Associations to the word «Common»


COMMON, adjective. Mutual; shared by more than one.
COMMON, adjective. Occurring or happening regularly or frequently; usual.
COMMON, adjective. Found in large numbers or in a large quantity.
COMMON, adjective. Simple, ordinary or vulgar.
COMMON, adjective. (grammar) In some languages, particularly Germanic languages, of the gender originating from the coalescence of the masculine and feminine categories of nouns.
COMMON, adjective. (grammar) Of or pertaining to common nouns as opposed to proper nouns.
COMMON, adjective. Vernacular, referring to the name of a kind of plant or animal, i.e., common name vs. scientific name.
COMMON, adjective. (obsolete) Profane; polluted.
COMMON, adjective. (obsolete) Given to lewd habits; prostitute.
COMMON, noun. Mutual good, shared by more than one.
COMMON, noun. A tract of land in common ownership; common land.
COMMON, noun. The people; the community.
COMMON, noun. (legal) The right of taking a profit in the land of another, in common either with the owner or with other persons; so called from the community of interest which arises between the claimant of the right and the owner of the soil, or between the claimants and other commoners entitled to the same right.
COMMON, verb. (obsolete) To communicate (something).
COMMON, verb. (obsolete) To converse, talk.
COMMON, verb. (obsolete) To have sex.
COMMON, verb. (obsolete) To participate.
COMMON, verb. (obsolete) To have a joint right with others in common ground.
COMMON, verb. (obsolete) To board together; to eat at a table in common.
COMMON ALDER, noun. A tree in the genus Alnus; Alnus glutinosa.
COMMON ALDERS, noun. Plural of common alder
COMMON ANCESTOR, noun. An ancestor that two or more descendants have in common
COMMON ANTILOG, noun. (mathematics) (rare) A common antilogarithm.
COMMON ANTILOGARITHM, noun. (mathematics) (rare) A base-ten antilogarithm; ten raised to a certain power.
COMMON AREA, noun. A piece of land or a room that is designed for the use of multiple visitors to or inhabitants of a place.
COMMON AREA, noun. (legal) In a condominium or other cooperative residential facility, an area owned by the organization that oversees the facility, but is not owned by any specific resident.
COMMON AREAS, noun. Plural of common area
COMMON AS MUCK, adjective. Very common (in various senses).
COMMON AS PIG TRACKS, adjective. Very common or frequently encountered; not at all rare.
COMMON AS PIG TRACKS, adjective. Very common or vulgar; not sophisticated.
COMMON ASH, noun. A species of tall deciduous trees, (Fraxinus excelsior) native to most of Europe.
COMMON ASHES, noun. Plural of common ash
COMMON BARLEY, noun. A plant of the species Hordeum vulgare, which yields the commercially important cereal grain barley.
COMMON BEAN, noun. An herbaceous annual plant Phaseolus vulgaris, grown for its edible bean.
COMMON BEAN, noun. A bean of such a plant, varying in size, shape and especially color.
COMMON BEANS, noun. Plural of common bean
COMMON BISTORT, noun. Persicaria bistorta
COMMON BLACKBIRD, noun. A common bird of the species Turdus merula, native to Eurasia.
COMMON BLUE, noun. A small blue butterfly, Polyommatus icarus, of the family Lycaenidae
COMMON BLUES, noun. Plural of common blue
COMMON BONESET, noun. The herb Eupatorium perfoliatum, also known as thoroughwort. Often used by herbalists as a stimulant, febrifuge, and laxative.
COMMON BULLFINCH, noun. A small bird; the Eurasian bullfinch.
COMMON BULLFINCHES, noun. Plural of common bullfinch
COMMON BUTTONBUSH, noun. Cephalanthus occidentalis
COMMON BUZZARD, noun. A bird of prey species, Buteo buteo.
COMMON BUZZARDS, noun. Plural of common buzzard
COMMON CARP, noun. A species of fish in the carp family, Cyprinus carpio.
COMMON CARPS, noun. Plural of common carp
COMMON CAUSE, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see common,‎ cause.
COMMON CAUSE, noun. Shared purpose.
COMMON CAUSE, noun. (rhetoric) Anacoenosis.
COMMON CELTIC, proper noun. Proto-Celtic language.
COMMON CHAFFINCH, noun. A bird of the species Fringilla coelebs, principally native to Europe.
COMMON CHICKWEED, noun. The herb Stellaria media.
COMMON CHICKWEED, noun. Any of several plants resembling Stellaria media.
COMMON CHICKWEED, noun. Ageratum conyzoides
COMMON CHICKWEED, noun. Cerastium - mouse-ear chickweed
COMMON CHICKWEED, noun. Holosteum - jagged chickweed
COMMON CHICKWEED, noun. Moenchia - upright chickweed
COMMON CHICKWEED, noun. Paronychia
COMMON CHICKWEED, noun. Other species in Stellaria
COMMON CHICKWEEDS, noun. Plural of common chickweed
COMMON CLOTHES MOTH, noun. Tineola bisselliella, a winged insect of Tineidae family, the caterpillar of which is a serious pest which destroys woollen materials.
COMMON CLOTHES MOTHS, noun. Plural of common clothes moth
COMMON COCKCHAFER, noun. A species of cockchafer, Melolontha melolontha.
COMMON COLD, noun. (pathology) A very common, mild viral infection of the nose and throat, whose symptoms include sneezing, sniffling, a running or blocked nose, a sore throat, coughing and a headache.
COMMON COLDS, noun. Plural of common cold
COMMON COLUMBINE, noun. Aquilegia vulgaris.
COMMON COUPLING, noun. (computing) a form of coupling in which multiple modules share the same global data
COMMON COUPLINGS, noun. Plural of common coupling
COMMON CRANE, noun. A crane of the family Gruidae, taxonomic name Grus grus
COMMON CROSSING, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see common,‎ crossing.
COMMON CROSSING, noun. (rail) The part of a railway switch or turnout where the running-rails cross; a frog.
COMMON CROSSINGS, noun. Plural of common crossing
COMMON DANDELION, noun. The most common and well-known species of dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)
COMMON DEATH ADDER, noun. A species of death adder from Australia, taxonomic name Acanthophis antarcticus, known for its venomosity and speed.
COMMON DENOMINATOR, noun. (mathematics) Any integer that is a common multiple of the denominators of two or more fractions
COMMON DENOMINATOR, noun. (by extension) A trait or attribute that is shared by all members of some category
COMMON DENOMINATORS, noun. Plural of common denominator
COMMON DIFFERENCE, noun. (mathematics) The constant added to each element of an arithmetic progression to obtain the next.
COMMON DIFFERENCES, noun. Plural of common difference
COMMON DOLPHIN, noun. One of two species of dolphin in the genus Delphinus.
COMMON DOLPHINS, noun. Plural of common dolphin
COMMON EIDER, noun. A sea duck in eider family; Somateria mollissima.
COMMON EIDERS, noun. Plural of common eider
COMMON ELAND, noun. An antelope, Taurotragus oryx, of the African savannah
COMMON ELANDS, noun. Plural of common eland
COMMON ERA, proper noun. The method of numbering years whereby the current internationally recognized year is 2016 on the Gregorian calendar; secular equivalent of anno Domini and the Christian Era.
COMMON EUROPEAN EARWIG, noun. A type of earwig that is destructive to cultivated bulbs
COMMON FRACTION, noun. (arithmetic) A fraction in the form of one integer divided by another, non-zero, integer.
COMMON FRACTIONS, noun. Plural of common fraction
COMMON FROG, noun. Rana temporaria
COMMON GATEWAY INTERFACE, noun. (Internet) A protocol for calling external software via a Web server to deliver dynamic content.
COMMON GATEWAY INTERFACES, noun. Plural of Common Gateway Interface
COMMON GENDER, noun. (grammar) A grammatical gender formed by the historical merging of masculine and feminine genders.
COMMON GERMANIC, proper noun. Proto-Germanic language.
COMMON GIBBON, noun. The lar gibbon.
COMMON GIBBONS, noun. Plural of common gibbon
COMMON GLOW-WORM, noun. A European firefly species, Lampyris noctiluca.
COMMON GLOW-WORMS, noun. Plural of common glow-worm
COMMON GLOWWORM, noun. A wingless larviform female of the European firefly species, Lampyris noctiluca, which glows in the dark due to bioluminescence.
COMMON GOLDENEYE, noun. A medium sized sea duck, Bucephala clangula.
COMMON GOLDENEYES, noun. Plural of common goldeneye
COMMON GOOD, noun. The general interest of the population as a whole.
COMMON GOOD, noun. (economics) a good that is rivalrous and non-excludable.
COMMON GRACKLE, noun. Quiscalus quiscula
COMMON GREEN LACEWING, noun. A green insect in the order Neuroptera, Chrysoperla carnea
COMMON GREEN LACEWINGS, noun. Plural of common green lacewing
COMMON GROUND, noun. (idiomatic) A characteristic or interest shared by multiple people or systems; any belief, etc. held in common.
COMMON GULL, noun. A medium-sized gull, Larus canus.
COMMON GULLS, noun. Plural of common gull
COMMON HEPATICA, noun. A common name for the flowering plant species Hepatica nobilis
COMMON HORNBEAM, noun. Carpinus betulus; a deciduous tree with hard wood, native to many parts of Europe.
COMMON HORNBEAMS, noun. Plural of common hornbeam
COMMON HORSETAIL, noun. A plant in the taxonomic genus Equisetum (horsetails); Equisetum arvense.
COMMON HORSETAILS, noun. Plural of common horsetail
COMMON HOUSE MARTIN, noun. A migratory bird of the species Delichon urbicum, breeding in Europe, North Africa and temperate Asia.
COMMON INTERMEDIATE LANGUAGE, proper noun. (computing) The lowest level human-readable language defined by the Common Language Infrastructure.
COMMON JUNIPER, noun. Juniperus communis.
COMMON KESTREL, noun. A small falcon, Falco tinnunculus.
COMMON KESTRELS, noun. Plural of common kestrel
COMMON KNOWLEDGE, noun. What "everybody knows", often with reference to a specific community; something which cannot reasonably be contested.
COMMON KNOWLEDGE, noun. (logic) (game theory) A special kind of knowledge for a group of agents, such that when all the agents in a group G know p, they all know that they know p, they all know that they all know that they know p, and so on ad infinitum.
COMMON LAND, noun. (British) (Irish) an area of land in the United Kingdom or Ireland that is open to the public at all times and until the 18th century would have been land that was free for anybody to graze their animals on (often shortened to common).
COMMON LAND, noun. (UK) (Irish) collectively, all the common land in one of those two countries.
COMMON LANGUAGE INFRASTRUCTURE, proper noun. (computing) Open specification that describes the executable code and runtime environment that form the core of the .NET Framework of Microsoft.
COMMON LANGUAGE RUNTIME, proper noun. (computing) A special runtime environment that gives the underlying infrastructure of the Microsoft .NET Framework.
COMMON LANGUAGE SPECIFICATION, proper noun. (computing) A subset of the base Common Type System comprising of rules to which any CLS-compliant language targeting the Common Language Infrastructure should conform.
COMMON LAVENDER, noun. The species Lavandula angustifolia or a plant of the species.
COMMON LAVENDERS, noun. Plural of common lavender
COMMON LAW, noun. (legal) Law developed by judges through decisions of courts and similar tribunals (also called case law), as distinguished from legislative statutes or regulations promulgated by the executive branch.
COMMON LAW, noun. (legal) (archaic) One of two legal systems in England and in the United States before 1938 (the other being equity).
COMMON LAW, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see common,‎ law.
COMMON LING, noun. A fish of the species Molva molva, of eastern Atlantic waters, especially the North Sea.
COMMON LISP, proper noun. (computing) A multiparadigm, general-purpose programming language.
COMMON LOON, noun. (US) (Canada) The great northern diver.
COMMON LOONS, noun. Plural of common loon
COMMON MAN, noun. The average citizen, as contrasted with the social, political or cultural elite.
COMMON MARKET, proper noun. (dated) European Economic Community (A European trade group).
COMMON MARMOSET, noun. Marmoset, a New World monkey, Callithrix jacchus
COMMON MARMOSETS, noun. Plural of common marmoset
COMMON MEN, noun. Plural of common man
COMMON MINNOW, noun. A widespread species of minnow, Phoxinus phoxinus.
COMMON MINNOWS, noun. Plural of common minnow
COMMON MOORHEN, noun. A member of the species Gallinula chloropus.
COMMON MORA, noun. Mora moro, the mora, a deep-sea cod-like fish.
COMMON MULTIPLE, noun. (mathematics) A number which may be divided by any of a given set of numbers without a remainder.
COMMON MULTIPLES, noun. Plural of common multiple
COMMON NAIL, noun. An nail with a mostly smooth uncoated shank less than one third the diameter of its head, used for interior construction, especially framing.
COMMON NAILS, noun. Plural of common nail
COMMON NAME, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see common,‎ name.
COMMON NAME, noun. (taxonomy) The name by which a species is known to the general public, rather than its taxonomic or scientific name.
COMMON NAMES, noun. Plural of common name
COMMON NIGHTINGALE, noun. An alternative name of nightingale, Luscinia megarhynchos.
COMMON NOUN, noun. A noun that denotes any member, or all members, of a class; an ordinary noun such as "dog" or "city".
COMMON NOUNS, noun. Plural of common noun
COMMON OCEANIAN, proper noun. Proto-Oceanic language.
COMMON OF SHACK, noun. (UK) (legal) The right of persons occupying lands lying together in the same common field to turn out their cattle to range in it after harvest.
COMMON OR GARDEN VARIETY, noun. (idiomatic) An ordinary, standard kind.
COMMON PHEASANT, noun. A bird of the species Phasianus colchicus, native principally to temperate parts of Asia, naturalized elsewhere.
COMMON PURPOSE, noun. Of a group: having the same purpose or intent in some action or series of actions.
COMMON PURPOSES, noun. Plural of common purpose
COMMON PURSE, noun. A shared or community fund.
COMMON PURSE, noun. The people's purse.
COMMON QUAIL, noun. Coturnix coturnix, a bird in pheasant family.
COMMON QUAILS, noun. Plural of common quail
COMMON RABBIT, noun. An animal of the species Oryctolagus cuniculus, native to southwestern Europe and northwest Africa, introduced and invasive elsewhere.
COMMON RADISH, noun. (botany) Alternative term for radish, particularly the European forms of the species Raphanus sativus having a relatively short red taproot.
COMMON RADISHES, noun. Plural of common radish
COMMON RAT, noun. Alternative term for brown rat
COMMON RATS, noun. Plural of common rat
COMMON RAVEN, noun. A large all-black passerine bird in the crow family, Corvus corax.
COMMON REDSTART, noun. A small passerine bird, Phoenicurus phoenicurus.
COMMON REED, noun. Phragmites australis, a monoculture reed grass.
COMMON RINGLET, noun. A brown butterfly, Coenonympha tullia, of the family Nymphalidae. Also known as the large heath
COMMON RINGLETS, noun. Plural of common ringlet
COMMON ROOM, noun. (UK) (Australia) (Canada) (NZ) A shared lounge found in dormitories, universities, military bases, etc.
COMMON ROOMS, noun. Plural of common room
COMMON RUN, noun. Ordinary persons, things, or events.
COMMON SALT, noun. Ordinary salt (sodium chloride)
COMMON SEAL, noun. Phoca vitulina, a seal living in the northern Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
COMMON SEALS, noun. Plural of common seal
COMMON SEDGE, noun. A sedge species, Carex nigra.
COMMON SEDGES, noun. Plural of common sedge
COMMON SENSE, noun. (obsolete) An internal sense, formerly believed to be the sense by which information from the other five senses is understood and interpreted.
COMMON SENSE, noun. Ordinary sensible understanding; one's basic intelligence which allows for plain understanding and without which good decisions or judgments cannot be made.
COMMON SHELDUCK, noun. A waterfowl species shelduck, Tadorna tadorna.
COMMON SHREW, noun. A shrew, Sorex araneus, one of the most common mammals.
COMMON SLAVIC, proper noun. (linguistics) The last phase of Proto-Slavic language, the Late Proto-Slavic.
COMMON SLAVIC, proper noun. (linguistics) (proscribed) Proto-Slavic
COMMON SLAVONIC, proper noun. Alternative form of Common Slavic
COMMON SNIPE, noun. The bird species Gallinago gallinago.
COMMON SNIPE, noun. (countable) an individual of this species.
COMMON SNIPES, noun. Plural of common snipe
COMMON SQUIRREL MONKEY, noun. An arboreal monkey of the species Saimiri sciureus, native to tropical South America.
COMMON STARLING, noun. A bird of the species Sturnus vulgaris.
COMMON STOCK, noun. (finance) Shares of an ownership interest in the equity of a corporation or other entity with limited liability entitled to dividends, with financial rights junior to preferred stock and liabilities.
COMMON STOCKS, noun. Plural of common stock
COMMON TERN, noun. A small, gull-like shore bird of the species Sterna hirundo, of wide geographic distribution.
COMMON TIME, noun. (music) A meter of four quarter notes per measure.
COMMON TIME, noun. (military) The ordinary pace of marching, in which ninety steps, each twenty-eight inches in length, are taken in one minute.
COMMON TOUCH, noun. (idiomatic) (usually of a celebrity or leader) The personal quality of showing understanding of and sympathy for the concerns of ordinary people; rapport with and acceptance by ordinary people.
COMMON TYPE SYSTEM, proper noun. (computing) A set of data types that are common for all .NET languages and can be shared over CLI.
COMMON VOLE, noun. A species of vole, Microtus arvalis.
COMMON VOLES, noun. Plural of common vole
COMMON WHITEFISH, noun. A freshwater fish of salmon family, Coregonus lavaretus.
COMMON WOODPIGEON, noun. An alternative name for wood pigeon.
COMMON WOODPIGEONS, noun. Plural of common woodpigeon
COMMON YEAR, noun. A year that is not a leap year. A 365-day year.
COMMON YEARS, noun. Plural of common year
COMMON YELLOW OXALIS, noun. A low spreading plant with yellow flowers and clover-like leaves, Oxalis stricta.
COMMON YELLOW WOODSORREL, noun. A low spreading plant with yellow flowers and clover-like leaves, Oxalis stricta.

Dictionary definition

COMMON, noun. A piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area; "they went for a walk in the park".
COMMON, adjective. Belonging to or participated in by a community as a whole; public; "for the common good"; "common lands are set aside for use by all members of a community".
COMMON, adjective. Having no special distinction or quality; widely known or commonly encountered; average or ordinary or usual; "the common man"; "a common sailor"; "the common cold"; "a common nuisance"; "followed common procedure"; "it is common knowledge that she lives alone"; "the common housefly"; "a common brand of soap".
COMMON, adjective. Common to or shared by two or more parties; "a common friend"; "the mutual interests of management and labor".
COMMON, adjective. Commonly encountered; "a common (or familiar) complaint"; "the usual greeting".
COMMON, adjective. Being or characteristic of or appropriate to everyday language; "common parlance"; "a vernacular term"; "vernacular speakers"; "the vulgar tongue of the masses"; "the technical and vulgar names for an animal species".
COMMON, adjective. Of or associated with the great masses of people; "the common people in those days suffered greatly"; "behavior that branded him as common"; "his square plebeian nose"; "a vulgar and objectionable person"; "the unwashed masses".
COMMON, adjective. Of low or inferior quality or value; "of what coarse metal ye are molded"- Shakespeare; "produced...the common cloths used by the poorer population".
COMMON, adjective. Lacking refinement or cultivation or taste; "he had coarse manners but a first-rate mind"; "behavior that branded him as common"; "an untutored and uncouth human being"; "an uncouth soldier--a real tough guy"; "appealing to the vulgar taste for violence"; "the vulgar display of the newly rich".
COMMON, adjective. To be expected; standard; "common decency".

Wise words

Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life - in firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do, as well as talk, and to make our words and actions all of a color.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca