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Society appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Won’t society locate some demo-set acolyte I cost now?
  • Cigar to set a frat society ban, if in a byte I co-star: fate so tragic.
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Usage statistics for the noun society:

spoken English25.19%written English74.81% conversational speech16.02%task-oriented speech83.98% imaginative writing11.51%informational writing88.49%
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Definition of the noun society

What does society mean as a name of something?

Society is one of the top 100 most common nouns. It is used mostly in informational writing, being one of the top 100 most common nouns in informational written English.View more statistics!

noun - plural: societies

  1. an extended social group having a distinctive cultural and economic organization
  2. a formal association of people with similar interests
    • example: they formed a small lunch society
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonyms of society: club / gild / guild / lodge / order / social club
    • more generic word: association = a formal organization of people or groups of people
    • more specific terms:
      • athenaeum / atheneum = a literary or scientific association for the promotion of learning
      • bookclub = a club that people join in order to buy selected books at reduced prices
      • chapter = a local branch of some fraternity or association
      • chess club = a club of people to play chess
      • country club = a suburban club for recreation and socializing
      • fraternity / frat = a social club for male undergraduates
      • glee club = a club organized to sing together
      • golf club = a club of people to play golf
      • hunt club / hunt = an association of huntsmen who hunt for sport
      • investors club = a club of small investors who buy and sell securities jointly
      • jockey club = a club to promote and regulate horse racing
      • racket club = club for players of racket sports
      • rowing club = a club for rowers
      • slate club = a group of people who save money in a common fund for a specific purpose
      • sorority = a social club for female undergraduates
      • turnverein = a club of tumblers or gymnasts
      • yacht club / boat club = club that promotes and supports yachting and boating
      • service club = a club of professional or business people organized for their coordination and active in public services
    • member: club member = someone who is a member of a club
  3. the state of being with someone
  4. the fashionable elite

Alternative definition of the noun society


  1. [countable] A long-standing group of people sharing cultural aspects such as language, dress, norms of behavior and artistic forms.
  2. [countable] A group of people who meet from time to time to engage in a common interest; an association or organization.
  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.
  5. [uncountable] High society.
  6. [countable, legal] A number of people joined by mutual consent to deliberate, determine and act toward a common goal.


  1. "Society" is an American horror film. It was finished in 1989, but not released in the US until 1992. It was Brian Yuzna's directorial debut and was written by Rick Fry and Woody Keith. The film stars Billy Warlock as Bill Whitney, Devin DeVasquez as Clarissa Carlyn, Evan Richards as Milo and Ben Meyerson as Ferguson. Screaming Mad George was responsible for the special effects.
  2. Society is TV drama series.


"Society" is a massively multiplayer online real-time strategy game in development by Stardock. It is to be initially released on their online distribution service, Impulse for free.

  • mode: Multiplayer video game
  • developer: Stardock
  • genres: Massively multiplayer online real-time strategy game, Massively multiplayer online game


  1. "Society" is a 1996 song by the California punk band Pennywise. It was released on the album Full Circle in 1997.
  2. "Society" is a musical single of Bleeder Current.
    • released in (11 years ago)
  3. "Society" is a musical single of Pennywise.
    • released in (19 years ago)
  4. "Society" is a musical album of DVAS.
  5. "Society" is a musical single of Sara Noxx.
    • released in (18 years ago)
  6. "Society" is a musical EP of Xzeed.
    • released in (12 years ago)


Who is Society?

Society is an UK drum n bass producer.


Society is a UK Americana band that was formed in 2004.

  • albums: "Songs From The Brickhouse", "A Crooked Mile"


Society is a record label.


  1. Society: A human society is a group of people involved in persistent interpersonal relationships, or a large social grouping sharing the same geographical or social territory, typically subject to the same political authority and dominant cultural expectations. Human societies are characterized by patterns of relationships between individuals who share a distinctive culture and institutions; a given society may be described as the sum total of such relationships among its constituent members. In the social sciences, a larger society often evinces stratification or dominance patterns in subgroups..
    • also known as Human Society
  2. Society is a scientific journal that publishes discussions and research findings in the social sciences and public policy.
  3. Society was an 1865 comedy drama by Thomas William Robertson regarded as a milestone in Victorian drama because of its realism in sets, costume, acting and dialogue. Unusually for that time, Robertson both wrote and directed the play, and his innovative writing and stage direction inspired George Bernard Shaw and W. S. Gilbert.

Phrases with Society

Phrases starting with the word Society:

  1. Society Islander
  2. society of jesus
  3. Society Kingfisher

Phrases ending with the word Society:

  1. high society
  2. open society
  3. Civil society
  4. Civil-Society
  5. royal society
  6. fabian society
  7. Global Society
  8. Polite Society
  9. secret society
  10. tribal society
  11. Bonfire Society
  12. Learned society
  13. tammany society
  14. building society
  15. honorary society
  16. Collecting Society
  17. Collection Society

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Society

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Google previewSociology for Nurses (2015)

by Shama Lohumi

A society is an aggregate of individuals and social life is an expression of the lives of the individuals.

Google previewCore Actors in America (2007)

A Vital View of Human Moral Nature and Political Change by Stephen T. Smith

From a communtarian perspective, society is a distinct realm of reality, something that has evolved from humans interacting with each other and with the world within particular confines of place, time, and historic circumstance. Its institutions — ...

Google previewHandbook of Early Christianity (2002)

Social Science Approaches by Anthony J. Blasi, Paul-André Turcotte, Jean Duhaime

More succinctly: "Society is a human product. Society is an objective reality"; ( Berger and Luckmann 1966: 79). Humans themselves are social products. We have now entered the "sociological circle." The next question is, How did we get there ...

Google previewVirtual Culture (1997)

Identity and Communication in Cybersociety by Steve Jones

Moreover, civil society is that space across which the state, the public sphere, and the private sphere meet. It is the point of contact between the...

Sociospatial density: Civil society is a site of social congregation. Indeed, it is active precisely at ...

Google previewThe New Politics of European Civil Society (2012)

by Ulrike Liebert, Hans-Jörg Trenz

Civil society is a space in which the citizens can be empowered and take on the role of political subjects, as well as a forum...

Civil society refers to an arena distinct from those of the state and the market.

Google previewSocial Issues of India

Smarak Swain – Smarak Swain – Smarak Swain – Smarak Swain – Smarak Swain Civil society is a domain parallel to, but separate...

Google previewThe Basis of Society (1967)

by Ayodhya Prasad

classless society is a myth.

Google previewSociety, State, and Urbanism (1988)

Ibn Khaldun's Sociological Thought by Fuad Baali

To Comte, society is a collective organism, a harmony of structure and function, working toward a common goal.

Google previewAmerican Lutheran Survey (1919)

Society is a company of calculating egoists who seek general utility through the motive of individual advantage.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Religion and Society (1998)

by William H. Swatos, Peter Kivisto

Bailey, Implicit Religion in Contemporary Society ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Gender and Society (2008)

by Jodi O'Brien

Bluestocking Society Brazilian Federation for the Advancement of ...

Google previewThe Biographical Dictionary of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge-- (1844)

by Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain)

Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain). London, on the 5th of December, 1793. By the act 12 George III. c. Ill, called the Royal Marriage Act, it was declared, with certain exceptions, which did not include the Duke of ...

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Usage statistics about society

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the noun society:

spoken English25.19%written English74.81% conversational speech16.02%task-oriented speech83.98% imaginative writing11.51%informational writing88.49%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun society:


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Small photo of HUDDERSFIELD, UK - JULY 10, 2016: People walk by Nationwide Building Society branch in Huddersfield, UK. NBS is the largest building society in the world. It had 495.3 m GBP annual income in 2009.Small photo of LONDON, UK - CIRCA JUNE 2017: Burlington House hosting the Royal Academy as well as Geological, Linnean, Royal Astronomical Society, Society of Antiquaries, Society of Chemistry (high dynamic range)Small photo of Garage society, cooperative society. Brick garages in the city. Russia, January, 2018.Small photo of Cashless society concept, man using smartphone for electronic payment and online business transactionsSmall photo of Garage society, cooperative society. Brick garages in the city. Russia, January, 2018.Small photo of park society specialized delivery with small trucks and vanSmall photo of Keswick,UK - 30th November 2017:Hanging sihnboard of the Skipton Building society. The mutual society provides a service to rural banking customers More...

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Quotes about Society

We have the opportunity to move not only toward the rich society and the powerful society, but upward to the Great Society. (Lyndon B. Johnson)
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Scrabble value of S1O1C3I1E1T1Y4

The value of this 7-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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