Definition of Society

1. Noun. An extended social group having a distinctive cultural and economic organization.

2. Noun. A formal association of people with similar interests. "Men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today"

3. Noun. The state of being with someone. "He enjoyed the society of his friends"
Exact synonyms: Companionship, Company, Fellowship
Specialized synonyms: Freemasonry
Generic synonyms: Friendly Relationship, Friendship
Derivative terms: Companion, Companion, Fellow

4. Noun. The fashionable elite.
Exact synonyms: Beau Monde, Bon Ton, High Society, Smart Set
Member holonyms: Four Hundred
Generic synonyms: Elite, Elite Group

Definition of Society

1. n. The relationship of men to one another when associated in any way; companionship; fellowship; company.

Definition of Society

1. Noun. A long-standing group of people sharing cultural aspects such as language, dress, norms of behavior and artistic forms. ¹

2. Noun. A group of people who meet from time to time to engage in a common interest; an association or organization. ¹

3. Noun. The sum total of all voluntary interrelations between individuals. ¹

4. Noun. The people of one’s country or community taken as a whole. ¹

5. Noun. High society. ¹

6. Noun. (countable legal) A number of people joined by mutual consent to deliberate, determine and act toward a common goal. ¹

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Definition of Society

1. an organized group of persons [n -ETIES] : SOCIETAL [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Society

socially connected
sociative case
sociative cases
society (current term)
socio-cultural anthropology

Literary usage of Society

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. On Liberty by John Stuart Mill (1863)
"Where does the authority of society begin? How much of human life should be assigned to individuality, and how much to society ? ..."

2. On Liberty by John Stuart Mill (1863)
"Where does the authority of society begin? How much of human life should be assigned to individuality, and how much to society ? ..."

3. The International Position of Japan as a Great Power by Seiji George Hishida (1905)
"The society composed of different nations, or states, has been called ... The binding power of international society, even though it has a " common ..."

4. A Cyclopedia of Missions: Containing a Comprehensive View of Missionary by Harvey Newcomb (1855)
"Mr. signed his connection thither and entered immediately upon their a foreign missionary society in March 1844, Isaac Archibald re- with the mission in ..."

5. Journal by Royal Institution of Great Britain (1891)
"ARCHAEOLOGICAL society OF ROME ESTABLISHED 1865. ... Belfast Nat Hist. and Philosophical society. ... The following serials are received by the society. ..."

6. Bibliography of American Historical Societies (the United States and the by Appleton Prentiss Clark Griffin (1896)
"CHICAGO HISTORICAL society. Illinois and the Thirteenth Amendment to the ... A paper read before the society, January 15, 1884, by William Bross. ..."

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