social

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French social, from Latin sociālis ‎(of or belonging to a companion or companionship or association, social), from socius ‎(a companion, fellow, partner, associate, ally), from sequor ‎(follow). Cognate with English seg ‎(man, companion, fellow). More at seg.

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Noun[edit]

social ‎(plural socials)

  1. A festive gathering to foster introductions.
    They organized a social at the dance club to get people to know each other.
  2. (Canadian Prairies) A dance held to raise money for a couple to be married.
  3. (Britain, colloquial) (With definite article) Abbreviation of social security, referring to the UK state welfare system, or of related terms such as Social Security Office or Social Security Benefit.
    Fred hated going down to the social to sign on.
  4. (US, colloquial) Abbreviation of social security number.
    What's your social?
  5. (dated, Ireland) A dinner dance event, usually held annually by a company or sporting club.

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Adjective[edit]

social ‎(comparative more social, superlative most social)

  1. Being extroverted or outgoing.
    James is a very social guy; he knows lots of people.
  2. Of or relating to society.
    • 2012 January 1, Donald Worster, “A Drier and Hotter Future”, in American Scientist[1], volume 100, number 1, page 70:
      Phoenix and Lubbock are both caught in severe drought, and it is going to get much worse. We may see many such [dust] storms in the decades ahead, along with species extinctions, radical disturbance of ecosystems, and intensified social conflict over land and water. Welcome to the Anthropocene, the epoch when humans have become a major geological and climatic force.
    Teresa feels uncomfortable in certain social situations.
    Unemployment is a social problem.
  3. (Internet) Relating to social media or social networks.
    social gaming
  4. (rare) Relating to a nation's allies (compare the Social War)
  5. (botany, zoology) Cooperating or growing in groups.
    a social insect

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Most common English words before 1923: moral · mighty · Hart · #922: social · shown · escape · Mr

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Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sociālis.

Adjective[edit]

social (epicene, plural sociales)

  1. social

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sociālis.

Adjective[edit]

social m, f ‎(masculine and feminine plural socials)

  1. social

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sociālis ‎(of or belonging to a companion, companionship or association, social), from socius ‎(a companion, ally).

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Adjective[edit]

social m ‎(feminine singular sociale, masculine plural sociaux, feminine plural sociales)

  1. social, related to society, community
    Un devoir social.
    A social obligation.
  2. social, living in society
    l'homme est un animal social.
    Man is a social animal.
  3. mundane, related to social life
    Était-ce parce que la vie sociale de Gilberte devait présenter les mêmes contrastes que celle de Swann ? (Marcel Proust, Fugitive, 1922)

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Noun[edit]

social m ‎(plural sociaux)

  1. action intended to make society work better
    faire du social.

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sociālis.

Adjective[edit]

social m, f (plural sociais)

  1. social

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First known attestation 1355[1], borrowing from Latin sociālis.

Adjective[edit]

social m ‎(feminine singular sociale, masculine plural sociaulx, feminine plural sociales)

  1. allied (on the same side)
  2. social (tending to spend time with others)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ social” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
  • (fr) Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (social, supplement)

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sociālis.

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social m, f ‎(plural sociais, comparable)

  1. social (relating to society)
  2. (business) social (relating to business firms)
  3. social; outgoing; extroverted
  4. (ecology) social (living in large groups)
  5. for use by the residents of an apartment block, as opposed to maintenance workers or deliverymen
    Elevador social.
    Residents’ lift.

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French social.

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social

  1. social (of or relating to society)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sociālis ‎(of or belonging to a companion, companionship or association, social), from socius ‎(a companion, ally).

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social m, f ‎(plural sociales)

  1. social

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Swedish[edit]

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social

  1. (not comparable) social, pertaining to living conditions and society (of an issue)
  2. social, kind, friendly, welcoming (of a person)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of social
Indefinite/attributive Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular social mer social mest social
Neuter singular socialt mer socialt mest socialt
Plural sociala mer sociala mest sociala
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 sociale mer sociale mest sociale
All sociala mer sociala mest sociala
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in an attributive role.

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