social

If you are social, you like to be around people. A social butterfly is someone who is social or friendly with everyone, flitting from person to person, the way a butterfly might.

The word social comes from the Latin socius meaning "friend." When you're being social, you're everyone's friend. Go to a social, or mixer, and you might make a lot of new friends. Stand in the corner pouting, however, and you're being anti-social. Humans are described as social beings — ones that tend to move or live in groups together, like penguins!

Definitions of social
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adj living together or enjoying life in communities or organized groups

“a human being is a social animal”
“mature social behavior”
Synonyms:
friendly
characteristic of or befitting a friend
cultural, ethnic, ethnical
denoting or deriving from or distinctive of the ways of living built up by a group of people
gregarious
instinctively or temperamentally seeking and enjoying the company of others
interpersonal
occurring among or involving several people
multi-ethnic, multiethnic
involving several ethnic groups
gregarious
(of animals) tending to form a group with others of the same species
sociable
inclined to or conducive to companionship with others
Antonyms:
unsocial
not seeking or given to association; being or living without companions
alone
isolated from others
antisocial, asocial
hostile to or disruptive of normal standards of social behavior
asocial
given to avoiding association with others
lone, lonely, solitary
characterized by or preferring solitude
recluse, reclusive, withdrawn
withdrawn from society; seeking solitude
ungregarious
(of animals) not gregarious
unsociable
not inclined to society or companionship
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adj relating to human society and its members

social institutions”
social legislation”
Synonyms:
societal

adj tending to move or live together in groups or colonies of the same kind

“ants are social insects”
Synonyms:
gregarious
(of animals) tending to form a group with others of the same species

adj relating to or belonging to or characteristic of high society

“made fun of her being so social and high-toned”
“a social gossip colum”

adj composed of sociable people or formed for the purpose of sociability

“a purely social club”
“the church has a large social hall”
“a social director”
Synonyms:
sociable
inclined to or conducive to companionship with others

adj marked by friendly companionship with others

“a social cup of coffee”
Synonyms:
friendly
characteristic of or befitting a friend

n a party of people assembled to promote sociability and communal activity

Synonyms:
mixer, sociable
Type of:
party
a group of people gathered together for pleasure