Yahoo Dictionary Web Search

  1. so·ci·e·ty
    IPA[səˈsīədē]
  2. noun

    • 1. the aggregate of people living together in a more or less ordered community:

      drugs, crime, and other dangers to society
      Synonym : the community, the public, the general public, the people, the population, civilization, the world at large, humankind, mankind, humanity
    • 2. the community of people living in a particular country or region and having shared customs, laws, and organizations:

      modern industrial societies the high incidence of violence in American society
    • 3. a specified section of a community:

      no one in polite society uttered the word
    • 4. the aggregate of people who are fashionable, wealthy, and influential, regarded as forming a distinct group in a community:

      a society wedding
      Synonym : polite society, high society, the aristocracy, the gentry, the nobility, the upper classes, the elite, the privileged classes, the county set, the smart set, the fashionable, the A-list, the wealthy, the beautiful people, the crème de la crème, the beau monde, the haut monde, the upper crust, the top drawer, the jet set, nobs, toffs, swells
    • 5. a plant or animal community:

      the analogy between insect society and human city is not new
    • 6. an organization or club formed for a particular purpose or activity:

      the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
    • 7. the situation of being in the company of other people:

      she shunned the society of others
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: society, plural noun: societies

    • noun

      the aggregate of people living together in a more or less ordered community:

      the community of people living in a particular country or region and having shared customs, laws, and organizations:

    • noun

      an organization for high-school or college students of high academic achievement.
    • the oldest and most prestigious scientific society in Britain. It was formed by followers of Francis Bacon to promote scientific discussion especially in the physical sciences, and received its charter from Charles II in 1662.
    • noun

      a society characterized by a flexible structure, freedom of belief, and wide dissemination of information.
    • a group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean that form part of French Polynesia.
    • noun

      an organization whose members are sworn to secrecy about its activities.
    • noun

      a society in which the buying and selling of goods and services is the most important social and economic activity:
    • noun

      a domestic program in the administration of President Lyndon B. Johnson that instituted federally sponsored social welfare programs.
    • noun

      society considered as a community of citizens linked by common interests and collective activity:
  1. 123437 results