What does commune mean?

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ˈkɒm yuncom·mune

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. communenoun

    the smallest administrative district of several European countries

  2. communeverb

    a body of people or families living together and sharing everything

  3. communeverb

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

    "He seemed to commune with nature"

  4. commune, communicateverb

    receive Communion, in the Catholic church


  1. Communenoun

    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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To COMMUNEverb

    To converse; to a together; to impart sentiments mutually.

    Etymology: communico, Lat.

    So long as Guyon with her communed,
    Unto the ground she cast her modest eye;
    And ever and anon, with rosy red,
    The bashful blood her snowy cheeks did dye. Fairy Queen.

    I will commune with you of such things,
    That want no ears but your’s. William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure.

    They would forbear open hostility, and resort unto him peaceably, that they might commune together as friends. John Hayward.

    Then commune, how that day they best may ply
    Their growing work. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. ix. l. 201.

    Ideas, as ranked under names, are those that, for the most part, men reason of within themselves, and always those which they commune about with others. John Locke.


  1. commune

    A commune is a group of people living together, often sharing property, resources, and responsibilities, in a community where decisions are made collectively. This can also refer to the smallest administrative division in many countries such as France, Italy, and various Spanish-speaking nations.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Communeverb

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

  2. Communeverb

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

  3. Communenoun

    communion; sympathetic intercourse or conversation between friends

  4. Communenoun

    the commonalty; the common people

  5. Communenoun

    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. Communenoun

    absolute municipal self-government

  7. 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. Mike Miley:

    Apart from live sports or the Oscars, there are very few live events that people commune around.

  2. Peter Plagens:

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


    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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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