so·cial /ˈsoʃəl/ 形容詞
1. Of or pertaining to society; relating to men living in society, or to the public as an aggregate body; as, social interest or concerns; social pleasure; social benefits; social happiness; social duties. “Social phenomena.”
2. Ready or disposed to mix in friendly converse; companionable; sociable; as, a social person.
3. Consisting in union or mutual intercourse.
Best with thyself accompanied, seek'st not
Social communication. --Milton.
4. Bot. Naturally growing in groups or masses; -- said of many individual plants of the same species.
5. Zool. (a) Living in communities consisting of males, females, and neuters, as do ants and most bees. (b) Forming compound groups or colonies by budding from basal processes or stolons; as, the social ascidians.
Social science, the science of all that relates to the social condition, the relations and institutions which are involved in man's existence and his well-being as a member of an organized community; sociology. It concerns itself with questions of the public health, education, labor, punishment of crime, reformation of criminals, and the like.
Social whale Zool., the blackfish.
The social evil, prostitution.
Syn: -- Sociable; companionable; conversible; friendly; familiar; communicative; convival; festive.
adj 1: relating to human society and its members; "social
institutions"; "societal evolution"; "societal
forces"; "social legislation" [syn: societal]
2: living together or enjoying life in communities or organized
groups; "human beings are social animals"; "spent a
relaxed social evening"; "immature social behavior" [ant:
3: 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"
4: 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"
5: (of birds and animals) tending to move or live together in
groups or colonies of the same kind; "ants are social
insects"; "the herding instinct in sheep or cattle";
"swarming behavior in bees" [syn: herding(a), swarming(a)]
6: marked by friendly companionship with others; "a social cup
n : a party of people assembled to promote sociability and
communal activity [syn: sociable, mixer]