Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “society”

society

noun
 
 
/səˈsaɪəti/
PEOPLE IN SAME COUNTRY [C, U] B1 a large group of people who live in the same country or area and have the same laws, traditions, etc: Unemployment is a problem for society. The US is a multicultural society.People of specific racial or ethnic background
ORGANIZATION [C] B2 an organization for people who have the same interest or aim: the London Zoological Society → See also building societySocieties, clubs and organizations
(Definition of society from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Learner's Dictionary definitions for “society”

Definitions of “society” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

stampede

When animals or people stampede, they all move quickly in the same direction, often because they are frightened.

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More