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definition of the word society

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Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.
personal due Henry #796: society boat heaven v.

From Old French societe (French: société).

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Singular
society

Plural
countable and uncountable; plural societies

society (countable and uncountable; plural societies)

  1. (countable) A long-standing group of people sharing cultural aspects such as language, dress, norms of behavior and artistic forms.
    This society has been known for centuries for its colorful clothing and tight-knit family structure.
  2. (countable) A group of people who meet from time to time to engage in a common interest.
    It was then that they decided to found a society of didgeridoo-playing unicyclists.
  3. (countable) The sum total of all voluntary interrelations between individuals.
  4. (uncountable) The people of one’s country or community taken as a whole.
    It’s not for society to decide whether I can play the didgeridoo in my own home.
    He thinks that the fact that this child grew up to be a murderer is the fault of society.
  5. (uncountable) high society.
    Smith was first introduced into society at the Duchess of Grand Fenwick's annual rose garden party.
    • 1813, Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice:
      "What a charming amusement for young people this is, Mr. Darcy! There is nothing like dancing after all. I consider it as one of the first refinements of polished society."
  6. (law) A number of people joined by mutual consent to deliberate, determine and act a common goal.


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