community ( communities plural )
1 n-sing-coll Thecommunity is all the people who live in a particular area or place.
usu the N
He's well liked by people in the community..., The growth of such vigilante gangs has worried community leaders, police and politicians.
2 n-count-coll A particular community is a group of people who are similar in some way.
usu supp N
The police haven't really done anything for the black community in particular., ...the business community.
3 n-uncount Community is friendship between different people or groups, and a sense of having something in common. Two of our greatest strengths are diversity and community.
community centre ( community centres plural )
in AM, use community center A community centre is a place that is specially provided for the people, groups, and organizations in a particular area, where they can go in order to meet one another and do things. n-count
community college ( community colleges plural ) A community college is a local college where students from the surrounding area can take courses in practical or academic subjects.
Community policing is a system in which policemen work only in one particular area of the community, so that everyone knows them. n-uncount
Community service is unpaid work that criminals sometimes do as a punishment instead of being sent to prison. n-uncount
He was sentenced to 140 hours community service.
gated community ( gated communities plural ) A gated community is an area of houses and sometimes shops that is surrounded by a wall or fence and has an entrance that is guarded.
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