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Definition of "commune" []

  • To be in a state of intimate, heightened sensitivity and receptivity, as with one's surroundings: hikers communing with nature. (verb-intransitive)
  • To receive the Eucharist. (verb-intransitive)
  • A relatively small, often rural community whose members share common interests, work, and income and often own property collectively. (noun)
  • The people in such a community. (noun)
  • The smallest local political division of various European countries, governed by a mayor and municipal council. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "commune" in a sentence
  • "Have I not forced them to give up what they called their commune, for the whole duration of my life? '"
  • "Next he and Joe Stanley will once again commune on their beloved NAMBLA website and dream of little boys."
  • "It was called a commune by journalists, but in reality was far from that."