A commune is a group living situation where people share everything. Communes were popular with the peace-loving hippies of the 1960s.

In Europe, a commune is a small administrative district. But in America, it's a way of life. A bunch of people with similar beliefs might all decide to get a big house and live communally, sharing the cooking, bills, and everything else. You can also commune with something, like nature: that means to be in tune with nature and very receptive to it. To commune can also mean to receive the Catholic communion.

Definitions of commune
  1. verb
    communicate intimately with; be in a state of heightened, intimate receptivity
    “He seemed to commune with nature”
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    address a deity, a prophet, a saint or an object of worship; say a prayer
    type of:
    communicate, intercommunicate
    transmit thoughts or feelings
  2. verb
    receive Communion, in the Catholic church
    synonyms: communicate
    administer Communion; in church
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    type of:
    enter into a covenant or formal agreement
  3. noun
    a body of people or families living together and sharing everything
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    type of:
    assemblage, gathering
    a group of persons together in one place
  4. noun
    the smallest administrative district of several European countries
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    type of:
    administrative district, administrative division, territorial division
    a district defined for administrative purposes
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