What does Society mean?

Definitions for Society
səˈsaɪ ɪ tiSo·ci·ety

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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

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.

    Etymology: From societé, from societas.

  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.

    Etymology: From societé, from societas.

  3. society(Noun)

    The sum total of all voluntary interrelations between individuals.

    Etymology: From societé, from societas.

  4. society(Noun)

    The people of one's country or community taken as a whole.

    Etymology: From societé, from societas.

  5. society(Noun)

    High society.

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

    Etymology: From societé, from societas.

  6. society(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From societé, from societas.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Society(noun)

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

    Etymology: [L. societas, fr. socius a companion: cf. F. socit. See Social.]

  2. Society(noun)

    connection; participation; partnership

    Etymology: [L. societas, fr. socius a companion: cf. F. socit. See Social.]

  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

    Etymology: [L. societas, fr. socius a companion: cf. F. socit. See Social.]

  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

    Etymology: [L. societas, fr. socius a companion: cf. F. socit. See Social.]

  5. Society(noun)

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

    Etymology: [L. societas, fr. socius a companion: cf. F. socit. See Social.]

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.

Editors Contribution

  1. society

    The people of a specific area, community, locality, region, country, nation or planet as an intelligent being, consciousness and whole.

    Society has a duty of to provide an existence where everyone lives in harmony and balance and everything is shared and created for the optimum health, human rights and shared prosperity of all members of society.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 13, 2020  

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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

How to pronounce Society?

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How to say Society in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Society in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Society in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Society in a Sentence

  1. Audubon Society:

    Black Americans often face terrible daily dangers in outdoor spaces, where they are subjected to unwarranted suspicion, confrontation, and violence, the outdoors -- and the joy of birds -- should be safe and welcoming for all people. That's the reality Audubon Society and our partners are working hard to achieve.

  2. Barbara Boxer:

    This is the only office in the land where you can get more votes and still lose the presidency. The Electoral College is an outdated, undemocratic system that does not reflect our modern society, and it needs to change immediately.

  3. Ehsan Sehgal:

    None of the subjects, objects, and figures, even a system of society can stay, independently as fully independent since nature lies, and depends upon each other. One may exemplify in this context as the Number One, exists, but executes nothing until reaches after it, Zero or another digit; consequently, it elucidates the reality of independence. Even Democracy system and votes prove, the incapability of the Independent. As a person, a manufacturer, society, state, whatever, such other elements, claim and celebrate Independent Days, Years, or other terms, fall under self-deceiving practice. However, to be independent as a symbol may execute self-satisfaction.

  4. Jamie Kelsey Fry:

    These groups are going to become exceptionally valuable, because as society functioning in its normal, business-as-usual way begins to collapse, we're going to have to be in a position to look after ourselves.

  5. Sonia Moura:

    This is absurd. How he is allowed to teach (soccer) when he doesn’t even have a physical education qualification which everyone teaching sports must have in Brazil? this is another case of the law being bent to suit and excuse the privileged in our society.

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