English - Etymology
English - Pronunciation
- IPA(key): /səˈsaɪ.ə.ti/
English - Noun
- (countable) A long-standing group of people sharing cultural aspects such as language, dress, norms of behavior and artistic forms.
(countable) A group of people who meet from time to time to engage in a
common interest; an association or organization.
1893, Walter Besant, The Ivory Gate, chapterIII:
- At half-past nine on this Saturday evening, the parlour of the Salutation Inn, High Holborn, contained most of its customary visitors. […] In former days every tavern of repute kept such a room for its own select circle, a club, or society, of habitués, who met every evening, for a pipe and a cheerful glass.
- 1893, Walter Besant, The Ivory Gate, chapterIII:
- (countable) The sum total of all voluntary interrelations between individuals.
- (uncountable) The people of one’s country or community taken as a whole.
- (uncountable) High society.
- (countable, law) A number of people joined by mutual consent to deliberate, determine and act toward a common goal.