1. [ noun ] (sociology) an extended social group having a distinctive cultural and economic organization
Related terms: social_group culture civilization open_society tribalism tribal_society social_organization sector
2. [ noun ] a formal association of people with similar interests
Synonyms: club order lodge gild guild

"he joined a golf club" "they formed a small lunch society" "men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today"

Related terms: association sorority chapter fraternity country_club tennis_club yacht_club glee_club golf_club hunt Veterans_of_Foreign_Wars American_Legion bookclub racket_club athenaeum turnverein rowing_club slate_club chess_club secret_society service_club investors_club jockey_club club_member ordain
3. [ noun ] the state of being with someone
Synonyms: company fellowship companionship good_fellowship comradeship

"he missed their company" "he enjoyed the society of his friends"

Related terms: friendship freemasonry
4. [ noun ] (sociology) the fashionable elite
Synonyms: high_society bon_ton smart_set beau_monde
Related terms: elite Four_Hundred
Similar spelling:   socket