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Definitions of social

  1. ( of birds and animals) tending to move or live together in groups or colonies of the same kind; " ants are social insects"; " the herding instinct in sheep or cattle"; " swarming behavior in bees"
  2. a party of people assembled to promote sociability and communal activity
  3. 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"
  4. marked by friendly companionship with others; " a social cup of coffee"
  5. living together or enjoying life in communities or organized groups; " human beings are social animals"; " spent a relaxed social evening"; " immature social behavior"
  6. 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"
  7. relating to human society and its members; " social institutions"; " societal evolution"; " societal forces"; " social legislation"
  8. 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.
  9. Ready or disposed to mix in friendly converse; companionable; sociable; as, a social person.
  10. Consisting in union or mutual intercourse.
  11. Naturally growing in groups or masses; -- said of many individual plants of the same species.
  12. Living in communities consisting of males, females, and neuters, as do ants and most bees.
  13. Forming compound groups or colonies by budding from basal processes or stolons; as, the social ascidians.
  14. 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.
  15. Socially.
  16. Pertaining to society or companionship: relating to men united in a society: inclined for friendly intercourse: consisting in mutual converse: convivial.
  17. SOCIALITY, SOCIALNESS.
  18. Pertaining to, or fond of, society; consisting in friendly intercourse; friendly.
  19. Pertaining or adapted to society; sociable; companionable.
  20. Socialness.
  21. Pertaining to society or men living in society; inclined to friendly converse; consisting in mutual converse; disposed to unite in society; convivial.
  22. Pert. to men as living in society; ready to engage in friendly and familiar intercourse; companionable; disposed to mix in society; festive.
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Usage examples for social

  1. Politics played such a part in social life. – My First Years As A Frenchwoman, 1876-1879 by Mary King Waddington
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Social club at Toronto. – The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History by Various
  5. After this he possessed great social influence. – The Student's Companion to Latin Authors by George Middleton Thomas R. Mills
  6. It becomes a social wrong. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  7. 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
  8. Well, how are people like ourselves going to feel any difference in what you call social conditions? – The Rough Road by William John Locke
  9. It has had a large influence upon social life in the East. – Buddhism and Buddhists in China by Lewis Hodus
  10. Besides, I prefer not to be too friendly with a stranger until I know her social position. – Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore by Pauline Lester
  11. There isn't going to be any social – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  12. There is no place for anger in social life. – The Etiquette of To-day by Edith B. Ordway
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Here was a social crisis. – Americans and Others by Agnes Repplier
  17. Franklin was always social and always a little vain. – Benjamin Franklin by John Torrey Morse, Jr.
  18. 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
  19. Julia would have no social position, of course. – The Story Of Julia Page Works of Kathleen Norris, Volume V. by Kathleen Norris
  20. But this isn't a social call. – Ralestone Luck by Andre Norton
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