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  1. community - a group of people living in a particular local area; "the team is drawn from all parts of the community"

  2. assemblage, gathering - a group of persons together in one place

    parish - a local church community

    speech community - people sharing a given language or dialect

    neighborhood, neighbourhood - people living near one another; "it is a friendly neighborhood"; "my neighborhood voted for Bush"

    small town, village, settlement - a community of people smaller than a town

    crossroads, hamlet - a community of people smaller than a village

    horde - a nomadic community

  3. community - a group of people having ethnic or cultural or religious characteristics in common; "the Christian community of the apostolic age"; "he was well known throughout the Catholic community"

  4. people - (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively; "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience"

    convent - a community of people in a religious order (especially nuns) living together

    house - the members of a religious community living together

    Islam Nation, Islamic Ummah, Muslim Ummah, Umma, Ummah - the Muslim community or people, considered to extend from Mauritania to Pakistan; "moderate Muslims urge the Ummah to reject the terrorism of radical Muslims"

  5. community - common ownership; "they shared a community of possessions"

  6. ownership - the relation of an owner to the thing possessed; possession with the right to transfer possession to others

  7. community - a group of nations having common interests; "they hoped to join the NATO community"

  8. global organization, international organisation, international organization, world organisation, world organization - an international alliance involving many different countries

  9. community - the body of people in a learned occupation; "the news spread rapidly through the medical community"

  10. profession

    legal community, legal profession, bar - the body of individuals qualified to practice law in a particular jurisdiction; "he was admitted to the bar in New Jersey"

    health profession - the body of individuals whose work helps to maintain the health of their clients

    business community, businessmen - the body of individuals who manage businesses

    community of scholars - the body of individuals holding advanced academic degrees

    economics profession - the body of professional economists

    priesthood - the body of ordained religious practitioners

    occupational group, vocation - a body of people doing the same kind of work

  11. community - agreement as to goals; "the preachers and the bootleggers found they had a community of interests"

  12. community of interests

    accord, agreement - harmony of people's opinions or actions or characters; "the two parties were in agreement"

  13. community - a district where people live; occupied primarily by private residences

  14. residential area, residential district

    housing development - a residential area of similar dwellings built by property developers and usually under a single management; "they live in the new housing development"

    housing estate - a residential area where the houses were all planned and built at the same time

    district, territorial dominion, territory, dominion - a region marked off for administrative or other purposes

    uptown - a residential part of town away from the central commercial district

    suburb, suburban area, suburbia - a residential district located on the outskirts of a city

    exurbia - a residential area outside of a city and beyond suburbia

    tenement district - a residential district occupied primarily with tenement houses

    rabbit warren, warren - an overcrowded residential area

    Georgetown - a section of northwestern Washington, D.C.

    Greenwich Village, Village - a mainly residential district of Manhattan; `the Village' became a home for many writers and artists in the 20th century

  15. community - (ecology) a group of interdependent organisms inhabiting the same region and interacting with each other

  16. biotic community

    group, grouping - any number of entities (members) considered as a unit

    bionomics, environmental science, ecology - the branch of biology concerned with the relations between organisms and their environment

    biome - a major biotic community characterized by the dominant forms of plant life and the prevailing climate


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