Associations to the word «Social»


SOCIAL, noun. A festive gathering to foster introductions.
SOCIAL, noun. (Canadian Prairies) A dance held to raise money for a couple to be married.
SOCIAL, noun. (British) (colloquial) Abbreviation of social security benefit., the UK government department responsible for administering such welfare benefit, for its employees.
SOCIAL, noun. (US) (colloquial) Abbreviation of social security number.
SOCIAL, noun. (dated) (Ireland) A dinner dance event, usually held annually by a company or sporting club.
SOCIAL, adjective. Being extroverted or outgoing.
SOCIAL, adjective. Of or relating to society.
SOCIAL, adjective. (Internet) Relating to social media or social networks.
SOCIAL, adjective. (rare) Relating to a nation's allies (compare the Social War)
SOCIAL, adjective. (botany) (zoology) Cooperating or growing in groups.
SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGIST, noun. (anthropology) An anthropologist who specializes in social anthropology.
SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY, noun. Cultural anthropology
SOCIAL ANXIETY, noun. A discomfort or a fear when a person is in a social interaction that involves a concern of being judged or evaluated by others.
SOCIAL ANXIETY, noun. Social anxiety disorder.
SOCIAL ANXIETY DISORDER, noun. The most common anxiety disorder, characterized by intense fear in one or more social situations, causing considerable distress and impaired ability to function in at least some parts of daily life.
SOCIAL BOOKMARKING, noun. A way for Internet users to share bookmarks or shortcuts to online resources
SOCIAL BUTTERFLIES, noun. Plural of social butterfly
SOCIAL BUTTERFLY, noun. A gregarious person who likes to attend parties and other social gatherings; a people person
SOCIAL CAPITAL, noun. The good will, sympathy, and connections created by social interaction within and between social networks.
SOCIAL CAPITAL, noun. The value created by social relationships, with expected returns in the marketplace.
SOCIAL CLASS, noun. (social sciences) A class of people, based on social power, wealth or another criterion.
SOCIAL CLASSES, noun. Plural of social class
SOCIAL CLIMBER, noun. Someone who tries to improve their social standing, especially by means of obsequious behaviour
SOCIAL CLIMBERS, noun. Plural of social climber
SOCIAL COHESION, noun. The bonds or "glue" that maintain stability in society.
SOCIAL COHESIONS, noun. Plural of social cohesion
SOCIAL COLLABORATION, noun. A process that helps multiple people share information utilizing interpersonal and social networks to achieve any common goal.
SOCIAL COMMENTARIES, noun. Plural of social commentary
SOCIAL COMMENTARY, noun. The expression of one's point of view or feelings towards society, usually through literature.
SOCIAL COMMENTARY, noun. A work of this kind.
SOCIAL COMMERCE NETWORK, noun. A network using social media and online media in conjunction with a centralized community of members consisting of personal or business contacts that facilitates the online buying and selling of products and services to the direct reward of those members who participate in the actual creation and exchange of value.
SOCIAL COMMERCE NETWORKS, noun. Plural of social commerce network
SOCIAL CONFLICT PARADIGM, noun. A theory of society based on conflict and change
SOCIAL CONSERVATIVE, noun. (US) (Canada) One who favors a specific set of social policies, generally including opposition to birth control, abortion rights, euthanasia, same-sex marriage, and sexual permissiveness, often based on a particular reading of Judeo-Christian values.
SOCIAL CONSERVATIVES, noun. Plural of social conservative
SOCIAL CONTRACT, noun. (philosophy) (politics) An implicit agreement or contract among members of a society governing such matters as submission of individuals to rule of law and acceptable conduct.
SOCIAL CONTRACTS, noun. Plural of social contract
SOCIAL CONTROL, noun. Any control, either formal or informal, that is exerted by a group, especially by one's peers
SOCIAL COUPON, noun. A coupon code requiring some action on a social network (usually promoting the product or company making the offer) for it to be used.
SOCIAL CREDIT, noun. (politics) (economics) a political and economic philosophy originated by C. H. Douglas which envisages an "aristocracy of producers, serving and accredited by a democracy of consumers".
SOCIAL DARWINISM, noun. The theory that the laws of evolution by natural selection also apply to social structures.
SOCIAL DEATH, noun. (idiomatic) The alienation of certain people from society to the point of being forgotten, excluded, or ignored in society.
SOCIAL DEMOCRACIES, noun. Plural of social democracy
SOCIAL DEMOCRACY, noun. A moderate political philosophy or ideology that aims to achieve socialistic goals within capitalist society such as by means of a strong welfare state and regulation of private industry.
SOCIAL DEMOCRACY, noun. The peaceful and gradual transition from capitalism to socialism by democratic means.
SOCIAL DEMOCRACY, noun. A society based on either of the above.
SOCIAL DEMOCRAT, noun. (politics) A supporter of social democracy, a political ideology which in its contemporary form aims to reform capitalism democratically through state regulation and state sponsored programs which work to ameliorate injustices inflicted by the market economy.
SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC, adjective. Of or pertaining to social democracy.
SOCIAL DEMOCRATS, noun. Plural of social democrat
SOCIAL DRINKER, noun. Someone who only drinks alcohol when with acquaintances who are drinking.
SOCIAL DYNAMICS, noun. (sociology) The study of interactions within, and between societies
SOCIAL ENGINEER, noun. One who engages in social engineering.
SOCIAL ENGINEERING, noun. (sociology) Use of numerical data to inform social programs.
SOCIAL ENGINEERING, noun. (political science) Use of propaganda by a government to sway perceptions and attitudes of its own citizenry.
SOCIAL ENGINEERING, noun. (computer security) The practice of tricking a user into giving, or giving access to, sensitive information, thereby bypassing most or all protection.
SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP, noun. The application of the principles of business entrepreneurship—including risk-taking and ingenuity—to social causes.
SOCIAL ENVY, noun. Resentful feelings against people of a higher social class
SOCIAL EVIL, noun. (archaic) (euphemistic) Prostitution.
SOCIAL EVOLUTIONISM, noun. Following of social evolution.
SOCIAL GRACE, noun. A skill for dealing with people and society.
SOCIAL GRACE, noun. The ability to fit into polite society and behave properly and with etiquette.
SOCIAL GRACES, noun. Plural of social grace
SOCIAL GRACES, noun. The collective skills for dealing with people and society.
SOCIAL GROUP, noun. A collection of humans or animals, who share certain characteristics, interact with one another, accept expectations and obligations as members of the group, and share a common identity.
SOCIAL GROUPS, noun. Plural of social group
SOCIAL HOUSING, noun. Rental housing owned and managed by the government, non-profit organizations, or by a combination of the two, with the aim of providing affordable housing, often focusing on disadvantaged groups such as low-income earners, social-security recipients, the elderly and people with disabilities.
SOCIAL INFORMATICS, noun. The study of information and communication tools in cultural or institutional contexts.
SOCIAL INSECT, noun. Any insect that shares shelter, defence and food, and reproduces cooperatively
SOCIAL INSECTS, noun. Plural of social insect
SOCIAL INSURANCE NUMBER, noun. (Canada) A nine-digit number issued by the government of Canada to citizens, permanent residents, and some categories of temporary residents, for official identification in the provision of government services and income taxation. Abbreviation: SIN.
SOCIAL JUSTICE, noun. Fairness in society.
SOCIAL JUSTICE WARRIOR, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see social justice,‎ warrior; a social justice activist.
SOCIAL JUSTICE WARRIOR, noun. (neologism) (often pejorative) An online activist who zealously promotes social justice causes.
SOCIAL JUSTICE WARRIORS, noun. Plural of social justice warrior
SOCIAL LADDER, noun. (idiomatic) The hierarchy of a society.
SOCIAL LANDLORD, noun. (chiefly UK) an agent or agency that provides social housing
SOCIAL LIFE, noun. Those public activities performed in association with others for the purpose of pleasure.
SOCIAL LIFE, noun. Dating.
SOCIAL LIVES, noun. Plural of social life
SOCIAL LOAFING, noun. (social psychology) The tendency for members of a group to spend less effort together than they might spend individually.
SOCIAL MARGINALITY, noun. The study of the larger world and our society’s place in it.
SOCIAL MEDIA, noun. Interactive forms of media that allow users to interact with and publish to each other, generally by means of the Internet.
SOCIAL MOBILITY, noun. (sociology) The degree to which, in a given society, an individual's, family's, or group's social status can change throughout the course of their life through a system of social hierarchy or stratification.
SOCIAL NETWORK, noun. A network of personal or business contacts, especially as facilitated by social networking on the Internet.
SOCIAL NETWORKING, noun. The interaction between a group of people who share a common interest.
SOCIAL NETWORKING, noun. Using social contacts to network.
SOCIAL NETWORKING, noun. (Internet) (business) The use of Internet communities to network and communicate using shared interests, related skills, or geographical location between consumers and businesses.
SOCIAL NETWORKING, noun. (Internet) A web interface that allows users to post messages and interact. Groups and relationships of complete strangers may be formed by various means such as interests, mutual friends or common activities.
SOCIAL NETWORKS, noun. Plural of social network
SOCIAL PARTNERSHIP, noun. Market control based on a comprehensive series of negotiated agreements between business and the labour force.
SOCIAL PATTERN, noun. The systems of control mechanisms to dominate these entities of the organization to achieve a defined goal.
SOCIAL PHOBIA, noun. Social anxiety disorder.
SOCIAL PHYSICS, noun. (obsolete) sociology
SOCIAL PROFILE, noun. A profile web page that displays user's Social Graph (Following / Following) and Activity Stream (micro-blog). May optionally display user's interests and expertise for expertise search
SOCIAL PROFILES, noun. Plural of social profile
SOCIAL PROGRAMMING, noun. The process by which the ideas, concepts and beliefs of the society in which we live are ingrained into our psyche. The process is usually by authoritative decree or by assimilation.
SOCIAL PROGRAMMING, noun. The ideas, concepts and beliefs of our social environment that become ingrained in our psyche.
SOCIAL PROMOTION, noun. The practice of promoting a student to the next grade only at the end of the current school year, regardless of when or whether they learned the necessary material, in order to keep them with their peers by age.
SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGIES, noun. Plural of social psychology
SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, noun. The interplay between the individual and society.
SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, noun. The study of how people and groups interact.
SOCIAL RECRUITING, noun. Recruiting of employees by means of social networking sites
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES, noun. Plural of social responsibility
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, noun. A voluntarily assumed obligation toward the good of society at large as opposed to the self alone.
SOCIAL SAFETY NET, noun. (politics) (social policy) A set of governmental programs, entitlements, or benefits providing citizens and residents with a minimum level of financial protection, food, access to public infrastructure, or medical services.
SOCIAL SAFETY NETS, noun. Plural of social safety net
SOCIAL SCIENCE, noun. A branch of science that studies the society and human behavior in it, including anthropology, communication studies, criminology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, social studies, and sociology.
SOCIAL SCIENCES, noun. Plural of social science
SOCIAL SCIENTIST, noun. A scientist who specializes in a social science such as psychology, economics, or political science.
SOCIAL SECURITY, noun. A system whereby the state either through general or specific taxation provides various benefits to help ensure the wellbeing of its citizens.
SOCIAL SECURITY, noun. Those benefits paid under such a system.
SOCIAL SECURITY, noun. (US) A specific such social benefit providing income in retirement or disability.
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER, noun. (US) A nine-digit number issued to citizens, permanent residents, and temporary (working) residents under section 205(c)(2) of the Social Security Act, codified as 42 U.S.C. § 405(c)(2). The number is issued to an individual by the Social Security Administration, an agency of the U.S. Federal Government. Its primary purpose is to track individuals for taxation purposes. Abbreviated as SSN. In recent years the SSN has become a de facto national identification number.
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER, noun. A corresponding number in other countries.
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS, noun. Plural of social security number
SOCIAL SHARING, noun. (Internet) (neologism) The general practice of sharing content from the internet on social media websites or applications.
SOCIAL SKILLS, noun. The personal skills needed for successful social communication and interaction
SOCIAL SMOKER, noun. Someone who only smokes with other people who are smoking.
SOCIAL STATUS, noun. (sociology) The honor or prestige attached to one's position in society.
SOCIAL STATUSES, noun. Plural of social status
SOCIAL STIGMA, noun. A severe social disapproval with a person on the grounds of a particular characteristic which distinguishes them from others in society, e.g. mental illness or physical disability.
SOCIAL STIGMAS, noun. Plural of social stigma
SOCIAL STRATIFICATION, noun. (sociology) The hierarchical arrangement of social classes or castes within a society.
SOCIAL STUDIES, noun. The study of history, geography, civics, sociology, economics, and other social-science subjects, especially in primary and secondary school.
SOCIAL TRADING, noun. (uncountable) Shared or interactive trade in financial goods and services, through primarily online means.
SOCIAL TRADING, noun. (uncountable) Online financial trading conducted by means of a social network.
SOCIAL UNIT, noun. An entity which is part of, and participates in, a larger social group or society.
SOCIAL WORK, noun. Any of several professions concerned with providing social services to members of the community.
SOCIAL WORKER, noun. A person whose profession is social work.
SOCIAL WORKERS, noun. Plural of social worker

Dictionary definition

SOCIAL, noun. A party of people assembled to promote sociability and communal activity.
SOCIAL, adjective. Relating to human society and its members; "social institutions"; "societal evolution"; "societal forces"; "social legislation".
SOCIAL, adjective. Living together or enjoying life in communities or organized groups; "a human being is a social animal"; "mature social behavior".
SOCIAL, adjective. Relating to or belonging to or characteristic of high society; "made fun of her being so social and high-toned"; "a social gossip colum"; "the society page".
SOCIAL, adjective. Composed of sociable people or formed for the purpose of sociability; "a purely social club"; "the church has a large social hall"; "a social director".
SOCIAL, adjective. Tending to move or live together in groups or colonies of the same kind; "ants are social insects".
SOCIAL, adjective. Marked by friendly companionship with others; "a social cup of coffee".

Wise words

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Leo Buscaglia