society meaning

[ sə'saiəti ] Pronunciation:   "society" in a sentence
Noun: society  su'sIutee
  1. An extended social group having a distinctive cultural and economic organization 
  2. A formal association of people with similar interests
    "they formed a small lunch society"
    - club, social club, guild, gild, lodge, order 
  3. The state of being with someone
    "he enjoyed the society of his friends"
    - company, companionship, fellowship 
  4. The fashionable elite
    - high society, beau monde, smart set, bon ton

Derived forms: societies

See also: social, societal, sociocultural

Type of: association, elite, élite [Brit], elite group, friendly relationship, friendship, mateship [Austral, NZ], social group

Encyclopedia: Society Society, Religion and Technology Project


[Business]
noun (plural societies)

24-HOUR SOCIETY, BUILDING SOCIETY, CLASSIFICATION SOCIETY, CONSUMER SOCIETY, CREDIT SOCIETY, FRIENDLY SOCIETY, PROVIDENT SOCIETY

1 [C] (abbr Soc.)

(used especially in names) a group of people who join together for a particular purpose:

the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders

the Royal Economic Society

SYN ASSOCIATION

2 [U]

people in general, living together in communities:

the roles of men and women in today's society

the growing gap between the richest and the poorest members of society

3 [C,U]

a particular community of people who share the same customs, laws etc:

modern industrial societies

We live in a consumer society.

Examples

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  1. in society he was a notable talker.
  2. women were looked down upon in the old society.
  3. he sets at naught every convention of society.
  4. tramps are from the lowest stratum of society.
  5. to be a scholar is to be the top of society.

Related Words

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