community-n; 8 Senses

Sense Number 1: a group of people united by some major trait, e.g., locale, culture, profession

Commentary: COMMUNITY[+social][+group][+people][+united][+locale/+culture/+profession/+language]
NOTE: focus is on the people and their shared traits, not the physical setting (see Sense 4)

Their community made a stand against the crack dealers trying to move in.
The Muslim community in Paris has remained largely isolated from the larger society.
There is no consensus yet on the efficacy of this drug within the medical community.
The words 'sub' and 'hoagie' are used in different speech communities to mean a big sandwich.
The local business community is against the tax override currently on the ballot.
They are trying to integrate these ex-cons back into the community.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 6, 1

Sense Number 2: nations unified by shared interests, history or institutions

Commentary: COMMUNITY[+group][+nations][+unified][+economics/+values/+history/+institutions]
NOTE: refers to entire nations or states that share something, not individuals (see Sense 1)

The community of European nations is based on more than shared economic policies.
The U.N. hopes the rogue state will lay down arms and join the community of nations.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 3: something that is shared, e.g. possessions or interests

Commentary: COMMUNITY[+state][+shared][+ownership/+concern] [+relation][+sharing][+interests/+possessions]

They are a group of writers who share a community of interests.
The members of the farm cooperative are protecting their community of goods.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 4

Sense Number 4: a district, area or locale in which people live

Commentary: COMMUNITY[+location][+locale][+district][+rural/+urban]
NOTE: focus is on the place, setting, not the people (see Sense 1)

Those are very rural communities out in west Texas.
They hiked to a remote community up in the mountains.
Jane is tired of living in a noisy urban community.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5

Sense Number 5: a resource available to a locale or group, a service or goods

Commentary: COMMUNITY[+resource][+shared][+good/+service]
NOTE: appears (always?) as an adjective

The football star has agreed to perform two hundred hours of community service as his sentence.
They are giving flu shots to seniors this week at the community center.
The new park along the town reservoir was a real community effort.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1d

Sense Number 6: a feeling or ambience of fellowship

Commentary: COMMUNITY[+state][+ambience][+fellowship]

She is trying to create a sense of community among her research staff.
The years of civil war have destroyed any sense of community or trust among those people.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 3a

Sense Number 7: a group of organisms of different species that are interdependent

Commentary: COMMUNITY[+group][+biological][+organisms][+interdependent][+species][-same]

Increased runoff from farming has disrupted the community of species that cohabit the bay.
He studies the interaction of communities of insectivorous birds.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6

Sense Number 8: none of the above

Commentary: Automatically generated NOTA sense (bbn)