: involving allies or confederates
- the Social War between the Athenians and their allies
: marked by or passed in pleasant companionship with friends or associates
: of or relating to human society, the interaction of the individual and the group, or the welfare of human beings as members of society
: tending to form cooperative and interdependent relationships with others
- Infants can become social beings only through interaction with others.
- —Gerald R. Leslie and Sheila K. Korman
: living and breeding in more or less organized communities especially for the purposes of cooperation and mutual benefit : not solitary
- Of the canid family, the wolf is one of the most social species, since it is a pack hunter.
- —Michael W. Fox
— see also social insect
- The evolutionary theory of kin selection requires that social animals recognize their relatives so that altruistic behavior can be displayed preferentially toward kin.
of a plant
: tending to grow in groups or masses so as to form a pure stand
: of, relating to, or based on rank or status in a particular society
- a member of our social set
: of, relating to, or characteristic of the upper classes
: being such in social situations