social ADJECTIVE 1) relating to society, its organization, or hierarchy. 2) needing companionship; suited to living in communities. 3) relating to or designed for activities in which people meet each other for pleasure. 4) (of birds, insects, or mammals) breeding or living in colonies or organized communities.
NOUN an informal social gathering organized by the members of a club or group.
DERIVATIVES sociality noun socially adverb.
ORIGIN Latin socialis 'allied' , from socius 'friend' .

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