Commune is defined as a group of people living together in a shared community.(noun)
When a group of religious people go to live together in one area of town, this is an example of a religious commune.
The definition of commune is to feel in close contact.(verb)
When you go camping to get close to nature, this is an example of when you commune with nature.
See commune in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME communen < OFr comuner, to make common, share < comun (see common); also < OFr communier, to administer the sacrament < L communicare, to share (LL(Ec), to receive the sacrament): see communicate
Origin: ME & OFr < ML communia, orig. pl. of L commune, lit., that which is common < communis, common
See commune in American Heritage Dictionary 4
intransitive verb com·muned, com·mun·ing, com·munes
Origin: Middle English comunen, to have common dealings with, converse
Origin: , from Old French communer, to make common, share (from commun, common; see Common )
Origin: and perhaps from Old French communier, to share in the Communion (from Late Latin commūnicāre, from Latin, to communicate; see communicate).
Origin: French, independent municipality
Origin: , from Old French comugne
Origin: , from Medieval Latin commūnia, community
Origin: , from neuter of Latin commūnis, common; see mei-1 in Indo-European roots.
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