Relating to society or its organization
short for social security.
alcoholism is a major social problem
The provision by society of what is necessary for the health and welfare of a person or group of people; specifically any of various types of support or supervision provided by social workers and allied professionals, typically (especially opposed to health care) excluding the medical treatment of existing conditions; (also, in later use) such provision considered as a profession or a subject for academic study.
The cost to society of a policy or innovation, considered in terms of illness, pollution, effort, etc.
Any problem or issue that adversely affects society; specifically (frequently with the) prostitution (now archaic).
A person who tells social lies.
An untrue statement intended to ease social relations; a white lie.
A person's social interactions and activity considered as a whole.
The characteristic or expected social function of a person or thing, especially in a particular situation or environment.
An informal gathering or tea party, usually held in the afternoon.
The collective desires and intentions of a society or group as expressed by its members in general.
A fundraising event in which box lunches are auctioned off
A thing originating in the institutions or culture of a society which affects the behaviour or attitudes of an individual member of that society
(In the UK) a social security fund from which loans or grants are made to people in need
An individual, or a group or community, considered as a discrete constituent of a society or larger group
The amenities provided within a society from public funds
Work carried out by trained personnel with the aim of alleviating the conditions of those people in a community suffering from social deprivation
An informal social gathering organized by the members of a church.
Both ethical and social in character; relating to both ethics and society.
Of or relating to a small society or community.
Exhibiting or designating apparently social behaviour that arises from individual reactions to a personal need or external stimulus, rather than from genuinely social impulses; (more generally) seemingly sociable or friendly.
(Of an activity or relationship) having some but not all of the features that would identify it as genuinely social; having a social aspect but with some other purpose or motivation; Zoology (especially with reference to insects and spiders) exhibiting some of the characteristics of social organization, especially cooperative brood care.
Deliberate action that results or is intended to result in a change in the institutions or conditions of social life; an instance of this.
(Originally) an audit of social aspects of the operations of an institution or organization; (now chiefly) a formal assessment of a company's operations with respect to social issues such as working conditions or environmental impact.
A place in which people gather for communal and recreational activities; (now chiefly) a building designed for this purpose.
A change in the customs, institutions, or culture of a society, especially due to ideological or technological factors; also as a mass noun.
An ascent to a higher social status, especially acceptance in fashionable society.
To attain a higher social status, especially acceptance in fashionable society, frequently by means considered disreputable.
= society column.
A four-wheeled pedal cycle seating two or three people side by side.
An alcoholic drink taken in company, as part of a social situation or occasion; now especially one taken chiefly in order to be sociable.
A number of individuals associated or aggregated together to a greater or lesser degree, either because they share certain features, as class, ethnicity, etc., or (especially Social Sciences) because they are bound together by patterns of interaction.
Orderliness within society.
An irrational fear held by a society as a whole (rare).
Skills required for successful social interaction.
Space available or intended for social interaction. As a count noun: an area set aside for social interaction.
A comprehensive examination of some aspect of the social life, history, problems, etc., of a particular locality.
A set of interdependent relationships, customs, and institutions that constitute a society.
A small, kidney-shaped wine table with four legs, often with a receptacle or compartment for wine bottles.
Any of various small, colonially-nesting African weaver birds, especially (usually) the sociable weaver, Philetairus socius, and (less commonly) either of two birds of the genus Pseudonigrita, Ps. arnaudi and Ps. cabainisi.
A division of a society based on social and economic status
The economic theory that consumer purchasing power should be increased either by subsidizing producers so that they can lower prices or by distributing the profits of industry to consumers
The activity or practice of playing an online game on a social media platform
Christian faith practised as a call not just to personal conversion but to social reform
A representation of the interconnection of relationships in an online social network
Websites and applications that enable users to create and share content or to participate in social networking
The hierarchical structure of society or of a society
A person’s standing or importance in relation to other people within a society
A social gathering at which ice cream (and sometimes other food) is served, especially one organized by a church or school as a fund-raising event.