What does communal mean?

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.


  1. communal

    Communal refers to something shared or used by all members of a community or group. It can pertain to ownership, use, participation, responsibility, or aspects of culture. The term encompasses the sense of togetherness, cooperation, and collective interest, often characterized by common values, traditions, or goals. It can also refer to group living situations or societies where resources and tasks are shared.

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. Erin Bellard:

    Our main bar area, where we have a communal table and bar seats, we're doing vaccinated only.

  2. President Alpha Conde:

    We made a proposition for 38 communal mayors and 90 districts. We were aiming to have this proposition accepted and that is what happened.

  3. Kate Sheeran:

    One of the things that’s the best about music is that it helps us build community and have communal experiences, and it’s why, among the reasons we’ve been missing it so much, i think we’ve been starved for this kind of art and this kind of connection, and it’s beautiful to see it here every day.

  4. Gunter Reimann:

    The conception of property has experienced a fundamental change. The individualistic conception of the State - a result of the liberal spirit- must give way to the concept that communal welfare precedes individual welfare.

  5. Peter Beinart:

    You see mobilization of young millennial Jews in quite a confrontation with their own communal Jewish establishment, which can include their own parents.

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Translations for communal

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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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