Definitions of social

  1. 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"
  2. marked by friendly companionship with others; " a social cup of coffee"
  3. living together or enjoying life in communities or organized groups; " human beings are social animals"; " spent a relaxed social evening"; " immature social behavior"
  4. 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"
  5. 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.
  6. Ready or disposed to mix in friendly converse; companionable; sociable; as, a social person.
  7. Consisting in union or mutual intercourse.
  8. Naturally growing in groups or masses; -- said of many individual plants of the same species.
  9. Living in communities consisting of males, females, and neuters, as do ants and most bees.
  10. Forming compound groups or colonies by budding from basal processes or stolons; as, the social ascidians.
  11. Pertaining to men as living in association with each other; relating to general conditions of human life; as, social welfare; social work; inclined to friendly relationship and conversation; as, a social disposition; pertaining to friendly association with others; as, she has fine social gifts; of plants, growing in groups; of insects, living in organized communities, as ants or bees.
  12. Socially.
  13. Pertaining to society or companionship: relating to men united in a society: inclined for friendly intercourse: consisting in mutual converse: convivial.
  15. Pertaining to, or fond of, society; consisting in friendly intercourse; friendly.
  16. Socialness.
  17. Pertaining to society or men living in society; inclined to friendly converse; consisting in mutual converse; disposed to unite in society; convivial.

Usage examples for social

  1. It was a life for which she had so often longed, and she thought with amusement of her various social activities in the city. – Jess of the Rebel Trail by H. A. Cody
  2. Franklin was always social and always a little vain. – Benjamin Franklin by John Torrey Morse, Jr.
  3. Could he be got to feel more kindly toward the native, and to treat him, if not as an equal, which he is not, yet as a child, the social aspect of the problem- and it is the not least serious aspect- would be completely altered. – Impressions of South Africa by James Bryce
  4. A country gentleman has social duties and much depends on what your neighbors think about you at first. – Partners of the Out-Trail by Harold Bindloss
  5. There is no place for anger in social life. – The Etiquette of To-day by Edith B. Ordway
  6. It has had a large influence upon social life in the East. – Buddhism and Buddhists in China by Lewis Hodus
  7. Moreover, in 1903 I believed that Mr. Gerard would be welcome in Berlin, for social reasons alone. – My Three Years in America by Johann Heinrich Andreas Hermann Albrecht Graf von Bernstorff
  8. This condition is called " Social Unrest," and Tavia Travers, though young and inexperienced, was having a taste of its bitter moral poison. – Dorothy Dale at Glenwood School by Margaret Penrose
  9. But this isn't a social call. – Ralestone Luck by Andre Norton
  10. Social club at Toronto. – The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History by Various
  11. Here was a social crisis. – Americans and Others by Agnes Repplier
  12. After this he possessed great social influence. – The Student's Companion to Latin Authors by George Middleton Thomas R. Mills
  13. All the evidence we shall get will be of an innocent social club- room down- stairs. – Master Tales of Mystery, Volume 3 by Collected and Arranged by Francis J. Reynolds
  14. Politics played such a part in social life. – My First Years As A Frenchwoman, 1876-1879 by Mary King Waddington
  15. There isn't going to be any social. – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  16. Julia would have no social position, of course. – The Story Of Julia Page Works of Kathleen Norris, Volume V. by Kathleen Norris
  17. It becomes a social wrong. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  18. Besides, I prefer not to be too friendly with a stranger until I know her social position. – Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore by Pauline Lester
  19. The true movement of the last fifteen years has been the progress of one idea,- Social Reform. – Paul Clifford, Volume 1. by Edward Bulwer-Lytton