society Definition

  • 1the community of people living in a particular country or region and having shared customs, laws, and organizations
  • 2an organization or club formed for a particular purpose or activity

Using society: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "society" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The society of the future will be very different from today's.

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    He was interested in how societies develop over time.

  • Example

    The society of friends meets every month to discuss books.

  • Example

    She joined the local historical society.

society Synonyms and Antonyms

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Idioms Using society

  • among people who are socially prominent or fashionable


    She was raised in good society and knows all the right people.

  • society's dropouts

    people who have been rejected or excluded from mainstream society


    The program aims to help society's dropouts find their way back into society.

  • society's norms

    the unwritten rules and expectations that govern behavior in a particular society


    Breaking society's norms can lead to social ostracism.

Phrases with society

  • the wealthy and fashionable members of society


    She was invited to a party in high society.

  • civil society

    the aggregate of non-governmental organizations and institutions that manifest interests and will of citizens


    Civil society plays an important role in shaping public opinion.

  • a society characterized by a flexible structure, freedom of expression, and open access to information


    The concept of an open society is central to democratic ideals.

Origins of society

from Old French 'societe', from Latin 'societas', meaning 'alliance'


Summary: society in Brief

The term 'society' [səˈsaɪəti] refers to the community of people living in a particular country or region, sharing customs, laws, and organizations. It also encompasses organizations or clubs formed for a particular purpose or activity, such as the 'society of friends.' Phrases like 'high society' denote the wealthy and fashionable, while idioms like 'society's dropouts' refer to those excluded from mainstream society. 'Society' is often used in discussions of social development and civil society.

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