Definition of social noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈsəʊʃl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsoʊʃl//
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  1. 1[countable] (old-fashioned) a party that is organized by a group or club
  2. 2the social [uncountable] (British English, informal) = social security We're living on the social now.
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin socialis ‘allied’, from socius ‘friend’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: social