Com"mon*place` (?), a.

Common; ordinary; trite; as, a commonplace person, or observation.

 

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Com"mon*place`, n.

1.

An idea or expression wanting originality or interest; a trite or customary remark; a platitude.

2.

A memorandum; something to be frequently consulted or referred to.

Whatever, in my reading, occurs concerning this our fellow creature, I do never fail to set it down by way of commonplace. Swift.

Commonplace book, a book in which records are made of things to be remembered.

 

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Com"mon*place`, v. t.

To enter in a commonplace book, or to reduce to general heads.

Felton.

 

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Com"mon*place`, v. i.

To utter commonplaces; to indulge in platitudes.

[Obs.]

Bacon.

 

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