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English noun: society

1. society (group) an extended social group having a distinctive cultural and economic organization

Broader (hypernym)social group

Narrower (hyponym)civilisation, civilisation, civilization, civilization, culture, open society, tribal society

Part holonymclass, sector, social class, socio-economic class, stratum

Member holonymsocial organisation, social organization, social structure, social system, structure

2. society (group) a formal association of people with similar interests

SamplesHe joined a golf club.
They formed a small lunch society.
Men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today.

Synonymsclub, gild, guild, lodge, order, social club

Broader (hypernym)association

Narrower (hyponym)athenaeum, atheneum, boat club, bookclub, chapter, chess club, country club, frat, fraternity, glee club, golf club, hunt, hunt club, investors club, jockey club, racket club, rowing club, service club, slate club, sorority, turnverein, yacht club

Member holonymclub member

3. society (state) the state of being with someone

SamplesHe missed their company.
He enjoyed the society of his friends.

Synonymscompanionship, company, fellowship

Broader (hypernym)friendly relationship, friendship

Narrower (hyponym)freemasonry

4. society (group) the fashionable elite

Synonymsbeau monde, bon ton, high society, smart set

Broader (hypernym)elite, elite group

Member holonymFour Hundred

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