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common British & World English

Occurring, found, or done often; prevalent

sallow British & World English

A willow tree, especially one of a low-growing or shrubby kind

crossbill British & World 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 British & World English

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

mulberry British & World English

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

in common British & World English

In joint use or possession; shared

common form British & World English

What is usually done; accepted procedure

common cold British & World English

Another term for cold2noun2noun2noun.

Common Era British & World English

Another term for Christian era.

common gull British & World English

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

common jury British & World English

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

common law British & World English

The part of English law that is derived from custom and judicial precedent rather than statutes

common noun British & World English

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

common rat British & World English

Another term for brown rat.

common room British & World English

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

common seal1 British & World English

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

common seal2 British & World English

An official seal of a corporate body

common time British & World English

A rhythmic pattern in which there are two or four beats, especially four crotchets, in a bar

common ground British & World English

Opinions or interests shared by each of two or more parties

common thread British & World English

A theme or characteristic found in various stories or situations

common chord British & World English

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

common gender British & World English

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

common market British & World 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 metre British & World English

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

Common Pleas British & World English

A court for hearing civil cases between subjects or citizens not involving Crown or state

Common Prayer British & World English

The Church of England liturgy, originally set forth in the Book of Common Prayer of Edward VI (1549) and revised in 1662

common sense British & World English

Good sense and sound judgement in practical matters

common stock British & World English

Ordinary shares

common currency British & World English

A system of money shared by two or more countries

common property British & World English

A thing or things held jointly

common carrier British & World English

A person or company undertaking to transport any goods or passengers on regular routes at agreed rates

common council British & World English

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

common divisor British & World 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 British & World English

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

common fraction British & World English

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

common multiple British & World English

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

Common Serjeant British & World English

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

Common Worship British & World English

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

common knowledge British & World English

Something known by most people

in common with British & World English

In the same way as

common denominator British & World English

A common multiple of the denominators of several fractions

common logarithm British & World English

A logarithm to the base 10

make common cause British & World English

Unite in order to achieve a shared aim

senior common room British & World English

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

by common consent British & World English

With the agreement of all

the common good British & World English

The benefit or interests of all

common or garden British & World English

Of the usual or ordinary type

the common touch British & World English

The ability to get on with or appeal to ordinary people

tenancy in common British & World English

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

the common weal British & World English

The benefit or interests of all members of a country or community


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