US: /səˈsaɪəti/
UK: /səsˈa‍ɪ‍əti/

English Vietnamese dictionary

society /sə'saiəti/
  • danh từ
    • xã hội
      • duties towards society: những bổn phận đối với xã hội
    • lối sống xã hội
    • tầng lớp thượng lưu; tầng lớp quan sang chức trọng
      • society people: người ở tầng lớp thượng lưu
    • sự giao du, sự giao thiệp
      • to have no society with someone: không giao thiệp với người nào
    • sự làm bạn, tình bạn bè
      • to enjoy somebody's society: thích bè bạn với ai
    • đoàn thể, hội

Advanced English dictionary

+ noun (plural societies)
1 [U] people in general, living together in communities: policies that will benefit society as a whole + Racism exists at all levels of society. + They carried out research into the roles of men and women in today's society
2 [C, U] a particular community of people who share the same customs, laws, etc: modern industrial societies + demand created by a consumer society + Can Britain ever be a classless society? + They were discussing the problems of Western society.
3 [C] (abbreviation Soc.) (especially in names) a group of people who join together for a particular purpose
a member of the drama society + the American Society of Newspaper Editors
4 [U] the group of people in a country who are fashionable, rich and powerful: Their daughter married into high society. + a society wedding
5 [U] (formal) the state of being with other people
Synonym: COMPANY
He was a solitary man who avoided the society of others.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 fellowship, brotherhood, association, intercourse, companionship, company, camaraderie, friendship:
Few people can be happy for long without the society of others.
2 mankind, people, the public:
I fear that Bob is not yet ready to mingle with society again. Do you believe that society demands too much?
3 culture, civilization, community, way of life, world; organization, system:
The hunting society was replaced largely by the agricultural some 10,000 years ago.
4 high society, haut monde, beau monde, upper classes, polite society, elite, gentry, Colloq upper crust:
The purpose of the debutante ball is to introduce young ladies of about 18 to society.
5 organization, club, association, circle, league, institute, academy, alliance, guild, group, fraternity, sorority, brotherhood, sisterhood, fellowship, union, consociation, sodality, Verein, bund or Bund:
The society, founded to advance and support linguistic scholarship, is now 100 years old.

Collocation dictionary

1 people who have shared customs and laws


the position of women within the family and the wider society
| contemporary, modern | traditional | advanced
the division of labour in an advanced capitalist society
| primitive | egalitarian, free, just, open | closed | civilized, humane | affluent
the consumerist values of the affluent society
| consumer, consumerist | throwaway
Our throwaway society must be encouraged to recycle.
| permissive | multicultural, multiracial, pluralistic | divided, stratified
Years of high unemployment have left society deeply divided.
| civil
the relationship between the state and civil society
| secular | human
a theory on the basis of human society
| class | classless | tribal | matriarchal, patriarchal | bourgeois | capitalist, democratic, feudal, socialist, etc. | industrial, post-industrial, pre-industrial | agricultural, technological | Western | rural, urban, village | polite
Such language would not be used in polite society.


build, create, shape
the struggle to build a just society
| permeate, pervade
the greed that pervades modern society
| fit into
Prisoners often have problems fitting into society on their release.
| polarize


be based on sth
a society based on social justice


in/within (a) ~
the role of television in modern Western society


a cross-section of society
The clinic deals with a wide cross-section of society
| the fabric of society
The civil war tore apart the fabric of society.
| the higher/top echelons of society
Officers were drawn largely from the top echelons of society.
| a level/rank/stratum of society
Child cruelty exists at all levels of society.
| a member of society
welfare reforms to protect the most vulnerable members of society
| an outcast from/of society
She devoted herself to helping the outcasts of society.
| the backbone/a bulwark/a pillar of society
One of the pillars of society must be that everyone has access to the legal system. He considered himself to be a pillar of society.
| your place/rank in society
A person's job is one of the factors that determines their place in society.
| the rest of society
He felt isolated from the rest of society.
| a section/sector/segment of society
Every section of society must have access to education.
| society as a whole
The research examines minorities and their relation to society as a whole.
| society at large
Health standards have risen in society at large.
| the structure of a society
the class structure of British society

2 organization formed for a particular purpose


secret | debating, dramatic, historical, horticultural, law, medical, musical, religious, etc.


belong to
She belongs to the historical society.
| become a member of, join | create, establish, form, found, set up, start


in a/the ~
She was active in the Society for Women's Suffrage.
| ~ for
a society for the prevention of cruelty to animals
| ~ of
the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders

More information about ORGANIZATION


create, establish, form, found, set up, start ~
an association created to promote local industry The company was founded in 1981.

dissolve ~
(often law)She sought a court order to have the partnership dissolved.

run ~
He runs an accountancy firm.

manage ~
The executive committee manages the group on a day-to-day basis.

be/become a member of, join ~
She became a member of the Society of Arts.

leave ~
The country plans to leave the organization.

Concise English dictionary

+an extended social group having a distinctive cultural and economic organization
+a formal association of people with similar interests
+the state of being with someone
+the fashionable elite