commune

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.

Primary Meanings of commune

1.
v
communicate intimately with; be in a state of heightened, intimate receptivity
2.
v
receive Communion, in the Catholic church
3.
n
a body of people or families living together and sharing everything
4.
n
the smallest administrative district of several European countries
Full Definitions of commune
1

v communicate intimately with; be in a state of heightened, intimate receptivity

“He seemed to commune with nature”
Types:
pray
address a deity, a prophet, a saint or an object of worship; say a prayer
Type of:
communicate, intercommunicate
transmit thoughts or feelings
2

v receive Communion, in the Catholic church

Synonyms:
communicate
communicate
administer Communion; in church
Type of:
covenant
enter into a covenant or formal agreement
3

n a body of people or families living together and sharing everything

Type of:
assemblage, gathering
a group of persons together in one place
4

n the smallest administrative district of several European countries

Type of:
administrative district, administrative division, territorial division
a district defined for administrative purposes

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