Definition of Society by Merriam-Webster

To save this word, you’ll need to log in. so·​ci·​e·​ty | sə-ˈsī-ə-tē 1 : companionship

so·​ci·​e·​ty | sə-ˈsī-ə-tē How to pronounce society (audio)

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

3a : an enduring and cooperating social group whose members have developed organized patterns of relationships through interaction with one another

b : a community, nation, or broad grouping of people having common traditions, institutions, and collective activities and interests

4a : 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

5a : 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 (such as a hive of bees) broadly : an interdependent system of organisms or biological units

: of, relating to, or typical of fashionable society

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