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Society Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • an extended social group having a distinctive cultural and economic organization
  • a formal association of people with similar interests; "he joined a golf club"; "they formed a small lunch society"; "men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today"
  • the fashionable elite
  • the state of being with someone; "he missed their company"; "he enjoyed the society of his friends"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • an extended social group having a distinctive cultural and economic organization ,
  • a formal association of people with similar interests; "he joined a golf club"; "they formed a small lunch society"; "men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today" ,
  • the state of being with someone; "he missed their company"; "he enjoyed the society of his friends" ,
  • the fashionable elite

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Society Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Society is the term to describe human beings together (collective, the sum of their social networks and power networks). It does not refer to everything everybody thinks or does, but only to those things that everybody acts upon - or refuses to do - quite reliably.

Because it must keep even the poorest and weakest members of a society willing to help even the richest and strongest, a society is very concerned with its citizenship, rights, ethics and time limits. These are basic ways to achieve fairness. If they break down badly, people will think the society is unfair and start taking things from each other, refusing to help each other, or seeing those who have more as cheats.

While every society is different, the way it breaks down and fails is very often the same: fraud, theft, violence, war and sometimes even genocide if people stop identifying with the society and thus identify with what they think of as a "race" of people. A new society may be formed out of only those who still agree, or who just survive the collapse of an old failed one.



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'Society' example sentence in quotations


* We have the opportunity to move not only toward the rich society and the powerful society, but upward to the Great Society. - Lyndon B. Johnson

* I knew from the start if I left a woman I really loved -- the Great Society -- in order to fight that bitch of a war in Vietnam then I would lose everything at home. My hopes my dreams. - Lyndon B. Johnson

* To conclude that women are unfitted to the task of our historic society seems to me the equivalent of closing male eyes to female facts. - Lyndon B. Johnson


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Society Sample Sentences in News


  • CFA Society San Francisco to Host 2015 Annual Forecast Dinner
    CFA Society San Francisco will host its 10th Annual Forecast Dinner on January 21, 2015 at The Fairmont San Francisco. Read more on this news related to 'Society'
  • Nova Scotia law society defends decision to bar students from proposed school
    HALIFAX - The Nova Scotia Barristers' Society has the authority to deny accreditation to graduates from a Christian university in British Columbia that requires students to abstain from sex outside heterosexual marriage, a lawyer for the self-regulating body told a court hearing Thursday. Read more on this news related to 'Society'
  • Longmont Humane Society website gets hacked
    A hacker or hackers took over the Longmont Humane Society's website Monday evening, but an official there says personal information from people who made online contributions has not been compromised. Read more on this news related to 'Society'

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