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Pronunciation: /səˈsaɪəti/

Translation of society in Spanish:

noun/nombre (plural -ties)

  • 1 1.1 u and c (community) sociedad (feminine) a danger to society un peligro para la sociedad in literary society en círculos literarios in polite/middle-class society entre la gente educada/de clase media
    Example sentences
    • This is one of Morrison's constant themes, the importance of class as well as race and gender in American society.
    • Archer is thankful that his future wife knows and follows the manners and customs of New York society.
    • In traditional Aboriginal society, goods were shared, but in a highly structured and ritualistic way.
    1.2 uncountable/no numerable (fashionable elite) (alta) sociedad (feminine) in New York society en la (alta) sociedad neoyorquina to enter society entrar or ser* presentado en sociedad (before noun/delante del nombre) [party/wedding] de sociedad
    Example sentences
    • Gradually courtesans became passé and geisha rose in status to become glittering and fashionable society women.
    • At the London, Merrick became a celebrity, an object of curiosity, visited by fashionable society women and royalty.
    • John photographed many society weddings and advertised by putting his work in a glass showcase outside the studio.
  • 2 countable/numerable (association, club) sociedad (feminine) a literary society una sociedad literaria, un círculo literario a charitable society una asociación or sociedad or organización benéfica a chess society un club or círculo de ajedrez
    Example sentences
    • Young people should get a greater say in how clubs and societies are run, and should have the option of more meaningful activities.
    • The student society's external relations officer said he is looking forward to working with the group.
    • Many met together regularly for Bible teaching, prayer and mutual spiritual help in the newly organised religious societies.
  • 3 uncountable/no numerable (company) [formal] compañía (feminine) to enjoy/seek sb's society disfrutar de/buscar* la compañía de algn
    Example sentences
    • Women who had children born out of wedlock were shunned in Irish society while men were often be given the benefit of the doubt.
    • The mental health charity Turning Point and homeless charities were astonished by her ease with people shunned by society.
    • Ben is a genetic throwback to Neanderthal man, shunned by family and society for his stupidity and ugliness.

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