commune

communes, communing, communed
(The noun is pronounced [[t]kɒ̱mjuːn[/t]]. The verb is pronounced [[t]kəmju͟ːn[/t]].)
1) N-COUNT A commune is a group of people who live together and share everything.

Mack lived in a commune.

2) N-COUNT In France and some other countries, a commune is a town, village, or area which has its own council.
3) VERB If you say that someone is communing with an animal or spirit, or with nature, you mean that they appear to be communicating with it. [LITERARY]

[V with n] He was so happy communing with the dolphin in Dingle Bay...

[V with n] She would happily trot behind him as he set off from the lodge to commune with nature.


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