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social meaning

EN[səʊʃl̩] [-əʊʃəl]
US
WSocial
  • The term social refers to a characteristic of living organisms as applied to populations of humans and other animals.
FR social

    Definition of social in English Dictionary

  • NounPLsocialsSUF-ial
    1. A festive gathering to foster introductions.
      1. They organized a social at the dance club to get people to know each other.
    2. (Canadian Prairies) A dance held to raise money for a couple to be married.
      1. (Britain) COL (With definite article) Abbreviation of social security, referring to the UK state welfare system, or of related terms such as Social Security Office or Social Security Benefit.
        1. Fred hated going down to the social to sign on.
      2. (US) COL Abbreviation of social security number.
        1. What's your social?
      3. (dated, Ireland) A dinner dance event, usually held annually by a company or sporting club.
      4. AdjectiveCOMmore socialSUPmost social
        1. Being extroverted or outgoing.
          1. James is a very social guy; he knows lots of people.
        2. Of or relating to society.
          1. Phoenix and Lubbock are both caught in severe drought, and it is going to get much worse. We may see many such [dust] storms in the decades ahead, along with species extinctions, radical disturbance of ecosystems, and intensified social conflict over land and water. Welcome to the Anthropocene, the epoch when humans have become a major geological and climatic force.
        3. (Internet) Relating to social media or social networks.
          1. social gaming
        4. (rare) Relating to a nation's allies (compare the Social War).
          1. (botany, zoology) Cooperating or growing in groups.
            1. a social insect
        5. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • Use of the cuckservative hashtag peaked toward the end of last month, when it was used more than 5,000 times in one day, according to data from Topsy, a social media analytics tool .
            • But it is equally important to recognize that this scope for disagreement about social priorities between truly liberal-minded politicians of differing persuasions is not unlimited.
            • The vocabulary of social sciences is often incomprehensible to ordinary people.
          2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
            • Social psychology is a subdiscipline of psychology.
            • Social security is the third rail of American politics: touch it and your political career dies.
            • Social mobility is often closely bound up with socio-economic status.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Adjectives
            • Nouns
              • Countable nouns
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            1. fr social
            2. en socialism
            3. en socialist
            4. en socialize
            5. en socialise
            Source: Wiktionary
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            Meaning of social for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "social" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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