Definitions for communitykəˈmyu nɪ ti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

com•mu•ni•tykəˈmyu nɪ ti(n.)(pl.)-ties.

  1. a group of people who reside in a specific locality, share government, and often have a common cultural and historical heritage.

    Category: Sociology

  2. a locality inhabited by such a group.

    Category: Sociology

  3. a social, religious, occupational, or other group sharing common characteristics or interests:

    the business community.

    Category: Sociology

  4. the public; society.

    Category: Sociology

  5. a group of associated nations sharing common interests or heritage:

    the Western European community.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Sociology

  6. an assemblage of interacting plant and animal populations occupying a given area.

    Category: Ecology

  7. joint possession, enjoyment, liability, etc.:

    community of property.

  8. similar character; agreement:

    community of interests.

Origin of community:

1325–75; comunete < MF < L commūnitās <commūni(s)common

Princeton's WordNet

  1. community(noun)

    a group of people living in a particular local area

    "the team is drawn from all parts of the community"

  2. community(noun)

    common ownership

    "they shared a community of possessions"

  3. community(noun)

    a group of nations having common interests

    "they hoped to join the NATO community"

  4. community, community of interests(noun)

    agreement as to goals

    "the preachers and the bootleggers found they had a community of interests"

  5. residential district, residential area, community(noun)

    a district where people live; occupied primarily by private residences

  6. community, biotic community(noun)

    (ecology) a group of interdependent organisms inhabiting the same region and interacting with each other

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. community(noun)əˈmyu nɪ ti

    people living in a particular area

    to clean up streets in our community; a close-knit community

  2. communityəˈmyu nɪ ti

    a group of people who share similar interests or activities

    the town's large Irish-Catholic community; an online community for people with diabetes

  3. communityəˈmyu nɪ ti

    a bond that a community feels amongst its members

    a feeling/sense of community


  1. community(Noun)

    Group of people sharing a common understanding who reveal themselves by using the same language, manners, tradition and law. (see civilization).

  2. community(Noun)

    Commune or residential/religious collective.

  3. community(Noun)

    The condition of having certain attitudes and interests in common.

  4. community(Noun)

    A group of interdependent organisms inhabiting the same region and interacting with each other.

  5. community(Noun)

    (virtual) A group of people interacting by electronic means for social, professional, educational or other purposes. (see virtual_community).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Community(noun)

    common possession or enjoyment; participation; as, a community of goods

  2. Community(noun)

    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

  3. Community(noun)

    society at large; a commonwealth or state; a body politic; the public, or people in general

  4. Community(noun)

    common character; likeness

  5. Community(noun)

    commonness; frequency


  1. Community

    A community is a division of land in Wales that forms the lowest-tier of local government in Wales. Welsh communities are analogous to civil parishes in England. Until 1974, Wales was divided into civil parishes. These were abolished by section 20 of the Local Government Act 1972, and replaced by communities by section 27 of the same Act. The principal areas of Wales are divided entirely into communities. Unlike in England, where unparished areas exist, no part of Wales is outside a community, even in urban areas. Community councils in Wales are identical to English parish councils in terms of their powers and the way they operate. Welsh community councils may call themselves town councils unilaterally and may have city status granted by the Crown. In Wales, all town councils are community councils. There are now three communities with city status: Bangor, St Asaph and St David's and the Cathedral Close. The Chair of a town council or city council will usually have the title Mayor. However, not every community has a council. In communities with populations too small to justify a full community council, community meetings may be established. As of the United Kingdom Census 2001 there were 869 communities in Wales. They vary in size from Rhayader with an area of 13,945 hectares to Cefn Fforest with an area of 64 hectares. Barry has the largest population with 45,053 inhabitants according to the 2001 census. Baglan Bay has no permanent residents.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'community' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #386

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'community' in Written Corpus Frequency: #666

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'community' in Nouns Frequency: #99

Translations for community

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a group of people especially having the same religion or nationality and living in the same general area

the West Indian community in London.

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