social group

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: group - people sharing some social relationsocial group - people sharing some social relation
group, grouping - any number of entities (members) considered as a unit
body - a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity; "the whole body filed out of the auditorium"; "the student body"; "administrative body"
society - an extended social group having a distinctive cultural and economic organization
minority - a group of people who differ racially or politically from a larger group of which it is a part
sector - a social group that forms part of the society or the economy; "the public sector"
interest group, interest - (usually plural) a social group whose members control some field of activity and who have common aims; "the iron interests stepped up production"
kin group, kindred, kinship group, clan, kin, tribe - group of people related by blood or marriage
kith - your friends and acquaintances; "all his kith and kin"
fringe - a social group holding marginal or extreme views; "members of the fringe believe we should be armed with guns at all times"
assemblage, gathering - a group of persons together in one place
congregation, faithful, fold - a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church
organization, organisation - a group of people who work together
phylum - (linguistics) a large group of languages that are historically related
force - a group of people having the power of effective action; "he joined forces with a band of adventurers"
platoon - a group of persons who are engaged in a common activity; "platoons of tourists poured out of the busses"; "the defensive platoon of the football team"
revolving door - an organization or institution with a high rate of turnover of personnel or membership
band, circle, lot, set - an unofficial association of people or groups; "the smart set goes there"; "they were an angry lot"
gangdom, gangland, organized crime - underworld organizations
subculture - a social group within a national culture that has distinctive patterns of behavior and beliefs
nonalignment, nonalinement - people (or countries) who are not aligned with other people (or countries) in a pact or treaty
form of government, political system - the members of a social organization who are in power
moiety - one of two basic subdivisions of a tribe
tribe, folk - a social division of (usually preliterate) people
social movement, movement, front - a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals; "he was a charter member of the movement"; "politicians have to respect a mass movement"; "he led the national liberation front"
Jewry - Jews collectively
wing - a group within a political party or legislature or other organization that holds distinct views or has a particular function; "they are the progressive wing of the Republican Party"