What does social mean?

Definitions for social
ˈsoʊ ʃəlso·cial

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word social.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sociable, social, mixer(adj)

    a party of people assembled to promote sociability and communal activity

  2. social, societal(adj)

    relating to human society and its members

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

  3. social(adj)

    living together or enjoying life in communities or organized groups

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

  4. social(adj)

    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. social(adj)

    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. social(adj)

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

    "ants are social insects"

  7. social(adj)

    marked by friendly companionship with others

    "a social cup of coffee"

Wiktionary

  1. social(Noun)

    A festive gathering to foster introductions.

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

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

  2. social(Noun)

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

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

  3. social(Noun)

    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.

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

  4. social(Noun)

    Short for social security number.

    What's your social?

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

  5. social(Adjective)

    Being extroverted or outgoing.

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

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

  6. social(Adjective)

    Of or relating to society.

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

  7. social(Adjective)

    Relating to social media or social networks.

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

  8. social(Adjective)

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

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

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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Social(adj)

    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. Social(adj)

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

  3. Social(adj)

    consisting in union or mutual intercourse

  4. Social(adj)

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

  5. Social(adj)

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

  6. Social(adj)

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

Freebase

  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  

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

How to pronounce social?

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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
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    Indian

How to say social in sign language?

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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. President Francois Hollande:

    It's quite legitimate that France should make good for a number of consequences, whether social, health-related or economic.

  2. Ted Cruz:

    First Donald Trump antagonized the Republican establishment with his proposals on immigration. Then he irritated some with his stands on trade and Social Security. Now Trump is preparing a tax proposal that will again set him far apart from the party’s powers-that-be. The problem for the establishment is that Trump’s positions on all three issues are more in line with the majority of American voters than the establishment’s preferred policies.

  3. Taylor Dumpson:

    People think about protests and advocacy or lobbying or different things, but litigation can also be a tool for social change.

  4. Rick Scott:

    We haven't beaten it. I think let's all agree on that, all of us need to wear a mask, we need to social distance. ... We still have a lot of work to do. Especially work to do on testing.

  5. Muriel Bowser:

    One missing young person, is one too many, and these new initiatives will help us do more to find and protect young people, particularly young girls of color, across our city, through social media, we have been able to highlight this problem and bring awareness to open cases, and now we are doing more to ensure that families and children are receiving the wraparound services they need to keep families together and children safe.

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