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Meaning of SOCIETY

Pronunciation:  su'sIitee

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  1. [n]  an extended social group having a distinctive cultural and economic organization
  2. [n]  a formal association of people with similar interests; "he joined a golf club"; "they formed a small lunch society"; "men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today"
  3. [n]  the fashionable elite
  4. [n]  the state of being with someone; "he missed their company"; "he enjoyed the society of his friends"

SOCIETY is a 7 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: beau monde, bon ton, club, companionship, company, fellowship, gild, guild, high society, lodge, order, smart set
 See Also: association, athenaeum, atheneum, boat club, bookclub, chapter, chess club, civilisation, civilization, club member, country club, culture, elite, Four Hundred, frat, fraternity, freemasonry, friendly relationship, friendship, glee club, golf club, hunt, hunt club, investors club, jockey club, racket club, rowing club, secret society, sector, service club, slate club, social group, social organisation, social organization, social structure, social system, sorority, structure, tribal society, turnverein, yacht club



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\So*ci"e*ty\, n.; pl. {Societies}. [L. societas, fr.
socius a companion: cf. F. soci['e]t['e]. See {Social}.]
1. The relationship of men to one another when associated in
   any way; companionship; fellowship; company. ``Her loved
   society.'' --Milton.

         There is society where none intrudes By the deep
         sea, and music in its roar.           --Byron.

2. Connection; participation; partnership. [R.]

         The meanest of the people and such as have the least
         society with the acts and crimes of kings. --Jer.

3. A number of persons associated for any temporary or
   permanent object; an association for mutual or joint
   usefulness, pleasure, or profit; a social union; a
   partnership; as, a missionary society.

4. The persons, collectively considered, who live in any
   region or at any period; any community of individuals who
   are united together by a common bond of nearness or
   intercourse; those who recognize each other as associates,
   friends, and acquaintances.

5. Specifically, the more cultivated portion of any community
   in its social relations and influences; those who mutually
   give receive formal entertainments.

{Society of Jesus}. See {Jesuit}.

{Society verses} [a translation of F. vers de soci['e]t['e]],
   the lightest kind of lyrical poetry; verses for the
   amusement of polite society.

 Definition: a group of interacting people who share a geographical region, a sense of common identity, and a common culture.