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Definitions of community

  1. ( ecology) a group of interdependent organisms inhabiting the same region and interacting with each other
  2. belonging to and maintained by and for the local community; " community parks"
  3. the body of people in a learned occupation; " the news spread rapidly through the medical community"
  4. a group of people living in a particular local area; " the team is drawn from all parts of the community"
  5. a group of people having ethnic or cultural or religious characteristics in common; " the Christian community of the apostolic age"; " he was well known throughout the Catholic community"
  6. a group of nations having common interests; " they hoped to join the NATO community"
  7. a district where people live; occupied primarily by private residences
  8. common ownership; " they shared a community of possessions"
  9. agreement as to goals; " the preachers and the bootleggers found they had a community of interests"
  10. affecting the people or community as a whole; " community leaders"; " community interests"; " the public welfare"
  11. Common possession or enjoyment; participation; as, a community of goods.
  12. A body of people having common rights, privileges, or interests, or living in the same place under the same laws and regulations; as, a community of monks. Hence a number of animals living in a common home or with some apparent association of interests.
  13. Society at large; a commonwealth or state; a body politic; the public, or people in general.
  14. Common character; likeness.
  15. Commonness; frequency.
  16. A body of persons having common rights, etc.; a body of people living in the same locality; joint participation; a corporation; society generally.
  17. Common possession or enjoyment: people having common rights, etc.; the public or people in general.
  18. Possession in common; the public; people of any place.
  19. A body politic; people of any place; the public.
  20. Participation; identity; likeness.
  21. The public or people in general; a society of people having common rights and privileges, or common interests, or living under the same laws and regulations; an association, especially of persons maintaining the same religious tenets and discipline; common possession; common character.
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Usage examples for community

  1. What such a man is worth in gloomy days those may appreciate who have seen the effect of public misfortunes on a modern community. – London to Ladysmith via Pretoria by Winston Spencer Churchill
  2. Not a year had passed, the June of 1538 was not over, when the new community at Bisham was scattered as the old one at Chertsey had been. – The Historic Thames by Hilaire Belloc
  3. This is a Christian community. – The Reign of Law A Tale of the Kentucky Hemp Fields by James Lane Allen
  4. Me and Jimmie and Lige agreed on this point, and that settled it so far as the community was concerned. – Old Ebenezer by Opie Read
  5. They discipline us for the good of the community. – Americans and Others by Agnes Repplier
  6. I'd like to make just one last point about our national community. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  7. It is, however, quite a flourishing little community, though probably it will be eventually embraced by its larger neighbour, West End, which is the nearest village to Bisley to the north, and the largest. – Highways and Byways in Surrey by Eric Parker
  8. " It strikes me as a sort of community," said MacLeod. – Rose MacLeod by Alice Brown
  9. The eighty- five will be to the community just what the one would be to the eighty- five. – The Fixed Period by Anthony Trollope
  10. Listen, stranger, listen well to my last words on earth, that you may carry them to the heart of every man in this community, to the heart of every well- thinking man in the world, that all the world may know we are right. – The Nightrider's Feud by Walter C. McConnell
  11. May every one in our community, from the highest to the lowest, thoughtfully and wisely strive to secure and build his prosperity on this principle! – The-Romance-of-Industry-and-Invention by Cochrane, Robert
  12. He was needed for other things of vital interest to the community. – Gargoyles by Ben Hecht
  13. This matter is not often understood by the community generally; especially by the young. – The Young Man's Guide by William A. Alcott
  14. They had received into their community, as a lay- brother, a man who, two years before, had murdered his Indian wife and had afterwards fled to the forests where he lived as best he could. – Bartholomew de Las Casas; his life, apostolate, and writings by Francis Augustus MacNutt
  15. It is our purpose to make the Church a necessity in the community. – The Making of a Country Parish by Harlow S. (Harlow Spencer) Mills
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