Commune Definition

kə-myo͝on
communed, communes, communing
verb
communed, communes, communing
To be in a state of intimate, heightened sensitivity and receptivity, as with one's surroundings.
Hikers communing with nature.
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To talk together intimately.
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To be in close spiritual harmony with.
To commune with nature.
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To receive Holy Communion.
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The definition of commune is to feel in close contact.
When you go camping to get close to nature, this is an example of when you commune with nature.
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noun
communes
Intimate conversation.
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The common people.
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A community.
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A small group of people living communally and sharing in work, earnings, etc.
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The smallest administrative district of local government in France, Belgium, and some other countries in Europe.
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idiom
commune with oneself
  • to think; ponder
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the Commune
  • the revolutionary government of Paris from 1792 to 1794
  • the revolutionary government established in Paris from March 18 to May 28, 1871
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Other Word Forms of Commune

Noun

Singular:
commune
Plural:
communes

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Commune

  • commune with oneself
  • the Commune

Origin of Commune

  • Middle English comunen to have common dealings with, converse from Old French communer to make common, share (from commun common common) and perhaps from Old French communier to share in the Communion (from Late Latin commūnicāre) (from Latin to communicate communicate)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French independent municipality from Old French comugne from Medieval Latin commūnia community from neuter of Latin commūnis common mei-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French commune, in turn deriving from Latin.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Old French comuner (“to share”).

    From Wiktionary

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