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social

[ soh-shuhl ]
/ ˈsoʊ ʃəl /
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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.
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Origin of social

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English, Middle French, from Latin sociālis, equivalent to soci(us) “partner, comrade, ally” (derivative of sequī “to follow”) + -ālis -al1

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How to use social in a sentence

  • There is, indeed, Guly; this is a socialness which we have not shared before for months, and never may again.

British Dictionary definitions for social

social
/ (ˈsəʊʃəl) /

adjective
noun
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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