What does commune mean?

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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

GCIDE

  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.

  2. Origin: [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

  2. Commune(verb)

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

  3. Commune(noun)

    communion; sympathetic intercourse or conversation between friends

  4. Commune(noun)

    the commonalty; the common people

  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

  6. Commune(noun)

    absolute municipal self-government

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

Freebase

  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.]

Numerology

  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. Peter Plagens:

    LA needs the cleansing of a great disaster or founding of a barricaded commune.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. RAMANA PEMMARAJU:

    When enlightened souls come in contact with ignorant people like you, they have to speak in YOUR language, because you are not yet qualified to speak to them, you have not yet mastered the ART to commune with them. Ordinarily communication happens between two minds, communion between two beings.

  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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