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:

    My facts shall be falsehoods to the common sense. I would so state facts that they shall be significant, shall be myths or mythologic. Facts which the mind perceived, thoughts which the body thought—with these I deal.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    We have too many intellectuals who are afraid to use the, the pistol of common sense.
    Samuel Fuller (b. 1911)

    It is quite a common and vulgar thing among humans to understand, foresee, know and predict the troubles of others. But oh what a rare thing it is to predict, know, foresee and understand one’s own troubles.
    François Rabelais (1494–1553)