Definition of 'communal'
Example sentences containing 'communal'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
There are spacious communal areas, a swimming pool and gym. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The new generation of renters are happy spending time alone, rather than in communal areas. The Sun (2016)The residents have also been told they can no longer drink alcohol in a communal area between 5pm and 8am. The Sun (2017)If they come in there is a risk of communal violence. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Try to avoid walking around barefoot in communal areas. The Sun (2014)This will usually define the common parts or communal areas. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They also want communal areas where they can mingle with other tenants. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There is free wifi in the communal areas and you get free bedding too. The Sun (2016)The village will have a communal dining area and a place to unwind and socialise. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The gruesome discovery was made by a man taking rubbish out to a communal waste area. The Sun (2014)There is wi-fi in the communal areas and a roof garden where residents can tend plants. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They retained their own distinctive customs, including the communal ownership of land. BLOOD AGAINST THE SNOWS: The Tragic Story of Nepal's Royal Dynasty (2002)A management company maintains the communal areas. Times, Sunday Times (2006)My sense is that young people are longing for something substantial and communal, and maybe this fills something for them. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The communal area is tiny. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Only minor damage was caused and nobody was hurt in the affected communal area, but when no one claimed responsibility cops were alerted. The Sun (2013)The ground-floor communal area is a warren of small rooms, each with its own atmosphere. The Sun (2015)Guests sleep on mattresses (bring your own sleeping bags) in a communal area. Times, Sunday Times (2008)We would each require our own personal quarters to retreat to, but there would be spacious, communal areas. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Band and tribal societies display communal patterns of ownership, intensive cooperation and sharing, and a general absence of exploitation. Macrosociology: An Introduction to Human Societies (1995)The beach is an easy walk away, and there's access to a communal pool area via the covered terrace and sun deck. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Trends of 'communal'
In Common Usage. communal is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'communal'
British English: communal ADJECTIVE
Communal means relating to particular groups in a country or society.
Nobody will be allowed to disturb communal harmony.
Definition of communal from the Collins English Dictionary
The language of love: 5 ways to express your love on Valentine’s Day
In the market for some new terms of endearment? Here’s the etymology behind some of the most popular.
Part One: Unlocking Mandarin with Paul Noble
We sent one of the Collins team for a one-to-one learning experience with the man himself, and here’s how they found part one of the course.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.