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Definitions for communal
kəˈmyun l, ˈkɒm yə nlcom·mu·nal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. communaladjective

    for or by a group rather than individuals

    "dipping each his bread into a communal dish of stew"- Paul Roche; "a communal settlement in which all earnings and food were shared"; "a group effort"

  2. communaladjective

    relating to a small administrative district or community

    "communal elections in several European countries"


  1. Communaladjective

    resembling a commune or the practises of a commune; as, communal living.


  1. communaladjective

    Pertaining to a community.

  2. communaladjective

    Shared by a community; public.

  3. Etymology: From communalis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Communaladjective

    pertaining to a commune

  2. Etymology: [Cf. F. communal.]


  1. Communal

    applied to life or dwelling in colonies like ants and bees.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of communal in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of communal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of communal in a Sentence

  1. Ashley Elgin:

    Over the years, it's become more communal.

  2. Rabbi Joshua Lesser:

    We are trying to find ways to replace the communal feeling( congregants) are missing by not gathering in person.

  3. Robertson Davies:

    There is no nonsense so gross that society will not, at some time, make a doctrine of it and defend it with every weapon of communal stupidity.

  4. Heather Bonikowski:

    One of the primary functions of language is to express identity, and there is something communal about the new vocabulary we are all acquiring during this crisis.

  5. David Smilde:

    While the verbiage sounds like this is an attempt to replace the National Assembly, it looks like it will be a body that works at a lower level to distribute resources to communes and communal councils, of course the optics of this are alarming ... (but) I doubt it will seriously impede any functions of the National Assembly.

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  • طائفيArabic
  • комунален, колективенBulgarian
  • yhteisöllinen, yhteinenFinnish
  • communautaire, communFrench
  • pobail, páirteach, comhchoiteann, pobaldaIrish
  • co-chadjinManx
  • קהילתית, קהילתיHebrew
  • ಕೋಮುKannada
  • commūnālisLatin
  • comunitar, publicRomanian
  • обще́ственный, коллекти́вный, общи́нный, коммуна́льный, о́бщийRussian
  • zajednički, općedruštveni, komunalniSerbo-Croatian
  • allmän, samhällelig, gemensamSwedish
  • సామాజికTelugu
  • 公社Chinese

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    emerged from an egg
    • A. hatched
    • B. urban
    • C. cosmopolitan
    • D. alternate

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