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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.
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.
(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 (Zool.), the blackfish.
The social evil, prostitution.
Syn: Sociable; companionable; conversible; friendly;
familiar; communicative; convival; festive.
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
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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