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:

    The propensity to truck, barter and exchange one thing for another ... is common to all men, and to be found in no other race of animals.
    Adam Smith (1723–1790)

    You common cry of curs, whose breath I hate
    As reek a’th’rotten fens, whose loves I prize
    As the dead carcasses of unburied men
    That do corrupt my air—I banish you!
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Though a thousand miles apart, two lovers destined to meet are joined by a common thread.
    Chinese proverb.