society has definitions from the field of sociology
[ noun ] (sociology) an extended social group having a distinctive cultural and economic organization

Used in print

(Bern Dibner, "Oerstad and the Discovery of Electro...)

So impressive were those serious years of study at the university that Hans later wrote , `` to be perfectly free , the young man must revel in the great kingdom of thought and imagination ; there is a struggle there , in which , if he falls , it is easy for him to rise again , there is freedom of utterance there , which draws after it no irreparable consequences on society .

(Philip Reaves, "Who Rules the Marriage Bed?"...)

Our society has `` emancipated '' the woman , giving her new independence and new authority .

`` It reflects what is going_on in other areas of the marriage and in society itself .

Society here and abroad has been built around the dominating male - even the Bible appears to endorse the concept .

(Harold Rosenberg, "The Trial and Eichmann"...)

But if there was evidence at the Trial that aimed over Eichmann 's head at his collaborators in the societies where he functioned , the press seems to have missed it .

[ noun ] a formal association of people with similar interests


"he joined a golf club" "they formed a small lunch society" "men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today"

Used in print

(William G. Pollard, Physicist and Christian....)

Better minds than Hale 's were - and still are - convinced that there is a society of spirits beyond our ken '' .

(Edward Austin Walton, "On Education for the Interior...)

In one way the Institutes and Societies do a disservice to the schools .

It is discouraging for students to realize that the societies do not truly uphold the standards for which they are supposed to stand .

No one can deny that these `` back_door '' admissions to membership provisions have been seriously abused nor that they have not resulted in the admission of downright incompetents to membership in supposedly learned societies .

(Tristram P. Coffin, "Folklore in the American Twentieth...)

Nor is it an accident that baseball , growing into the national game in the last 75 years , has become a microcosm of American life , that learned societies such_as the American_Folklore_Society and the American_Historical_Association were founded in the 1880's , or that courses in American literature , American civilization , American anything have swept our school and college curricula .

[ noun ] the state of being with someone


"he missed their company" "he enjoyed the society of his friends"

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friendship freemasonry

[ noun ] (sociology) the fashionable elite

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elite Four_Hundred