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commune


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commune
     1. n. A small community, often rural, whose members share in the ownership of property, and in the division of labour; the members of such a community.
     2. n. A local political division in many European countries.
     3. n. (obsolete) The commonalty; the common people.
     4. n. (un, obsolete) communion; sympathetic intercourse or conversation between friends
     5. v. To converse together with sympathy and confidence; to interchange sentiments or feelings; to take counsel.
     6. v. (intransitive, followed by with) To communicate (with) spiritually; to be together (with); to contemplate or absorb.
           He spent a week in the backcountry, communing with nature.
     7. v. (Christianity, intransitive) To receive the communion.

Example Sentences

Sometimes I lie awake at night and try to commune with it. 
What is this place, a commune for the poor invalids of the world? 

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