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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.
- "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.
a central section of an older town
the mutual good of all
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