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Common may refer to:




Arts, entertainment, and mediaEdit

  • Common (film), a 2014 BBC One film, written by Jimmy McGovern, on the UK's Joint Enterprise Law
  • Dol Common, a character in The Alchemist by Ben Jonson
  • Harvard Common Press of Boston, Massachusetts, a publisher of cookbooks and parenting books


  • Common (liturgy), a part of certain Christian liturgy
  • Common, translation of tum'ah, a biblical term for ritual impurity, used by some common English translations of the bible

Science and technologyEdit

  • COMMON, the largest association of users of mid-range IBM computers
  • COMMON, a Fortran statement
  • Vernacular, the common but not scientific name of a plant or animal

Other usesEdit

  • Common (horse), a British Thoroughbred racehorse
  • Common land or town common, land on which multiple entities share certain traditional rights, such as grazing livestock or collecting firewood
  • Common language, also known as lingua franca, a language shared by speakers of different mother tongues
  • Common room, shared space in a building
  • Commoner, someone does not hold a title of peerage

See alsoEdit