having no special distinction or quality; widely known or commonly encountered; average or ordinary or usual; "the common man"; "a common sailor"; "the common cold"; "a common nuisance"; "followed common procedure"; "it is common knowledge that she lives alone"; "the common housefly"; "a common brand of soap"
belonging to or participated in by a community as a whole; public; "for the common good"; "common lands are set aside for use by all members of a community"
commonly encountered; "a common (or familiar) complaint"; "the usual greeting"
a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area; "they went for a walk in the park"
being or characteristic of or appropriate to everyday language; "common parlance"; "a vernacular term"; "vernacular speakers"; "the vulgar tongue of the masses"; "the technical and vulgar names for an animal species"
of or associated with the great masses of people; "the common people in those days suffered