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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Commonplace  \Com"mon*place`\,  v.  t. 
  To  enter  in  a  commonplace  book,  or  to  reduce  to  general 
  heads.  --Felton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Commonplace  \Com"mon*place`\,  a. 
  Common;  ordinary;  trite;  as  a  commonplace  person,  or 
  observation. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Commonplace  \Com"mon*place`\,  n. 
  1.  An  idea  or  expression  wanting  originality  or  interest;  a 
  trite  or  customary  remark;  a  platitude. 
 
  2.  A  memorandum;  something  to  be  frequently  consulted  or 
  referred  to 
 
  Whatever,  in  my  reading,  occurs  concerning  this  our 
  fellow  creature,  I  do  never  fail  to  set  it  down  by 
  way  of  commonplace.  --Swift. 
 
  {Commonplace  book},  a  book  in  which  records  are  made  of 
  things  to  be  remembered. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Commonplace  \Com"mon*place`\,  v.  i. 
  To  utter  commonplaces;  to  indulge  in  platitudes.  [Obs.] 
  --Bacon. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  commonplace 
  adj  1:  obvious  and  dull;  "trivial  conversation";  "commonplace 
  prose"  [syn:  {banal},  {trivial}] 
  2:  completely  ordinary  and  unremarkable;  "air  travel  has  now 
  become  commonplace";  "commonplace  everyday  activities" 
  3:  not  challenging;  dull  and  lacking  excitement;  "an 
  unglamorous  job  greasing  engines"  [syn:  {humdrum},  {prosaic}, 
  {unglamorous},  {unglamourous}] 
  4:  repeated  too  often  overfamiliar  through  overuse;  "bromidic 
  sermons";  "his  remarks  were  trite  and  commonplace"; 
  "hackneyed  phrases";  "a  stock  answer";  "repeating 
  threadbare  jokes";  "parroting  some  timeworn  axiom";  "the 
  trite  metaphor  `hard  as  nails'"  [syn:  {banal},  {hackneyed}, 
  {shopworn},  {stock(a)},  {threadbare},  {timeworn},  {tired}, 
  {trite},  {well-worn}] 
  n  :  a  trite  or  obvious  remark  [syn:  {platitude},  {cliche},  {banality}, 
  {bromide}] 




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