Mutual; shared by more than one.
Occurring or happening regularly or frequently; usual.
It is common to find sharks off this coast.
Found in large numbers or in a large quantity.
Sharks are common in these waters.
Simple, ordinary or vulgar.
In some languages, particularly Germanic languages, of the gender originating from the coalescence of the masculine and feminine categories of nouns.
Of or pertaining to uncapitalized nouns in English, i.e., common nouns vs. proper nouns
vernacular, referring to the name of a kind of plant or animal, i.e., common name vs. scientific name
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Common signifies frequently occurring, not out of the regular course, not exceptional; hence, not above the average, not excellent or distinguished, inferior, or even low; common also signifies pertaining to or participated in by two or more persons or things; as, sorrow is common to the race. General may signify pertaining equally to all of a class, race, etc., but very commonly signifies pertaining to the greater number, but not necessarily to all. Universal applies to all without exception; general applies to all with possible or comparatively slight exceptions; common applies to very many without deciding whether they are even a majority. A common remark is one we often hear; a general experience is one that comes to the majority of people; a universal experience is one from which no human being is exempt. It is dangerous for a debater to affirm a universal proposition, since that can be negatived by a single exception, while a general statement is not invalidated even by adducing many exceptions. We say a common opinion, common experience, a general rule, general truth, a universal law. Compare synonyms for NORMAL; USUAL.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
park, commons, common, greenadjective
a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
"they went for a walk in the park"
parkland, park, third estate, putting surface, ballpark, putting green, leafy vegetable, commonality, car park, jet, greenness, greens, green, commonalty, special K, parking area, commons, super acid, common land, parking lot, super C, honey oil, cat valium, viridity
man-to-man, one-on-one, individual, superior, refined, various(a), red-carpet(a), single, rare, idiosyncratic, red carpet(a), extraordinary, especial(a), singular, special, strange, unwonted, individualist, respective(a), unshared, noble, individualistic, unusual, exceptional, formal, particular(a), several(a), uncommon
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"
singular, especial(a), exceptional, one-on-one, individualistic, red-carpet(a), respective(a), unwonted, single, formal, man-to-man, individualist, rare, several(a), special, noble, unshared, strange, superior, unusual, red carpet(a), particular(a), idiosyncratic, refined, individual, various(a), uncommon, extraordinary
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"
especial(a), red carpet(a), unusual, individual, uncommon, special, noble, various(a), idiosyncratic, single, individualist, rare, man-to-man, unwonted, particular(a), formal, extraordinary, several(a), red-carpet(a), unshared, superior, one-on-one, strange, refined, individualistic, respective(a), exceptional, singular
common to or shared by two or more parties
"a common friend"; "the mutual interests of management and labor"
singular, unshared, individual, idiosyncratic, especial(a), unusual, special, individualistic, rare, unwonted, exceptional, single, red-carpet(a), particular(a), one-on-one, individualist, uncommon, formal, noble, man-to-man, strange, red carpet(a), refined, extraordinary, several(a), superior, various(a), respective(a)
"a common (or familiar) complaint"; "the usual greeting"
extraordinary, refined, respective(a), one-on-one, uncommon, individualist, unwonted, individual, unshared, red carpet(a), particular(a), especial(a), strange, man-to-man, various(a), red-carpet(a), exceptional, unusual, noble, superior, singular, special, several(a), rare, single, individualistic, formal, idiosyncratic
common, vernacular, vulgaradjective
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"
particular(a), extraordinary, unwonted, unusual, single, special, superior, man-to-man, noble, idiosyncratic, red-carpet(a), formal, individualistic, individual, several(a), rare, various(a), refined, individualist, singular, strange, respective(a), exceptional, red carpet(a), uncommon, unshared, one-on-one, especial(a)
common, plebeian, vulgar, unwashedadjective
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"
formal, unusual, rare, one-on-one, red-carpet(a), individual, refined, red carpet(a), single, superior, extraordinary, unwonted, noble, especial(a), special, idiosyncratic, individualist, strange, uncommon, various(a), man-to-man, several(a), singular, individualistic, respective(a), particular(a), exceptional, unshared
of low or inferior quality or value
"of what coarse metal ye are molded"- Shakespeare; "produced...the common cloths used by the poorer population"
noble, extraordinary, idiosyncratic, individualist, singular, single, special, unusual, rare, strange, various(a), respective(a), uncommon, individualistic, refined, unshared, particular(a), formal, individual, red carpet(a), red-carpet(a), superior, unwonted, man-to-man, several(a), exceptional, one-on-one, especial(a)
coarse, common, rough-cut, uncouth, vulgaradjective
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"
several(a), one-on-one, unusual, uncommon, single, extraordinary, rare, formal, exceptional, unshared, superior, noble, man-to-man, idiosyncratic, strange, especial(a), refined, special, individualist, respective(a), red-carpet(a), singular, various(a), unwonted, red carpet(a), individualistic, particular(a), individual
to be expected; standard
singular, man-to-man, various(a), formal, unwonted, unshared, individual, uncommon, especial(a), refined, special, superior, unusual, idiosyncratic, several(a), exceptional, noble, individualist, strange, respective(a), one-on-one, particular(a), rare, extraordinary, single, individualistic, red-carpet(a), red carpet(a)
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Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words
List of paraphrases for "common":
joint, commons, shared, ordinary, mutual, frequent, single, commune, commun, jointly, communes, comune, collective, concerted, prevalent, commonplace, currents, current, unified, usual, widespread, uniform, común, general, κοινή, routine, gemeinsamen, municipalities, municipality, joined-up, communal, together, consolidated, commonly, co-, gemeinsame, share, combined, customary, commonality
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How to use common in a sentence?
As is the case in the UFO community as a whole, MUFON members have a range of different views on the mystery, and, while bound together by a common interest, are a diverse group.
It’s totally a common thing.
We must remain united to prevent any action from either side that disfigures the face of God or has at its base the goal of defending particular interests at the expense of the common good.
There is a lot of common ground.
The common way( for people to avoid swooping) is to grab a big stick and wave it over their heads when they're headed through magpie territory, i've noticed several cyclists around here have stalks stuck to their helmets to try to stop the magpies from colliding with them.
Translations for common
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- разпространен, обикновен, общBulgarian
- comú, comunaCatalan, Valencian
- běžný, obvyklý, obyčejný, společnýCzech
- sædvanlig, fælles, fælleskøn, almindelig, vanlig, fælledDanish
- gemeinschaftlich, häufig, gemein, Gemein-, gewöhnlich, nicht ungewöhnlich, gemeinsam, verbreitetGerman
- شایع, رایج, معمولی, معمول, مشترکPersian
- yhteismaa, yleinen, tavallinen, yhteisomaisuus, yhteinenFinnish
- commune, commun, ordinaireFrench
- àbhaisteach, cumanta, coitcheannScottish Gaelic
- שכיח, רגילה, משותפת, נפוצה, משותף, נפוץ, רגיל, שכיחהHebrew
- սովորական, հասարակArmenian
- komuna, ordinaraIdo
- grossolano, grossolana, comune, volgare, ordinario, ordinariaItalian
- 通常, 相互, 共通Japanese
- 상호, 통상Korean
- sama, biasaMalay
- gemeen, gewone, veelvoorkomend, gemeengoed, gemene, commuun, meent, gewoonDutch
- vanlig, felleskjønnNorwegian
- powszechny, pospolity, zwyczajny, zwykły, męsko-żeński, powszedni, wspólnyPolish
- obișnuit, comun, uzualRomanian
- обычный, повседневный, взаимный, обыкновенный, простой, повсеместный, общий род, распространённый, обыденный, общийRussian
- allmän, gemensam, vanlig, allmänning, utrumSwedish
- సామాన్య, మామూలుTelugu
- thường, chung, bình thường, thông thườngVietnamese
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