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English adjective: social

1. social relating to human society and its members

SamplesSocial institutions.
Societal evolution.
Societal forces.
Social legislation.


2. social living together or enjoying life in communities or organized groups

SamplesA human being is a social animal.
Mature social behavior.

Similarcultural, ethnic, ethnical, gregarious, interpersonal, multi-ethnic, multiethnic

See alsofriendly, gregarious, sociable



3. social relating to or belonging to or characteristic of high society

SamplesMade 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

SamplesA purely social club.
The church has a large social hall.
A social director.



5. social tending to move or live together in groups or colonies of the same kind

SamplesAnts are social insects.


Domain categoryanimal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna


6. social marked by friendly companionship with others

SamplesA social cup of coffee.



English noun: social

1. social (group) a party of people assembled to promote sociability and communal activity

Synonymsmixer, sociable

Broader (hypernym)party

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