[ soh-shuh l ]
/ ˈsoʊ ʃəl /



a social gathering or party, especially of or as given by an organized group: a church social.
Digital Technology. social media: photos posted to social.

Origin of social

1555–65; < Latin sociālis, equivalent to soci(us) partner, comrade + -ālis -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM social Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for pseudo-social

  • Crowd-behavior is pseudo-social—if social organizations be regarded as a means to the achievement of realizable goods.

    The Behavior of Crowds|Everett Dean Martin
  • Some belong to the pseudo-social class and are mere parasites feeding on society.

British Dictionary definitions for pseudo-social

/ (ˈsəʊʃəl) /



an informal gathering, esp of an organized group, to promote companionship, communal activity, etc

Derived forms of social

socially, adverbsocialness, noun

Word Origin for social

C16: from Latin sociālis companionable, from socius a comrade
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