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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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