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, 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.

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

  2. socialnoun

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

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

  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.

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

  4. socialnoun

    Short for social security number.

    What's your social?

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

  5. socialadjective

    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. socialadjective

    Of or relating to society.

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

  7. socialadjective

    Relating to social media or social networks.

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

  8. socialadjective

    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. 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

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  

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

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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. Paul Anka:

    You write the way you feel, you’re looking at what’s happening in the world. You’re looking at relationships and it all starts to manifest itself… There [are] some strong social comments in there of what I felt… I’m really proud of this album, just by the mere fact that I’m still putting out things and songs and the way I feel.

  2. Robert Redfield:

    It is not known how the COVID-19 pandemic and the social distancing measures may affect the circulation of viruses that can cause AFM, or if COVID-19 will impact the health care system's ability to promptly recognize and respond to AFM, if social distancing measures decrease circulation of enteroviruses this year, AFM cases may be fewer than expected or the outbreak may be delayed.

  3. Aulia Masna:

    People are on social media to have fun and be entertained, twitter in Indonesia is better known as the place for news, debate and politics. So it attracts the more serious, older crowd.

  4. President Francois Hollande:

    If France is what it is today, with this deterrent capability, it is because there were nuclear tests for a very long period, it's quite legitimate that France should make good for a number of consequences, whether social, health-related or economic.

  5. The Powderhorn Safety Collective:

    We are neighbors providing support to the community with compassion and care in mind, as a collective, we commit to the practices of nonviolence and de-escalation with the end goal of strengthening the social fabric of the neighborhood.

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