society ( societies plural )
1 n-uncount Society is people in general, thought of as a large organized group.
This reflects attitudes and values prevailing in society..., He maintains Islam must adapt to modern society.
2 n-var A society is the people who live in a country or region, their organizations, and their way of life.
We live in a capitalist society., ...those responsible for destroying our African heritage and the fabric of our society.
3 n-count A society is an organization for people who have the same interest or aim.
...the North of England Horticultural Society., ...the historical society.
4 n-uncount Society is the rich, fashionable people in a particular place who meet on social occasions.
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...the high season for society weddings.
building society ( building societies plural ) In Britain, a building society is a business which will lend you money when you want to buy a house. You can also invest money in a building society, where it will earn interest. Compare savings and loan association. n-count
consumer society ( consumer societies plural ) You can use consumer society to refer to a society where people think that spending money on goods and services is very important. n-count usu sing
co-operative society ( co-operative societies plural ) In Britain, a co-operative society is a commercial organization with several shops in a particular district. Customers can join this organization and get a share of its profits. n-count
friendly society ( friendly societies plural ) A friendly society is an organization to which people regularly pay small amounts of money and which then gives them money when they retire or when they are ill.
You can use high society to refer to people who come from rich and important families. n-uncount