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Definition of "society" []

  • The totality of social relationships among humans. (noun)
  • A group of humans broadly distinguished from other groups by mutual interests, participation in characteristic relationships, shared institutions, and a common culture. (noun)
  • The institutions and culture of a distinct self-perpetuating group. (noun)
  • An organization or association of persons engaged in a common profession, activity, or interest: a folklore society; a society of bird watchers. (noun)
  • The rich, privileged, and fashionable social class. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "society" in a sentence
  • "Regardless of religious, cultural or even political persuasions, every society actually has to have guidelines, traditions, beliefs, mores, values…..society does not sustain itself without them."
  • "In fact _the most far-seeing conservatives_ to-day demand it, for "_control by society as a whole_" means, for the present, _control by society_ as it is."
  • "Young people naturally and commendably seek the society of those of their own age; but, be careful in choosing your companions; and lay this down as a rule never to be departed from, that no youth, nor man, ought to be called your _friend_, who is addicted to _indecent talk_, or who is fond of the _society of prostitutes_."