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noun, plural societies.
an organized group of persons associated together for religious, benevolent, cultural, scientific, political, patriotic, or other purposes.
a body of individuals living as members of a community; community.
the body of human beings generally, associated or viewed as members of a community:
the evolution of human society.
a highly structured system of human organization for large-scale community living that normally furnishes protection, continuity, security, and a national identity for its members:
American society.
such a system characterized by its dominant economic class or form:
middle-class society; industrial society.
those with whom one has companionship.
companionship; company:
to enjoy the society of good friends.
the social life of wealthy, prominent, or fashionable persons.
the social class that comprises such persons.
the condition of those living in companionship with others, or in a community, rather than in isolation.
Biology. a closely integrated group of social organisms of the same species exhibiting division of labor.
Ecclesiastical. ecclesiastical society.
of, relating to, or characteristic of elegant society:
a society photographer.
noun (pl) -ties
the totality of social relationships among organized groups of human beings or animals
a system of human organizations generating distinctive cultural patterns and institutions and usually providing protection, security, continuity, and a national identity for its members
such a system with reference to its mode of social and economic organization or its dominant class: middle-class society
those with whom one has companionship
an organized group of people associated for some specific purpose or on account of some common interest: a learned society

the privileged class of people in a community, esp as considered superior or fashionable
(as modifier): a society woman

the social life and intercourse of such people: to enter society as a debutante
companionship; the fact or state of being together with someone else: I enjoy her society
(ecology) a small community of plants within a larger association
see under mutual admiration society


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