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Meaning of SOCIAL

Pronunciation:  'sowshul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a party of people assembled to promote sociability and communal activity
  2. [adj]  marked by friendly companionship with others; "a social cup of coffee"
  3. [adj]  living together or enjoying life in communities or organized groups; "human beings are social animals"; "spent a relaxed social evening"; "immature social behavior"
  4. [adj]  (of birds and animals) tending to move or live together in groups or colonies of the same kind; "ants are social insects"; "the herding instinct in sheep or cattle"; "swarming behavior in bees"
  5. [adj]  composed of sociable people or formed for the purpose of sociability; "a purely social club"; "the church has a large social hall"; "a social director"
  6. [adj]  relating to human society and its members; "social institutions"; "societal evolution"; "societal forces"; "social legislation"
  7. [adj]  relating to or belonging to or characteristic of high society; "made fun of her being so social and high-toned"; "a social gossip colum"; "the society page"

SOCIAL is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: cultural, ethnic, friendly, gregarious, herding(a), interpersonal, mixer, sociable, societal, swarming(a)
 Antonyms: unsocial
 See Also: party, sociable



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\So"cial\, a. [L. socialis, from socius a companion; akin
to sequi to follow: cf. F. social. See {Sue} to follow.]
1. Of or pertaining to society; relating to men living in
   society, or to the public as an aggregate body; as, social
   interest or concerns; social pleasure; social benefits;
   social happiness; social duties. ``Social phenomena.''
   --J. S. Mill.

2. Ready or disposed to mix in friendly converse;
   companionable; sociable; as, a social person.

3. Consisting in union or mutual intercourse.

         Best with thyself accompanied, seek'st not Social
         communication.                        --Milton.

4. (Bot.) Naturally growing in groups or masses; -- said of
   many individual plants of the same species.

5. (Zo["o]l.)
   (a) Living in communities consisting of males, females,
       and neuters, as do ants and most bees.
   (b) Forming compound groups or colonies by budding from
       basal processes or stolons; as, the social ascidians.

{Social science}, the science of all that relates to the
   social condition, the relations and institutions which are
   involved in man's existence and his well-being as a member
   of an organized community; sociology. It concerns itself
   with questions of the public health, education, labor,
   punishment of crime, reformation of criminals, and the

{Social whale} (Zo["o]l.), the blackfish.

{The social evil}, prostitution.

Syn: Sociable; companionable; conversible; friendly;
     familiar; communicative; convival; festive.