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Princeton's WordNet

  1. park, commons, common, greennoun

    a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area

    "they went for a walk in the park"

  2. commons, common landnoun

    a pasture subject to common use

  3. commonalty, commonality, commonsnoun

    a class composed of persons lacking clerical or noble rank

  4. third estate, Commonsnoun

    the common people


  1. commonsnoun

    A dining hall, usually at a college or university.

  2. commonsnoun

    A central section of (usually an older) town, designated as a shared area, a common.

  3. commonsnoun

    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.

  4. Commonsnoun

    The House of Commons, part of the parliament under the Westminister system of parliamentary democracy.

  5. Commonsnoun

    The House of Commons, part of the parliament of the United Kingdom.

  6. Commonsnoun

    The House of Commons, part of the parliament of Canada.


  1. Commons

    The commons is the cultural and natural resources accessible to all members of a society, including natural materials such as air, water, and a habitable earth. These resources are held in common, not owned privately. Commons can also be understood as natural resources that groups of people (communities, user groups) manage for individual and collective benefit. Characteristically, this involves a variety of informal norms and values (social practice) employed for a governance mechanism. Commons can be also defined as a social practice of governing a resource not by state or market but by a community of users that self-governs the resource through institutions that it creates .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Commons

    the mass of the people, as distinguished from the titled classes or nobility; the commonalty; the common people

  2. Commons

    the House of Commons, or lower house of the British Parliament, consisting of representatives elected by the qualified voters of counties, boroughs, and universities

  3. Commons

    provisions; food; fare, -- as that provided at a common table in colleges and universities

  4. Commons

    a club or association for boarding at a common table, as in a college, the members sharing the expenses equally; as, to board in commons

  5. Commons

    a common; public pasture ground

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'commons' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3038

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'commons' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4630

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of commons in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of commons in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of commons in a Sentence

  1. Carl Martin:

    The House of Commons has missed an opportunity to avert a hard Brexit and lay the foundations for close ties to the EU, it is simply irresponsible that the British governing coalition is still trying to reach a unified position 10 weeks before the exit deadline.

  2. Brandon Lewis:

    As a set of principles, one of the things we need to be able to do ... is the ability to do those international trade deals, to be able to trade globally around the world, and have an independent trade policy, that means we can't stay in the current EU customs union, there are a whole range of meetings today between senior ministers and colleagues around the House of Commons. We will listen to what people have to say.

  3. Prime Minister David Cameron:

    She has served our nation with such dignity, with such ability for so many years. I know the whole country and the whole House (of Commons) will want to join me in saying 'long may she reign over us'.

  4. John McDonnell:

    We'll be moving amendments and see whether or not we can get some form of agreement through the House of Commons that's then acceptable.

  5. Letitia Elizabeth Landon:

    While bills are being brought into the House of Commons to regulate every thing, from the sweeps crying "sweep," to "emancipation, vote by ballot, and free trade," is there no county member whose "time and talents'' are devoted to "domestic policy," who will bring in a bill "for the better regulation of the marriage ceremony," and put the canonical hours later in the day ? at all events, could there not be a special clause in favour of London ? A spring morning there is the very reverse of Thomson's description ; for "delicious mildness" read "a cutting east wind;" and for "veiled in roses" substitute "smoke and fog." The streets are given up to the necessities of life — to the milkman with his cans, the butcher with his tray, the baker with his basket ; all belong to the material portion of existence. Now, marriage is (or ought to be) an affair of affections, sentiments, &c. The legislature ought to give it the full benefit of moonlight and wax-candles.

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    large recently extinct long-horned European wild ox; considered one of the ancestors of domestic cattle
    • A. auspices
    • B. mealie
    • C. urus
    • D. larceny

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