society meaning

  • A human society is a group of people involved in persistent interpersonal relationships, or a large social grouping sharing the same geographical or social territory,
  • Insofar as it is collaborative, a society can enable its members to benefit in ways that would not otherwise be possible on an individual basis; both individual and social (common) benefits can thus be distinguished, or in many cases found to overlap.
  • A society can also consist of like-minded people governed by their own norms and values within a dominant, larger society. This is sometimes referred to as a subculture, a term used extensively within criminology.

    Definition of society in English Dictionary

  • NounPLsocietiesSUF-iety
    1. NC A long-standing group of people sharing cultural aspects such as language, dress, norms of behavior and artistic forms.
      1. This society has been known for centuries for its colorful clothing and tight-knit family structure. ‎
    2. NC A group of people who meet from time to time to engage in a common interest; an association or organization.
      1. It was then that they decided to found a society of didgeridoo-playing unicyclists. ‎
    3. NC The sum total of all voluntary interrelations between individuals.
      1. The gap between Western and Eastern societies seems to be narrowing. ‎
    4. NU The people of one’s country or community taken as a whole.
      1. Our global society develops in fits and starts. ‎
    5. NU High society.
      1. Smith was first introduced into society at the Duchess of Grand Fenwick's annual rose garden party. ‎
    6. NC (law) A number of people joined by mutual consent to deliberate, determine and act toward a common goal.
    7. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • Then the dirty-handed society went off the wash, followed by the Professor, trying to calm the anxiety of Rob, who had been told by Tommy that all water was full of invisible pollywogs.
        • The dubious state of the whole society bears witness of years of misrule
        • Some traditional societies have a single hereditary tribal chief, others a whole hierarchy of elected tribal chiefs, etc.
      2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • The regularization of spelling was an important step in the advancement of literary society.
        • His lack of mastery of the social graces made it obvious he was not raised in fine society.
        • A prebiopsy prostate MRI is not the standard recommendation in the practice guidelines of leading international urological societies.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Nouns
        • Countable nouns
          • Singularia tantum
            • Uncountable nouns
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        Meaning of society for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "society" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum.
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