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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
society (noun)
1.
companionship or association with one's fellows friendly or intimate intercourse - company
2.
a voluntary association of individuals for common ends , especially an organized group working together or periodically meeting because of common interests, beliefs, or profession
3.
a) an enduring and cooperating group whose members have developed organized patterns of relationships through interaction with one another - social
b) a community, nation, or broad grouping of people having common traditions, institutions, and collective activities and interests
4.
a) a part of a community that is a unit distinguishable by particular aims or standards of living or conduct a social circle or a group of social circles having a clearly marked identity - literary society
b) a part of the community that sets itself apart as a leisure class and that regards itself as the arbiter of fashion and manners
5.
a) a natural group of plants usually of a single species or habit within an association
b) the progeny of a pair of insects when constituting a social unit (as a hive of bees) , broadly an interdependent system of organisms or biological units
society (adjective)
of, relating to, or typical of fashionable society
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
society (noun)
1.
a group of persons formally joined together for some common interest
SYNONIMS:
board, brotherhood, chamber, club, college, congress, consortium, council, fellowship, fraternity, guild ( gild), institute, institution, league, order, organization, society, sodality
RELATED WORDS:
collective, commune, community, cooperative; alliance, bloc, camp, coalition, partnership; body, cadre, group; circle, clan, clique, coterie, junta, junto, klatch ( klatsch), lot, set; crew, outfit, party, squad, team; branch, chapter, local; faithful, fold, membership; sisterhood, sorority; cabal, camarilla, camorra, confederacy, conspiracy; band, gang, ring; cartel, combine, syndicate
society (noun)
2.
the feeling of closeness and friendship that exists between companions
SYNONIMS:
brotherhood, camaraderie, community, company, comradery, comradeship, fellowship, society
RELATED WORDS:
amity, benevolence, cordiality, friendliness, friendship, goodwill, kindliness; civility, comity, concord, harmony, rapport; charity, generosity; affinity, compassion, empathy, sympathy; chumminess, familiarity, inseparability, intimacy, nearness; affection, devotion, fondness, love
NEAR ANTONYMS:
forlornness, loneliness, lonesomeness
society (noun)
3.
the way people live at a particular time and place
SYNONIMS:
culture, life, lifestyle, society
RELATED WORDS:
customs, manners, mores, values; folklore, heritage, legacy, tradition; subculture, subsociety
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