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See also: Commons
- (General American) enPR: kŏmʹənz, IPA(key): /ˈkɑmənz/
- (Received Pronunciation) enPR: kŏmʹənz, IPA(key): /ˈkɒmənz/
- Hyphenation: com‧mons
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- plural of
- A dining hall, usually at a college or university.
- A central section of (usually an older) town, designated as a shared area, a common.
- The Renaissance festival started with the "peasants" meeting in the commons.
- The commons is the green space surrounded by the village hall, the school, and the church.
- The commons of New England towns are important contributors to their charm.
- (figuratively) The mutual good of all; the abstract concept of resources shared by more than one, for example air, water, information.
- Synonym: res communis
- "The tragedy of the commons" is that none wish to make sacrifices of their or their family's interests for the common good.
- (euphemistic, obsolete) An outhouse.
- (obsolete, Britain, Oxford University) Food served at a fixed rate from the college buttery, distinguished from battels.
- Food in general; rations.
a central section of an older town
the mutual good of all
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- Third-person singular simple present indicative form of common