Definition of "society" in Essential American English Dictionary


noun us /səˈsɑɪ·ɪ·t̬i/

B1 [ no plural ] a large group of people who live in the same country or area and have the same laws, traditions, etc.:

Racism is still a problem in modern society.

(plural societies) an organization for people who have the same interest:

the London Zoological Society

(Definition of “society” from the Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)