(noun, adjective)


1. relating to human society and its members

- social institutions

- social legislation

Similar word(s): societal

2. living together or enjoying life in communities or organized groups

- a human being is a social animal

- mature social behavior

Similar word(s): friendly, cultural, ethnic, ethnical, gregarious, interpersonal, multiethnic, gregarious, sociable

3. relating to or belonging to or characteristic of high society

- made fun of her being so social and high-toned

- a social gossip colum

4. composed of sociable people or formed for the purpose of sociability

- a purely social club

- the church has a large social hall

- a social director

Similar word(s): sociable

5. tending to move or live together in groups or colonies of the same kind

- ants are social insects

Similar word(s): gregarious

6. marked by friendly companionship with others

- a social cup of coffee

Similar word(s): friendly

Sentences with social as an adjective:

- James is a very social guy; he knows lots of people.

- Teresa feels uncomfortable in certain social situations.

- Unemployment is a social problem.

- social gaming

- a social insect


1. a party of people assembled to promote sociability and communal activity

Similar word(s): mixer, sociable

Definition categories: group, party

Sentences with social as a noun:

- They organized a social at the dance club to get people to know each other.

- Fred hated going down to the social to sign on.

- What's your social?