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ˈkɒm yuncom·mune

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. commune(noun)

    the smallest administrative district of several European countries

  2. commune(verb)

    a body of people or families living together and sharing everything

  3. commune(verb)

    communicate intimately with; be in a state of heightened, intimate receptivity

    "He seemed to commune with nature"

  4. commune, communicate(verb)

    receive Communion, in the Catholic church


  1. Commune(n.)

    a group of people living together as an organized community and owning in common most or all of their property and possessions, and sharing work, income, and many other aspects of daily life. Such sommunities are oftten organized based on religious or idealistic principles, and they sometimes have unconventional lifestyles, practises, or moral codes.

    Etymology: [F., fr. commun. See Common.]

Webster Dictionary

  1. Commune(verb)

    to converse together with sympathy and confidence; to interchange sentiments or feelings; to take counsel

    Etymology: [OF. communier, fr. L. communicare to communicate, fr. communis common. See Common, and cf. Communicate.]

  2. Commune(verb)

    to receive the communion; to partake of the eucharist or Lord's supper

    Etymology: [OF. communier, fr. L. communicare to communicate, fr. communis common. See Common, and cf. Communicate.]

  3. Commune(noun)

    communion; sympathetic intercourse or conversation between friends

    Etymology: [OF. communier, fr. L. communicare to communicate, fr. communis common. See Common, and cf. Communicate.]

  4. Commune(noun)

    the commonalty; the common people

    Etymology: [OF. communier, fr. L. communicare to communicate, fr. communis common. See Common, and cf. Communicate.]

  5. Commune(noun)

    a small territorial district in France under the government of a mayor and municipal council; also, the inhabitants, or the government, of such a district. See Arrondissement

    Etymology: [OF. communier, fr. L. communicare to communicate, fr. communis common. See Common, and cf. Communicate.]

  6. Commune(noun)

    absolute municipal self-government

    Etymology: [OF. communier, fr. L. communicare to communicate, fr. communis common. See Common, and cf. Communicate.]


  1. Commune

    A commune is an intentional community of people living together, sharing common interests, property, possessions, resources, and, in some communes, work and income. In addition to the communal economy, consensus decision-making, non-hierarchical structures and ecological living have become important core principles for many communes. Andrew Jacobs of The New York Times wrote that, contrary to popular misconceptions, "most communes of the '90s are not free-love refuges for flower children, but well-ordered, financially solvent cooperatives where pragmatics, not psychedelics, rule the day." There are many contemporary intentional communities all over the world, a list of which can be found at the Fellowship for Intentional Community. For the usually larger-scale, political entities in communist political theory, see socialist communes, which are similar but distinct social organizations.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Commune

    kom′ūn, n. a corporation: in France, a territorial division governed by a mayor.—The Commune at Paris in 1871 was a revolt against the national government, the principle of the revolt being that each city or district should be ruled independently by its own commune or local government.—adj. Commū′nal (also Comm′unal).—ns. Communalisā′tion; Commū′nalism; Commū′nalist. [Fr. commune. See Common.]

  2. Commune

    kom-ūn′, v.i. to converse or talk together: to have intercourse: to receive Holy Communion.—ns. Comm′une, converse: talk; Commun′ing, conversing: communion. [O. Fr. comuner, to share—comun, common.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of commune in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of commune in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of commune in a Sentence

  1. Meghan Markle:

    I immediately felt connected to this community kitchen; it is a place for women to laugh, grieve, cry and cook together. Melding cultural identities under a shared roof, it creates space to feel a sense of normalcy — in its simplest form, [it's about] the universal need to connect, nurture, and commune through food, through crisis or joy — something we can all relate to, through this charitable endeavor, the proceeds will allow the kitchen to thrive and keep the global spirit of community alive.

  2. George Washington Carver:

    Anything will give up its secrets if you love it enough. Not only have I found that when I talk to the little flower or to the little peanut they will give up their secrets, but I have found that when I silently commune with people they give up their secrets also - if you love them enough.

  3. Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I sat down and wept:

    To love is to commune with another person and to discover in him or her a divine spark.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Je me demande souvent à propos de la croyance la plus commune que Dieu ne vous donnera rien de plus que ce que vous pourriez peut-être manipuler; surtout quand je regarde autour de réaliser que la vie jette souvent des balles courbes un après l'autre que la plupart des gens trouvent difficile à gérer, physiquement et / ou émotionnellement. Il est vrai que beaucoup de gens sont confrontés à de nombreuses difficultés et les épreuves déchirantes qui incluent le rejet social, les discriminations raciales et sexuelles, la pauvreté déranger, le chômage horrible, les maladies mentales invalidantes, violence extrême, y compris le viol, et les maladies les plus difficiles comme le cancer et ainsi de suite, juste pour nommer quelques-uns. Ma compréhension personnelle est que la vie peut certainement vous combler avec beaucoup plus de défis que vous pouvez manipuler, et qui est la réalité que vous avez à accepter. Cela étant dit, je crois aussi que seul Dieu vous donnera la force - qui est nécessaire pour perdurer à travers ces situations difficiles, et à surmonter les adversités plus efficace. De sorte que vous ne devez pas perdre espoir face aux défis dans la vie, et devrait continuer à avoir une foi solide en Dieu pour le courage, l'endurance et la force qui vous permettrait de surmonter ces difficultés. Et je suis sûr que Dieu prendra soin de vous, comme toujours, au cours de ces phases difficiles dans votre vie.

  5. Dwight D. Eisenhower:

    We merely want to live in peace with all the world, to trade with them, to commune with them, to learn from their culture as they may learn from ours, so that the products of our toil may be used for our schools and our roads and our churches and not for guns and planes and tanks and ships of war.

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