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COMMUNE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does commune mean? 

COMMUNE (noun)
  The noun COMMUNE has 2 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: COMMUNE used as a noun is rare.


COMMUNE (verb)
  The verb COMMUNE has 2 senses:

1. communicate intimately with; be in a state of heightened, intimate receptivity
2. receive Communion, in the Catholic church

  Familiarity information: COMMUNE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


COMMUNE (noun)


Sense 1commune [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The smallest administrative district of several European countries

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Hypernyms ("commune" is a kind of...):

administrative district; administrative division; territorial division (a district defined for administrative purposes)

Domain region:

Italia; Italian Republic; Italy (a republic in southern Europe on the Italian Peninsula; was the core of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire between the 4th century BC and the 5th century AD)

Belgique; Belgium; Kingdom of Belgium (a monarchy in northwestern Europe; headquarters for the European Union and for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

France; French Republic (a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe)

Schweiz; Suisse; Svizzera; Swiss Confederation; Switzerland (a landlocked federal republic in central Europe)


Sense 2commune [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A body of people or families living together and sharing everything

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Hypernyms ("commune" is a kind of...):

assemblage; gathering (a group of persons together in one place)


COMMUNE (verb)


Sense 1commune [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Communicate intimately with; be in a state of heightened, intimate receptivity

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

He seemed to commune with nature

Hypernyms (to "commune" is one way to...):

communicate; intercommunicate (transmit thoughts or feelings)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "commune"):

pray (address God; say a prayer)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 2commune [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Receive Communion, in the Catholic church

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

commune; communicate

Hypernyms (to "commune" is one way to...):

covenant (enter into a covenant or formal agreement)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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