V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. belonging to or relating to a public collective, as opposed to individuals; 2. relating to an administrative district or community, as in elections

Synonyms: community, cooperative, neighborhood, public, joint

Antonyms: individual, personal, private

Tips: Communal refers to ownership and control of goods and property-- things belonging to the group. Communal problems are those belonging to a larger social group, as opposed to single individuals.

Usage Examples:

The communal gym was utilized by evacuees during the fire. (community, neighborhood)

The campers shared the one, communal kitchen at the campground. (public, community)

This house is our communal property, and we share all the expenses, as well as chores. (cooperative, join)

They live in a very communal apartment complex, where families eat meals together and help each other with the children. (cooperative, community-minded)

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