Definitions of society

  1. The relationship of men to one another when associated in any way; companionship; fellowship; company.
  2. A number of persons associated for any temporary or permanent object; an association for mutual or joint usefulness, pleasure, or profit; a social union; a partnership; as, a missionary society.
  3. The persons, collectively considered, who live in any region or at any period; any community of individuals who are united together by a common bond of nearness or intercourse; those who recognize each other as associates, friends, and acquaintances.
  4. Specifically, the more cultivated portion of any community in its social relations and influences; those who mutually give receive formal entertainments.
  5. An organized body of persons united by a common interest and purpose; people in general, considered as living in relationship with each other; as, to work for the uplift of society; companionship; people of culture and of good standing in any community: sometimes applied to people of wealth and fashion; as, all society was present at the wedding.
  6. A number of persons associated for a common interest: a community or partnership: the civilized body of mankind: persons who associate: a religious or ecclesiastical body.
  7. Association of persons in one interest; whole body of civilised persons; companionship.
  8. A body of persons composing a community or connected by some tie.
  9. The wealthy and cultured class of a community.
  10. A number of persons united in community; an association for the promotion of some common object; a fraternity; company; fellowship; partnership.
  11. A number of persons associated for a particular purpose; fellowship; the civilised body of mankind; the public; those persons in any community who usually associate together; a religious body.