What does commonplace mean?

Definitions for commonplace
ˈkɒm ənˌpleɪscom·mon·place

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. platitude, cliche, banality, commonplace, bromide(adj)

    a trite or obvious remark

  2. commonplace(adj)

    completely ordinary and unremarkable

    "air travel has now become commonplace"; "commonplace everyday activities"

  3. commonplace, humdrum, prosaic, unglamorous, unglamourous(adj)

    not challenging; dull and lacking excitement

    "an unglamorous job greasing engines"

  4. banal, commonplace, hackneyed, old-hat, shopworn, stock(a), threadbare, timeworn, tired, trite, well-worn(adj)

    repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse

    "bromidic sermons"; "his remarks were trite and commonplace"; "hackneyed phrases"; "a stock answer"; "repeating threadbare jokes"; "parroting some timeworn axiom"; "the trite metaphor `hard as nails'"


  1. commonplace(Noun)

    A platitude or cliché.

  2. commonplace(Noun)

    Something that is ordinary.

  3. commonplace(Verb)

    To make a commonplace book.

  4. commonplace(Adjective)

    ordinary; having no remarkable features

    The furniture in the house was commonplace, nice but boring and mundane.

  5. Origin: A calque of locus comunis, referring to a generally applicable literary passage, itself is a calque of κοινός τόπος.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Commonplace(adj)

    common; ordinary; trite; as, a commonplace person, or observation

  2. Commonplace(noun)

    an idea or expression wanting originality or interest; a trite or customary remark; a platitude

  3. Commonplace(noun)

    a memorandum; something to be frequently consulted or referred to

  4. Commonplace(verb)

    to enter in a commonplace book, or to reduce to general heads

  5. Commonplace(verb)

    to utter commonplaces; to indulge in platitudes

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of commonplace in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of commonplace in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of commonplace in a Sentence

  1. Donald Trump:

    This includes the gruesome and grisly video games that are now commonplace.

  2. Veryan Khan:

    The Islamic State’s manipulation of the their high-production videos has become commonplace.

  3. Sheila Barrios:

    Commonplace where we do see a lot of people coming into the cars. Weve been broken into twice.

  4. William Arthur Ward:

    To make mistakes is human to stumble is commonplace to be able to laugh at yourself is maturity.

  5. Charles Mingu:

    Making the simple complicated is commonplace making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity.

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  • обикновен, всекидневенBulgarian
  • alltäglich, gang und gäbe, banal, GemeinplatzGerman
  • lugar comúnSpanish
  • tavallinen, tavanomainen, klisee, latteusFinnish
  • ordinaire, banal, lieu communFrench
  • közhely, közönséges, mindennaposHungarian
  • fatto normale, ordinario, luogo comune, banaleItalian
  • ありふれた, 平凡, 月並みJapanese
  • 평범한Korean
  • pospolity, powszechny, frazesPolish
  • lugar-comumPortuguese
  • банальный, обыкновенный, обыденный, обычныйRussian
  • alelâde, sıradan, olağan, basmakalıpTurkish

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