community Definition

  • 1a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common
  • 2a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals

Using community: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "community" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The school has a strong sense of community.

  • Example

    The festival brought the whole community together.

  • Example

    The company is committed to supporting the local community.

  • Example

    The community center offers a range of activities for all ages.

community Synonyms and Antonyms

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Antonyms for community

Idioms Using community

  • it takes a village (to raise a child)

    the idea that it takes an entire community of people to raise a child, not just the child's parents


    Raising a child is not easy; it takes a village.

  • involved in the local area or society


    She is well-known in the community for her volunteer work.

  • a feeling of belonging and connection to a group of people


    The neighborhood has a strong sense of community.

Phrases with community

  • LGBTQ+ community

    a group of people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, and others who share similar experiences and challenges


    The LGBTQ+ community has been fighting for equal rights for decades.

  • a group of people who share the same religious beliefs and practices


    The church serves as a gathering place for the faith community.

  • all people and nations on earth, considered as a single group with shared concerns for the planet and its inhabitants


    Climate change affects the entire global community.

Origins of community

from Latin 'communitas', meaning 'fellowship, community', from 'communis', meaning 'common'


Summary: community in Brief

The term 'community' [kəˈmjuːnəti] refers to a group of people who live in the same place or share a common characteristic. It can also denote a feeling of fellowship resulting from shared attitudes, interests, and goals. Examples include 'The school has a strong sense of community,' and 'The company is committed to supporting the local community.' Phrases like 'LGBTQ+ community' and idioms like 'it takes a village' extend the concept of community to encompass shared experiences and challenges.

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