Communing



[verb kuh-myoon; noun kom-yoon] /verb kəˈmyun; noun ˈkɒm yun/

verb (used without object), communed, communing.
1.
to converse or talk together, usually with profound intensity, intimacy, etc.; interchange thoughts or feelings.
2.
to be in intimate communication or rapport:
to commune with nature.
noun
3.
interchange of ideas or sentiments.
[kuh-myoon] /kəˈmyun/
verb (used without object), communed, communing.
1.
to partake of the Eucharist.
verb (kəˈmjuːn) (intransitive) usually foll by with
1.
to talk or converse intimately
2.
to experience strong emotion or spiritual feelings (for): to commune with nature
noun (ˈkɒmjuːn)
3.
intimate conversation; exchange of thoughts; communion
/kəˈmjuːn/
verb
1.
(intransitive) (Christianity, mainly US) to partake of Communion
/ˈkɒmjuːn/
noun
1.
a group of families or individuals living together and sharing possessions and responsibilities
2.
any small group of people having common interests or responsibilities
3.
the smallest administrative unit in Belgium, France, Italy, and Switzerland, governed by a mayor and council
4.
the government or inhabitants of a commune
5.
a medieval town enjoying a large degree of autonomy
/ˈkɒmjuːn/
noun (French history)
1.
See Paris Commune
2.
a committee that governed Paris during the French Revolution and played a leading role in the Reign of Terror: suppressed 1794
v.

c.1300, “have dealings with,” from Old French comuner “to make common, share” (10c., Modern French communier), from comun (see common (adj.)). Meaning “to talk intimately” is late 14c. Related: Communed; communing.
n.

1792, from French commune “small territorial divisions set up after the Revolution,” from Middle French commune “free city, group of citizens” (12c.), from Medieval Latin communia, noun use of neuter plural of Latin adjective communis, literally “that which is common,” from communis (see common (adj.)). The Commune of Paris usurped the government during the Reign of Terror. The word later was applied to a government on communalistic principles set up in Paris in 1871. Adherents of the 1871 government were Communards.

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