community

com|mu|ni|ty
W1S1 [kəˈmju:nıti] n plural communities
[Date: 1300-1400; : Old French; Origin: comuneté, from Latin communitas, from communis; COMMON1]
1.) [C, also + plural verb British English]
the people who live in the same area, town etc
The new arts centre will serve the whole community.
community education programmes
community relations/affairs/needs etc
We meet once a month to discuss community problems.
community groups/leaders etc
Community leaders met to discuss the proposed golf course.
community spirit
(=the desire to be friendly with and help other people who live in the same community)
2.)
a group of people who have the same interests, religion, race etc
different ethnic communities
the gay/black/Asian etc community
the gay community in San Francisco
the business/academic/scientific etc community
3.) the community
society and the people in it
The trend is towards reintegrating mentally ill people into the community.
the international community
(=all the countries of the world)
The President appealed to the international community for aid for the flood victims.
4.) sense of community
the feeling that you belong to a community
5.)
a group of plants or animals that live in the same environment
Communities of otters are slowly returning to British rivers.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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