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commune

noun uk   /ˈkɒm.juːn/  us   /ˈkɑː.mjuːn/

commune noun (GROUP)

[C, + sing/pl verb] a group of families or single people who live and work together sharing possessions and responsibilities: She left her husband to join a women's commune.

commune noun (GOVERNMENT)

[C] in some countries, a unit of local government

commune

verb [I] uk   /ˈkɒm.juːn/  us   /ˈkɑː.mjuːn/ formal
to get very close to someone or something by exchanging feelings or thoughts: Lying naked in the grass, among the trees and birds, he felt he was communing with nature.
Translations of “commune”
in Vietnamese công xã…
in Spanish comuna…
in Thai คนที่อยู่ร่วมกันเป็นสังคมเดียวกัน…
in Malaysian masyarakat…
in French commune…
in German die Kommune…
in Chinese (Traditional) 團體, 公社, 群居團體…
in Indonesian komune…
in Russian община, коммуна…
in Turkish cemaat, topluluk, komün…
in Chinese (Simplified) 团体, 公社, 群居团体…
in Polish komuna…
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