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community British & World English

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

the community in community British & World English

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

community English Thesaurus

we can work together for the good of the community

community tax British & World English

A local tax levied on members of a community; (British) = community charge, (also) = council tax.

base community British & World English

(Also more fully base ecclesial community) (especially in Latin America) a small neighbourhood Christian group, predominantly of laypeople and usually in a poor or rural area, which emphasizes the practical application of religious belief to addressing social and economic problems and inequalities.

community group British & World English

An association of individuals from the same community, especially one formed to advance a particular cause or interest.

community radio British & World English

Radio broadcasting aimed at a particular geographical or demographic community, and frequently carrying programming made with the participation of that community.

community song British & World English

A song intended to be sung by a large group or a gathering of people.

faith community British & World English

A community of people of the same religion; specifically a group of people leading a communal life according to their religious faith.

mark community British & World English

A community inhabiting a mark; also in extended use.

open community British & World English

A plant community that does not completely cover the ground.

community bank British & World 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 British & World English

Focused on or relating to a community

community card British & World 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 British & World 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 British & World English

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

community home British & World English

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

community order British & World 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 British & World English

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

community-acquired British & World English

(Of an infection) acquired in the community or general environment (as opposed to in hospital).

community action British & World English

Action undertaken (and usually also initiated and organized) by members of a community for that community's own improvement.

community antenna British & World English

A television or radio aerial that serves a number of properties or subscribers within a local area.

community church British & World English

A church serving a particular area or community; (US) one used by or welcoming worshippers of more than one denomination; an interdenominational church.

community forest British & World English

A forest regarded as a resource for a local community; specifically a forest, usually close to an urban area, created both for recreational purposes and as part of a programme for social, economic, and environmental regeneration.

community garden British & World English

North American one divided into allotments.

community leader British & World English

A prominent and respected member of a particular community, especially one with an active and specific social or political role or position.

community school British & World English

A school serving a particular (especially local) community; (specifically in the United Kingdom) a school (frequently a secondary school) whose buildings and facilities are available, out of school hours, to the rest of the local community for educational and recreational purposes.

online community British & World English

A group of people who regularly interact with each other online, especially to share information and opinions on a common interest; (with the) users of the Internet (or in early use, a computer network) considered collectively.

planned community British & World English

An urban or suburban environment all aspects of which are developed according to a single plan, usually on a previously undeveloped site.

virtual community British & World English

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

community centre British & World English

A place where people from a particular neighbourhood can meet for social events, education classes, or recreational activities

community charge British & World 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 British & World English

A college providing further and higher education for people living in a particular area

community hospital British & World English

A non-specialized hospital serving a local area

community medicine British & World English

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

community-minded British & World English

Interested in helping the wider community; socially concerned

community policing British & World English

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

community property British & World English

Property owned jointly by a married couple

community sentence British & World English

A sentence whereby an offender is required to perform community service

community service British & World English

Voluntary work intended to help people in a particular area

community singing British & World English

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

community spirit British & World English

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

community worker British & World English

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

European Community British & World English

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

Oneida Community British & World English

A religious community, founded in New York State in 1848 and originally embracing primitive Christian beliefs and radical social and economic ideas, later relaxed. It became a joint-stock company in 1881

speech community British & World English

A group of people sharing a common language or dialect

community development British & World English

The improvement of the condition of a particular area or community, especially with regard to health, housing, education, etc. (frequently attributive).

community education British & World English

Instruction provided to a community on a matter of public interest.

community physician British & World English

A physician who works in or with a local community; compare compounds 1d.

community policeman British & World English

A policeman involved in community policing.

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