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So.
1. South. 2. Southern. * * *
soak
—soaker, n. —soakingly, adv. /sohk/, v.i. 1. to lie in and become saturated or permeated with water or some other liquid. 2. to pass, as a liquid, through pores, holes, or ...
soakage
/soh"kij/, n. 1. the act of soaking. 2. liquid that has seeped out or been absorbed. [1760-70; SOAK + -AGE] * * *
soaker
See soak. * * *
soakers
/soh"keuhrz/, n. (used with a pl. v.) absorbent, knitted briefs or shorts, often of wool, used as a diaper cover on infants. [SOAKER + -S3] * * *
Sōami
▪ Japanese artist also called Shinsō born 1472, Japan died 1525, Japan       Japanese painter, art critic, poet, landscape gardener, and master of the tea ceremony, ...
Soane
/sohn/, n. Sir John 1753-1837, English architect. * * *
Soane, Sir John
born Sept. 10, 1753, Goring, Oxfordshire, Eng. died Jan. 20, 1837, London British architect. He was appointed architect to the Bank of England in 1788. Various government ...
soap
—soapless, adj. —soaplike, adj. /sohp/, n. 1. a substance used for washing and cleansing purposes, usually made by treating a fat with an alkali, as sodium or potassium ...
soap and detergent
▪ chemical compound Introduction       substances that, when dissolved in water, possess the ability to remove dirt (detergent) from surfaces such as the human skin, ...
Soap Box Derby
Trademark. a race for children driving motorless, wooden vehicles built by the drivers to resemble racing cars. * * *
soap bubble
1. a bubble of soapsuds. 2. something that lacks substance or permanence. [1805-15] * * *
soap dish
a dish designed to hold a bar of soap, esp. as a bathroom or kitchen fixture attached to a sink, lavatory, or bathtub. [1830-40] * * *
soap flakes
small flakes or chips of soap commercially produced and packaged for washing laundry, dishes, etc. Also called soap chips. [1930-35, Amer.] * * *
soap opera
/op"euhr euh, op"reuh/ a radio or television series depicting the interconnected lives of many characters often in a sentimental, melodramatic way. [1935-40, Amer.; so called ...
soap operas
Soap operas, also called soaps, are amongst the most popular television programmes. They are stories about the lives of ordinary people that are broadcast, usually in half-hour ...
soap pad
a small pad, usually of steel wool, containing a strong soap and used esp. to scour pots and pans. * * *
soap plant
1. a Californian plant, Chlorogalum pomeridianum, of the lily family, the bulb of which was used by the Indians as a soap. 2. any of various other plants having parts that can be ...
soap powder
soap produced and packaged in powdered form. [1885-90] * * *
soapbark
/sohp"bahrk'/, n. 1. a Chilean tree, Quillaja saponaria, of the rose family, having evergreen leaves and small, white flowers. 2. the inner bark of this tree, used as a ...
soapberry
/sohp"ber'ee, -beuh ree/, n., pl. soapberries. 1. the fruit of any of certain tropical or subtropical trees of the genus Sapindus, esp. S. saponaria, used as a substitute for ...
soapberry family
the plant family Sapindaceae, characterized by chiefly tropical trees, shrubs, or herbaceous vines having compound leaves, clustered flowers, and berrylike, fleshy, or capsular ...
soapbox
/sohp"boks'/, n. 1. Also, soap box. an improvised platform, as one on a street, from which a speaker delivers an informal speech, an appeal, or political harangue. adj. 2. of, ...
soapbubble
soap bubble n. 1. A bubble, especially a large one, formed from soapy water. 2. Something beautiful but transient or illusory. * * *
soaper
/soh"peuhr/, n. Slang. See soap opera. [1945-50; SOAP (OPERA) + -ER1] * * *
soapfish
/sohp"fish'/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) soapfish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) soapfishes. any of several serranid fishes of the genus Rypticus, producing a ...
soapily
See soapy. * * *
soapiness
See soapily. * * *
soapopera
soap opera n. 1. A drama, typically performed as a serial on daytime television or radio, characterized by stock characters and situations, sentimentality, and melodrama. 2. A ...
soapplant
soap plant n. 1. Any of several bulbous plants of the genus Chlorogalum of western North America, having small white or purple flowers. The edible bulbs of several species, ...
soaps
➡ soap operas * * *
soapstone
/sohp"stohn'/, n. a massive variety of talc with a soapy or greasy feel, used for hearths, washtubs, tabletops, carved ornaments, etc. Also called steatite. [1675-85; SOAP + ...
soapsuds
—soapsudsy, adj. /sohp"sudz'/, n. (used with a pl. v.) suds made with water and soap. [1605-15; SOAP + SUDS] * * *
soapwort
/sohp"werrt', -wawrt'/, n. a plant, Saponaria officinalis, of the pink family, whose leaves are used for cleansing. Also called bouncing Bet, bouncing Bess. [1540-50; SOAP + ...
soapy
—soapily, adv. —soapiness, n. /soh"pee/, adj., soapier, soapiest. 1. containing or impregnated with soap: soapy water. 2. covered with soap or lather: soapy dishes. 3. of the ...
soar
—soarer, n. —soaringly, adv. /sawr, sohr/, v.i. 1. to fly upward, as a bird. 2. to fly at a great height, without visible movements of the pinions, as a bird. 3. to glide ...
soarer
See soar. * * *
Soares
/swahr"euhsh/; Port. /swah"rddeuhsh/, n. Mário, /mah"rddyoo/, born 1924, Portuguese statesman: prime minister 1976-78, 1983-85; president 1986-96. * * *
Soares, Mário
▪ president of Portugal in full  Mário Alberto Nobre Lopes Soares  born Dec. 7, 1924, Lisbon, Port.       Socialist politician and lawyer, who became president of ...
soaring
/sawr"ing, sohr"-/, n. the sport of flying a sailplane. [1895-90; SOAR + -ING1] * * * or gliding Sport of flying a glider or sailplane. The craft is towed behind a powered ...
soaringly
See soarer. * * *
soave
/swah"vay/; It. /saw ah"ve/, n. a dry, white wine from Verona, Italy. [1940-45; < It < L suavis SWEET] * * *
Soay
So·ay (soi, sôʹā) n. A small, brownish, short-tailed sheep (Ovis aries) of a breed that originated on the island of Soay in the Outer Hebrides. * * *
sob
—sobber, n. —sobbingly, adv. —sobful, adj. /sob/, v., sobbed, sobbing, n. v.i. 1. to weep with a convulsive catching of the breath. 2. to make a sound resembling ...
sob sister
1. a journalist who writes human-interest stories with sentimental pathos. 2. a persistently sentimental do-gooder. [1910-15] * * *
sob story
1. an excessively sentimental human-interest story. 2. an alibi or excuse, esp. one designed to arouse sympathy: Instead of a raise, the boss gave us another sob story about her ...
soba
so·ba (sōʹbə) n. A Japanese noodle made with buckwheat flour.   [Japanese, buckwheat, buckwheat noodle.] * * *
Sobaek Mountains
▪ mountains, Korea Korean  Sobaek-Sanmaek        largest range of mountains in southern South Korea. The range, 220 mi (350 km) long, stretches southwest from north ...
Sobat River
River, east-central Africa. Formed by the confluence of the Baro and Pibor rivers on the Ethiopian border, it merges with the Jabal River in Sudan to form the White Nile. A ...
sobbingly
See sob. * * *
Sobchak, Anatoly Aleksandrovich
▪ 2001       Russian politician and legal scholar (b. Aug. 10, 1937, Leningrad, Russian S.F.S.R., U.S.S.R. (now St. Petersburg, Russia)—d. Feb. 20, 2000, Svetlogorsk, ...
sobeit
/soh bee"it/, conj. Archaic. if it be so that; provided that. [1575-85; SO1 + BE + IT1] * * *
Sobek, Joseph George
▪ 1999       American sportsman who, unhappy with the indoor racquet sports then available, invented racquetball in 1950; by the late 1990s there were 8.5 million ...
sober
—soberingly, adv. —soberly, adv. —soberness, n. /soh"beuhr/, adj., soberer, soberest, v. adj. 1. not intoxicated or drunk. 2. habitually temperate, esp. in the use of ...
sober-headed
/soh"beuhr hed"id/, adj. characterized by clear, logical thinking; not fanciful or capricious. * * *
sober-minded
—sober-mindedness, n. /soh"beuhr muyn"did/, adj. rational; sensible. [1525-35] * * *
soberize
/soh"beuh ruyz'/, v., soberized, soberizing. v.t. 1. to make sober. v.i. 2. Archaic. to become sober. Also, esp. Brit., soberise. [1700-10; SOBER + -IZE] * * *
soberly
See sober. * * *
soberness
See soberly. * * *
Sobers, Sir Garfield
▪ West Indian athlete in full  Sir Garfield St. Aubrun Sobers , byname  Gary Sobers  born July 28, 1936, Bridgetown, Barbados    West Indian cricketer, considered by ...
sobersided
/soh"beuhr suy'did/, adj. solemn or grave in disposition, attitude, character, etc.; serious-minded. [1840-50; SOBER + SIDE1 + -ED3] * * *
sobersidedness
See sobersided. * * *
sobersides
/soh"beuhr suydz'/, n., pl. sobersides. (used with a sing. v.) Slang. a humorless or habitually serious person. [1695-1705; SOBER + SIDE1 + -S3] * * *
Sobhuza I
▪ king of Swaziland born c. 1795 died 1836/39, near Manzini, Swaziland       South African king (reigned from about 1815) who founded the Swazi nation (now ...
Sobhuza II
/saw booh"zeuh/ 1899-1982, king of Swaziland 1921-82. * * * ▪ king of Swaziland byname  Ngwenyama (siSwati language: “Lion”)   born July 22, 1899, Swaziland died Aug. ...
Sobibor
▪ Nazi extermination camp, Poland Polish  Sobibór        Nazi (Nazi Party) German extermination camp located in a forest near the village of Sobibór in the ...
Sobieski
/saw byes"kee/, n. John. See John III (def. 2). * * *
Sobor
/seuh bawr"/, n. (sometimes l.c.) Eastern Ch. a council, synod, or convention. [ < Russ sobór, ORuss, OCS suboru council, meeting, equiv. to su- together, with + -boru, n. ...
Sobral
▪ Brazil       city, northwestern Ceará estado (state), northeastern Brazil, on the Acaraú River. It was given town rank in 1773 and raised to city status in 1841. ...
Sobranje
/saw brddahn"yeuh/, n. the national assembly of Bulgaria, consisting of a single chamber of elected deputies. [ < Bulgarian subránie assembly] * * *
Sobrāon, Battle of
▪ Indian history       (Feb. 10, 1846), the fourth, last, and decisive battle of the First Sikh War (Sikh Wars) (1845–46). The Sikhs were entrenched on the eastern ...
sobriety
/seuh bruy"i tee, soh-/, n. 1. the state or quality of being sober. 2. temperance or moderation, esp. in the use of alcoholic beverages. 3. seriousness, gravity, or solemnity: an ...
sobriquet
—sobriquetical, adj. /soh"breuh kay', -ket', soh'breuh kay", -ket"/; Fr. /saw brddee ke"/, n., pl. sobriquets /-kayz', -kets', -kayz", -kets"/; Fr. /-ke"/. a nickname. Also, ...
sobsister
sob sister n. 1. A journalist, especially a woman, employed as a writer or an editor of sob stories. 2. A sentimental, ineffective person who seeks to do good. * * *
sobstory
sob story n. 1. A tale of personal hardship or misfortune intended to arouse pity. 2. A maudlin plea given as an explanation or a rationalization. * * *
Sobukwe, Robert (Mangaliso)
born Dec. 5, 1924, Graaff-Reinet, Cape Colony died Feb. 27, 1978, Kimberley, S.Af. South African black nationalist leader. Sobukwe insisted that South Africa be returned to its ...
soc
/sohs, sohsh/, n. Informal. sociology or a class or course in sociology. [by shortening] * * *
Soc.
1. socialist. 2. (often l.c.) society. 3. sociology. * * *
soca
/soh"kah/, n. a style of Caribbean dance music derived from calypso and American soul music and having a pounding beat. [1975-80; SO(UL) + CA(LYPSO)] * * *
socage
/sok"ij/, n. Medieval Eng. Law. a tenure of land held by the tenant in performance of specified services or by payment of rent, and not requiring military service. Also, ...
socager
/sok"euh jeuhr/, n. a tenant holding land by socage; sokeman. [1640-50; SOCAGE + -ER1] * * *
soccer
/sok"euhr/, n. a form of football played between two teams of 11 players, in which the ball may be advanced by kicking or by bouncing it off any part of the body but the arms and ...
soccer mom
a typical American suburban woman with school-age children. [1990-95, Amer.; so called from her practice of driving her children to soccer games] * * *
soccerball
soc·cer·ball (sŏkʹər-bôl') n. The inflated, spherical ball used in soccer. * * *
soccermom
soccer mom n. An American mother living in the suburbs whose time is often spent transporting her children from one athletic activity or event to another. * * *
Socé, Ousmane
▪ Senegalese writer and politician in full  Ousmane Diop Socé   born Oct. 31, 1911, Rufisque, Senegal, French West Africa died May 1974, Dakar, ...
Soche
/saw"chu"/, n. Wade-Giles. Shache. * * *
Sochi
/soh"chee/; Russ. /saw"chyi/, n. a seaport in the SW Russian Federation in Europe, on the Black Sea: resort. 317,000. * * * ▪ Russia also spelled  Soči        city ...
Sōchō
▪ Japanese poet also called  Sōkan, or Saiokuken   born 1448, Suruga province [now in Shizuoka prefecture], Japan died April 11, 1532, Japan       Japanese renga ...
sociability
/so'sheuh bil"i tee/, n. 1. the act or an instance of being sociable. 2. the quality, state, disposition, or inclination of being sociable. [1425-75; late ME; see SOCIABLE, ...
sociable
—sociableness, n. —sociably, adv. /soh"sheuh beuhl/, adj. 1. inclined to associate with or be in the company of others. 2. friendly or agreeable in company; companionable. 3. ...
sociableness
See sociable. * * *
sociably
See sociableness. * * *
social
—socially, adv. —socialness, n. /soh"sheuhl/, adj. 1. pertaining to, devoted to, or characterized by friendly companionship or relations: a social club. 2. seeking or ...
social action
individual or group behavior that involves interaction with other individuals or groups, esp. organized action toward social reform. [1850-55] * * *
social anthropology.
—social anthropologist. See cultural anthropology. * * *
social bee
any of several bees, as the honeybees or bumblebees, that live together in communities. Cf. solitary bee. * * *
Social behaviour in animals
Introduction       actions of animals living in communities. Such behaviour may include the feeding of the young, the building of shelters, or the guarding of ...
social change
▪ sociology Introduction       in sociology, the alteration of mechanisms within the social structure, characterized by changes in cultural symbols, rules of ...
Social Chapter
a section of the Maastricht Treaty that deals with people’s rights. It is a long document that proposes European laws to protect the rights of employees to be paid fairly and ...
social class
Sociol. a broad group in society having common economic, cultural, or political status. * * * ▪ social differentiation also called  class         a group of people ...
social climber
—social climbing. a person who attempts to gain admission into a group with a higher social standing. [1920-25] * * *
social contract
1. the voluntary agreement among individuals by which, according to any of various theories, as of Hobbes, Locke, or Rousseau, organized society is brought into being and ...
social control
1. Sociol. the enforcement of conformity by society upon its members, either by law or by social pressure. 2. the influence of any element in social life working to maintain the ...
Social Credit
Econ. the doctrine that under capitalism there is an inadequate distribution of purchasing power, for which the remedy lies in governmental control of retail prices and the ...
Social Credit Party
Canadian political party. Founded in 1935 by William Aberhart, it was based on the social-credit theory of the British economist Clifford Douglas (1879–1952). By the late ...
social dancing
dancing performed by couples or by groups, usually as a form of recreation. * * *
Social Darwinism
—Social Darwinist, social Darwinist. Sociol. a 19th-century theory, inspired by Darwinism, by which the social order is accounted as the product of natural selection of those ...
Social Democracy
the principles and policies of a Social Democratic party. [1885-90] * * * Political ideology that advocates a peaceful, evolutionary transition of society from capitalism to ...
Social Democrat
(esp. in Europe) a member of any of certain Social Democratic parties. [1875-80] * * *
social democratic
See socialdemocrat. * * *
Social Democratic and Labour Party
➡ SDLP. * * * ▪ political party, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Introduction       nationalist political party in Northern Ireland, distinguished from the ...
Social Democratic party
1. Hist. a political party in Germany advocating a form of social organization based on the economic and political ideology of Karl Marx. 2. any of several European political ...
Social Democratic Party of Germany
▪ political party, Germany Introduction German  Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands        Germany's oldest and largest political party. It advocates the ...
Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD)
German political party. Formed in 1875 as the Socialist Workers' Party and renamed in 1890, it is Germany's oldest and largest single party. Its influence grew until World War ...
Social Democratic Party of Japan
▪ political party, Japan formerly  Japan Socialist Party , Japanese  Nihon (or Nippon) Shakaitō        leftist party in Japan that supports an evolving socialized ...
Social Democratic Party of Switzerland
▪ political party, Switzerland German  Sozialdemokratische Partei der Schweiz , French  Parti Socialiste Suisse , Italian  Partito Socialista ...
Social Democratic Workingmen's party
the name of the Socialist Labor party from 1874 to 1877. * * *
social differentiation
Sociol. the distinction made between social groups and persons on the basis of biological, physiological, and sociocultural factors, as sex, age, race, nationality, etc. * * *
social disease
a venereal disease. [1915-20] * * *
social disorganization
Sociol. disruption or breakdown of the structure of social relations and values resulting in the loss of social controls over individual and group behavior, the development of ...
social distance
Sociol. the extent to which individuals or groups are removed from or excluded from participating in one another's lives. * * *
social dynamics
Sociol. the study of social processes, esp. social change. Cf. social statics. [1835-45] * * *
social economics
socioeconomics. * * *
social engineering
—social engineer. the application of the findings of social science to the solution of actual social problems. [1895-1900] * * *
social environment
Sociol. the environment developed by humans as contrasted with the natural environment; society as a whole, esp. in its relation to the individual. * * *
social equilibrium
▪ sociology       a theoretical state of balance in a social system referring both to an internal balance between interrelated social phenomena and to the external ...
social evil
1. anything detrimental to a society or its citizens, as alcoholism, organized crime, etc. 2. prostitution. [1855-60] * * *
social evolution
Sociol. the gradual development of society and social forms, institutions, etc., usually through a series of peaceful stages. Cf. revolution (def. 2). * * *
social gospel
Protestantism. a movement in America, chiefly in the early part of the 20th century, stressing the social teachings of Jesus and their applicability to public life. [1915-20] * * ...
social heritage
Sociol. the entire inherited pattern of cultural activity present in a society. * * *
social history
Branch of history that emphasizes social structures and the interaction of different groups in society rather than affairs of state. An outgrowth of economic history, it ...
social insect
      any of numerous species of insects that live in colonies and manifest three characteristics: group integration, division of labour, and overlap of generations. ...
social insurance
any of various forms of insurance in which a government is an insurer, esp. such insurance that provides assistance to disabled or unemployed workers and to aged ...
social isolation
Sociol. a state or process in which persons, groups, or cultures lose or do not have communication or cooperation with one another, often resulting in open conflict. * * *
social learning
In psychological theory, a change in behaviour that is controlled by environmental influences rather than by innate or internal forces. In zoology, social learning is exhibited ...
social mobility
mobility (def. 2). [1925-30] * * *       movement of individuals, families, or groups through a system of social hierarchy or stratification. If such mobility involves a ...
social movement
Introduction       loosely organized but sustained campaign in support of a social goal, typically either the implementation or the prevention of a change in society's ...
social network
▪ computing Introduction  in computers (computer), an online community of individuals who exchange messages, share information, and, in some cases, cooperate on joint ...
Social Networking-Making Connections on the Web
▪ 2008       The world was its most wired ever in 2007, with approximately 1.25 billion people connected to the Internet (19% of the global population). Increasingly, ...
social organization
Sociol. the structure of social relations within a group, usually the relations between its subgroups and institutions. * * *
social pathology
1. a social factor, as poverty, old age, or crime, that tends to increase social disorganization and inhibit personal adjustment. 2. the study of such factors and the social ...
social problem novel
▪ literature also called  problem novel  or  social novel        work of fiction in which a prevailing social problem, such as gender, race, or class prejudice, is ...
social process
Sociol. the means by which culture and social organization change or are preserved. * * *
Social Protection
▪ 2006 Introduction With medical costs skyrocketing and government programs scaled back, citizens bore more responsibility for their health care costs; irregular migration, ...
social psychology
the psychological study of social behavior, esp. of the reciprocal influence of the individual and the group with which the individual interacts. [1905-10] * * * Branch of ...
social realism
—social realist. a style of painting, esp. of the 1930s in the U.S., in which the scenes depicted typically convey a message of social or political protest edged with ...
Social Register
Trademark. the book listing the names, addresses, clubs, etc., of the principal members of fashionable society in a given city or area. * * * ▪ American ...
social science
—social scientist. 1. the study of society and social behavior. 2. a science or field of study, as history, economics, etc., dealing with an aspect of society or forms of ...
social secretary
a personal secretary employed to make social appointments and handle personal correspondence. [1900-05] * * *
social security
1. (usually caps.) a program of old-age, unemployment, health, disability, and survivors insurance maintained by the U.S. federal government through compulsory payments by ...
Social Security Act
U.S. Govt. a law passed in 1935 providing old-age retirement insurance, a federal-state program of unemployment compensation, and federal grants for state welfare programs. * * ...
Social Security Administration
U.S. Govt. a division of the Department of Health and Human Services, created in 1946, that administers federal Social Security programs. Abbr.: SSA * * *
Social Security and Welfare Services
▪ 1994 Introduction       With a Democratic administration in the White House for the first time in 12 years, the U.S. moved boldly in the area of social welfare in ...
social security number
n (in the US) an identity number that everyone must have. It was originally a qualification for work and social security, but in 1987 the US government decided that children ...
social service
—social-service, adj. organized welfare efforts carried on under professional auspices by trained personnel. [1850-55] * * * Introduction also called  welfare service,  or ...
social settlement
settlement (def. 14). * * * ▪ social agency also called  Settlement House, Community Centre, or Neighbourhood House,         neighbourhood social welfare agency. The ...
social statics
Sociol. the study of social systems as they exist at a given time. Cf. social dynamics. [1850-55] * * *
social status
Relative rank that an individual holds, with attendant rights, duties, and lifestyle, in a social hierarchy based on honour and prestige. Status is often ascribed on the basis ...
social structure
structure (def. 9). [1825-35] * * * Introduction       in sociology, the distinctive, stable arrangement of institutions whereby human beings in a society interact and ...
social studies
a course of instruction in an elementary or secondary school comprising such subjects as history, geography, civics, etc. [1925-30] * * *
social unit
a person or a group of persons, as a family, functioning as a unit in society. [1870-75] * * *
Social War
1. Gk. Hist. the war between Athens and its confederates, 357-355 B.C. 2. Rom. Hist. the war in Italy between Rome and its allies, 90-88 B.C. * * * or Italic War or Marsic ...
social wasp
any of several wasps, as the hornets or yellowjackets, that live together in a community. Cf. solitary wasp. [1825-35] * * *
social weaver
▪ bird       any of a number of small African birds of the family Ploceidae (q.v.; order Passeriformes) that are extremely gregarious. This name is given particularly ...
social welfare
social services provided by a government for its citizens. [1915-20] * * *
social welfare program
Introduction       any of a variety of governmental programs designed to protect citizens from the economic risks and insecurities of life. The most common types of ...
social work
—social worker. organized work directed toward the betterment of social conditions in the community, as by seeking to improve the condition of the poor, to promote the welfare ...
social worker
social worker n. a person trained to perform the tasks of social work, esp. one with a college or university degree in social work * * *
social-minded
—social-mindedly, adv. —social-mindedness, n. /soh"sheuhl muyn"did/, adj. interested in or concerned with social conditions or the welfare of society. [1925-30] * * *
socialanthropology
social anthropology n. Chiefly British Cultural anthropology. * * *
socialassistance
social assistance n. Canadian Social security. * * *
socialclimber
social climber n. One who strives for acceptance in fashionable society. * * *
socialcontract
social contract n. An agreement among the members of an organized society or between the governed and the government defining and limiting the rights and duties of each. * * *
socialDarwinism
social Darwinism n. The application of Darwinism to the study of human society, specifically a theory in sociology that individuals or groups achieve advantage over others as the ...
socialdemocracy
social democracy n. A political theory advocating the use of democratic means to achieve a gradual transition from capitalism to socialism.   social democrat n. social ...
socialdemocrat
See social democracy. * * *
socialdisease
social disease n. 1. A sexually transmitted disease; a venereal disease. 2. A disease having its highest incidence among socioeconomic groups predisposed to it by a given set of ...
socialdrinker
social drinker n. A person who drinks alcoholic beverages in moderation, chiefly when socializing. * * *
socialengineer
See social engineering. * * *
socialengineering
social engineering n. The practical application of sociological principles to particular social problems.   social engineer n. * * *
socialism
/soh"sheuh liz'euhm/, n. 1. a theory or system of social organization that advocates the vesting of the ownership and control of the means of production and distribution, of ...
socialist
/soh"sheuh list/, n. 1. an advocate or supporter of socialism. 2. (cap.) a member of the U.S. Socialist party. adj. 3. socialistic. [1825-35; SOCIAL + -IST] * * * (as used in ...
Socialist International
▪ European history [1951]       association of national socialist parties that advocates a democratic form of socialism.       After World War II the ...
Socialist Labor party
a U.S. political party, organized in 1874, advocating the peaceful introduction of socialism. * * *
Socialist party
1. a U.S. political party advocating socialism, formed about 1900 chiefly by former members of the Social Democratic party and the Socialist Labor party. 2. any political party ...
socialist realism
a state-approved artistic or literary style in some socialist countries, as the U.S.S.R., that characteristically celebrates an idealized vision of the life and industriousness ...
Socialist Revolutionary Party
▪ political party, Russia Russian  Sotsialisty Revolyutsionery (SR, or ESERY)        Russian political party that represented the principal alternative to the ...
Socialist Revolutionary Party (SR)
Russian political party. The ideological heir to the 19th-century Narodniks (Populists), it was founded in 1901 by agrarian socialists and appealed mainly to the peasantry. It ...
Socialist Worker
a British newspaper produced by the Socialist Workers Party, a left-wing political party. It consists mainly of political articles and is sold on the street in many towns and ...
Socialist Workers Party
➡ Socialist Worker * * *
socialistic
—socialistically, adv. /soh'sheuh lis"tik/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to socialists or socialism. 2. in accordance with socialism. 3. advocating or supporting ...
socialistically
See socialistic. * * *
socialistrealism
socialist realism n. A Marxist aesthetic doctrine that seeks to promote the development of socialism through didactic use of literature, art, and music. * * *
socialite
/soh"sheuh luyt'/, n. a socially prominent person. [1925-30; SOCIAL + -ITE1] * * *
sociality
/soh'shee al"i tee/, n. 1. social nature or tendencies as shown in the assembling of individuals in communities. 2. the action on the part of individuals of associating together ...
socialization
/soh'sheuh leuh zay"sheuhn/, n. 1. a continuing process whereby an individual acquires a personal identity and learns the norms, values, behavior, and social skills appropriate ...
socialize
—socializable, adj. —socializer, n. /soh"sheuh luyz'/, v., socialized, socializing. v.t. 1. to make social; make fit for life in companionship with others. 2. to make ...
socialized medicine
any of various systems to provide the entire population with complete medical care through government subsidization and regularization of medical and health services. [1935-40] * ...
Socialized Medicine's Aches and Pains
▪ 2001 by Bryan Christie       After a detailed examination by the World Health Organization (WHO) to assess the standards, responsiveness, and effectiveness of health ...
socializedmedicine
so·cial·ized medicine (sōʹshə-līzd') n. A government-regulated system for providing health care for all by means of subsidies derived from taxation. * * *
socializer
See socialization. * * *
socially
See social. * * *
socialpsychiatrist
See social psychiatry. * * *
socialpsychiatry
social psychiatry n. The branch of psychiatry that deals with the relationship between social environment and mental illness.   social psychiatrist n. * * *
socialpsychologist
See social psychology. * * *
socialpsychology
social psychology n. The branch of human psychology that deals with the behavior of groups and the influence of social factors on the individual.   social psychologist n. * * *
socialregister
social register n. A directory listing persons of social prominence in a community. * * *
socialscience
social science n. 1. The study of human society and of individual relationships in and to society. 2. A scholarly or scientific discipline that deals with such study, generally ...
socialscientist
See social science. * * *
socialsecretary
social secretary n. A personal secretary who handles social correspondence and appointments. * * *
socialsecurity
social security n. 1. often Social Security Abbr. SS A government program that provides economic assistance to persons faced with unemployment, disability, or agedness, financed ...
socialservice
social service n. 1. Organized efforts to advance human welfare; social work. 2. Services, such as free school lunches, provided by a government for its disadvantaged citizens. ...
socialstudies
social studies pl.n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb) A course of study including geography, history, government, and sociology, taught in secondary and elementary schools. * * *
socialwork
social work n. Organized work intended to advance the social conditions of a community, and especially of the disadvantaged, by providing psychological counseling, guidance, and ...
socialworker
See social work. * * *
societal
—societally, adv. /seuh suy"i tl/, adj. noting or pertaining to large social groups, or to their activities, customs, etc. [1895-1900; SOCIET(Y) + -AL1] * * *
societal development
Sociol. the formation and transformation of social life, customs, institutions, etc. * * *
societally
See societal. * * *
Société Générale
Major French commercial bank, with headquarters in Paris. It was established in 1864 to offer banking and investment services, and was nationalized in 1946 along with several ...
Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Français
▪ French railway English  French National Railways        state-owned railroad system of France, formed in 1938. The first railroad in France, from Saint-Étienne to ...
society
—societyless, adj. /seuh suy"i tee/, n., pl. societies, adj. n. 1. an organized group of persons associated together for religious, benevolent, cultural, scientific, political, ...
Society Islands
a group of islands in the S Pacific: a part of French Polynesia; largest island, Tahiti. (Excluding minor islands) 100,270; 453 sq. mi. (1173 sq. km). Cap.: Papeete. * * ...
Society of Friends
a sect founded by George Fox in England about 1650, opposed to oath-taking and war. Also called Quakers, Religious Society of Friends. * * *
Society of Jesus
Society of Jesus n. JESUIT * * *
Society of Jesus.
See under Jesuit (def. 1). * * *
society verse
light, graceful, entertaining poetry considered as appealing to polite society. [trans. of F vers de société] * * *
SocietyIslands
So·ci·e·ty Islands (sə-sīʹĭ-tē) An island group of French Polynesia in the southern Pacific Ocean east of Samoa. The group is made up of the Windward Islands and the ...
Societyof Friends
Society of Friends n. A Christian denomination, founded in the mid-17th century in England, that rejects formal sacraments, a formal creed, a priesthood, and violence; the ...
Societyof Jesus
Society of Jesus n. Roman Catholic Church An order of regular clergy, founded by Saint Ignatius of Loyola in 1534, that is strongly committed to education, theological ...
Socinian
—Socinianism, n. /soh sin"ee euhn/, n. 1. a follower of Faustus and Laelius Socinus who rejected a number of traditional Christian doctrines, as the Trinity, the divinity of ...
Socinianism
Socinianism [sō sin′ē ən iz΄əm] n. the teachings of Faustus Socinus (1539-1604), It. rationalistic religious reformer, denying the Trinity, the divinity of Christ, etc., ...
Socinus
/soh suy"neuhs/, n. Faustus /faw"steuhs/, (Fausto Sozzini), 1539-1604, and his uncle, Laelius /lee"lee euhs/, (Lelio Sozzini), 1525-62, Italian Protestant theologians and ...
Socinus, Faustus
▪ Italian theologian Italian  Fausto (Paolo) Socini, Sozini, or Sozzini   born Dec. 5, 1539, Siena [Italy] died March 3, 1604, Luclawice, Pol.  theologian whose ...
Socinus, Laelius
▪ Italian theologian Italian  Lelio (Francesco Maria) Socini,  Sozini , or  Sozzini  born March 25, 1525, Siena [Italy] died May 14, 1562, Zürich, ...
Socinus,Faustus
So·ci·nus (sō-sīʹnəs), Faustus. Originally Fausto Paolo Sozzini. 1539-1604. Italian theologian who based his anti-Trinitarian teachings on the doctrine formulated by his ...
Socinus,Laelius
See Socinus, Faustus. * * *
socio-
a combining form used, with the meanings "social," "sociological," or "society," in the formation of compound words: sociometry; socioeconomic. [comb. form of L socius a fellow, ...
sociobiological
See sociobiology. * * *
sociobiologist
See sociobiological. * * *
sociobiology
—sociobiological /soh'see oh buy'euh loj"i keuhl, soh'shee-/, adj. —sociobiologically, adv. —sociobiologist, n. /soh'see oh buy ol"euh jee, soh'shee-/, n. the study of ...
sociocentric
—sociocentricity /soh'see oh sen tris"i tee, soh'shee-/, n. —sociocentrism, n. /soh'see oh sen"trik, soh'shee-/, adj. 1. oriented toward or focused on one's own social ...
sociocracy
—sociocrat /soh"see euh krat', soh"shee-/, n. —sociocratic, adj. /soh'see ok"reuh see, soh'shee-/, n. a theoretical system of government in which the interests of all members ...
sociocultural
—socioculturally, adv. /soh'see oh kul"cheuhr euhl, soh'shee-/, adj. of, pertaining to, or signifying the combination or interaction of social and cultural elements. [1925-30; ...
sociocultural evolution
Development of culture and society from simple to complex forms. Europeans had sought to explain the existence of various "primitive" societies, some believing that such ...
socioculturally
See sociocultural. * * *
sociodrama
—sociodramatic /soh'see oh dreuh mat"ik, soh'shee-/, adj. /soh'see oh drah"meuh, -dram"euh, soh'shee-/, n. a method of group psychotherapy in which each patient assumes and ...
socioeconomic
—socioeconomically, adv. /soh'see oh ek'euh nom"ik, -ee'keuh-, soh'shee-/, adj. of, pertaining to, or signifying the combination or interaction of social and economic factors: ...
socioeconomics
—socioeconomist /soh'see oh i kon"euh mist, soh'shee-/, n. /soh'see oh ek'euh nom"iks, -ee'keuh-, soh'shee-/, n. (used with a sing. v.) the study of the interrelation between ...
sociogenetic
—sociogenesis /soh'see oh jen"euh sis, soh'shee-/, n. /soh'see oh jeuh net"ik, soh'shee-/, adj. contributing to or affecting the course of social development: sociogenetic ...
sociogenic
/soh'see oh jen"ik, soh'shee-/, adj. caused or influenced by society or social factors: sociogenic problems. [1965-70; SOCIO- + -GENIC] * * *
sociogram
/soh"see euh gram', soh"shee-/, n. Sociol. a sociometric diagram representing the pattern of relationships between individuals in a group, usually expressed in terms of which ...
sociography
—sociographic /soh'see euh graf"ik, soh'shee-/, adj. /soh'see og"reuh fee, soh'shee-/, n. the branch of sociology that uses statistical data to describe social ...
sociol
sociol abbrev. 1. sociological 2. sociology * * *
sociol.
1. sociological. 2. sociology. * * *
sociolect
/soh"see euh lekt', soh"shee-/, n. a variety of a language used by a particular social group; a social dialect. [1970-75; SOCIO- + (DIA)LECT] * * *
sociolinguist
See sociolinguistics. * * *
sociolinguistic
See sociolinguist. * * *
sociolinguistics
—sociolinguist, n. —sociolinguistic, adj. —sociolinguistically, adv. /soh'see oh ling gwis"tiks, soh'shee-/, n. (used with a sing. v.) the study of language as it functions ...
sociologic
See sociology. * * *
sociological
—sociologically, adv. /soh'see euh loj"i keuhl, soh'shee-/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of sociology and its methodology. 2. dealing with social questions or ...
sociologically
See sociologic. * * *
sociologism
/soh'see ol"euh jiz'euhm, soh'shee-/, n. an explanation, expression, concept, etc., characteristic of sociology, esp. when lacking reference to other disciplines concerned with ...


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