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:

    To do common things perfectly is far better worth our endeavor than to do uncommon things respectably.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811–1896)

    For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
    —Bible: New Testament St. Paul, in 1 Timothy, 6:7.

    The words also appear in the Book of Common Prayer, “Burial of the Dead.”

    A constitutional statesman is in general a man of common opinions and uncommon abilities.
    Walter Bagehot (1826–1877)