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social

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adjective so·cial \ˈsō-shəl\

Definition of social

  1. 1 :  involving allies or confederates the Social War between the Athenians and their allies

  2. 2a :  marked by or passed in pleasant companionship with friends or associates an active social lifeb :  sociablec :  of, relating to, or designed for sociability a social club

  3. 3 :  of or relating to human society, the interaction of the individual and the group, or the welfare of human beings as members of society social institutions

  4. 4a :  tending to form cooperative and interdependent relationships with othersb :  living and breeding in more or less organized communities social insectsc of a plant :  tending to grow in groups or masses so as to form a pure stand

  5. 5a :  of, relating to, or based on rank or status in a particular society a member of our social setb :  of, relating to, or characteristic of the upper classesc :  formal

  6. 6 :  being such in social situations a social drinker

Examples of social in a Sentence

  1. She has poor social skills.

  2. The vacation resort held a lot of social events.

  3. I joined the club to improve my social life.

  4. Her sister is much more social than she is.

  5. social institutions like marriage and family

  6. Health care is a major social issue.

  7. Child abuse has become a serious social problem.

  8. Martin Luther King, Jr., fought for social change.

  9. Most humans are social beings.

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Origin and Etymology of social

Middle English, from Latin socialis, from socius companion, ally, associate; akin to Old English secg man, companion, Latin sequi to follow — more at sue


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social

noun so·cial

Definition of social

Examples of social in a Sentence

  1. The club has socials every month.

  2. He's living on the social now.

Recent Examples of social from the Web

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First Known Use of social

1857


SOCIAL Defined for English Language Learners

social

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adjective

Definition of social for English Language Learners

  • : relating to or involving activities in which people spend time talking to each other or doing enjoyable things with each other

  • : liking to be with and talk to people : happy to be with people

  • : of or relating to people or society in general

social

noun

Definition of social for English Language Learners

  • : an informal social event for members of a group


SOCIAL Defined for Kids

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social

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adjective so·cial \ˈsō-shəl\

Definition of social for Students

  1. 1 :  enjoying other people :  sociable a social person

  2. 2 :  relating to interaction with other people especially for pleasure a busy social life

  3. 3 :  of or relating to human beings as a group Marriage and family are social institutions.

  4. 4 :  living naturally in groups or communities Bees are social insects.

  5. 5 :  relating to or based on rank in a particular society social classes

socially

adverb socially active

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social

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noun so·cial

Definition of social for Students

  1. :  a friendly gathering usually for a special reason


Medical Dictionary

social

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adjective so·cial \ˈsō-shəl\

Medical Definition of social

  1. 1a:  tending to form cooperative and interdependent relationships with others of one's kindb:  living and breeding in more or less organized communities social insects

  2. 2:  of or relating to human society, the interaction of the individual and the group, or the welfare of human beings as members of society immature social behavior

socially

\-ē\play adverb


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