noun a group of people living in a particular local area
the team is drawn from all parts of the community
noun common ownership
they shared a community of possessions
noun a group of nations having common interests
they hoped to join the NATO community
noun agreement as to goals
community of interests.
the preachers and the bootleggers found they had a community of interests
noun a district where people live; occupied primarily by private residences
residential area; residential district.
noun (ecology) a group of interdependent organisms inhabiting the same region and interacting with each other
L. communitas: cf. OF. communité. Cf. Commonalty, and see Common.
Common possession or enjoyment; participation; as, a community of goods.
The original community of all things.
An unreserved community of thought and feeling.
A body of people having common rights, privileges, or interests, or living in the same place under the same laws and regulations; as, a community of monks. Hence a number of animals living in a common home or with some apparent association of interests.
Creatures that in communities exist.
Society at large; a commonwealth or state; a body politic; the public, or people in general.
Burdens upon the poorer classes of the community.
✍ In this sense, the term should be used with the definite article; as, the interests of the community.
Common character; likeness. R.
The essential community of nature between organic growth and inorganic growth.