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social

so·cial

social

 
 
pronunciation:
so shl
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: living in groups or communities instead of alone.
Ants and bees are social animals.
antonyms:
solitary
similar words:
cooperative, neighborly, public
definition 2: of or related to such a way of living.
Discrimination against immigrants is a social problem.
antonyms:
individual
similar words:
civic, civil, common, ethnic, public, tribal
definition 3: friendly; enjoying the company of others.
He enjoys parties because he is very social.
synonyms:
friendly, outgoing
similar words:
affable, amiable, civil, cooperative, neighborly
definition 4: of or related to the highest levels of society or the upper class.
The charity ball was an important social event.
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a gathering or party.
We are planning an ice cream social.
derivations: socially (adv.), socialness (n.)
Word History
Social comes from socialis, a Latin word that means "united" or "living with others."
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