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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.
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.
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.
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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.socially - by or with respect to society; "socially accepted norms"
2.socially - in a social manner; "socially unpopular"
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[ˈsəʊʃəlɪ] ADV [develop, integrate, interact] → socialmente; [inferior, necessary] → socialmente, desde el punto de vista social
socially acceptableaceptado por la sociedad
socially awarecon conciencia social
to be socially awaretener conciencia social
the socially correct way of doing sthla manera socialmente correcta de hacer algo
to be socially inadequateno tener aptitud para el trato socialno saber tratar con la gente
I didn't really get to know him sociallyapenas tuve trato con él
I don't really mix with him sociallyno suelo alternar con él
to be socially unacceptableser mal visto
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005


[ˈsəʊʃəli] adv
(= outside work) [see, meet] → en dehors du travail
The two groups rarely meet socially → Les deux groupes se fréquentent rarement en dehors du travail.
[acceptable] → en société
socially acceptable behaviour → un comportement acceptable en société
[unequal] → socialement
socially deprived → défavorisé(e)socially excluded
adjexclu(e) (socialement)
the socially excluded → les exclus (exclues)(de la société)social mobility nmobilité f socialesocial order nordre m socialsocial science nsciences fpl sociales
the social sciences → les sciences socialessocial scientist nspécialiste mf des sciences socialessocial security naide f sociale
to be on social security → recevoir l'aide sociale
Department of Social Security (British)Sécurité socialeSocial Security Administration n (US) service des pensionssocial security benefits nplprestations fpl socialessocial security card n (US)carte f d'assuré socialsocial security number n (US)numéro m de sécurité socialesocial security payment nallocation fsocial services nplservices mpl sociauxsocial standing nniveau m social
She had the wealth and social standing to command respect → Sa richesse et son niveau social commandaient le studies n
(in Britain)études fpl sociales
(in the United States)études fpl socialessocial welfare nprotection f socialesocial work ntravail m socialsocial worker nassistant(e) m/f social(e)
She's a social worker → Elle est assistante sociale.
He's a social worker → Il est assistant social.
social workers → les travailleurs sociaux
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005


(relating to community) → gesellschaftlich; deprived, structured etcsozial; socially acceptable/unacceptablegesellschaftlich akzeptabel/unakzeptabel; socially awaresozialbewusst, gesellschaftlich bewusst; socially inferiorgesellschaftlich auf einer niedrigeren Stufe stehend; socially prominentgesellschaftlich bedeutend
(as opposed to professionally etc) → gesellschaftlich; meetprivat; to mix socially with somebodyprivaten Umgang mit jdm haben; to know somebody sociallyjdn privat kennen
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007


[ˈsəʊʃəlɪ] adv (gen) → socialmente, in società
I know him socially → lo incontro in occasioni mondane
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


(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.
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)
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Dead to her uncle, who had renounced her; dead to the servants of the house, who had failed to recognise her; dead to the persons in authority, who had transmitted her fortune to her husband and her aunt; dead to my mother and my sister, who believed me to be the dupe of an adventuress and the victim of a fraud; socially, morally, legally-- dead.
All drinkers begin socially, and this drinking is accompanied by a thousand social connotations such as I have described out of my own experience in the first part of this narrative.
He was socially celebrated for his ivory cane, with a snuff-box artfully let into the knob at the top--and he was socially dreaded for a hatred of modern institutions, which expressed itself in season and out of season, and which always showed the same, fatal knack of hitting smartly on the weakest place.
Socially speaking, Joshua Rigg would have been generally pronounced a superfluity.
Anne's own winter had been quite gay socially. She had seen a good deal of the Gardners; she and Dorothy were very intimate; college circles expected the announcement of her engagement to Roy any day.
Often Levin had admired this life, often he had a sense of envy of the men who led this life; but today for the first time, especially under the influence of what he had seen in the attitude of Ivan Parmenov to his young wife, the idea presented itself definitely to his mind that it was in his power to exchange the dreary, artificial, idle, and individualistic life he was leading for this laborious, pure, and socially delightful life.
Lords are popular socially in America, but are not used to any great extent in the office.
What I am going to say, my dear, is, that notwithstanding our property, we labour, socially speaking, under disadvantages.
Nor did they lose much hereby; in the cabin was no companionship; socially, Ahab was inaccessible.
Of all the reminders that she had ever received that her people were socially extinct there was none so forcible as this spoliation.
At the moment the door opened and the stranger came in, Pierre felt a sense of awe and veneration such as he had experienced in his boyhood at confession; he felt himself in the presence of one socially a complete stranger, yet nearer to him through the brotherhood of man.
The fact is I am too socially disposed to be able to live contentedly without a friend; and as the only friends I have, or am likely to have, are at home, if it--or rather, if they were gone--I will not say I could not live--but I would rather not live in such a desolate world.'

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