The Addictionary of Oxford English: Community

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Definition of Community in English:



1 A group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common.

“I live my life by the three French Revolutionary ideals: Liberty. Equality. Community. Wait – what do you mean it’s Fraternity? Well, I quite like those, too. Cheap beer and ladies always near.” Oxford English

2 A feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals.

“I feel a deep sense of community with every person I encounter. Friends, Britons, Countrymen… the girls of the evening who hang about at Upton Park Station at three in the morning.” Oxford English

Community Quotes about Oxford English

“As soon as Oxford moves to a new place – which is quite often – he makes it a point to become ingrained in the community. A few years ago, he decided he wanted to move to Farmington, a quaint little village in the Cotswolds. We like things a certain way here, but Oxford took it upon himself to instill what he called his ‘cosmopolitan ways’ on us. He tried to open a mixology bar called Mixes and Fixes. I guess he’d make a pretty decent drink, but he had a tendency to also experiment with putting illegal substances in them. No one wants a margarita with coke on the rim, English. And the people of Farmington don’t need a damned martini. They just wanna go down to the local bar and have a pint.” Andrew Dankworth (Bartender at the Startled Magpie Public House)

“Oxford has a deep love of the show Community, much to his friends’ chagrin. When Donald Glover came to London to promote Spider-Man: Homecoming, Oxford followed him back to his hotel from the premier, climbed up to the second-story balcony, and insisted he be let in to discuss Troy’s sailing adventure with LeVar Burton. He insists on having marathons once a week, and he’s always taking those awful Buzzfeed quizzes that say, ‘What member of Community are you?’ Just stop. You’re Pierce. You’re bloody Pierce.” Tina Gaskell (Neighbor #2,659)

“After he got a big lump sum from the makers of the Oxford English Dictionary, Oxford English donated some of to Sorbester Orphanage, where he grew up. At first we were quite happy – thrilled, even – but then he tried to start telling us what to do with it. We wanted to use the money to renovate the children’s dormitories. Poor things – they had to sleep with buckets on top of their heads! But Oxford insisted we use the money to build a community center. We’re in the middle of nowhere! What community do we have? It sort of just ended up being a safe haven for hobos, wandering minstrels, and lost sheep. Yes, really – lost sheep. No, I’m not speaking figuratively. We’re in Devonshire; we’ve got a lot of them!” – Sister Gerdy Word (Nun, Sorbester Orphanage)


Late Middle English: from Old French comunete, reinforced by its source, Latin communitas, from communis (see common).


Community /kəˈmjunədi/

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