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
  1. adjective
    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
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    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    recluse, reclusive, withdrawn
    withdrawn from society; seeking solitude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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  2. adjective
    relating to human society and its members
    social institutions”
    social legislation”
    synonyms: societal
  3. adjective
    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
  4. adjective
    relating to or belonging to or characteristic of high society
    “made fun of her being so social and high-toned”
    “a social gossip colum”
  5. adjective
    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
  6. adjective
    marked by friendly companionship with others
    “a social cup of coffee”
    Synonyms:
    friendly
    characteristic of or befitting a friend
  7. noun
    a party of people assembled to promote sociability and communal activity
    synonyms: mixer, sociable
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    type of:
    party
    a group of people gathered together for pleasure
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