in common meaning

  "in common" in a sentence
  • Adverb: in common
    1. Sharing equally with another or others
      "we have several things in common"; "in common with other companies they advertise widely"

  • [American slang]
    adv. phr. Shared together or equally; in use or ownership by all. Mr. and Mrs. Smith own the store in common. The four boys grew up together and have a lot in common. The swimming pool is used in common by all the children in the neighborhood.
    Compare: COMMON GROUND.


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  1. these events had something in common.
  2. all three groups have many features in common.
  3. it sounded incredible in common.
  4. this new word is in common currency.
  5. there are two systems of units in common use in mechanics.

Related Words

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  6. in company meaning
  7. in company with meaning
  8. in competition meaning
  9. in concert meaning
  10. in conclusion meaning
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