

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of commonness
adj. com·mon·er, com·mon·est
a. Belonging equally to or shared equally by two or more; joint: common interests.
b. Of or relating to the community as a whole; public: for the common good.
2. Widespread; prevalent: Gas stations became common as the use of cars grew.
a. Occurring frequently or habitually; usual: It is common for movies to last 90 minutes or more.
b. Most widely known; ordinary: the common housefly.
4. Having no special designation, status, or rank: a common sailor.
a. Not distinguished by superior or noteworthy characteristics; average: the common spectator.
b. Of no special quality; standard: common procedure.
c. Of mediocre or inferior quality; second-rate: common cloth.
6. Unrefined or coarse in manner; vulgar: behavior that branded him as common.
7. Grammar
a. Either masculine or feminine in gender.
b. Representing one or all of the members of a class; not designating a unique entity.
1. commons The common people; commonalty.
2. commons(used with a sing. or pl. verb)
a. The social class composed of commoners.
b. The parliamentary representatives of this class.
3. Commons The House of Commons.
4. A tract of land, usually in a centrally located spot, belonging to or used by a community as a whole: a band concert on the village common.
5. The legal right of a person to use the lands or waters of another, as for fishing.
6. commons(used with a sing. verb) A building or hall for dining, typically at a university or college.
7. Common stock.
8. Ecclesiastical A service used for a particular class of festivals.

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