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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a communist regime
▪ the collapse of communist regimes in eastern Europe
a communist/socialist state
▪ The former communist states began opening up their markets to foreign investment.
a democratic/capitalist/communist etc country
▪ the former socialist countries of Eastern Europe
a democratic/socialist/communist experiment (=one in which a country tries a new political system)
▪ He went to Havana to judge for himself the success or failure of the socialist experiment.
communist/Soviet etc propaganda
▪ Much communist propaganda was about the evils of capitalism.
▪ For post-communist countries those transition periods are likely to cover more areas and last longer.
Communist countries
▪ a communist regime
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Communist \Com"mu*nist\, n. [F. communiste.]

  1. An advocate for the theory or practice of communism.

  2. A supporter of the commune of Paris.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1841, as both a noun and adjective, from French communiste (see communism). First attested in writing by John Goodwin Barmby (1820-1881), British Owenite and utopian socialist who founded the London Communist Propaganda Society in 1841. Main modern sense emerged after publication of Communist Manifesto ("Manifest der Kommunistischen Partei") in 1848. Shortened form Commie attested from 1940. Related: Communistic.


a. Of, relating to, supporting, or advocating communism. n. 1 An advocate of a society based on the common ownership of property; a proponent of communism. 2 (context nonstandard English) Any revolutionary or subversive radical.


adj. relating to or marked by communism; "Communist Party"; "communist governments"; "communistic propaganda" [syn: communistic]


Usage examples of "communist".

Communist government in Afghanistan gained power in 1978 but was unable to establish enduring control.

Whaila leaned towards the Africanist wing, why should his widow suddenly have become a communist?

Lucie exists outside of politics, and while he had always seen the Communist Party as the center of history and life, he learns from Lucie the value of the trivial, the ahistorical ordinary events of daily life.

The Anabaptists denied that they were communists, but the leaders were bound over to keep the peace, some were fined and others banished.

Chad, Czechoslovakia, Sumatra, Siam, Baluchistan, and Bolivia as America and the Communist League firm their power boundaries.

She could only guess at the location, but its presence so far from either Bangkok or the northern border suggested that the communist insurrection was far more widespread and better organized than anyone had realized.

We have a communist insurgency in the north with possible Burmese involvement, student demonstrators and rioters in Bangkok, and a military coup breaking out all over the country.

Thai army and air force officers who feel that Bangkok is dealing too softly with the communist insurrection.

He owned an old French Colonial in Saigon, but spent the bulk of his time at his house in Binh Khoi, one of the flower townscommunities built at the turn of the century, intended to provide privacy and comfort for well-to-do Vietnamese whose sexual preferences did not conform to communist morality.

Communist Party as well as enrollment in a Prague university instead of the one in Brno that the more traditional Jaroslav attends.

However, more Zionists were chosen for membership or leadership of the puppet councils than all the Agudists, Bundists and Communists combined.

The Nazis most despised the pious Hasids of the Aguda, and they knew the Bundists and the Communists would never act as their tools.

Communist chief of staff, Nguyen Giap, in the North, near the Chinese frontier where one of his rugged battalions besieged a small French garrison thirty-two miles from Cao Bang.

Nazis to suppress the Communists, as the Catholics had been suppressed after 1605.

Approaching Chefoo, a strategic port across the bay from Dairen, an American convoy was warned by the Communists not to land because the 8th Route Army already held the port and the region.