from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Fond of the company of others; gregarious.
- adj. Marked by or affording occasion for agreeable conversation and conviviality. See Synonyms at social.
- adj. Pleasant, friendly, and affable. See Synonyms at gracious.
- n. A social.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Tending to socialize or be social; friendly; inviting; congenial.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Capable of being, or fit to be, united in one body or company; associable.
- adj. Inclined to, or adapted for, society; ready to unite with others; fond of companions; social.
- adj. Ready to converse; inclined to talk with others; not taciturn or reserved.
- adj. Affording opportunites for conversation; characterized by much conversation.
- adj. No longer hostile; friendly.
- n. A gathering of people for social purposes; an informal party or reception.
- n. A carriage having two double seats facing each other, and a box for the driver.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of being conjoined; fit to be united in one body or company.
- Disposed to associate or unite with others; inclined to company; of social disposition; social; of animals, social.
- Disposed to be friendly and agreeable in company; frank and companionable; conversible.
- Friendly: with reference to a particular individual.
- Affording opportunities for sociability and friendly conversation.
- Characterized by sociability and the absence of reserve and formality: as, a sociable party.
- Of, pertaining to, or constituting society; social.
- Synonyms and
- Social, Sociable, friendly, communicative, familiar. So far as social and sociable are like in meaning, sociable is the stronger and more familiar. They may differ in that social may express more of the permanent character, and sociable the temporary mood: man is a social being, but is not always inclined to be sociable.
- n. An open four-wheeled carriage with seats facing each other.
- n. A tricycle with seats for two persons side by side.
- n. A kind of couch or chair with a curved S-shaped back, and seats for two persons, who sit side by side and partially facing each other. Also called vis-à-vis.
- n. A gathering of people for social purposes; an informal party; especially, a social church meeting.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. friendly and pleasant
- adj. inclined to or conducive to companionship with others
- n. a party of people assembled to promote sociability and communal activity
French, from Latin sociābilis, from sociāre, to share, join, from socius, companion; see sekw-1 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
socialize + -able (Wiktionary)