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common US English

Occurring, found, or done often; prevalent

common in vetch US English

A widely distributed scrambling herbaceous plant of the pea family that is cultivated as a silage or fodder crop

bobwhite US English

A New World quail with mottled reddish-brown plumage, and typically a pale throat and eyestripe

catalpa US English

A tree with large heart-shaped leaves, clusters of trumpet-shaped flowers, and long, slender beanlike seedpods, native to North America and eastern Asia and cultivated as an ornamental

crossbill US English

A thickset finch with a crossed bill adapted for extracting seeds from the cones of conifers. The plumage is typically red in the male and olive green in the female

cowbird US English

A New World songbird with dark plumage and a relatively short bill, typically laying its eggs in other birds' nests

mulberry US English

A small deciduous tree with broad leaves, native to East Asia and long cultivated elsewhere

murre US English

A white-breasted North American auk (seabird)

in common US English

In joint use or possession; shared

common cold US English

Another term for cold2noun2noun2noun.

Common Era US English

Another term for Christian era.

common gull US English

A migratory gull with greenish-grey legs, found locally in northern and eastern Eurasia and NW North America

common jury US English

A jury for which no qualification of property or social standing was required

common law US English

The part of English law that is derived from custom and judicial precedent rather than statutes. Often contrasted with statutory law

common noun US English

A noun denoting a class of objects or a concept as opposed to a particular individual

common rat US English

Another term for brown rat.

common room US English

A room in a school, college, or other institution for use of students or staff outside teaching hours

common seal1 US English

A seal with a mottled grey-brown coat and a concave profile, found along North Atlantic and North Pacific coasts

common seal2 US English

An official seal of a corporate body

common time US English

A rhythmic pattern in which there are four beats, especially four quarter notes, in a measure. This pattern occurs often in classical music and is the norm in rock, jazz, country, and bluegrass

common ground US English

Opinions or interests shared by each of two or more parties

common chord US English

A triad containing a root, a major or minor third, and a perfect fifth

common gender US English

The gender of those nouns in English that are not limited to either sex, such as cousin or spouse

common market US English

A group of countries imposing few or no duties on trade with one another and a common tariff on trade with other countries

common meter US English

A metrical pattern for hymns in which the stanzas have four lines containing eight and six syllables alternately rhyming abcb or abab

Common Pleas US English

(In some jurisdictions) a court for hearing civil cases between citizens

Common Prayer US English

The liturgy of the Anglican Communion, originally set forth in the Book of Common Prayer of Edward VI (1549)

common sense US English

Good sense and sound judgment in practical matters

common stock US English

Shares entitling their holder to dividends that vary in amount and may even be missed, depending on the fortunes of the company

common property US English

A thing or things held jointly

common carrier US English

A person or company that transports goods or passengers on regular routes at set rates

common council US English

A town or city council in some parts of the US and Canada, and in London

common divisor US English

A number that can be divided into all of the other numbers of a given set without any remainder. Also called common factor

Common Entrance US English

An examination taken, usually at 13, by pupils wishing to enter public schools

common fraction US English

A fraction expressed by a numerator and a denominator, not decimally

common multiple US English

A number into which each number in a given set may be evenly divided

common porpoise US English

Another term for harbor porpoise.

Common Serjeant US English

(In the UK) a circuit judge of the Central Criminal Court with duties in the City of London

Common Worship US English

A book containing the public liturgy of the Church of England, published in 2000 to replace the Alternative Service Book

common knowledge US English

Something known by most people

in common with US English

In the same way as

common denominator US English

A shared multiple of the denominators of several fractions

common logarithm US English

A logarithm to the base 10

senior common room US English

A room used for social purposes by fellows, lecturers, and other senior members of a college

by common consent US English

With the agreement of all

the common good US English

The benefit or interests of all

common or garden US English

Of the usual or ordinary type

the common touch US English

The ability to get along with or appeal to ordinary people

make common cause US English

Unite in order to achieve a shared aim

tenancy in common US English

A shared tenancy in which each holder has a distinct, separately transferable interest


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