commune Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “commune” in the English Dictionary

"commune" in British English

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uk   /ˈkɒm.juːn/  us   /ˈkɑː.mjuːn/

commune noun (GROUP)

[C, + sing/pl verb] a ​group of ​families or ​singlepeople 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 ​localgovernment

communeverb [I]

uk   /kə'm.juːn/  us   /kə.'mjuːn/ formal
to get very ​close to someone or something by ​exchangingfeelings or ​thoughts: Lying ​naked in the ​grass, among the ​trees and ​birds, he ​felt he was communing withnature.
(Definition of commune from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"commune" in American English

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communenoun [C]

 us   /ˈkɑm·jun/
politics & government the ​smallestunit of ​localgovernment in some ​countries A commune is also a ​group of ​people who ​live and ​work together and ​shareresponsibilities.
(Definition of commune from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"commune" in Business English

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communenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈkɒmjuːn/
GOVERNMENT in some countries, a ​unit of ​localgovernment: In Italy, the commune is the basic ​administrativedivision of both provinces and ​regions.
a ​group of ​people who ​live and ​work together on ​land that is ​owned by the ​state, giving what they ​produce to the ​state: While the commune ​system is no ​longer common in China, ​knowledge of what it ​entailed is ​essential for an ​understanding of the country today.
a ​group of ​people who ​live and ​work together, sharing possessions and ​responsibilities: In the 1960s they lived in a hippy commune in California.
(Definition of commune from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “commune”
in Spanish comuna…
in Vietnamese công xã…
in Malaysian masyarakat…
in Thai คนที่อยู่ร่วมกันเป็นสังคมเดียวกัน…
in French commune…
in German die Kommune…
in Chinese (Simplified) 团体, 公社, 群居团体…
in Turkish cemaat, topluluk, komün…
in Russian община, коммуна…
in Indonesian komune…
in Chinese (Traditional) 團體, 公社, 群居團體…
in Polish komuna…
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