Definitions for societysəˈsaɪ ɪ ti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

so•ci•e•tysəˈsaɪ ɪ ti(n.; adj.)(pl.)-ties

  1. (n.)an organized group of persons associated together for religious, benevolent, cultural, scientific, political, patriotic, or other purposes.

    Category: Sociology

  2. a body of individuals living as members of a community; community.

    Category: Sociology

  3. human beings collectively, viewed as members of a community:

    the evolution of society.

    Category: Sociology

  4. a highly structured system of human organization for large-scale community living that normally furnishes protection, continuity, security, and a national identity for its members:

    American society.

    Category: Sociology

  5. such a system characterized by its dominant economic class or form:

    middle-class society; an industrial society.

    Category: Sociology

  6. those with whom one has companionship.

    Category: Sociology

  7. companionship; company.

    Category: Sociology

  8. the social life of wealthy, prominent, or fashionable persons.

    Category: Sociology

  9. the social class that comprises such persons.

    Category: Sociology

  10. the condition of those living in companionship with others, or in a community, rather than in isolation.

    Category: Sociology

  11. Biol. a closely integrated group of social organisms of the same species exhibiting division of labor.

    Category: Ecology

  12. (adj.)of, pertaining to, or characteristic of elegant society:

    a society photographer.

Origin of society:

1525–35; < MF societe < L societās <soci(us) partner, comrade

Princeton's WordNet

  1. society(noun)

    an extended social group having a distinctive cultural and economic organization

  2. club, social club, society, guild, gild, lodge, order(noun)

    a formal association of people with similar interests

    "he joined a golf club"; "they formed a small lunch society"; "men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today"

  3. company, companionship, fellowship, society(noun)

    the state of being with someone

    "he missed their company"; "he enjoyed the society of his friends"

  4. society, high society, beau monde, smart set, bon ton(noun)

    the fashionable elite

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. society(noun)əˈsaɪ ɪ ti

    the system in which people live and work in a country or region

    the troubles of modern society; the role of sports/religion/technology in society; societies that have experienced war

  2. societyəˈsaɪ ɪ ti

    an organization for people with similar interests

    We're setting up a historical society.; the Society for the Protection of Animals

Wiktionary

  1. society(Noun)

    A long-standing group of people sharing cultural aspects such as language, dress, norms of behavior and artistic forms.

    This society has been known for centuries for its colorful clothing and tight-knit family structure.

  2. society(Noun)

    A group of people who meet from time to time to engage in a common interest; an association or organization.

    It was then that they decided to found a society of didgeridoo-playing unicyclists.

  3. society(Noun)

    The sum total of all voluntary interrelations between individuals.

  4. society(Noun)

    The people of oneu2019s country or community taken as a whole.

  5. society(Noun)

    High society.

    Smith was first introduced into society at the Duchess of Grand Fenwick's annual rose garden party.

  6. society(Noun)

    A number of people joined by mutual consent to deliberate, determine and act toward a common goal.

  7. Origin: From societé, from societas.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Society(noun)

    the relationship of men to one another when associated in any way; companionship; fellowship; company

  2. Society(noun)

    connection; participation; partnership

  3. Society(noun)

    a number of persons associated for any temporary or permanent object; an association for mutual or joint usefulness, pleasure, or profit; a social union; a partnership; as, a missionary society

  4. Society(noun)

    the persons, collectively considered, who live in any region or at any period; any community of individuals who are united together by a common bond of nearness or intercourse; those who recognize each other as associates, friends, and acquaintances

  5. Society(noun)

    specifically, the more cultivated portion of any community in its social relations and influences; those who mutually give receive formal entertainments

Freebase

  1. Society

    A society, or a human society, is a group of people involved with each other through persistent relations, or a large social grouping sharing the same geographical or social territory, subject to the same political authority and dominant cultural expectations. Human societies are characterized by patterns of relationships between individuals who share a distinctive culture and institutions; a given society may be described as the sum total of such relationships among its constituent members. In the social sciences, a larger society often evinces stratification and/or dominance patterns in subgroups. Insofar as it is collaborative, a society can enable its members to benefit in ways that would not otherwise be possible on an individual basis; both individual and social benefits can thus be distinguished, or in many cases found to overlap. A society can also consist of like-minded people governed by their own norms and values within a dominant, larger society. This is sometimes referred to as a subculture, a term used extensively within criminology. More broadly, a society may be illustrated as an economic, social, or industrial infrastructure, made up of a varied collection of individuals. Members of a society may be from different ethnic groups. A society can be a particular ethnic group, such as the Saxons; a nation state, such as Bhutan; or a broader cultural group, such as a Western society. The word society may also refer to an organized voluntary association of people for religious, benevolent, cultural, scientific, political, patriotic, or other purposes. A "society" may even, though more by means of metaphor, refer to a social organism such as an ant colony or any cooperative aggregate such as, for example, in some formulations of artificial intelligence.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. society

    1. An erotic clique that reads _Vogue_, _Smart Set_ and _Town Topics_. 2. A congregation of people who are not persons. 3. A vast interchange of service through labor, ideas and commodities. 4. A relish for solitude.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'society' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #354

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'society' in Written Corpus Frequency: #889

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'society' in Nouns Frequency: #93


Translations for society

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

society(noun)

mankind considered as a whole

He was a danger to society.

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