Found 2 items, similar to commune.
English → English
n 1: the smallest administrative district of several European
2: a body of people or families living together and sharing
v 1: communicate intimately with; be in a state of heightened,
intimate receptivity; “He seemed to commune with nature”
2: receive Communion, in the Catholic church [syn: communicate
English → English
(k[o^]m*m[=u]n"), v. i. [imp. & p. p.
(k[o^]m*m[=u]nd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Communing
[OF. communier, fr. L. communicare to communicate, fr.
communis common. See Common
, and cf. Communicate
1. To converse together with sympathy and confidence; to
interchange sentiments or feelings; to take counsel.
I would commune with you of such things
That want no ear but yours. --Shak.
2. To receive the communion; to partake of the eucharist or
To commune under both kinds. --Bp. Burnet.
To commune with one's self
or To commune with one's heart
, to think; to reflect; to meditate.
Communion; sympathetic intercourse or conversation between
For days of happy commune dead. --Tennyson.
(k[o^]m"m[=u]n), n. [F., fr. commun. See
1. The commonalty; the common people. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
In this struggle -- to use the technical words of
the time -- of the “commune”
, the general mass of
the inhabitants, against the “prudhommes”
few. --J. R. Green.
2. A small territorial district in France under the
government of a mayor and municipal council; also, the
inhabitants, or the government, of such a district. See
3. Absolute municipal self-government.
4. a group of people living together as an organized
community and owning in common most or all of their
property and possessions, and sharing work, income, and
many other aspects of daily life. Such sommunities are
oftten organized based on religious or idealistic
principles, and they sometimes have unconventional
lifestyles, practises, or moral codes.
The Commune of Paris
, or The Commune
(a) The government established in Paris (1792-94) by a
usurpation of supreme power on the part of
representatives chosen by the communes; the period of
its continuance is known as the “Reign of Terror.”
(b) The revolutionary government, modeled on the commune
of 1792, which the communists, so called, attempted to
establish in 1871.