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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.
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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félagslega, utan vinnu
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iş dışındasosyal ortamda


[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


[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


(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


[ˈsəʊʃəlɪ] adv (gen) → socialmente, in società
I know him socially → lo incontro in occasioni mondane


(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)
References in classic literature ?
That ain't the style, ez YOU know, in sassiety, Miss Carr," he added, turning to Christie as the more socially experienced.
Nor did they lose much hereby; in the cabin was no companionship; socially, Ahab was inaccessible.
Up to that moment he, like many other persons, had been absolutely ignorant that a man's marriage is, legally as well as socially, considered to be the most important event in his life; that it destroys the validity of any will which he may have made as a single man; and that it renders absolutely necessary the entire re-assertion of his tes tamentary intentions in the characte r of a husband.
Besides, his marriage with the old maid would put him socially so high in the town that he would have great influence.
Or how, at the tender age when a confectioner seems to him a very prince whom all the world must envy--who breakfasts on macaroons, dines on meringues, sups on twelfth-cake, and fills up the intermediate hours with sugar-candy or peppermint--how is he to foresee the day of sad wisdom, when he will discern that the confectioner's calling is not socially influential, or favourable to a soaring ambition?
And as for the people who live in them--no, until you have explored Venice socially as much as I have you can form no idea of their domestic desolation.
He had arrived at none at all that was socially producible, and as for that matter of his "thinking" (thinking the better or the worse of anything there) he was wholly taken up with one subject of thought.
Of all the reminders that she had ever received that her people were socially extinct there was none so forcible as this spoliation.
Beaufort was vulgar, he was uneducated, he was purse-proud; but the circumstances of his life, and a certain native shrewdness, made him better worth talking to than many men, morally and socially his betters, whose horizon was bounded by the Battery and the Central Park.
It lasted a long time because Freddy did not know how to spend money, never having had any to spend, and Eliza, socially trained by a pair of old bachelors, wore her clothes as long as they held together and looked pretty, without the least regard to their being many months out of fashion.
By means of rapid mechanical traction, it had brought men nearer together, so much nearer socially, economically, physically, that the old separations into nations and kingdoms were no longer possible, a newer, wider synthesis was not only needed, but imperatively demanded.
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.

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