society
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /səˈsaɪ.ə.ti/
Noun

society

  1. (countable) A long-standing group of people sharing cultural aspects such as language, dress, norms of behavior and artistic forms.
    This society has been known for centuries for its colorful clothing and tight-knit family structure.
  2. (countable) A group of people who meet from time to time to engage in a common interest; an association or organization.
    It was then that they decided to found a society of didgeridoo-playing unicyclists.
    • 1892, Walter Besant, chapter III, in The Ivory Gate: A Novel, New York, N.Y.: Harper & Brothers, […], OCLC 16832619 ↗:
      At half-past nine on this Saturday evening, the parlour of the Salutation Inn, High Holborn, contained most of its customary visitors. […] In former days every tavern of repute kept such a room for its own select circle, a club, or society, of habitués, who met every evening, for a pipe and a cheerful glass.
  3. (countable) The sum total of all voluntary interrelations between individuals.
    The gap between Western and Eastern societies seems to be narrowing.
  4. (uncountable) The people of one’s country or community taken as a whole.
    Our global society develops in fits and starts.
  5. (uncountable) High society.
    Smith was first introduced into society at the Duchess of Grand Fenwick's annual rose garden party.
  6. (countable, legal) A number of people joined by mutual consent to deliberate, determine and act toward a common goal.
Translations Translations Translations


This text is extracted from the Wiktionary and it is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license | Terms and conditions | Privacy policy 0.020
Offline English dictionary