Definitions for socialˈsoʊ ʃəl
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
pertaining to, devoted to, or characterized by friendly companionship or relations:
a social club.
friendly or sociable, as persons or the disposition.
pertaining to, connected with, or suited to polite or fashionable society:
a social event.
living or disposed to live in companionship with others or in a community, rather than in isolation.
of or pertaining to human society, esp. as a body divided into classes according to status.
of or pertaining to the life, welfare, and relations of human beings in a community.
Zool. living habitually together in communities, as bees or ants.
Ref: Compare solitary (def. 8). 8
Bot. growing in patches or clumps.
pertaining to or between allies or confederates, as a war.
(n.)a social gathering or party, esp. of or as given by an organized group:
a church social.
Origin of social:
1555–65; < L sociālis=soci(us) partner, comrade +-ālis -al1
sociable, social, mixer(adj)
a party of people assembled to promote sociability and communal activity
relating to human society and its members
"social institutions"; "societal evolution"; "societal forces"; "social legislation"
living together or enjoying life in communities or organized groups
"a human being is a social animal"; "mature social behavior"
relating to or belonging to or characteristic of high society
"made fun of her being so social and high-toned"; "a social gossip colum"; "the society page"
composed of sociable people or formed for the purpose of sociability
"a purely social club"; "the church has a large social hall"; "a social director"
tending to move or live together in groups or colonies of the same kind
"ants are social insects"
marked by friendly companionship with others
"a social cup of coffee"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
relating to enjoyable activities done with others
a calendar of social events
time sb spends doing enjoyable things with others
I don't have much of a social life.
relating to society
social policy; social trends/history
relating to sb's place in society
the family's social position/class/background
A festive gathering to foster introductions.
They organized a social at the dance club to get people to know each other.
A dance held to raise money for a couple to be married.
Short for social security benefit, the UK government department responsible for administering such welfare benefit for its employees.
Fred hated going down to the social to sign on.
Short for social security number.
What's your social?
Being extroverted or outgoing.
James is a very social guy, he knows lots of people.
Of or relating to society.
Relating to social media or social networks.
Relating to a nation's allies (cf. the Social War)
Origin: From social, from socialis, from socius, from sequor.
of or pertaining to society; relating to men living in society, or to the public as an aggregate body; as, social interest or concerns; social pleasure; social benefits; social happiness; social duties
ready or disposed to mix in friendly converse; companionable; sociable; as, a social person
consisting in union or mutual intercourse
naturally growing in groups or masses; -- said of many individual plants of the same species
living in communities consisting of males, females, and neuters, as do ants and most bees
forming compound groups or colonies by budding from basal processes or stolons; as, the social ascidians
Translations for social
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
concerning or belonging to the way of life and welfare of people in a community
- إجْتِماعي، مُتَعَلِّق بالحَياةِ الإجْتِماعِيَّهArabic
- socialPortuguese (BR)
- samfundsmæssig; samfunds-Danish
- ühiskondlik, sotsiaalneEstonian
- društven, socijalanCroatian
- socialinis, visuomeninisLithuanian
- sociāls; sabiedrisksLatvian
- samfunns-, sosialNorwegian
- ټولنيز، اجتماعي، دټولنې: مجلسى، ملګري، ورين: سوشياليستيPashto
- 社會的Chinese (Trad.)
- суспільний; громадськийUkrainian
- معاشرے یا اس کے افراد سے متعلقUrdu
- có tính chất xã hộiVietnamese
- 社会的Chinese (Simp.)
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