Definition of Commune

1. Noun. The smallest administrative district of several European countries.


2. Verb. Communicate intimately with; be in a state of heightened, intimate receptivity. "He seemed to commune with nature"
Generic synonyms: Communicate, Intercommunicate
Specialized synonyms: Pray
Derivative terms: Communion

3. Noun. A body of people or families living together and sharing everything.
Generic synonyms: Assemblage, Gathering
Derivative terms: Communise, Communise

4. Verb. Receive Communion, in the Catholic church.
Exact synonyms: Communicate
Related verbs: Communicate
Generic synonyms: Covenant
Derivative terms: Communion, Communication

Definition of Commune

1. v. i. To converse together with sympathy and confidence; to interchange sentiments or feelings; to take counsel.

2. n. Communion; sympathetic intercourse or conversation between friends.

3. n. The commonalty; the common people.

Definition of Commune

1. Noun. A small community, often rural, whose members share in the ownership of property, and in the division of labour; the members of such a community. ¹

2. Noun. A local political division in many European countries. ¹

3. Noun. (obsolete) The commonalty; the common people. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive followed by '''with''') To be together with; to contemplate or absorb. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Commune

1. to converse intimately [v -MUNED, -MUNING, -MUNES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Commune

communalise
communalism
communalisms
communalist
communalistic
communalists
communalities
communality
communalize
communalized
communalizes
communalizing
communally
communard
communards
communed
communer
communers
communes
communicability
communicable
communicable disease
communicable disease control
communicable scale
communicableness
communicably
communicans
communicant
communicants

Literary usage of Commune

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1. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1907)
"On the 12th reactionary journals were suppressed ; and, by closing the barriers and tampering with private correspondence, the commune created an atmosphere ..."

2. Studien zur Entwicklungsgeschichte des japanischen Riesensalamanders by Charles Stuart Gager, Daniel Lange (1916)
"Polytrichum commune (COMMON HAIR-CAP Moss)1 A. Classification: Division II. ... Polytrichum commune is widely distributed, growing in the soil in fields and ..."

3. English Constitutional History from the Teutonic Conquest to the Present Time by Thomas Pitt Taswell-Langmead (1905)
"ENGLAND has never been without a National Assembly, a " commune Concilium Regni," by whose " counsel and consent " the work of government has been carried ..."

4. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner (1896)
"In (Les Ancetres de la commune,' and (Les Convulsions de Paris,' he has accomplished ... The latter, a brilliant circumstantial exposition of the commune, ..."

5. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1894)
"RECOLLECTIONS OF THE commune OF PARIS. DURING the commune of I was ... I could not, however, utilise my advantages during the first month of the commune, ..."

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