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society

 
Noun society has 4 senses
  1. society - an extended social group having a distinctive cultural and economic organization
    --1 is a kind of
    social group
    --1 has part: sector
    --1 has members:
     social organization, social organisation, social structure, social system, structure
    --1 has particulars:
     civilization, civilisation; culture, civilization, civilisation; open society; tribal society
  2. club, society, guild, gild, lodge, order - 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"
    --2 is a kind of association
    --2 has members: club member
    --2 has particulars:
     athenaeum, atheneum; bookclub; chapter; chess club; country club; fraternity, frat; glee club; golf club; hunt, hunt club; investors club; jockey club; racket club; rowing club; slate club; sorority; turnverein; yacht club, boat club; service club
  3. company, companionship, fellowship, society - the state of being with someone; "he missed their company"; "he enjoyed the society of his friends"
    --3 is a kind of friendship, friendly relationship
    --3 has particulars: freemasonry
  4. society, high society, beau monde, smart set, bon ton - the fashionable elite
    --4 is a kind of elite, elite group
    --4 has members: Four Hundred
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