- 1 [countable] an area of open land in a town or village that anyone may use We went for a walk on the common. Little Compton Common
- 2 commons [singular] a large room where students can eat in a school, college, etc. The commons is next to the gym. Idioms
(of people) to have the same interests, ideas, etc. as someone else Tim and I have nothing in common./I have nothing in common with Tim.
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(of things, places, etc.) to have the same features, characteristics, etc. The two cultures have a lot in common.
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by everyone in a group They hold the property as tenants in common.
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in the same way as someone or something The U.S., in common with many other industrialized countries, has experienced major changes over the last 100 years.
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