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commune

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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communecom‧mune1 /ˈkɒmjuːn $ ˈkɑː-, kəˈmjuːn/ noun [countable]  1 SHAREa group of people who live together and who share the work and their possessions a hippie commune2 PGthe smallest unit of local government in countries such as France and Belgium3 TAa group of people in a Communist country who work as a team on a farm, and give what they produce to the state
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communeFor example, communes have difficulty in coping with adolescent children.The place was a lot cleaner than in commune days.a religious communeEven the most eager activists of 1965 soon headed for the hills of Santa Barbara and the communes of Vermont.During the commune heydays of the early 1970s, the ranch collected a typically renegade group of cultural misfits.The income of the communes and cities in that year was 229 billion dinars.This covered the extraction of gold-bearing deposits beneath territory belonging to the commune of Régina.The commune was doomed by the spread of market relations and the peasantry were becoming divided between capitalists and propertyless rural labourers.
communecom‧mune2 /kəˈmjuːn/ verb   commune with somebody/something→ See Verb table
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communeIntimacy is marked by cycles of encounter and withdrawal which ideally involve trusting in absence, as well as communing in each other's presence.Like Moses, they climb their mountains alone, communing with creation if not the creator.It is a place to commune with other women.I felt we were communing with something deeper than words.By refusing to let them in the house, you will help them commune with the elements.I come to commune with the sea.Having communed with their beginnings they wanted to die where they were without enduring the day ahead of them.
From Longman Business Dictionarycommunecom‧mune /ˈkɒmjuːnˈkɑː-, kəˈmjuːn/ noun [countable]1COMMERCEa group of people who live and work together and share what they produce2FARMINGa group of people who work together on a farm owned by the state, and give what they produce to the statethe communes of China3ECONOMICSthe smallest division of local government in countries such as France and BelgiumThe Auvergne is divided into four Departments which are organised into Cantons and ultimately consist of 1,308 Communes.
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Verb table
commune
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycommune
he, she, itcommunes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycommuned
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave communed
he, she, ithas communed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad communed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill commune
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have communed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam communing
he, she, itis communing
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you, we, theyare communing
Past
I, he, she, itwas communing
you, we, theywere communing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been communing
he, she, ithas been communing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been communing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be communing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been communing
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