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 for Social
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Social \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.
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     2. Ready or disposed to mix in friendly converse;
        companionable; sociable; as, a social person.
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     3. Consisting in union or mutual intercourse.
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              Best with thyself accompanied, seek'st not
              Social communication.                 --Milton.
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     4. (Bot.) Naturally growing in groups or masses; -- said of
        many individual plants of the same species.
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     5. (Zool.)
        (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.
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     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 (Zool.), the blackfish.
     The social evil, prostitution.
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     Syn: Sociable; companionable; conversible; friendly;
          familiar; communicative; convival; festive.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: relating to human society and its members; "social
             institutions"; "societal evolution"; "societal forces";
             "social legislation" [syn: social, societal]
      2: living together or enjoying life in communities or organized
         groups; "a human being is a social animal"; "mature social
         behavior" [ant: unsocial]
      3: 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"
      4: 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"
      5: tending to move or live together in groups or colonies of the
         same kind; "ants are social insects"
      6: marked by friendly companionship with others; "a social cup
         of coffee"
      n 1: a party of people assembled to promote sociability and
           communal activity [syn: sociable, social, mixer]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  73 Moby Thesaurus words for "social":
     affable, affair, amiable, amusing, associated, associational,
     at home, civic, civil, clubbable, clubbish, clubby, coalitional,
     collective, collectivistic, common, communal, communicative,
     communistic, community, commutual, companionable, companionate,
     compatible, congenial, conjoint, convivial, cooperative, cordial,
     cosmopolitan, courteous, entertaining, fit for society,
     fond of society, friendly, gathering, general, genial,
     get-together, gracious, gregarious, group, hospitable, in common,
     international, joint, levee, matinee, mutual, national,
     organizational, pleasant, pleasurable, popular, public, reception,
     reciprocal, reunion, salon, sexual, sociable, social affair,
     social gathering, social-minded, socialistic, societal, society,
     soiree, state, supranational, urbane, venereal, wake

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