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:

    We fatuously hoped that we might pluck from the human tragedy itself a consciousness of a common destiny which should bring its own healing, that we might extract from life’s very misfortunes a power of cooperation which should be effective against them.
    Jane Addams (1860–1935)

    This was the noblest Roman of them all.
    All the conspirators save only he
    Did that they did in envy of great Caesar.
    He only, in a general honest thought
    And common good to all, made one of them.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    All men whilst they are awake are in one common world: but each of them, when he is asleep, is in a world of his own.
    Plutarch (46–120)