AskDefine | Define commune

Dictionary Definition

commune

Noun

1 the smallest administrative district of several European countries
2 a body of people or families living together and sharing everything

Verb

1 communicate intimately with; be in a state of heightened, intimate receptivity; "He seemed to commune with nature"
2 receive Communion, in the Catholic church [syn: communicate]

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English

Pronunciation

  • (noun):
    • (RP): kŏm'yo͞on, /ˈkɒmjuːn/, /"kQmju:n/
    • (US): käm'yo͞on, /ˈkɑmjuːn/, /"kAmju:n/
  • (verb): /kəmyo͞on'/, /kəˈmjuːn/, /k@"mju:n/

Noun

  1. A small community, often rural, whose members share in the ownership of property, and in the division of labour; the members of such a community
  2. A local political division in many European countries

Translations

Verb

  1. To be together with; to contemplate or absorb.
    He spent a week in the backcountry, communing with nature.

French

Pronunciation

Noun

commune
  1. administrative subdivision

Adjective

commune ( commun)

Extensive Definition

Commune can refer to:
commune in Aragonese: Conzello
commune in Breton: Kumun
commune in Czech: Komuna
commune in German: Gemeinde (Begriffsklärung)
commune in Spanish: Concejo
commune in Esperanto: Komunumo
commune in French: Commune
commune in Japanese: コミューン (曖昧さ回避)
commune in Russian: Коммуна
commune in Slovak: Spoločenstvo

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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