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society


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Society  \So*ci"e*ty\,  n.;  pl  {Societies}.  [L.  societas,  fr 
  socius  a  companion:  cf  F.  soci['e]t['e].  See  {Social}.] 
  1.  The  relationship  of  men  to  one  another  when  associated  in 
  any  way  companionship;  fellowship;  company.  ``Her  loved 
  society.''  --Milton. 
 
  There  is  society  where  none  intrudes  By  the  deep 
  sea,  and  music  in  its  roar.  --Byron. 
 
  2.  Connection;  participation;  partnership.  [R.] 
 
  The  meanest  of  the  people  and  such  as  have  the  least 
  society  with  the  acts  and  crimes  of  kings.  --Jer. 
  Taylor. 
 
  3.  A  number  of  persons  associated  for  any  temporary  or 
  permanent  object;  an  association  for  mutual  or  joint 
  usefulness,  pleasure,  or  profit;  a  social  union;  a 
  partnership;  as  a  missionary  society. 
 
  4.  The  persons,  collectively  considered,  who  live  in  any 
  region  or  at  any  period;  any  community  of  individuals  who 
  are  united  together  by  a  common  bond  of  nearness  or 
  intercourse;  those  who  recognize  each  other  as  associates, 
  friends,  and  acquaintances. 
 
  5.  Specifically,  the  more  cultivated  portion  of  any  community 
  in  its  social  relations  and  influences;  those  who  mutually 
  give  receive  formal  entertainments. 
 
  {Society  of  Jesus}.  See  {Jesuit}. 
 
  {Society  verses}  [a  translation  of  F.  vers  de  soci['e]t['e]], 
  the  lightest  kind  of  lyrical  poetry;  verses  for  the 
  amusement  of  polite  society. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  society 
  n  1:  an  extended  social  group  having  a  distinctive  cultural  and 
  economic  organization 
  2:  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"  [syn:  {club},  {guild},  {gild},  {lodge},  {order}] 
  3:  the  state  of  being  with  someone  "he  missed  their  company"; 
  "he  enjoyed  the  society  of  his  friends"  [syn:  {company},  {comradeship}, 
  {companionship},  {good  fellowship},  {fellowship}] 
  4:  the  fashionable  elite  [syn:  {high  society},  {beau  monde},  {smart 
  set},  {bon  ton}] 




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