social

so|cial1 W1S2 [ˈsəuʃəl US ˈsou-] adj
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1¦(society)¦
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[Date: 1600-1700; : Latin; Origin: socialis, from socius 'someone you spend time with']
1.) ¦(SOCIETY)¦
relating to human society and its organization, or the quality of people's lives
social issues, such as unemployment and education
the country's serious social problems
a challenge to the social order (=how a particular society is organized)
2.) ¦(RANK)¦
relating to your position in society, according to your job, family, wealth etc
The students come from a variety of social classes (=groups of people that have the same social position) .
the social status of her family
3.) ¦(MEETING PEOPLE)¦
relating to meeting people, forming relationships with them, and spending time with them
social interaction
a club with lots of social events
Exercise classes are a good way to keep fit and improve your social life .
Group play helps children develop social skills (=ability to deal with people easily) .
He lacked social graces (=good and polite behaviour towards other people) .
4.) someone who is social enjoys meeting and talking to other people
5.) ¦(ANIMALS)¦
forming groups or living together in their natural state
≠ ↑solitary
Elephants are social animals .
>socially adv
socially acceptable behaviour
socially disadvantaged families
social 2
social2 n
1.) a party for the members of a group, club, or church
2.) the social

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