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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
            • The Matchmaking Festival provided social events for these lonely-hearted pilgrims, and allowed local personages to keep undesirables away from their daughters.
            • Nineteen Eighty-Four is the best known of Orwell's social commentaries.
            • In order to grant the rich these pleasures, the social contract is reconfigured. The welfare state is dismantled. Essential public services are cut so that the rich may pay less tax. […]
          2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
            • Social studies gives you an excuse to stick your nose into a broad range of subjects.
            • Social psychology is a subdiscipline of psychology.
            • Social mobility is often closely bound up with socio-economic status.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Adjectives
            • Nouns
              • Countable nouns
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            2. en socialism
            3. en socialist
            4. en socialize
            5. en socialise
            Source: Wiktionary

            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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