social function

Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Related to social function: social class
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: function - a vaguely specified social eventsocial function - a vaguely specified social event; "the party was quite an affair"; "an occasion arranged to honor the president"; "a seemingly endless round of social functions"
social event - an event characteristic of persons forming groups
party - an occasion on which people can assemble for social interaction and entertainment; "he planned a party to celebrate Bastille Day"
celebration, jubilation - a joyful occasion for special festivities to mark some happy event
ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, ceremony, observance - a formal event performed on a special occasion; "a ceremony commemorating Pearl Harbor"
fundraiser - a social function that is held for the purpose of raising money
photo op, photo opportunity - an occasion that lends itself to (or is deliberately arranged for) taking photographs that provide favorable publicity for those who are photographed
sleepover - an occasion of spending a night away from home or having a guest spend the night in your home (especially as a party for children)
References in classic literature ?
It was a pleasant evening indeed, and we voted that as a social function on Endeavour Island it had not yet been eclipsed.
Before a Martian youth of either sex may attend an important social function where there is dancing, he must have become proficient in at least three dances--The Dance of Barsoom, his national dance, and the dance of his city.
The supper party was one of those absolute and complete successes which rarely fall to the lot of even the most carefully thought out of social functions.
Little accustomed to social functions, and seeing nothing in the service they were rendering to Luigi but a simple matter of business, they were dressed in their ordinary clothes, without any luxury, and nothing about them denoted the usual joy of a marriage procession.
Very soon after reaching London we were flooded with invitations to attend all manner of social functions, and a great many invitations came to me asking that I deliver public addresses.
For this research, the items assessed in QLQ C30 were those related to social function and emotional function, and in QLQ BR23 were those related to body image and future perspective.
Conclusion: Occupational status might affect the quality of life of Chinese adult patients with epilepsy, and social function is the most important contributing factor.
Family farms play an economic role in terms food security, but they also have a social function, structuring rural areas, Agriculture Commissioner Dacian Ciolos said, on 29 November, at a conference on family farming in Brussels.

Full browser ?