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commune         

[

1]  

      vb   intr; usually foll by: with  
1    to talk or converse intimately  
2    to experience strong emotion or spiritual feelings (for)  
to commune with nature     
      n  
3    intimate conversation; exchange of thoughts; communion  
     (C13: from Old French comuner to hold in common, from comun common)  
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commune          [2]  
      vb   intr     (Christianity)     (chiefly U.S.)   to partake of Communion  
     (C16: back formation from communion)  

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commune          [3]  
      n  
1    a group of families or individuals living together and sharing possessions and responsibilities  
2    any small group of people having common interests or responsibilities  
3    the smallest administrative unit in Belgium, France, Italy, and Switzerland, governed by a mayor and council  
4    the government or inhabitants of a commune  
5    a medieval town enjoying a large degree of autonomy  
     (C18: from French, from Medieval Latin communia, from Latin: things held in common, from communis common)  

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Commune         
      n     (French history)  
1       See       Paris Commune  
2    a committee that governed Paris during the French Revolution and played a leading role in the Reign of Terror: suppressed 1794  


commune   [1]  
      vb   intr; usually foll by: with  
1    to talk or converse intimately  
2    to experience strong emotion or spiritual feelings (for)  
to commune with nature     
      n  
3    intimate conversation; exchange of thoughts; communion  
     (C13: from Old French comuner to hold in common, from comun common)  
commune   [2]  
      vb   intr     (Christianity)     (chiefly U.S.)   to partake of Communion  
     (C16: back formation from communion)  
commune   [3]  
      n  
1    a group of families or individuals living together and sharing possessions and responsibilities  
2    any small group of people having common interests or responsibilities  
3    the smallest administrative unit in Belgium, France, Italy, and Switzerland, governed by a mayor and council  
4    the government or inhabitants of a commune  
5    a medieval town enjoying a large degree of autonomy  
     (C18: from French, from Medieval Latin communia, from Latin: things held in common, from communis common)  
Paris Commune  
      n     (French history)   the council established in Paris in the spring of 1871 in opposition to the National Assembly and esp. to the peace negotiated with Prussia following the Franco-Prussian War. Troops of the Assembly crushed the Commune with great bloodshed  

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commune         

[

1]  

      vb  
1    communicate, confer, confide in, converse, discourse, discuss, parley  
2    contemplate, meditate, muse, ponder, reflect  

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commune          [2]  
      n   collective, community, cooperative, kibbutz  

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