society Idioms & Phrases


Affiliated societies

  • societies connected with a central society, or with each other.
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building society

  • noun British equivalent of United States savings and loan association
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Corresponding member of a society

  • one residing at a distance, who has been invited to correspond with the society, and aid in carrying out its designs without taking part in its management.
Webster 1913

Coöperative society

  • a society established on the principle of a joint-stock association, for the production of commodities, or their purchase and distribution for consumption, or for the borrowing and lending of capital among its members.
Webster 1913

Debating societyclub

  • a society or club for the purpose of debate and improvement in extemporaneous speaking.
Webster 1913

fabian society

  • noun an association of British socialists who advocate gradual reforms within the law leading to democratic socialism
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high society

  • noun the fashionable elite
    bon ton; society; smart set; beau monde.
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honorary society

  • noun an institution for the advancement of art or science or literature
    academy.
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hunting and gathering society

  • noun group that supports itself by hunting and fishing and by gathering wild fruits and vegetables; usually nomadic
    hunting and gathering tribe.
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international society for krishna consciousness

  • noun a religious sect founded in the United States in 1966; based on Vedic scriptures; groups engage in joyful chanting of `Hare Krishna' and other mantras based on the name of the Hindu god Krishna; devotees usually wear saffron robes and practice vegetarianism and celibacy
    Hare Krishna; ISKCON.
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open society

  • noun a society that allows its members considerable freedom (as in a democracy)
    • America's open society has made it an easy target for terrorists
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Proceedings of a society

  • the published record of its action, or of things done at its meetings.
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religious society of friends

  • noun a Christian sect founded by George Fox about 1660; commonly called Quakers
    Religious Society of Friends; Quakers.
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royal society

  • noun an honorary English society (formalized in 1660 and given a royal charter by Charles II in 1662) through which the British government has supported science
    Royal Society.
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royal society of london for improving natural knowledge

  • noun an honorary English society (formalized in 1660 and given a royal charter by Charles II in 1662) through which the British government has supported science
    Royal Society.
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secret society

  • noun a society that conceals its activities from nonmembers
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society islands

  • noun an island group of French Polynesia in the South Pacific to the east of Samoa
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society of friends

  • noun a Christian sect founded by George Fox about 1660; commonly called Quakers
    Religious Society of Friends; Quakers.
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Society of Jesus

  • noun a Roman Catholic order founded by Saint Ignatius of Loyola in 1534 to defend Catholicism against the Reformation and to do missionary work among the heathen; it is strongly committed to education and scholarship
    Jesuit order.
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  • . See Jesuit.
Webster 1913

Society verses

  • a translation of F. vers de société, the lightest kind of lyrical poetry; verses for the amusement of polite society.
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tammany society

  • noun a political organization within the Democratic Party in New York City (late 1800's and early 1900's) seeking political control by corruption and bossism
    Tammany; Tammany Hall.
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Temperance society

  • an association formed for the purpose of diminishing or stopping the use of alcoholic liquors as a beverage.
Webster 1913

Transaction of a society

  • the published record of what it has done or accomplished.
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tribal society

  • noun a society with the social organization of a tribe
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united society of believers in christ's second appearing

  • noun a celibate and communistic Christian sect in the United States
    Shakers.
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