social

[ soh-shuh l ]
/ ˈsoʊ ʃəl /

adjective

noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. socceroos,
  2. soche,
  3. sochi,
  4. sociability,
  5. sociable,
  6. social accounting,
  7. social action,
  8. social and liberal democratic party,
  9. social assistance,
  10. social bee

Origin of social

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

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British Dictionary definitions for social

social

/ (ˈsəʊʃəl) /

adjective

noun

an informal gathering, esp of an organized group, to promote companionship, communal activity, etc
Derived Formssocially, adverbsocialness, noun

Word Origin for social

C16: from Latin sociālis companionable, from socius a comrade

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Word Origin and History for social
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