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Social Definition

Standard Definition

[n] a party of people assembled to promote sociability and communal activity
[adj] marked by friendly companionship with others; "a social cup of coffee"
[adj] living together or enjoying life in communities or organized groups; "human beings are social animals"; "spent a relaxed social evening"; "immature social behavior"
[adj] (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"
[adj] 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"
[adj] relating to human society and its members; "social institutions"; "societal evolution"; "societal forces"; "social legislation"
[adj] 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"


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Antonyms

unsocial

See Also...

party, sociable

Misc. Definitions

\So"cial\, a. [L. socialis, from socius a companion; akin to sequi to follow: cf. F. social. See {Sue} to follow.]
1. 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. ``Social phenomena.'' --J. S. Mill.
2. Ready or disposed to mix in friendly converse; companionable; sociable; as, a social person.
3. Consisting in union or mutual intercourse. Best with thyself accompanied, seek'st not Social communication. --Milton.
4. (Bot.) Naturally growing in groups or masses; -- said of many individual plants of the same species.
5. (Zo["o]l.) (a) Living in communities consisting of males, females, and neuters, as do ants and most bees. (b) Forming compound groups or colonies by budding from basal processes or stolons; as, the social ascidians. {Social science}, the science of all that relates to the social condition, the relations and institutions which are involved in man's existence and his well-being as a member of an organized community; sociology. It concerns itself with questions of the public health, education, labor, punishment of crime, reformation of criminals, and the like. {Social whale} (Zo["o]l.), the blackfish. {The social evil}, prostitution. Syn: Sociable; companionable; conversible; friendly; familiar; communicative; convival; festive.

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