- The definition of community is all the people living in an area or a group or groups of people who share common interests.
- An example of community is a group of Buddhists who meet and chant together.
- An example of community is a suburban area that determines local laws and guidelines for business, schooling and other governmental functions.
A community of young Buddhist monks.
- all the people living in a particular district, city, etc.
- the district, city, etc. where they live
- a group of people forming a smaller social unit within a larger one, and sharing common interests, work, identity, location, etc.: a college community, the labor community
- a group of nations loosely or closely associated because of common traditions or for political or economic advantage
- society in general; the public
- ownership or participation in common: community of goods
- similarity; likeness: community of tastes
- the condition of living with others
- friendly association; fellowship
- Ecol. biocenosis
Origin of communityMiddle English and amp; Old French communite ; from Classical Latin communitas, community, fellowship ; from communis, common
- a. A group of people living in the same locality and under the same government.b. The district or locality in which such a group lives.
- a. A group of people having common interests: the scientific community; the international business community.b. A group viewed as forming a distinct segment of society: the gay community; the community of color.
- a. Similarity or identity: a community of interests.b. Sharing, participation, and fellowship: a sense of community.
- Society as a whole; the public.
- a. A group of organisms interacting with one another and with the environment in a specific region.b. The region occupied by a group of interacting organisms.
Origin of communityMiddle English communite, citizenry, from Old French, from Latin commūnitās, fellowship, from commūnis, common; see Common .
- A group sharing a common understanding and often the same language, manners, tradition and law. See civilization.
- A community is infinitely more brutalised by the habitual employment of punishment than it is by the occasional occurrence of crime (Oscar Wilde)
- A commune, or residential or religious collective.
- The condition of having certain attitudes and interests in common.
- (ecology) A group of interdependent organisms inhabiting the same region and interacting with each other.
- (Internet) A group of people interacting by electronic means for social, professional, educational or other purposes; a virtual community.
- Washington Irving
- An unreserved community of thought and feeling.
- a community of goods
From Old French communité, from Classical Latin communitas , from commūnis (“common”). Cognates include French communauté.
community - Legal Definition
- A group of people living together or in the same locality or who share interests or a sense of identity.
- The area, district, locality, neighborhood, or vicinity where a group of people lives.