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social Explained

social at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

['səuʃəl]

social at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

14c., from M.Fr. social, from L. socialis "united, living with others," from socius "companion," related to sequi "to follow," from PIE base *seq- "follow." Original sense in Eng. was "domestic;" meaning "living or liking to live with others" is first attested 1722. The noun meaning "friendly gathering" is first recorded 1870, from the adj. Socialization "process of making social" is from 1840. Social climber is from 1924; social work is c.1890; social worker 1904. ///

social at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

W1S2 adj ----------//
1 society:
2 rank:
3 meeting people:
4 :
5 animals: ----------// [Date: 1600-1700; Language: Latin; Origin: socialis, from socius 'someone you spend time with']//
1 SOCIETY: relating to human society and its organization, or the quality of people's lives// --social issues, such as unemployment and education// --the country's serious social problems// --a challenge to the social order (=how a particular society is organized) //
2 RANK: relating to your position in society, according to your job, family, wealth etc// --The students come from a variety of social classes (=groups of people that have the same social position) .// --the social status of her family//
3 MEETING PEOPLE: relating to meeting people, forming relationships with them, and spending time with them// --social interaction// --a club with lots of social events// --Exercise classes are a good way to keep fit and improve your social life .// --Group play helps children develop social skills (=ability to deal with people easily) .// --He lacked social graces (=good and polite behaviour towards other people) .//
4 someone who is social enjoys meeting and talking to other people: sociable//
5 ANIMALS: forming groups or living together in their natural state// → solitary// --Elephants are social animals .// -- socially adv // --socially acceptable behaviour// --socially disadvantaged families// antisocial, sociable, unsocial//
social 2 n [C]
1 a party for the members of a group, club, or church:
2 the social: BrE social security//

social at Danish => English Of Explained:

ino-on

social at Danish => English Of Explained:

social

social at French => English Of Explained:

assn, company, companyof, firm, society

social at Swedish => English Of Explained:

social

social at Swedish => english Of Explained:

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social at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

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

social at Danish => English Of Explained:

social

social at French => English Of Explained:

social [sosjal]
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social at Portuguese => English Of Explained:

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social at Swedish => English Of Explained:

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social at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADJ] (Mankind): human, mortal, personal, individual, national, civic, public, social, humane.

[N] (Sociability): sociability, sociableness, social intercourse, companionship, comradeship, esprit de corps, conviviality, congeniality, hospitality

[ADJ] (Sociability): sociable, companionable, cosy, chatty, conversational, convivial, festive, congenial, hospitable, welcome, social, neighborly, gregarious.

social at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

adjective, noun
adjective
connected with society
1 [only before noun] connected with society and the way it is organized:
social issues / problems / reforms * a call for social and economic change
2 [only before noun] connected with your position in society:
social class / background * social advancement (= improving your position in society) * social mobility (= the movement of people from one social class to another)
activities with others
3 [only before noun] connected with activities in which people meet each other for pleasure:
a busy / hectic social life * Team sports help to develop a child's social skills (= the ability to talk easily to other people and do things in a group). * Social events and training days are arranged for all the staff. * Join a social club to make new friends.
animals
4 [only before noun] (technical) living naturally in groups, rather than alone:
Apes are social animals.
friendly
5 = SOCIABLE
socially adverb:
The reforms will bring benefits, socially and politically. * This type of behaviour is no longer socially acceptable. * a socially disadvantaged family (= one that is poor and from a low social class) * We meet at work, but never socially. * Carnivores are usually socially complex mammals.
noun
1 [C] (old-fashioned) a party that is organized by a group or club:
a youth club social
2 (the social) [U] (BrE, spoken) = SOCIAL SECURITY:
We're living on the social now.

Social at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

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.

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.

5. (Zo["o]l.)
(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
like.

{Social whale} (Zo["o]l.), the blackfish.

{The social evil}, prostitution.

Syn: Sociable; companionable; conversible; friendly;
familiar; communicative; convival; festive.

social at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

social
adj 1: relating to human society and its members; "social
institutions"; "societal evolution"; "societal
forces"; "social legislation" [syn: {societal}]
2: living together or enjoying life in communities or organized
groups; "human beings are social animals"; "spent a
relaxed social evening"; "immature 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: (of birds and animals) tending to move or live together in
groups or colonies of the same kind; "ants are social
insects"; "the herding instinct in sheep or cattle";
"swarming behavior in bees" [syn: {herding(a)}, {swarming(a)}]
6: marked by friendly companionship with others; "a social cup
of coffee"

social
n : a party of people assembled to promote sociability and
communal activity [syn: {sociable}, {mixer}]

social at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==
Inter: wikipedi » a

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » frm Inter: term » social|lang=frm, from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » socialis|sociālis|of or belonging to a companion or companionship or association, social|lang=la, from Inter: term » socius||a companion, fellow, partner, associate, ally|lang=la, from Inter: term » sequor||follow|lang=la.

Pronunciation

* Inter: IPA » /səʊʃl̩/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-social.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » əʊʃəl

    Noun

    Inter: en-nou » n


  • A festive gathering to foster introductions.
    1. : They organized a social at the dance club to get people to know each other.
    2. Inter: Canadian Prairie » s A dance held to raise money for a couple to be married.
    3. Inter: British » slang Short for social security benefit, the UK government department responsible for administering such welfare benefit{{,}} for its employees.
    4. : Fred hated going down to the social to sign on.
    5. Inter: U » S Short for social security number.
    6. : What's your social?

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » festive gathering to foster introductions

  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|tutustumistilaisuus

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » short for social security benefit
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|sossu


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|sosialen

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » short for social security number
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|sotu, Inter: t+ » fi|hetu


    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Adjective

    Inter: en-ad » j
  • Being extroverted or outgoing.
    1. : James is a very social guy, he knows lots of people.
    2. Of or relating to society.
    3. : Teresa feels uncomfortable in certain social situations.
    4. : Unemployment is a social problem.
    5. Inter: Interne » t Relating to social media or social networks.
    6. : social gaming
    7. Inter: rar » e Relating to a nation's allies (cf. Category: w - :Social War|the Social War)
    8. Inter: zoolog » y Cooperating in groups.
    9. : a social insect

      Antonyms

      * antisocial

  • unsocial
  • asocial

    Derived terms

    Inter: rel-top3 » Terms derived from social (adjective)
  • parasocial
  • presocial
  • pseudosocial
  • quasisocial
  • semisocial
  • social butterfly
  • social capital
  • social class
  • social climber
  • social cohesion
  • social collaboration
  • social collapse
  • social commentary
  • social conscience

  • Inter: rel-mid » 3
    • social conservative
    • social construct
    • social democrat
    • social entrepreneurship
    • social function
    • social grace
    • social ladder
    • social life
    • social media
    • social mobility
    • social network
    • social outcast
    • social psychology


    Inter: rel-mid » 3
  • social safety net
  • social security
  • social science
  • social status
  • social studies
  • social trading
  • social work
  • social worker
  • sociable
  • socialist
  • subsocial

  • Inter: rel-botto » m

    Related terms

    * sociality

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » extroverted or outgoing
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|společenský
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|ulospäinsuuntautunut, Inter: t- » fi|ekstrovertti, Inter: t+ » fi|sosiaalinen
    • German: Inter: t- » de|kontaktfreudig
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|κοινωνικός|m|tr=koinonikós
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|társasági, Inter: t+ » hu|szociális
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|sociale, Inter: t+ » it|socievole, Inter: t+ » it|estroverso


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|sosial
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|towarzyski|m
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|общительный|tr=obščítel'nyj
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|sòisealta
  • Telugu: Inter: t- » te|సాంఘిక|tr=samghika|sc=Telu

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » relating to society
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|مجتمعي|tr=mujtama3iy
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|společenský|m, Inter: t+ » cs|sociální
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|sociaal, Inter: t+ » nl|maatschappelijk
    • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|sociala
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|yhteiskunnallinen, Inter: t+ » fi|yhteiskunta|alt=yhteiskunta-, Inter: t+ » fi|sosiaalinen, Inter: t+ » fi|sosiaalinen|alt=sosiaali-
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|social|m, Inter: t+ » fr|sociale|f
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|sozial, Inter: t- » de|Sozial-
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|κοινωνικός|m|tr=koinonikós


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|társadalmi, Inter: t+ » hu|szociális
  • Italian: Inter: t- » it|sociale
  • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|sosial
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|społeczny|m
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|social|m|n
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|социальный|tr=sociál'nyj, Inter: t+ » ru|общественный|tr=obščéstvennyj
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|sòisealta
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|social|m|f
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|toplumsal, Inter: t+ » tr|sosyal

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » internet: relating to social media or social networks
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|sosiaalinen


    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » relating to a nation's allies
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » zoology: cooperating in groups
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|yhteiskunta|alt=yhteiskunta-


    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Statistics

    * Inter: rank » moral|mighty|Hart|922|social|shown|escape|Mr

    External links

    * Inter: R:Webster 191 » 3
    • Inter: R:Century 191 » 1


    French

    Etymology

    From Inter: etyl » la|fr Inter: term » socialis|sociālis|of or belonging to a companion, companionship or association, social|lang=la, from Inter: term » socius||a companion, ally|lang=la.

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: IPA » /sɔ.sjal/|lang=fr, Inter: X-SAMPA » /sO.sjal/|lang=fr
    • Inter: audio » Fr-social.ogg|Audio (France, Paris)
    • Inter: homophones » sociale|sociales|lang=fr
    • Inter: hyphenation » so|cial|lang=fr

      Adjective

      Inter: fr-adj » mp=sociaux


  • social, related to society, community
    1. : Un devoir social.
    2. :: A social obligation.
    3. social, living in society
    4. : lhomme est un animal social.''
    5. :: Man is a social animal.
    6. mundane, related to social life
    7. : Était-ce parce que la vie sociale de Gilberte devait présenter les mêmes contrastes que celle de Swann ? (Marcel Proust, Fugitive, 1922)

      Synonyms

      * grégaire

      Antonyms

      * antisocial

  • asocial

    Derived terms

    * socialement
  • socialisant
  • socialisation
  • socialiser
  • socialisme
  • socialiste
  • socialité
  • social-démocrate
  • social-démocratie
  • socialo

    Related terms

    * sociétaire
  • sociétal
  • société
  • Inter: l » fr|socio-

    Noun

    Inter: fr-noun » m

  • action intended to make society work better
    1. : faire du social.


    Spanish

    Etymology

    From Inter: etyl » la|es Inter: term » socialis|sociālis|of or belonging to a companion, companionship or association, social|lang=la, from Inter: term » socius||a companion, ally|lang=la.

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: IPA » lang=es|so̞θi.äl

    Adjective

    Inter: es-adj » pl=sociales
  • social

    Derived terms

    * antisocial

  • Swedish

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: audio » Sv-social.ogg|Audio

    Adjective

    Inter: head » sv|adjective form
  • Inter: not comparabl » e social, pertaining to living conditions and society (of an issue)
    1. social, kind, friendly, welcoming (of a person)

      Declension

      Inter: sv-adj-per » i

      Related terms

      * antisocial

  • asocial
  • socialbidrag
  • socialfall
  • socialisering
  • socialism
  • socialist
  • socialkontor

  • Translation: de » social
    Translation: et » social
    Translation: el » social
    Translation: es » social
    Translation: eu » social
    Translation: fa » social
    Translation: fr » social
    Translation: ko » social
    Translation: io » social
    Translation: id » social
    Translation: it » social
    Translation: kn » social
    Translation: kk » social
    Translation: ku » social
    Translation: li » social
    Translation: hu » social
    Translation: mg » social
    Translation: my » social
    Translation: nl » social
    Translation: no » social
    Translation: pl » social
    Translation: pt » social
    Translation: ru » social
    Category: simple:social -
    Translation: fi » social
    Translation: sv » social
    Translation: tl » social
    Translation: ta » social
    Translation: tt » social
    Translation: te » social
    Translation: tr » social
    Translation: uk » social
    Translation: vi » social
    Translation: zh » social