|Origin:||socialis, from socius 'someone you spend time with'|
so‧cial1 S2 W1
relating to human society and its organization, or the quality of people's lives:
social issues, such as unemployment and education
the country's serious social problems
a challenge to the social order (=how a particular society is organized)
relating to your position in society, according to your job, family, wealth etc:
The students come from a variety of social classes (=groups of people that have the same social position).
the social status of her family
relating to meeting people, forming relationships with them, and spending time with them:
a club with lots of social events
Exercise classes are a good way to keep fit and improve your social life.
Group play helps children develop social skills (=ability to deal with people easily).
He lacked social graces (=good and polite behaviour towards other people).
someone who is social enjoys meeting and talking to other people [= sociable]
forming groups or living together in their natural state [≠ solitary]:
Elephants are social animals.