a group of people living in a particular local area
"the team is drawn from all parts of the community"
"they shared a community of possessions"
a group of nations having common interests
"they hoped to join the NATO community"
community, community of interests(noun)
agreement as to goals
"the preachers and the bootleggers found they had a community of interests"
residential district, residential area, community(noun)
a district where people live; occupied primarily by private residences
community, biotic community(noun)
(ecology) a group of interdependent organisms inhabiting the same region and interacting with each other
Group of people sharing a common understanding who reveal themselves by using the same language, manners, tradition and law. (see civilization).
Commune or residential/religious collective.
The condition of having certain attitudes and interests in common.
A group of interdependent organisms inhabiting the same region and interacting with each other.
(virtual) A group of people interacting by electronic means for social, professional, educational or other purposes. (see virtual_community).
common possession or enjoyment; participation; as, a community of goods
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
society at large; a commonwealth or state; a body politic; the public, or people in general
common character; likeness
Origin: [L. communitas: cf. OF. communit. Cf. Commonalty, and see Common.]
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
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. communitas—communis.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'community' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #386
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Rank popularity for the word 'community' in Written Corpus Frequency: #666
Rank popularity for the word 'community' in Nouns Frequency: #99
The numerical value of community in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of community in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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- ملّة, مجتمعArabic
- комуна, общество, колонияBulgarian
- comunitatCatalan, Valencian
- komunita, spolunáležitost, společenstvíCzech
- Community, Gemeinschaft, Gemeinde, GesellschaftGerman
- yhteisö, yhteisöllisyys, kommuuni, eliöyhteisö, yhdyskuntaFinnish
- coimhearsnachd, poballScottish Gaelic
- समाज, समुदायHindi
- comunità, comunanzaItalian
- adoKikuyu, Gikuyu
- commune, gemeenschapDutch
- wspólnota, społecznośćPolish
- сообщество, община, коммуна, общество, комьюнитиRussian
- skupnost, komunaSlovene
- kollektiv, samhälle, samfund, organismsamhälle, bostadskollektiv, gemenskapSwedish
- jamii, jamaaSwahili
- ประชาคม, ชุมชนThai
- cemaat, topluluk, cemiyet, ümmet, toplumTurkish
- cộng đồngVietnamese
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