|Origin:||société, from Latin societas, from socius; SOCIAL1|
people in general, considered in relation to the laws, organizations etc that make it possible for them to live together:
people in general[uncountable]
technology and its effects on modern society
Children are the most vulnerable members of society.
a particular large group of people who share laws, organizations, customs etc:
a particular group[uncountable and countable]SS
Britain is now a multi-racial society.
the capitalist societies of the West
the conservative segment of American society
an organization or club with members who share similar interests, aims etc:
the university film society
the American Cancer Society
the Society of Black Lawyers
the fashionable group of people who are rich and powerful:
a society wedding
high society (=the richest, most fashionable etc people)
when you are together with other people
being with people[uncountable] formal
Holidays are a time to enjoy the society of your family.
middle or upper class people who behave correctly in social situations
in polite society (=among middle or upper class people)
The subject was rarely mentioned in polite society.