common common  /ˈkɑ mən/


  1. (adj) having no special distinction or quality; widely known or commonly encountered; average or ordinary or usual
  2. (adj) common to or shared by two or more parties
  3. (adj) commonly encountered
  4. (adj) being or characteristic of or appropriate to everyday language
  5. (adj) of or associated with the great masses of people
  6. (adj) of low or inferior quality or value
  7. (adj) lacking refinement or cultivation or taste
  8. (adj) to be expected; standard
  9. (n) a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
  10. (adj) belonging to or participated in by a community as a whole; public


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  1. LETTER: Drop the 'common sense' nonsense

    Common sense tells us to scratch when we have an itchy rash. If it turns out that the rash is poison ivy, we have a perfect example of how the application of common sense can make bad matters worse. It spreads the rash and can leave ugly scars.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Evansville Courier & Press

  2. Common Core debate eclipses new science standards

    Friends and foes of the Common Core mathematics and English standards crowded the boardroom of the Kansas State Board of Education on Tuesday, presenting hours of testimony on the topic and overshadowing a vote on new science standards.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal

  3. Common Grounds

    Artwork created by artists from the Imagine Art Studios will be on display at the new Common Grounds at Sutton Center in Port Clinton. Shaylee Cartmell rings up a customer at Common Grounds on Monday morning. Cartmell will help train and support staff at the coffee shop and eatery.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Port Clinton News Herald


  1. Obama said he views his award as "a call for all nations to confront the common challenges of the 21st century."
    on Oct 11, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Calgary Herald

  2. Mr Cameron said he and Mr Clegg would "put aside party differences and work hard for the common good and the national interest".
    on May 11, 2010 By: David Cameron Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. "This is an effort in which we must achieve unity of effort and common purpose," he said at the US embassy in Kabul, a day after arriving. "Civilian and military, Afghan and international, we are part of one team with one mission."
    on Jul 3, 2010 By: David Petraeus Source:

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