a person or a group of persons, as a family, functioning as a unit in society.
noun 1. Greek History. the war between Athens and its confederates, 357–355 b.c. 2. Roman History. the war in Italy between Rome and its allies, 90–88 b.c.
noun 1. any of several wasps, as the hornets or yellowjackets, that live together in a community.
noun 1. social services provided by a government for its citizens. social welfare noun 1. the various social services provided by a state for the benefit of its citizens 2. (capitals) (in New Zealand) a government department concerned with pensions and benefits for the elderly, the sick, etc
noun 1. organized work directed toward the betterment of social conditions in the community, as by seeking to improve the condition of the poor, to promote the welfare of children, etc. noun 1. any of various social services designed to alleviate the conditions of the poor and aged and to increase the welfare of children