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com·mu·ni·ty

 (kə-myo͞o′nĭ-tē)
n. pl. com·mu·ni·ties
1.
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.
2.
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.
3.
a. Similarity or identity: a community of interests.
b. Sharing, participation, and fellowship: a sense of community.
4. Society as a whole; the public.
5.
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.

[Middle English communite, citizenry, from Old French, from Latin commūnitās, fellowship, from commūnis, common; see common.]

community

(kəˈmjuːnɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. (Human Geography)
a. the people living in one locality
b. the locality in which they live
c. (as modifier): community spirit.
2. (Sociology) a group of people having cultural, religious, ethnic, or other characteristics in common: the Protestant community.
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a group of nations having certain interests in common
4. the public in general; society
5. common ownership or participation
6. similarity or agreement: community of interests.
7. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in Wales since 1974 and Scotland since 1975) the smallest unit of local government; a subdivision of a district
8. (Environmental Science) ecology a group of interdependent plants and animals inhabiting the same region and interacting with each other through food and other relationships
[C14: from Latin commūnitās, from commūnis common]

com•mu•ni•ty

(kəˈmyu nɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. a group of people who reside in a specific locality, share government, and often have a common cultural and historical heritage.
2. a locality inhabited by such a group.
3. a social, religious, occupational, or other group sharing common characteristics or interests: the business community.
4. the public; society.
5. a group of associated nations sharing common interests or heritage: the Western European community.
6. an assemblage of interacting plant and animal populations occupying a given area.
7. joint possession, enjoyment, liability, etc.: community of property.
8. similar character; agreement: community of interests.
[1325–75; comunete < Middle French < Latin commūnitās <commūni(s) common]

com·mu·ni·ty

(kə-myo͞o′nĭ-tē)
A group of plants and animals living and interacting with one another in a particular place. A community can be small and local, as in a pond or city park, or it can be regional or global, as in a rain forest or the ocean.

community

- It can refer to group of animals or plants living together and was first used to refer to a "body of commons" or a social or political entity.
See also related terms for social.

Community

 a body of people living in the same locality or having a common language or interest. See also cluster, combination.
Examples: community of feeling, 1823; of flies; of good, 1645; of interests, 1875; of power, 1561; of studies, 1841; of ulcers, 1541; of wives, 1564.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.community - a group of people living in a particular local areacommunity - a group of people living in a particular local area; "the team is drawn from all parts of the community"
assemblage, gathering - a group of persons together in one place
parish - a local church community
convent - a community of people in a religious order (especially nuns) living together
house - the members of a religious community living together
Islam Nation, Islamic Ummah, Muslim Ummah, Umma, Ummah - the Muslim community or people, considered to extend from Mauritania to Pakistan; "moderate Muslims urge the Ummah to reject the terrorism of radical Muslims"
speech community - people sharing a given language or dialect
neighborhood, neighbourhood - people living near one another; "it is a friendly neighborhood"; "my neighborhood voted for Bush"
small town, village, settlement - a community of people smaller than a town
crossroads, hamlet - a community of people smaller than a village
horde - a nomadic community
Aleut - a community of Native Americans who speak an Eskimo-Aleut language and inhabit the Aleutian Islands and southwestern Alaska; "the Aleut and the Eskimo are related culturally and linguistically"
Circassian - a mostly Sunni Muslim community living in northwestern Caucasia
2.community - common ownership; "they shared a community of possessions"
ownership - the relation of an owner to the thing possessed; possession with the right to transfer possession to others
3.community - a group of nations having common interests; "they hoped to join the NATO community"
4.community - agreement as to goals; "the preachers and the bootleggers found they had a community of interests"
accord, agreement - harmony of people's opinions or actions or characters; "the two parties were in agreement"
5.community - a district where people livecommunity - a district where people live; occupied primarily by private residences
housing development - a residential area of similar dwellings built by property developers and usually under a single management; "they live in the new housing development"
housing estate - a residential area where the houses were all planned and built at the same time
district, territorial dominion, territory, dominion - a region marked off for administrative or other purposes
planned community - a residential district that is planned for a certain class of residents
uptown - a residential part of town away from the central commercial district
suburb, suburban area, suburbia - a residential district located on the outskirts of a city
exurbia - a residential area outside of a city and beyond suburbia
tenement district - a residential district occupied primarily with tenement houses
rabbit warren, warren - an overcrowded residential area
6.community - (ecology) a group of interdependent organisms inhabiting the same region and interacting with each othercommunity - (ecology) a group of interdependent organisms inhabiting the same region and interacting with each other
group, grouping - any number of entities (members) considered as a unit
bionomics, environmental science, ecology - the branch of biology concerned with the relations between organisms and their environment
biome - a major biotic community characterized by the dominant forms of plant life and the prevailing climate

community

noun
2. district, area, quarter, region, sector, parish, neighbourhood, vicinity, locality, locality, locale, neck of the woods (informal) a black township on the outskirts of the mining community
3. group, set, camp, circle, crowd, category Other organisations come to the festival to show their solidarity for the lesbian and gay community.

community

noun
Persons as an organized body:
Translations
المُجْتَمَعطائِفَهمُجْتَمَعملّة
komunitaobecspolečenstvíveřejnostveřejný
lokalsamfundsamfund
yhteisöyhteisöllisyyskommuuniyhdyskunta
zajednica
almenningursamfélag
地域社会
공동체
communitas
bendrijabendruomenėvisuomenė
kopienamikrorajonssabiedrībasabiedriskais-
comunitate
skupnostkomuna
samhälle
ชุมชน
cộng đồng

community

[kəˈmjuːnɪtɪ]
A. N
1. (= people at large) → comunidad f, sociedad f; (= people locally) → comunidad f
the local communityel vecindario
2. (cultural etc) → comunidad f, colectividad f
the black communityla población negra
the artistic communityel mundillo artístico
the English community in Romela colectividad or colonia inglesa de Roma
3. the Community (= EEC) → la Comunidad
B. CPD community care N (Brit) → política f de integración social de enfermos y ancianos
community centre Ncentro m social
community charge N (Brit) (Admin) (formerly) → (contribución f de) capitación f
community chest N (US) → fondo m para beneficencia social
community college N (US) establecimiento docente de educación terciaria donde se realizan cursos de dos años
community health centre Ncentro m médico comunitario
Community law Nderecho m comunitario
community life Nvida f comunitaria
community policing N política policial de acercamiento a la comunidad
Community policy N (EC) → política f comunitaria
community politics Npolítica f local
Community regulations NPLnormas fpl comunitarias
community service Ntrabajo m comunitario (prestado en lugar de cumplir una pena de prisión)
community singing Ncanto m colectivo
community spirit Nsentimiento m de comunidad, civismo m
community worker Nasistente mf social

community

[kəˈmjuːnɪti] n
(people living in a particular area)communauté f
the local community → la communauté locale
(group of people with something in common)communauté f
the Jewish community → la communauté juive
the scientific community → la communauté scientifique
the business community → le monde des affaires
(= the public) the community → la communauté
for the good of the community → pour le bien de la communauté, pour le bien communcommunity action naction f localecommunity care n (British) (= home care) → service m d'aide à domicile community care programmecommunity care programme n programme visant à déléguer la responsabilité de l'État aux collectivités locales en matière d'aide socialecommunity centre nfoyer m socio-éducatif, centre m socioculturelcommunity college (US) ncentre m universitaire (de premier cycle)community health centre ncentre m médicosocialcommunity leader nreprésentant(e) m/f d'une communautécommunity policeman nîlotier mcommunity policing nîlotage mcommunity service ntravaux mpl d'intérêt général, TIG mplcommunity spirit nsolidarité fcommunity worker nanimateur/trice m/f socioculturel(le)commutation ticket [ˌkɒmjʊˈteɪʃən] n (US)carte f d'abonnement

community

n
(= social, cultural etc group)Gemeinschaft f; (ethnic also) → Bevölkerungsgruppe f; the community at largedas ganze Volk; the great community of nationsdie große Völkergemeinschaft; a sense of community(ein) Gemeinschaftsgefühl nt; to work in the communityim Sozialbereich tätig sein
(= the public)Allgemeinheit f
(Eccl, of monks, nuns) → (Ordens)gemeinschaft f
(= holding in common) the community of lovedie Liebesgemeinschaft; they have no community of interestssie haben keine gemeinsamen Interessen

community

:
community association
n (Brit) → Bürgerverein m
community care
n (Brit Sociol)
(= home care)häusliche Pflege
(also community care programme)kommunales Fürsorgeprogramm
community centre, (US) community center
community charge
n (Brit dated) Kopfsteuer zur Finanzierung der Stadt- und Gemeindeverwaltungen
community chest
community college
n (US) College zur Berufsausbildung und Vorbereitung auf ein Hochschulstudium
community home
nFürsorgeanstalt f
community relations
pldas Verhältnis zwischen den Bevölkerungsgruppen
community service
n (Jur) → Sozialdienst m
community singing
community spirit
community worker
nSozialberufler(in) m(f)

community

[kəˈmjuːnɪtɪ] n (gen) → comunità f inv; (of goods, interests) → comunanza
the Italian community in Glasgow → la comunità italiana a Glasgow
the student community → gli studenti

community

(kəˈmjuːnəti) plural comˈmunities noun
1. a group of people especially having the same religion or nationality and living in the same general area. the West Indian community in London.
2. the public in general. He did it for the good of the community; (also adjective) a community worker, a community centre.

community

مُجْتَمَع komunita lokalsamfund Gemeinschaft κοινότητα comunidad yhteisö communauté zajednica comunità 地域社会 공동체 gemeenschap samfunn społeczność comunidade общество samhälle ชุมชน topluluk cộng đồng 社区

com·mu·ni·ty

n. comunidad, sociedad, barrio;
___ health centercentro de servicio de la salud;
___ medicinemedicina comunitaria.

community

adj comunitario; — involvement participación comunitaria; n (pl -ties) comunidad f; community-acquired adquirido en la comunidad
References in classic literature ?
This lovely and beloved cat was the pet of a large circle of warm and admiring friends; for her beauty attracted all eyes, her graces and virtues endeared her to all hearts, and her loss is deeply felt by the whole community.
Tom Willard had a passion for village politics and for years had been the leading Democrat in a strongly Republican community.
His father had been in the business before him, and Monsieur Ratignolle stood well in the community and bore an enviable reputation for integrity and clearheadedness.
The reader probably knows, if enough has not already been gleaned form this narrative, that the Delaware, or Lenape, claimed to be the progenitors of that numerous people, who once were masters of most of the eastern and northern states of America, of whom the community of the Mohicans was an ancient and highly honored member.
When you drink you are a menace to yourself--and, as is shown by this crime, to the community.
The abrupt departure of George Kearney from Devil's Ford excited but little interest in the community, and was soon forgotten.
Higginson, and the outpouring of a psalm from the general throat of the community, was to be made acceptable to the grosser sense by ale, cider, wine, and brandy, in copious effusion, and, as some authorities aver, by an ox, roasted whole, or at least, by the weight and substance of an ox, in more manageable joints and sirloins.
As to the books and furniture of the schoolhouse, they belonged to the community, excepting Cotton Mather's History of Witchcraft, a New England Almanac, and book of dreams and fortune-telling; in which last was a sheet of foolscap much scribbled and blotted in several fruitless attempts to make a copy of verses in honor of the heiress of Van Tassel.
Though the long period of a Southern whaling voyage (by far the longest of all voyages now or ever made by man), the peculiar perils of it, and the community of interest prevailing among a company, all of whom, high or low, depend for their profits, not upon fixed wages, but upon their common luck, together with their common vigilance, intrepidity, and hard work; though all these things do in some cases tend to beget a less rigorous discipline than in merchantmen generally; yet, never mind how much like an old Mesopotamian family these whalemen may, in some primitive instances, live together; for all that, the punctilious externals, at least, of the quarter-deck are seldom materially relaxed, and in no instance done away.
You might see him, along with dozens of others, toiling like one possessed by a whole community of demons; his arms working like the driving rods of an engine, his long, black hair flying wild, his eyes starting out, the sweat rolling in rivers down his face.
You can get used to such things, too, my friend; and it is the great object of recent efforts to make our whole northern community used to them, for the glory of the Union.
How- ever, I was generally on hand -- for two reasons: a man must not hold himself aloof from the things which his friends and his community have at heart if he would be liked -- especially as a statesman; and both as business man and statesman I wanted to study the tournament and see if I couldn't invent an improve- ment on it.

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