Common

Common may refer to:

  • COMMON, the largest association of users of mid-range IBM computers
  • Common (horse), a British Thoroughbred racehorse
  • Common (liturgy), a part of certain Christian liturgy
  • Commoner, someone does not hold a title of peerage
  • Common land, land which other people have certain traditional rights such as grazing livestock or collecting firewood
  • Town common (see common land above)
  • Lingua franca or common language, shared by speakers of different mother tongues
  • Vernacular, the common but not scientific name of a plant or animal
  • The Common, a nickname of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • COMMON, a Fortran statement
  • a translation of tum'ah, a biblical term for ritual impurity, used by some common English translations of the bible
  • Dol Common, a character in The Alchemist by Ben Jonson

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Famous quotes containing the word common:

    If any man can shew any just cause, why they may not lawfully be joined together, let him now speak, or else hereafter for ever hold his peace.
    —Book Of Common Prayer, The. Solemnization of Matrimony, “Exhortation,” (1662)

    At the next town
    the local princess was having a contest.
    A common way for princesses to marry.
    Fifty men had perished,
    gargling the sea like soup.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    Uniform ideas originating among entire peoples unknown to each other must have a common ground of truth.
    Giambattista Vico (1688–1744)