• WordNet 3.6
    • n community (ecology) a group of interdependent organisms inhabiting the same region and interacting with each other
    • n community a group of people living in a particular local area "the team is drawn from all parts of the community"
    • n community a group of nations having common interests "they hoped to join the NATO community"
    • n community a district where people live; occupied primarily by private residences
    • n community common ownership "they shared a community of possessions"
    • n community agreement as to goals "the preachers and the bootleggers found they had a community of interests"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The reason why the Canadian Arctic is called the "Land of the Midnight Sun" is because during the summer many communities have light 24 hours of the day. Many people have to cover their windows with tin foil to keep the light out when they sleep
    • Community A body of people having common rights, privileges, or interests, or living in the same place under the same laws and regulations; as, a community of monks. Hence a number of animals living in a common home or with some apparent association of interests. "Creatures that in communities exist."
    • Community Common character; likeness. "The essential community of nature between organic growth and inorganic growth."
    • Community Common possession or enjoyment; participation; as, a community of goods. "The original community of all things.""An unreserved community of thought and feeling."
    • Community Commonness; frequency. "Eyes . . . sick and blunted with community ."
    • Community Society at large; a commonwealth or state; a body politic; the public, or people in general. "Burdens upon the poorer classes of the community ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The city of Argentia which is located on Newfoundland's southwest coast, is Canada's most fog-bound community. It has 206 days of fog each year.
    • n community Common possession or enjoyment; the holding or sharing of interests, possessions, or privileges in common by two or more individuals: as, a community of goods; community of interests between husband and wife.
    • n community Life in association with others; the social state.
    • n community A number of people associated together by the fact of residence in the same locality, or of subjection to the same local laws and regulations; a village, township, or municipality.
    • n community A society or association of persons having common interests or privileges, commercial, social, political, or ecclesiastical, and subject to the same regulations; now, especially, a society of this nature in which the members reside together or in the same locality: as, the Oneida Community (see below).
    • n community The body of people in a state or commonwealth; the public, or people in general: used in this sense always with the definite article.
    • n community Commonness; frequency.
    • n community In logic, the being possessed in common by several subjects.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The dirt extracted to build the foundation of the World Trade Center in New York City was dumped into the Hudson River. The community of Battery City Park now resides on that dirt.
    • n Community kom-ūn′i-ti common possession or enjoyment: agreement: communion:
    • n Community kom-ūn′i-ti (Shak.) commonness: people having common rights, &c.: the public in general: a body of persons in the same locality, e.g. 'village community:' a monastic body
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  • Allen Ginsberg
    Allen Ginsberg
    “Fortunately art is a community effort --a small but select community living in a spiritualized world endeavoring to interpret the wars and the solitudes of the flesh.”
  • Winston Churchill
    “There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.”
  • John F. Kennedy
    “Every society gets the kind of criminal it deserves. What is also true is that every community gets the kind of law enforcement it insists on.”
  • Henry Brooks Adams
    “One friend in a lifetime is much, two are many, three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim.”
  • Marcus T. Cicero
    “A community is like the ones who govern it.”
  • Ambrose Bierce
    “Marriage. The state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress and two slaves, making in all, two.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. communitas,: cf. OF. communité,. Cf. Commonalty, and see Common
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr.,—L. communitascommunis.


In literature:

There are communities which neglect their water systems, and which suffer accordingly.
"The Next Step" by Scott Nearing
But with him went seven thousand people, to form the nucleus of the Science Community.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science September 1930" by Various
Negroes complain that the authorities are building white schools in communities where the negro population is five times as great.
"Negro Migration during the War" by Emmett J. Scott
There isn't a servant-girl in this community who doesn't pant for luxuries.
"'Charge It'" by Irving Bacheller
Bessbrook, the Quaker colony, is, as might be expected, a model community.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
Although attention has been directed to the area of the community, the community consists not of land or houses but of the people of this area.
"The Farmer and His Community" by Dwight Sanderson
The evidence seems to show that they are in some way dependent on community of function.
"Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I" by Herbert Spencer
It does not sacrifice itself for any one of them in particular, but only for the community.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
It is something like community of mind, or unity of mind.
"Under the Maples" by John Burroughs
The pressure of great danger seems to develop in a degree this community of mind and feeling among men.
"Ways of Nature" by John Burroughs

In poetry:

You love your bitterest enemies
with manly courage firm.
Your spirit brings community –
motherly and warm.
"Jesus" by Eberhard Arnold
Bees know the impulse of true oneness –
a wondrous sign of community.
A people of love, they toil as one,
and none is left out of their unity.
"For My Children" by Eberhard Arnold
Regarding telephones:
The Labor Party (Groans)
Seems to think it can oppress us with impunity.
But I hold, sir, it is plain
That the benefits we gain
Should be paid for by - that is - the whole community!
"The Logic Of Anti-Sosh" by C J Dennis
He was a man of open countenance and of great ability,
And late minister of Free St. Paul's Church, Dundee,
And during the twenty-nine years he remained as minister in Dundee
He struggled hard for the well-being of the community.
"The Death of the Rev. Dr. Wilson" by William Topaz McGonagall
They soon became like brothers from community of wrongs:
They wrote each other little odes and sang each other songs;
They told each other anecdotes disparaging their wives;
On several occasions, too, they saved each other's lives.
"Etiquette" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

The Marquette County Community Foundation has entered into an agreement with Superior Watershed Partnership and the Rio Tinto Eagle Mine to provide oversight and problem resolution for the Community Environmental Monitoring Program.
Activity at the Holland Community Aquatic Center (photo courtesy Holland Community Aquatic Center).
Having demonstrated efforts to promote a healthier community and recognizing the importance of trees' role in the environment, Monroe Township has been named a Tree City USA community by the Arbor Day Foundation.
Despite the rainy weather, more than 250 students, staff and community members attended Waubonsee Community College's Arbor Day celebration on April 28.
The FBI infiltrates Muslim-American communities to try to bring terrorism charges against prominent community members.
0The president of Moberly Area Community College will become the new president of a community college in Bentonville, Ark.
Litrico was arrested Monday and charged with second-degree larceny (defrauding a public community), and false entry by an agent of a public community.
What you're actually doing is relying on your support system and community, which is exactly what support systems and communities are for.
Bergen Community College, the largest community college in New Jersey, serving a diverse student body on its suburban campus, has a leadership opportunity for the Associate Dean of Nursing.
President Obama's over-the-top approach to immigration enforcement - including an overreliance on the harmful program known as Secure Communities - has devastated immigrant communities in the United States.
Attorney General Brian Sandoval sued Nevada's university and community college regents on Thursday for alleged open-meeting law violations - and said their recent demotion of a community college president should be erased.
Attorney General Brian Sandoval sued Nevada's university and community college regents on Thursday for alleged open-meeting law violations - and said their recent demotion of a community college president should be erased.
One of the newer communities to pop up on YouTube is known as the ASMR community.
The 2012/2013 Tahoe Backcountry Vertical Challenge continues its third year as Lake Tahoe's community-wide fundraising initiative to benefit the Sierra Avalanche Center, a vital yet underfunded resource for the Tahoe backcountry community.
Baldwin 's commitment to the community will continue through the remainder of the election, with planned visits to Community Brainstorming, and several other events across the city.

In science:

There has been tremendous interest within the statistical physics community over the past five years in the persistence properties of various simple systems .
Sign-time distribution for a random walker with a drifting boundary
Recently, an Ising spin model which can describe the mechanism of making a decision in a closed community was proposed .
A simple model of price formation
The model. — Recently a simple model for opinion evolution in a closed community was proposed [9,10].
A simple model of price formation
When de Wit, Hoppe, and Nicolai (1988) showed that the regularized supermembrane theory could be described in terms of supersymmetric matrix quantum mechanics, the general hope of the community seems to have been that the quantized supermembrane theory would have a discrete spectrum of states.
M(atrix) Theory: Matrix Quantum Mechanics as a Fundamental Theory
The concept of small world was introduced by Milgram in order to describe the topological properties of social communities and relationships.
Complex structures in generalized small worlds