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community US English

A group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common

community US Thesaurus

work done for the community

the community in community US English

The people of a district or country considered collectively, especially in the context of social values and responsibilities; society

community in tribe New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

in contemporary contexts prefer terms such as community or people

community bank US English

A commercial bank that derives funds from and lends to the community where it operates, and is not affiliated with a multibank holding company

community-based US English

Focused on or relating to a community

community card US English

(In some forms of poker) each of a number of cards dealt or turned face up for all active players to use

community care US English

Long-term care for people who are mentally ill, elderly, or disabled which is provided within the community rather than in hospitals or institutions, especially as implemented in the UK under the National Health Service and Community Care Act of 1990

community chest US English

A fund for charitable activities among the people in a particular area

community home US English

A centre for housing young offenders and other young people in need of custodial care

community order US English

A non-custodial sentence which requires an offender to perform community service, observe a curfew, undergo treatment for drug or alcohol addiction, etc., instead of going to prison

gated community US English

A residential area with roads that have gates to control the movement of traffic and people into and out of the area

community center US English

A place where people from a particular community can meet for social, educational, or recreational activities

community charge US English

(In the UK) a tax, introduced by the Conservative government in 1990 (1989 in Scotland), levied locally on every adult in a community. It was replaced in 1993 by the council tax

community college US English

A nonresidential junior college offering courses to people living in a particular area

community hospital US English

A non-specialized hospital serving a local area

community medicine US English

A branch of medicine dealing with health care issues affecting communities as a whole

community-minded US English

Interested in helping the wider community; socially concerned

community policing US English

The system of allocating police officers to particular areas so that they become familiar with the local inhabitants

community property US English

Property owned jointly by a married couple

community sentence US English

A sentence whereby an offender is required to perform community service

community service US English

Voluntary work intended to help people in a particular area

community singing US English

Singing by a large crowd or group, especially of old popular songs or hymns

community spirit US English

A feeling of involvement in and concern for one’s local community

community worker US English

A person who works among the people of a particular area to promote their welfare

European Community US English

An economic and political association of certain European countries, incorporated since 1993 in the European Union

Oneida Community US English

A utopian religious community, founded in New York State in 1848 and originally embracing primitive Christian beliefs and radical social and economic ideas, later relaxed. Successful in various commercial enterprises, it was formed into a joint-stock company in 1881

speech community US English

A group of people sharing a common language or dialect

virtual community US English

A community of people sharing common interests, ideas, and feelings over the Internet

European Community New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

association of European countries incorporated since 1993 in the EU

Oneida Community New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

religious community in New York State

community architect US English

An architect working in consultation with local inhabitants in designing housing and other amenities

community organizer US English

A person whose job is to coordinate cooperative efforts and campaigning carried out by local residents to promote the interests of their community

community organizing US English

The coordination of cooperative efforts and campaigning carried out by local residents to promote the interests of their community

community of property US English

(In South Africa) a marriage contract in which the possessions of the partners are merged in a joint estate and disposed of by means of a joint will

the international community US English

The countries of the world considered collectively

community antenna television US English

Another term for cable television.

European Economic Community US English

An institution of the European Union, an economic association of western European countries set up by the Treaty of Rome (1957). The original members were France, West Germany, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg

European Economic Community New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

association of western European countries set up by the Treaty of Rome (1957), now part of the EU

community-supported agriculture US English

A system in which a farm operation is supported by shareholders within the community who share both the benefits and risks of food production

European Atomic Energy Community US English

An institution established in 1957 to aid the exploitation of nuclear discoveries in Europe

European Coal and Steel Community US English

An organization established in 1952 to regulate pricing, transport, and tariffs for the coal and steel industries of the member countries

Caribbean Community and Common Market US English

An organization established in 1973 to promote cooperation in economic affairs and social services and to coordinate foreign policy among its members, all of which are independent states of the Caribbean region


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