1. The mass of the people, as distinguished from the titled classes or nobility; the commonalty; the common people. 2. The House of Commons, or lower house of the British Parliament, consisting of representatives elected by the qualified voters of counties, boroughs, and universities. 3. Provisions; food; fare, -- as that provided at a common table in colleges and universities. 4. A club or association for boarding at a common table, as in a college, the members sharing the expenses equally; as, to board in commons. 5. A common; public pasture ground.