- social accounting,
- social action,
- social and liberal democratic party,
- social assistance,
- social bee
Origin of social
Examples from the Web for social
He finished second in 2008 behind John McCain, and maintains a reservoir of good will among Republican social conservatives.
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|Lloyd Green|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
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|Ellie Schaack|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Or you may not have many—or any—friends, recasting your social exclusion as brave defiance of social norms.
And so we compiled this list through conversations with colleagues and social media crowd-sourcing.
Inter-marriage had been rendered possible by a change in the law, and social intermixture was going on.The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind|Herbert George Wells
He has a keen and instinctive appreciation of the difference of social rank.The Red and the Black|Stendhal
Political, religious, academic, and social abuses were thrown on to the screen fearlessly.Rowlandson's Oxford|A. Hamilton Gibbs
Deprived of friction with other minds, he was slower than his social prototype in the reproduction of the epochs."Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea|Morgan Robertson
The public library is to be the center of all the activities that make for social efficiency.Why do we need a public library?|Various
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."