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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Commune  \Com*mune"\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Communed};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Communing}.]  [OF.  communier  fr  L.  communicare  to 
  communicate,  fr  communis  common.  See  {Common},  and  cf 
  {Communicate}.] 
  1.  To  converse  together  with  sympathy  and  confidence;  to 
  interchange  sentiments  or  feelings;  to  take  counsel. 
 
  I  would  commune  with  you  of  such  things  That  want  no 
  ear  but  yours  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  receive  the  communion;  to  partake  of  the  eucharist  or 
  Lord's  supper. 
 
  To  commune  under  both  kinds.  --Bp.  Burnet. 
 
  {To  commune  with  one's  self}  or  {one's  heart},  to  think;  to 
  reflect;  to  meditate. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Commune  \Com"mune\,  n. 
  Communion;  sympathetic  intercourse  or  conversation  between 
  friends. 
 
  For  days  of  happy  commune  dead.  --Tennyson. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Commune  \Com"mune\,  n.  [F.,  fr  commun.  See  {Common}.] 
  1.  The  commonalty;  the  common  people.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  In  this  struggle  --  to  use  the  technical  words  of 
  the  time  --  of  the  ``commune'',  the  general  mass  of 
  the  inhabitants,  against  the  ``prudhommes''  or 
  ``wiser''  few  --J.  R.  Green. 
 
  2.  A  small  territorial  district  in  France  under  the 
  government  of  a  mayor  and  municipal  council;  also  the 
  inhabitants,  or  the  government,  of  such  a  district.  See 
  {Arrondissement}. 
 
  3.  Absolute  municipal  self-government. 
 
  {The  Commune  of  Paris},  or  {The  Commune} 
  a  The  government  established  in  Paris  (1792-94)  by  a 
  usurpation  of  supreme  power  on  the  part  of 
  representatives  chosen  by  the  communes;  the  period  of 
  its  continuance  is  known  as  the  ``Reign  of  Terror.'' 
  b  The  revolutionary  government,  modeled  on  the  commune 
  of  1792,  which  the  communists,  so  called  attempted  to 
  establish  in  1871. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  commune 
  n  1:  the  smallest  administrative  district  of  several  European 
  countries  (Belgium  and  France  and  Italy  and  Switzerland) 
  2:  a  body  of  people  or  families  living  together  and  sharing 
  everything 
  v  1:  communicate  intimately  with  be  in  a  state  of  heightened, 
  intimate  receptivity;  "He  seemed  to  commune  with  nature" 
  2:  receive  Communion,  in  the  Catholic  church  [syn:  {communicate}] 




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