What does social mean?

Definitions for social
ˈsoʊ ʃəlso·cial

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word social.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sociable, social, mixeradjective

    a party of people assembled to promote sociability and communal activity

  2. social, societaladjective

    relating to human society and its members

    "social institutions"; "societal evolution"; "societal forces"; "social legislation"

  3. socialadjective

    living together or enjoying life in communities or organized groups

    "a human being is a social animal"; "mature social behavior"

  4. socialadjective

    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"

  5. socialadjective

    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"

  6. socialadjective

    tending to move or live together in groups or colonies of the same kind

    "ants are social insects"

  7. socialadjective

    marked by friendly companionship with others

    "a social cup of coffee"

Wiktionary

  1. socialnoun

    A festive gathering to foster introductions.

    They organized a social at the dance club to get people to know each other.

  2. socialnoun

    A dance held to raise money for a couple to be married.

  3. socialnoun

    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.

  4. socialnoun

    Short for social security number.

    What's your social?

  5. socialadjective

    Being extroverted or outgoing.

    James is a very social guy, he knows lots of people.

  6. socialadjective

    Of or relating to society.

  7. socialadjective

    Relating to social media or social networks.

  8. socialadjective

    Relating to a nation's allies (cf. the Social War)

  9. Etymology: From social, from socialis, from socius, from sequor.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. SOCIALadjective

    Etymology: socialis, Latin.

    To love our neighbour as ourselves is such a fundamental truth for regulating human society, that by that alone one might determine all the cases in social morality. John Locke.

    Withers adieu! yet not with thee remove
    Thy martial spirit or thy social love. Alexander Pope.

    Thou in thy secrecy although alone,
    Best with thy self accompany’d, seek’st not
    Social communication. John Milton.

Wikipedia

  1. Social

    Social organisms, including humans, live collectively in interacting populations. This interaction is considered social whether they are aware of it or not, and whether the interaction is voluntary or involuntary.

ChatGPT

  1. social

    Social is a broad term that refers to activities, interactions, or processes involving people or society. It encompasses various aspects of human life, including relationships, communication, behavior, and culture. Social interactions can occur on personal, group, or societal levels, shaping individuals' thoughts, emotions, and actions and influencing the overall functioning and dynamics of a community or society.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Socialadjective

    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

  2. Socialadjective

    ready or disposed to mix in friendly converse; companionable; sociable; as, a social person

  3. Socialadjective

    consisting in union or mutual intercourse

  4. Socialadjective

    naturally growing in groups or masses; -- said of many individual plants of the same species

  5. Socialadjective

    living in communities consisting of males, females, and neuters, as do ants and most bees

  6. Socialadjective

    forming compound groups or colonies by budding from basal processes or stolons; as, the social ascidians

Wikidata

  1. Social

    The term social refers to a characteristic of living organisms as applied to populations of humans and other animals. It always refers to the interaction of organisms with other organisms and to their collective co-existence, irrespective of whether they are aware of it or not, and irrespective of whether the interaction is voluntary or involuntary.

Editors Contribution

  1. social

    Able to share time with other human beings.

    We as human beings love to share time with each other, we are very social.


    Submitted by MaryC on February 6, 2020  


  2. social

    Of or relating to human beings or society.

    Human beings are social beings and like to go out to share time with each other.


    Submitted by MaryC on February 6, 2020  

Entomology

  1. Social

    living in communities: more especially those species in which undeveloped or worker forms occur and where the colony has a single female head.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'social' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #182

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'social' in Written Corpus Frequency: #716

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'social' in Adjectives Frequency: #11

Anagrams for social »

  1. colias

  2. scolia

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of social in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of social in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of social in a Sentence

  1. The President:

    A Covid-19 vaccine is the thing that will get Americans back to normal everyday life. The best defense we currently have against this virus are the important mitigation efforts of wearing a mask, washing your hands, social distancing and being careful about crowds.

  2. Greg Gutfeld:

    This is the party that eliminated jail time for large cities that were under like $900. This was a party that was pretty silent during the riots and often redefined [riots] as social justice. Right.

  3. Keith Altman:

    I expect these companies don’t realize their ads are on these radicalizing videos, advertisers should be asking the social media outlets, ‘ Where are my ads showing up ? ’.

  4. Betsy DeVos:

    I would call it an elite public school system in America -- offered families a so-called' choice' for this fall, and their springtime attempt at distance learning was a disaster. I give this as an example because things like this can not happen again in the fall. It would fail America's students, and it would fail taxpayers who pay high taxes for their education, covid hits all of us, and the guidelines for 6 feet social distancing simply mean that Betsy DeVos can't put every kid back in a school with the existing square footage footprint. It's just that simple.

  5. Mathew Alderson:

    I consider them to be ahead because of the reach and sophistication of their social networking tools.

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  • Bashir Qaadir
    Bashir Qaadir
    a social can be defined as happiness and sad both
    LikeReply7 years ago

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