Try Our Apps


90s Slang You Should Know

social welfare

social services provided by a government for its citizens.
Origin of social welfare
First recorded in 1915-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for social welfare
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • Socialists aim at improving the social welfare by the collective control of industry.

    Society Henry Kalloch Rowe
  • Can political independence ever become subordinate to social welfare?

    Society Henry Kalloch Rowe
  • We need at least as high standards of social welfare as in domestic commerce.

    The Ethics of Coperation James Hayden Tufts
  • From the standpoint of social welfare the answer is not so simple.

    Ethics John Dewey and James Hayden Tufts
  • It is the simple account of an experiment in the work of religious and social welfare that promises to be successful.

    The Making of a Country Parish Harlow S. (Harlow Spencer) Mills
  • It is a matter of social welfare and the development of community spirit.

    The Challenge of the Country George Walter Fiske
British Dictionary definitions for social welfare

social welfare

the various social services provided by a state for the benefit of its citizens
(capitals) (in New Zealand) a government department concerned with pensions and benefits for the elderly, the sick, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for social welfare

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for social

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for social welfare