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Common vs. Widespread

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Commonadjective

Mutual; shared by more than one.

‘The two competitors have the common aim of winning the championship.’; ‘Winning the championship is an aim common to the two competitors.’;

Widespreadadjective

Affecting a large area (e.g. the entire land or body); broad in extent; widely diffused.

Commonadjective

Occurring or happening regularly or frequently; usual.

‘It is common to find sharks off this coast.’;

Widespreadadjective

Spread to a great distance; widely extended; extending far and wide; as, widespread wings; a widespread movement.

Commonadjective

Found in large numbers or in a large quantity.

‘Sharks are common in these waters.’;

Widespreadadjective

widely circulated or diffused;

‘a widespread doctrine’; ‘widespread fear of nuclear war’;

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Commonadjective

Simple, ordinary or vulgar.

Widespreadadjective

distributed over a considerable extent;

‘far-flung trading operations’; ‘the West's far-flung mountain ranges’; ‘widespread nuclear fallout’;

Commonadjective

(grammar) In some languages, particularly Germanic languages, of the gender originating from the coalescence of the masculine and feminine categories of nouns.

Commonadjective

(grammar) Of or pertaining to common nouns as opposed to proper nouns.

Commonadjective

Vernacular, referring to the name of a kind of plant or animal, i.e., common name vs. scientific name.

Commonadjective

(obsolete) Profane; polluted.

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Commonadjective

(obsolete) Given to lewd habits; prostitute.

Commonnoun

Mutual good, shared by more than one.

Commonnoun

A tract of land in common ownership; common land.

Commonnoun

The people; the community.

Commonnoun

(legal) The right of taking a profit in the land of another, in common either with the owner or with other persons; so called from the community of interest which arises between the claimant of the right and the owner of the soil, or between the claimants and other commoners entitled to the same right.

Commonverb

(obsolete) To communicate (something).

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Commonverb

(obsolete) To converse, talk.

Commonverb

(obsolete) To have sex.

Commonverb

(obsolete) To participate.

Commonverb

(obsolete) To have a joint right with others in common ground.

Commonverb

(obsolete) To board together; to eat at a table in common.

Commonadjective

Belonging or relating equally, or similarly, to more than one; as, you and I have a common interest in the property.

‘Though life and sense be common to men and brutes.’;

Commonadjective

Belonging to or shared by, affecting or serving, all the members of a class, considered together; general; public; as, properties common to all plants; the common schools; the Book of Common Prayer.

‘Such actions as the common good requireth.’; ‘The common enemy of man.’;

Commonadjective

Often met with; usual; frequent; customary.

‘Grief more than common grief.’;

Commonadjective

Not distinguished or exceptional; inconspicuous; ordinary; plebeian; - often in a depreciatory sense.

‘The honest, heart-felt enjoyment of common life.’; ‘This fact was infamousAnd ill beseeming any common man,Much more a knight, a captain and a leader.’; ‘Above the vulgar flight of common souls.’;

Commonadjective

Profane; polluted.

‘What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common.’;

Commonadjective

Given to habits of lewdness; prostitute.

‘A dame who herself was common.’;

Commonnoun

The people; the community.

Commonnoun

An inclosed or uninclosed tract of ground for pleasure, for pasturage, etc., the use of which belongs to the public; or to a number of persons.

Commonnoun

The right of taking a profit in the land of another, in common either with the owner or with other persons; - so called from the community of interest which arises between the claimant of the right and the owner of the soil, or between the claimants and other commoners entitled to the same right.

Commonverb

To converse together; to discourse; to confer.

‘Embassadors were sent upon both parts, and divers means of entreaty were commoned of.’;

Commonverb

To participate.

Commonverb

To have a joint right with others in common ground.

Commonverb

To board together; to eat at a table in common.

Commonnoun

a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area;

‘they went for a walk in the park’;

Commonadjective

belonging to or participated in by a community as a whole; public;

‘for the common good’; ‘common lands are set aside for use by all members of a community’;

Commonadjective

of no special distinction or quality; widely known or commonly encountered; average or ordinary or usual;

‘the common man’; ‘a common sailor’; ‘the common cold’; ‘a common nuisance’; ‘followed common procedure’; ‘it is common knowledge that she lives alone’; ‘the common housefly’; ‘a common brand of soap’;

Commonadjective

common to or shared by two or more parties;

‘a common friend’; ‘the mutual interests of management and labor’;

Commonadjective

commonly encountered;

‘a common (or familiar) complaint’; ‘the usual greeting’;

Commonadjective

being or characteristic of or appropriate to everyday language;

‘common parlance’; ‘a vernacular term’; ‘vernacular speakers’; ‘the vulgar tongue of the masses’; ‘the technical and vulgar names for an animal species’;

Commonadjective

of or associated with the great masses of people;

‘the common people in those days suffered greatly’; ‘behavior that branded him as common’; ‘his square plebeian nose’; ‘a vulgar and objectionable person’; ‘the unwashed masses’;

Commonadjective

of low or inferior quality or value;

‘of what coarse metal ye are molded’; ‘produced...the common cloths used by the poorer population’;

Commonadjective

lacking refinement or cultivation or taste;

‘he had coarse manners but a first-rate mind’; ‘behavior that branded him as common’; ‘an untutored and uncouth human being’; ‘an uncouth soldier--a real tough guy’; ‘appealing to the vulgar taste for violence’; ‘the vulgar display of the newly rich’;

Commonadjective

to be expected; standard;

‘common decency’;

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