Definition for SO'CIAL

SO'CIAL, a. [L. socialis, from socius, companion.]

  1. Pertaining to society; relating to men living in society, or to the public as an aggregate body; as, social interests or concerns; social pleasures; social benefits; social happiness; social duties. True self-love and social are the same. – Pope.
  2. Ready or disposed to mix in friendly converse; companionable. Withers, adieu! yet not with thee remove / Thy martial spirit or thy social love. – Pope.
  3. Consisting in union or mutual converse. – Milton.
  4. Disposed to unite in society. Man is a social being.

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