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SOCIAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does social mean? 

SOCIAL (noun)
  The noun SOCIAL has 1 sense:

1. a party of people assembled to promote sociability and communal activity

  Familiarity information: SOCIAL used as a noun is very rare.


SOCIAL (adjective)
  The adjective SOCIAL has 6 senses:

1. relating to human society and its members
2. living together or enjoying life in communities or organized groups
3. relating to or belonging to or characteristic of high society
4. composed of sociable people or formed for the purpose of sociability
5. tending to move or live together in groups or colonies of the same kind
6. marked by friendly companionship with others

  Familiarity information: SOCIAL used as an adjective is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


SOCIAL (noun)


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Meaning:

A party of people assembled to promote sociability and communal activity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

mixer; sociable; social

Hypernyms ("social" is a kind of...):

party (a group of people gathered together for pleasure)


SOCIAL (adjective)


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Meaning:

Relating to human society and its members

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

social; societal

Context examples:

social institutions / societal evolution / societal forces / social legislation

Pertainym:

society (an extended social group having a distinctive cultural and economic organization)


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Meaning:

Living together or enjoying life in communities or organized groups

Context examples:

a human being is a social animal / mature social behavior

Similar:

multi-ethnic; multiethnic (involving several ethnic groups)

interpersonal (occurring among or involving several people)

gregarious (instinctively or temperamentally seeking and enjoying the company of others)

cultural; ethnic; ethnical (denoting or deriving from or distinctive of the ways of living built up by a group of people)

Also:

friendly (characteristic of or befitting a friend)

gregarious ((of animals) tending to form a group with others of the same species)

sociable (inclined to or conducive to companionship with others)

Attribute:

sociality (the tendency to associate with others and to form social groups)

Antonym:

unsocial (not seeking or given to association; being or living without companions)


Sense 3social [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Relating to or belonging to or characteristic of high society

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context examples:

made fun of her being so social and high-toned / a social gossip colum / the society page

Pertainym:

society (the fashionable elite)


Sense 4social [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Composed of sociable people or formed for the purpose of sociability

Context examples:

a purely social club / the church has a large social hall / a social director

Similar:

sociable (inclined to or conducive to companionship with others)


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Meaning:

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

Context example:

ants are social insects

Similar:

gregarious ((of animals) tending to form a group with others of the same species)

Domain category:

animal; animate being; beast; brute; creature; fauna (a living organism characterized by voluntary movement)


Sense 6social [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Marked by friendly companionship with others

Context example:

a social cup of coffee

Similar:

friendly (characteristic of or befitting a friend)


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