- The definition of social is someone or something that enjoys being with others or has to do with people living or gathering in groups.
- An example of social is children laughing and playing together.
- An example of social is people forming a community health clinic.
- Social means a party.
An example of social is having a group of friends over for ice cream.
These children and adults are engaged in a social activity.
social definition by Webster's New World
- of or having to do with human beings living together as a group in a situation in which their dealings with one another affect their common welfare: social consciousness, social problems
- living in this way; gregarious: man as a social being
- of or having to do with the ranks or activities of society, specif. the more exclusive or fashionable of these: a social event
- getting along well with others; sociable: a social nature
- of, for, or involving friends, companionship, or sociability: a social club
- offering material aid, counseling services, group recreational activities, etc. to those who need it; of or engaged in welfare work: a social worker or agency
- living or associating in groups or communities: the ant is a social insect
- Now Rare of or between allies or confederates: a social war
- Bot. growing in clumps or masses
Origin: ; from French or L: French ; from Classical Latin socialis ; from socius, companion, akin to sequi, to follow ; from Indo-European base an unverified form sekw-, to follow from source Old English secg, man, warrior
- socially adverb
social definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. Living together in communities.b. Of or relating to communal living.c. Of or relating to human society and its modes of organization: social classes; social problems; a social issue.
- Living together in organized groups or similar close aggregates: Ants are social insects.
- Involving allies or members of a confederacy.
- Of or relating to the upper classes.
- a. Inclined to seek out or enjoy the company of others; sociable.b. Spent in or marked by friendly relations or companionship.c. Intended for convivial activities.
- Of, relating to, or occupied with matters affecting human welfare: social programs.
Origin: Middle English sociale, domestic, from Old French social, from Latin sociālis, of companionship, from socius, companion; see sekw-1 in Indo-European roots.
- soˈcial·ly adverb