Origin of social
Related Words for socialcivil, communal, cordial, group, familiar, collective, community, general, common, societal, sociable, nice, amusing, communicative, companionable, convivial, entertaining, gracious, gregarious, hospitable
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Contemporary Examples of social
He finished second in 2008 behind John McCain, and maintains a reservoir of good will among Republican social conservatives.Can Huckabee Convert the GOP’s Moneymen?
January 4, 2015
The TVA, a federally owned and chartered electric power provider, is a New Deal legacy just like Social Security.Steve Scalise Shows There’s a Fine Line Between Confederate & Southern
January 2, 2015
One blames black Americans as a race; the other, racism as a social structure.No Gods, No Cops, No Masters
January 1, 2015
Social media forces us to not only be vulnerable for our partner but for the whole world.Random Hook-Ups or Dry Spells: Why Millennials Flunk College Dating
January 1, 2015
Or you may not have many—or any—friends, recasting your social exclusion as brave defiance of social norms.The Refuseniks Hiding From ‘Happy New Year’
December 31, 2014
Historical Examples of social
Communism maintains that social wrongs can be corrected only by violence.
He dealt with the question on theological, legal and social grounds.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
After their return in the summer he began to write his book, The Social Order.Life and Death of Harriett Frean
"To come home and read, or spend a social evening with a friend," George answered.Life in London
He had for years been writing of family and social duties; here was his illustration!Weighed and Wanting
Word Origin for social
late 15c., "devoted to or relating to home life;" 1560s as "living with others," from Middle French social (14c.) and directly from Latin socialis "of companionship, of allies; united, living with others; of marriage, conjugal," from socius "companion, ally," probably originally "follower," from PIE *sokw-yo-, suffixed form of root *sekw- (1) "to follow," and thus related to sequi "to follow" (see sequel). Cf. Old English secg, Old Norse seggr "companion," which seem to have been formed on the same notion). Related: Socially.
Sense of "characterized by friendliness or geniality" is from 1660s. Meaning "living or liking to live with others; companionable, disposed to friendly intercourse" is from 1720s. Meaning "of or pertaining to society as a natural condition of human life" first attested 1695, in Locke. Sense of "pertaining to fashionable society" is from 1873.
Social climber is from 1893; social work is 1890; social worker 1904. Social drink(ing) first attested 1976. Social studies as an inclusive term for history, geography, economics, etc., is attested from 1916. Social security "system of state support for needy citizens" is attested from 1908. Social butterfly is from 1867, in figurative reference to "flitting."
Social contract (1849) ultimately is from Rousseau. Social Darwinism attested from 1887. Social engineering attested from 1899. Social science is from 1811. In late 19c. newspapers, social evil is "prostitution." Social justice is attested by 1718; social network by 1971; social networking by 1984.
"friendly gathering," 1870, from social (adj.). In late 17c. it meant "a companion, associate."