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Roget category 892

6. Words relating to the sentient and moral
6.3. Sympathetic affections
›› 6.3.1. Social affections

#892. Sociality


sociality, sociability, sociableness etc. adj. — social intercourseconsociationintercourse, intercommunityconsortship, companionship, comradeshipclubbismesprit de corps.
convivialitygood fellowship, good companyjoviality, jollity, savoir vivre [Fr.], festivity, festive board, merrymakingloving cuphospitality, heartinesscheer.
welcome, welcomenessgreetinghearty welcome, hearty reception, warm receptionurbanity etc. (courtesy) 894familiarity.
good fellow, jolly fellowbon enfant [Fr.], bawcock.
social circle, family circlecircle of acquaintance, coterie, society, company.
social gathering, social reunionassembly etc. (assemblage) 72barbecue [U.S.], bee corn-husking [U.S.], corn-shucking [U.S.]house raising, barn raisinghusking, husking-bee [U.S.]infare.
party, entertainment, reception, levee, at, home, conversazione [It], soiree, matin_eeevening party, morning party, afternoon party, bridge party, garden party, surprise partykettle, kettle drumpartie carr_ee [Fr.], dish of tea, ridotto, routhousewarmingball, festival &c. — smoker, smoker-partysociable [U.S.], stag party, hen party, tamashatea-party, tea-fight [Slang].
(amusement) 840the feast of reason and the flow of soul" [Pope]. birthday party [parties for specific occasions], Christmas party, New Year's Eve party, Thanksgiving Day Dinnerbonenkai [Jap.]wedding reception.
visitinground of visitscall, morning callinterview etc. (conversation) 588assignationtryst, trysting placeappointment.
club etc. (association) 712.


be sociable etc. adj. — knowbe acquainted etc. adj. — associate with, sort with, keep company with, walk hand in hand witheat off the same trencher, club together, consort, bear one company, joinmake acquaintance with etc. (friendship) 888make advances, fraternize, embrace.
be at home with, feel at home with, make oneself at home withmake free withcrack a bottle with receive hospitality, live at free quartersfind the latchstring out [U.S.].
visit, pay a visitinterchange visits, interchange cardscall at, call uponleave a carddrop in, look inlook one up, beat up one's quarters.
entertaingive a party etc. n. — be at home, see one's friends, hang out, keep open house, do the honorsreceive, receive with open armswelcomegive a warm reception etc. n.. to kill the fatted calf.


sociable, companionable, clubbable, conversable, cosy, cosey, chatty, conversationalhomiletical.
convivialfestive, festaljovial, jolly, hospitable.
welcome, welcome as the roses in May f=eted, entertained.
free and easy, hall fellow well met, familiar, on visiting terms, acquainted.
social, neighborlyinternationalgregarious.


en famille [Fr.], in the family circlesans fa

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