Definition of society
What does the word society mean?
part of speech: noun
Social mode of life, the customs& organization of a civilized nation, (the progress of s. is an evolution; pests of s., persons who prey on the community); any social community (no s. can retain members who flout its principles); the upper classes of a community whose movements& entertainments& other doings are more or less conspicuous, the socially distinguished, fashionable& well-to-do& well-connected people, (was welcomed by s.; the customs of polite s.; s. does not approve; leaders of s.; often attrib., as s. lady, people, gossip, news, journal; s. verse, of light topical witty kind); participation in hospitality, other people\'s houses or company, (goes a great deal into, avoids, is at his best or embarrassed in, s.); companionship, company, (s. & solitude; always enjoy his s.; seek, avoid, the s. of); association of persons united by a common aim or interest or principle (S. of Friends, quakers; S. of Jesus, abbr. S.J., see JESUIT; FRIENDLY s.; Royal S., founded 1662 for improving natural knowledge; S. for the Propagation of the Gospel, abbr. S.P.G.; DORCAS s.; building, cooperative, s.). [French]