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Meaning of COMMUNE

Pronunciation:  [n]'kâmyoon, [v]ku'myoon, 'kâmyoon

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a body of people or families living together and sharing everything
  2. [n]  the smallest administrative district of several European countries (Belgium and France and Italy and Switzerland)
  3. [v]  communicate intimately with; be in a state of heightened, intimate receptivity; "He seemed to commune with nature"
  4. [v]  receive Communion, in the Catholic church
 

COMMUNE is a 7 letter word that starts with C.

 

 See Also: administrative district, administrative division, assemblage, communicate, covenant, gathering, intercommunicate, pray, territorial division

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Com*mune"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Communed}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Communing}.] [OF. communier, fr. L. communicare to
    communicate, fr. communis common. See {Common}, and cf.
    {Communicate}.]
    1. To converse together with sympathy and confidence; to
       interchange sentiments or feelings; to take counsel.
    
             I would commune with you of such things That want no
             ear but yours.                        --Shak.
    
    2. To receive the communion; to partake of the eucharist or
       Lord's supper.
    
             To commune under both kinds.          --Bp. Burnet.
    
    {To commune with one's self} or {one's heart}, to think; to
       reflect; to meditate.
    
    
  2. \Com"mune\, n.
    Communion; sympathetic intercourse or conversation between
    friends.
    
          For days of happy commune dead.          --Tennyson.
    
    
  3. \Com"mune\, n. [F., fr. commun. See {Common}.]
    1. The commonalty; the common people. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
    
             In this struggle -- to use the technical words of
             the time -- of the ``commune'', the general mass of
             the inhabitants, against the ``prudhommes'' or
             ``wiser'' few.                        --J. R. Green.
    
    2. A small territorial district in France under the
       government of a mayor and municipal council; also, the
       inhabitants, or the government, of such a district. See
       {Arrondissement}.
    
    3. Absolute municipal self-government.
    
    {The Commune of Paris}, or {The Commune}
       (a) The government established in Paris (1792-94) by a
           usurpation of supreme power on the part of
           representatives chosen by the communes; the period of
           its continuance is known as the ``Reign of Terror.''
       (b) The revolutionary government, modeled on the commune
           of 1792, which the communists, so called, attempted to
           establish in 1871.
    
    
 
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