have/share (something) in common

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Definition of have/share (something) in common

: to have (a feature or characteristic) which is shared
  • Intersecting lines have one point in common.
  • The cameras share some basic features in common.
  • The two cultures have a lot in common (with each other).

Word by Word Definitions

share play
  1. : to partake of, use, experience, occupy, or enjoy with others

  2. : to have in common

  3. : to grant or give a share in

  1. : a portion belonging to, due to, or contributed by an individual or group

  2. : one's full or fair portion

  3. : the part allotted or belonging to one of a number owning together property or interest

  1. : plowshare

something play
  1. : some indeterminate or unspecified thing

  2. : some indeterminate amount more than a specified number

  3. : a person or thing of consequence

  1. : in some degree : somewhat

  2. used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective

common play
  1. : of or relating to a community at large : public

  2. : known to the community

  3. : belonging to or shared by two or more individuals or things or by all members of a group

  1. : the common people

  2. : a dining hall

  3. : the political group or estate comprising the commoners


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