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so·cial

 (sō′shəl)
adj.
1.
a. Of or relating to human society and its modes of organization: social classes; social problems; a social issue.
b. Of or relating to rank and status in society: social standing.
c. Of, relating to, or occupied with matters affecting human welfare: social programs.
2.
a. Interacting with other people and living in communities: Humans are social creatures.
b. Biology Living together in organized groups or similar close aggregates: Ants are social insects.
3.
a. Inclined to seek out or enjoy the company of others; sociable: He's outgoing and very social.
b. Spent in or marked by friendly relations or companionship: How has your social life been lately?
c. Intended for convivial activities: a social club.
4. Linguistics Of or relating to a variety of a language that is used by a group of people sharing some characteristic, such as ethnicity or income level, and differs in pronunciation, grammar, or vocabulary from the standard variety.
n.
1. An informal social gathering, as of the members of a church congregation.
2. Informal A Social Security number.

[Middle English sociale, domestic, from Old French social, from Latin sociālis, of companionship, from socius, companion; see sekw- in Indo-European roots.]

so′cial·ly adv.
Synonyms: social, companionable, convivial, gregarious, sociable
These adjectives mean inclined to, marked by, or passed in friendly companionship with others: a friendly social gathering; a companionable colleague; a cheery, convivial disposition; a gregarious person who avoids solitude; a sociable conversation.

social

(ˈsəʊʃəl)
adj
1. (Sociology) living or preferring to live in a community rather than alone
2. (Sociology) denoting or relating to human society or any of its subdivisions
3. (Sociology) of, relating to, or characteristic of the experience, behaviour, and interaction of persons forming groups
4. relating to or having the purpose of promoting companionship, communal activities, etc: a social club.
5. (Social Welfare) relating to or engaged in social services: a social worker.
6. (Sociology) relating to or considered appropriate to a certain class of society, esp one thought superior
7. (Zoology) (esp of certain species of insects) living together in organized colonies: social bees. Compare solitary6
8. (Botany) (of plant species) growing in clumps, usually over a wide area
n
an informal gathering, esp of an organized group, to promote companionship, communal activity, etc
[C16: from Latin sociālis companionable, from socius a comrade]
ˈsocially adv
ˈsocialness n

so•cial

(ˈsoʊ ʃəl)

adj.
1. pertaining to, devoted to, or characterized by friendly companionship or relations: a social club.
2. friendly or sociable, as persons or the disposition.
3. pertaining to, connected with, or suited to polite or fashionable society: a social event.
4. living or disposed to live in companionship with others or in a community, rather than in isolation.
5. of or pertaining to human society, esp. as a body divided into classes according to status.
6. of or pertaining to the life, welfare, and relations of human beings in a community.
7. Zool. living habitually together in communities, as bees or ants. Compare solitary (def. 8).
8. Bot. growing in patches or clumps.
9. pertaining to or between allies or confederates, as a war.
n.
10. a social gathering or party, esp. of or as given by an organized group: a church social.
[1555–65; < Latin sociālis=soci(us) partner, comrade + -ālis -al1]
so′cial•ly, adv.

social

  • community - It can refer to group of animals or plants living together and was first used to refer to a "body of commons" or a social or political entity.
  • party - Latin partitum, "part, side," became party, with the senses "political group" and, in the 18th century, "social gathering."
  • mores, anomie - Mores is the Latin plural of mor/mos and means "acquired customs and manners"; social and moral conventions are mores, and the lack of these is anomie.
  • sociable, social, society - Sociable, social, society, etc. originate in Latin socius, "companion, fellow," or "colleague."

social

sociable
1. 'social'

The adjective social is used in front of a noun. Its usual meaning is 'relating to society'.

We collect statistics on crime and other social problems.
They discussed the government's social and economic policy.

Social can also be used to describe things that relate to a people meeting or communicating with each other for pleasure, as a leisure activity.

We've met at social and business functions.
Social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter became incredibly popular.
2. 'sociable'

Don't use 'social' to describe people who are friendly and enjoy talking to other people. Use sociable.

Kaito was an outgoing, sociable man.
She's very sociable and has lots of friends.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.social - a party of people assembled to promote sociability and communal activitysocial - a party of people assembled to promote sociability and communal activity
party - a group of people gathered together for pleasure; "she joined the party after dinner"
Adj.1.social - relating to human society and its members; "social institutions"; "societal evolution"; "societal forces"; "social legislation"
2.social - living together or enjoying life in communities or organized groups; "a human being is a social animal"; "mature social behavior"
friendly - characteristic of or befitting a friend; "friendly advice"; "a friendly neighborhood"; "the only friendly person here"; "a friendly host and hostess"
gregarious - (of animals) tending to form a group with others of the same species; "gregarious bird species"
sociable - inclined to or conducive to companionship with others; "a sociable occasion"; "enjoyed a sociable chat"; "a sociable conversation"; "Americans are sociable and gregarious"
unsocial - not seeking or given to association; being or living without companions; "the unsocial disposition to neglect one's neighbors"
3.social - 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.social - 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"
sociable - inclined to or conducive to companionship with others; "a sociable occasion"; "enjoyed a sociable chat"; "a sociable conversation"; "Americans are sociable and gregarious"
5.social - tending to move or live together in groups or colonies of the same kind; "ants are social insects"
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
gregarious - (of animals) tending to form a group with others of the same species; "gregarious bird species"
6.social - marked by friendly companionship with others; "a social cup of coffee"
friendly - characteristic of or befitting a friend; "friendly advice"; "a friendly neighborhood"; "the only friendly person here"; "a friendly host and hostess"

social

adjective
1. communal, community, collective, group, public, general, common, societal the tightly woven social fabric of small towns
2. sociable, friendly, companionable, neighbourly We ought to organize more social events.
3. organized, gregarious, interactional social insects like bees and ants
noun
1. get-together (informal), party, gathering, function, do (informal), reception, bash (informal), social gathering church socials

social

adjective
1. Of, characterized by, or inclined to living together in communities:
2. Of or relating to the structure, organization, or functioning of society:
3. Liking company:
Chiefly British: matey.
4. Spent, marked by, or enjoyed in the company of others:
Translations
إجْتِماعي، يعيش حياةُ جماعِيَّهاجْتِمَاعِيّ
společenskýsociální
socialsamfundsmæssig
hetusosiaalinensossusotu
socijalan
szociálistársadalmitársaságitársas
félaga-, félagslegurfélags-félagsleguròjóîfélagslegur
社会の
사회적인
draugijojegyvenantys bendrijomisgyvenantys bendruomenėmissambūryjesiekiantis bendrauti
draudzīgssabiedrības-sabiedriskssaviesīgssociāls
sociálny
družben
social
ทางสังคม
sosyalsürü hâlinde yaşayantoplumsal
có tính tập thể

social

[ˈsəʊʃəl]
A. ADJ
1. (= relating to society) [customs, problems, reforms] → social
the social orderel orden social
see also conscience A
2. (= in society) [engagements, life etc] → social
her social acquaintancessus conocidos
social call = social visit
social circlecírculo m de amistades
he has little social contact with his business colleaguesapenas trata con sus colegas fuera del trabajo
I'm a social drinker onlysólo bebo cuando estoy con gente
she does not regard me as her social equalno me trata como a alguien de su misma clase
to have a good social lifehacer buena vida social
clothes for social occasionsropa para la vida social
this isn't a social visitésta no es una visita de cortesía
3. (= interactive) [person, animal, behaviour] → social
man is a social animalel hombre es social por naturaleza
I don't feel very social just nowno me apetece estar con gente ahora mismo
he has poor social skillsno tiene aptitud para el trato social, no tiene mucho don de gentes
B. Nreunión f (social)
C. CPD social anthropologist Nantropólogo/a m/f social
social anthropology Nantropólogía f social
the Social Charter N [of EU] → la Carta Social
social class Nclase f social
social climber Narribista mf
social climbing Narribismo m (social)
social club Nclub m social
social column N (Press) → ecos mpl de sociedad, notas fpl sociales (LAm)
the social contract N (Brit) (Ind) → el convenio social
social democracy Nsocialdemocracia f, democracia f social
Social Democrat Nsocialdemócrata mf
the Social Democratic Partyel Partido Socialdemócrata
social disease N (euph) → enfermedad f venérea; (relating to society) → enfermedad f social
social insurance N (US) → seguro m social
social outcast Nmarginado/a m/f social
social science Nciencias fpl sociales
social scientist Nsociólogo/a m/f
social secretary Nsecretario/a m/f para asuntos sociales
social security Nseguridad f social
to be on social securityvivir de la seguridad social
the social services NPLlos servicios sociales
social studies NPLestudios mpl sociales
social welfare Nasistencia f social
social work Nasistencia f social
social worker Nasistente/a m/f social, trabajador(a) m/f social (Mex), visitador(a) m/f social (Chile)

social

[ˈsəʊʃəl]
adj
(= relating to society) [inequality, problem, change] → social(e)
(= relating to class) [class, background, circle] → social(e)
a social class → une classe sociale
(involving meeting others)
We've met at both business and social functions → Nous nous sommes croisés à la fois au travail et en dehors du travail.
social evening → soirée f
(enjoying interaction with others) [person, animal, being] → sociable
nfête fsocial administration ngestion f socialesocial benefits nplprestations fpl socialessocial climber n (still climbing)arriviste mf; (arrived)parvenu(e) m/fsocial climbing social-climbing narrivisme msocial club nclub mSocial Democrat nsocial-démocrate mfsocial drinker n
to be a social drinker boire seulement en société nobligation f socialesocial exclusion nexclusion f (sociale)social gathering nréunion f entre amissocial housing n (British)logements mpl sociauxsocial inclusion nintégration f (sociale)social insurance n (US)sécurité f sociale

social

adj
(= relating to community, = Admin, Pol)sozial; structure, development, conditions, evilgesellschaftlich, sozial; social order/systemGesellschafts- or Sozialordnung f/-system nt; social reform/legislation/policySozialreform f/-gesetzgebung f/-politik f; to suffer from social deprivationsozial benachteiligt sein; social justicesoziale Gerechtigkeit; social programmeSozialprogramm nt; social researchSozialforschung f; social spendingdie Sozialausgaben pl; to have a social conscienceein soziales Gewissen haben; to be a social outcast/misfitein sozialer Außenseiter/eine soziale Außenseiterin sein; the norms of social behaviourdie gesellschaftlichen Normen pl; social skillssoziale Fähigkeiten pl
engagements, pleasures, ambitions, life, equal, superior, event, activitiesgesellschaftlich; visitprivat; relationshipsozial; behaviourin Gesellschaft; distinctions, advancement, rank, statussozial, gesellschaftlich; social snobberyStandesdünkel m; to be somebody’s social inferior/superiorgesellschaftlich unter/über jdm stehen; a room for social functionsein Gesellschaftsraum m; (larger) → ein Saal mfür Gesellschaften; there isn’t much social life around herehier in der Gegend wird gesellschaftlich nicht viel geboten; how’s your social life these days? (inf)und was treibst du so privat? (inf); a job which leaves no time for one’s/a social lifeein Beruf, bei dem man keine Freizeit or kein Privatleben hat; to have an active or a good social lifeein ausgefülltes Privatleben haben; to broaden or widen one’s social circleseinen Bekanntenkreis erweitern; to be a social drinker/smokernur in Gesellschaft trinken/rauchen; a social acquaintanceein Bekannter, eine Bekannte; this isn’t a social call or visitdies ist kein privater Besuch; to have social contact with somebodyprivaten Kontakt mit jdm pflegen
(= gregarious) evening, persongesellig; (= living in groups) animals, bees, ants etcgesellig lebend, sozial; social gathering (form)geselliges Beisammensein; man is a social animalder Mensch ist ein Gesellschaftswesen

social

:
social administration
nSozialverwaltung f
social anthropologist
nSozialanthropologe m/-anthropologin f
social anthropology
nSozialanthropologie f
Social Chapter
n (Pol) → Sozialcharta f
Social Charter
n (Pol) → Sozialcharta f
social class
ngesellschaftliche Klasse, Gesellschaftsklasse f
social climber
social club
nVerein m, → Klub mfür geselliges Beisammensein
social column
nGesellschaftsspalte f
social contract
n the social (Hist) → der Gesellschaftsvertrag
social democracy
social democrat
nSozialdemokrat(in) m(f)
social democratic
adjsozialdemokratisch the Social Democratic Party (Brit) → die sozialdemokratische Partei
social disease
n
(euph: = VD) → Geschlechtskrankheit f
(caused by social conditions) → Volksseuche f
social engineering
n (Sociol) → Steuerung fdes Sozialverhaltens
social exclusion
social fund
nSozialfonds m
social history
social housing
n (Brit) → Sozialwohnungen pl
social insurance

social

:
social networking
nSocial Networking nt, Pflege von sozialen Kontakten über das Internet
social partner
n (Pol) → Sozialpartner m
social realism
n (Art, Liter)
social science
nSozialwissenschaft f
social scientist
nSozialwissenschaftler(in) m(f)
social secretary
npersönlicher Sekretär, persönliche Sekretärin; (of club)Veranstaltungsbeauftragte(r) mf
social security
n (Brit) → Sozialhilfe f; (US) → Sozialversicherungsleistungen pl; (= scheme)Sozialversicherung f; to be on social (Brit) → Sozialhilfeempfänger(in) sein; (US) → Sozialversicherungsleistungen erhalten; social benefitsSozialleistungen pl; social payments (Brit) → ˜ Sozialhilfe f; (US) → Sozialversicherungsbezüge pl; social taxesSozialabgaben pl; the social budgetder Sozialhaushalt; social minister (Brit) → Minister(in) m(f)für Soziales; Social Security Administration (US) → Sozialversicherungsbehörde f; (= social security office)Sozialamt nt

social

:
social services
social studies
n sing or pl˜ Gemeinschaftskunde f
social welfare
nsoziales Wohl social programmeSozialfürsorgeprogramm nt social system(soziales) Wohlfahrtssystem
social work
nSozialarbeit f social trainingSozialhelferausbildung f
social worker
nSozialarbeiter(in) m(f)

social

[ˈsəʊʃl]
1. adj (all senses) → sociale
man is a social animal → l'uomo è un animale sociale or socievole
2. nfesticciola

social

(ˈsəuʃəl) adjective
1. concerning or belonging to the way of life and welfare of people in a community. social problems.
2. concerning the system by which such a community is organized. social class.
3. living in communities. Ants are social insects.
4. concerning the gathering together of people for the purposes of recreation or amusement. a social club; His reasons for calling were purely social.
ˈsocialism noun
the belief or theory that a country's wealth (its land, mines, industries, railways etc) should belong to the people as a whole, not to private owners.
ˈsocialist noun
a person who believes in and/or practises socialism.
adjective
of or concerning socialism. socialist policies/governments.
ˈsocialize, ˈsocialise verb
to mix socially (eg with guests at a party etc).
ˈsocially adverb
in a social way. I've seen him at various conferences, but we've never met socially.
social work work which deals with the care of people in a community, especially of the poor, under-privileged etc ( noun social worker)

social

اجْتِمَاعِيّ společenský social sozial κοινωνικός social sosiaalinen social socijalan sociale 社会の 사회적인 sociaal sosial społeczny social социальный social ทางสังคม sosyal có tính tập thể 社会的

social

a. social, sociable;
___ behaviorconducta o comportamiento ___;
___ securityseguro ___;
___ workasistencia ___;
___ workertrabajador-a ___.

social

adj social
References in classic literature ?
I thought you had too much pride and sense to truckle to any mortal woman just because she wears French boots and rides in a coupe," said Jo, who, being called from the tragic climax of her novel, was not in the best mood for social enterprises.
In those days young women did not go out of our towns to Eastern colleges and ideas in regard to social classes had hardly begun to exist.
THERE WAS A CURIOUS social situation in Black Hawk.
There was with her a feeling of having descended in the social scale, with a corresponding sense of having risen in the spiritual.
After simpering in a small way, like one whose modesty prohibited a more open expression of his admiration of a witticism that was perfectly unintelligible to his hearers, he continued, "It is not prudent for any one of my profession to be too familiar with those he has to instruct; for which reason I follow not the line of the army; besides which, I conclude that a gentleman of your character has the best judgment in matters of wayfaring; I have, therefore, decided to join company, in order that the ride may be made agreeable, and partake of social communion.
Nor can it be swayed by wealth or political or social influences.
Let these influencing powers actuate, by the permission or disposal of Providence, from selfish or social views, yet in time the mysterious will of Heaven is unfolded, and we behold our conduct, from whatsoever motives excited, operating to answer the important designs of heaven.
The social complication that threatened her now seemed to her rather the outcome of her half-civilized parlor than of the sylvan glade.
In this republican country, amid the fluctuating waves of our social life, somebody is always at the drowning-point.
It is no matter that the place is joyless for him; that he is weary of the old wooden houses, the mud and dust, the dead level of site and sentiment, the chill east wind, and the chillest of social atmospheres; -- all these, and whatever faults besides he may see or imagine, are nothing to the purpose.
Not ignoring what is good, I am quick to perceive a horror, and could still be social with it--would they let me --since it is but well to be on friendly terms with all the inmates of the place one lodges in.
Whether this whale belonged to the pod in advance, seemed questionable; for it is not customary for such venerable leviathans to be at all social.