What does community mean?

Definitions for community
kəˈmyu nɪ ticom·mu·ni·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. communitynoun

    a group of people living in a particular local area

    "the team is drawn from all parts of the community"

  2. communitynoun

    common ownership

    "they shared a community of possessions"

  3. communitynoun

    a group of nations having common interests

    "they hoped to join the NATO community"

  4. community, community of interestsnoun

    agreement as to goals

    "the preachers and the bootleggers found they had a community of interests"

  5. residential district, residential area, communitynoun

    a district where people live; occupied primarily by private residences

  6. community, biotic communitynoun

    (ecology) a group of interdependent organisms inhabiting the same region and interacting with each other

Wiktionary

  1. communitynoun

    Group of people sharing a common understanding who reveal themselves by using the same language, manners, tradition and law. (see civilization).

  2. communitynoun

    Commune or residential/religious collective.

  3. communitynoun

    The condition of having certain attitudes and interests in common.

  4. communitynoun

    A group of interdependent organisms inhabiting the same region and interacting with each other.

  5. communitynoun

    (virtual) A group of people interacting by electronic means for social, professional, educational or other purposes. (see virtual_community).

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Communitynoun

    Etymology: communitas, Latin.

    How could communities,
    Degrees in schools, and brotherhood in cities,
    But by degree, stand in authentick place? William Shakespeare, Troil. and Cress.

    Not in a single person only, but in a community or multitude of men. Henry Hammond, Fundamentals.

    This parable may be aptly enough expounded of the laws that secure a civil community. Roger L'Estrange.

    It is not designed for her own use, but for the whole community. Joseph Addison, Guardian, №. 157.

    The love of our country is impressed on our mind, for the preservation of the community. Joseph Addison, Freeholder, №. 5.

    He lives not for himself alone, but hath a regard in all his actions to the great community. Francis Atterbury.

    This text is far from proving Adam sole proprietor, it is a confirmation of the original community of all things. John Locke.

    He was but, as the cuckow is in June,
    Heard, not regarded; seen, but with such eyes,
    As, sick and blunted with community,
    Afford no extraordinary gaze. William Shakespeare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Communitynoun

    common possession or enjoyment; participation; as, a community of goods

  2. Communitynoun

    a body of people having common rights, privileges, or interests, or living in the same place under the same laws and regulations; as, a community of monks. Hence a number of animals living in a common home or with some apparent association of interests

  3. Communitynoun

    society at large; a commonwealth or state; a body politic; the public, or people in general

  4. Communitynoun

    common character; likeness

  5. Communitynoun

    commonness; frequency

  6. Etymology: [L. communitas: cf. OF. communit. Cf. Commonalty, and see Common.]

Freebase

  1. Community

    A community is a division of land in Wales that forms the lowest-tier of local government in Wales. Welsh communities are analogous to civil parishes in England. Until 1974, Wales was divided into civil parishes. These were abolished by section 20 of the Local Government Act 1972, and replaced by communities by section 27 of the same Act. The principal areas of Wales are divided entirely into communities. Unlike in England, where unparished areas exist, no part of Wales is outside a community, even in urban areas. Community councils in Wales are identical to English parish councils in terms of their powers and the way they operate. Welsh community councils may call themselves town councils unilaterally and may have city status granted by the Crown. In Wales, all town councils are community councils. There are now three communities with city status: Bangor, St Asaph and St David's and the Cathedral Close. The Chair of a town council or city council will usually have the title Mayor. However, not every community has a council. In communities with populations too small to justify a full community council, community meetings may be established. As of the United Kingdom Census 2001 there were 869 communities in Wales. They vary in size from Rhayader with an area of 13,945 hectares to Cefn Fforest with an area of 64 hectares. Barry has the largest population with 45,053 inhabitants according to the 2001 census. Baglan Bay has no permanent residents.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Community

    kom-ūn′i-ti, n. common possession or enjoyment: agreement: communion: (Shak.) commonness: people having common rights, &c.: the public in general: a body of persons in the same locality, e.g. 'village community:' a monastic body.—n. Communitā′rian, a member of a community. [O. Fr.,—L. communitascommunis.]

Editors Contribution

  1. community

    A group of people who live or exist within a specific area and are focused on cocreating optimum health, human rights, right to life, democracy, shared prosperity for all, stability, unity government, solidarity, cohesion, animal rights, right to housing, right to education, right to parent, right to childcare, right to a standard of living, right to internet access, economic stability, financial stability, civil rights, equal rights, equal opportunities, employment rights, childrens rights, sustainable development, sustainable development goals, united partnership, multi-party working, community empowerment systems, equal distribution of income, wealth, fairness and justness across society, the country, europe and the world and contribute to the cocreation of global and national peace agreements, peace treaties, the universes truth and a fair, just and transparent system of checks and balances.

    Community can be within a village, company, group or other type of groups of people.


    Submitted by MaryC on February 13, 2020  


  2. community

    A group of people.

    Community can be a group of people or a number of people living within a specific and defined area of land.


    Submitted by MaryC on September 21, 2020  


  3. communityverb

    Media imperialism

    development communication

    Etymology: old English


    Submitted by tsakanichauke58 on March 18, 2022  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'community' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #386

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'community' in Written Corpus Frequency: #666

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'community' in Nouns Frequency: #99

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of community in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of community in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of community in a Sentence

  1. Dyana Winkler:

    There are a lot of rinks closing around the country because they aren't open to this community. In many big cities, there's no rinks left.

  2. Anthony Fauci:

    Younger working adults are generally more active, more social and travel more so this strategy should decrease community transmission faster than vaccinating older individuals.

  3. Steve Pedery:

    Conservation groups and tens of thousands of Oregonians have told the commission that delisting of Oregon's tiny wolf population is premature and that wolves still face threats ... in significant portions of their historic range - and the scientific community wholeheartedly agrees.

  4. Jose Garza:

    Our community is safer when our community trusts enforcement. When it believes law enforcement follows that law and protects the people who live here, there cannot be trust if there is no accountability when law enforcement breaks the law.

  5. Mayor Ed Lee:

    The rainbow flag is more than just a symbol. It is the embodiment of the LGBT community, and it has become a source of solace, comfort and pride for all those who look upon it.

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