sociability

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sociability the relative tendency or disposition to be sociable or associate with one's fellows
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: When you give someone roses, the color can have a meaning. The meaning of rose colors: Red = Love and respect, Deep pink = Gratitude, appreciation, Light pink = Admiration, sympathy White = Reverence, humility, Yellow = Joy, gladness,Orange = Enthusiasm, desire, Red & yellow blend = Gaiety, joviality,Pale blended tones = Sociability, friendship
    • n Sociability The quality of being sociable; sociableness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Boredom can lead to madness in parrots. When caged by themselves and neglected for long periods of time, these intelligent, sociable birds can easily become mentally ill. Many inflict wounds upon themselves, develop strange tics, and rip out their own feathers. The birds need constant interaction, affection, and mental stimulation; some bird authorities have determined that some parrot breeds have the mental abilities of a 5-year-old human child. Should a neglected parrot go mad, there is little that can be done to restore it to normalcy. In England, there are "mental institutions" for such unfortunate creatures.
    • n sociability Sociable disposition or tendency: disposition or inclination for the society of others; sociableness.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Sociability quality of being sociable: good-fellowship
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Quotations

  • Arthur Schopenhauer
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    “Rascals are always sociable -- more's the pity! and the chief sign that a man has any nobility in his character is the little pleasure he takes in others company.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. sociabilité,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. sociabilissociāre, to associate—socius, a companion.

Usage

In literature:

The young man met his eyes only the more sociably.
"The Awkward Age" by Henry James
Pete had learned to discourage the rare sociability of the other traders.
"Snow-Blind" by Katharine Newlin Burt
He seemed not quite a man of the world, a little shy in manner, yet he addressed me kindly and sociably.
"Passages From the English Notebooks, Volume 2" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
I gets from $3 to $8 last month from the Sociable Welfare.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
I get $8 and commodities from the Sociable Welfare.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
But this wouldn't be a very sociable way of travelling, and none of us liked it.
"Pomona's Travels" by Frank R. Stockton
Then went to Ashestiel in the sociable, with Colonel Ferguson.
"The Journal of Sir Walter Scott" by Walter Scott
They laid there pretty near half an hour as sociable as old maids at a tea party, and neither one offered to touch the other.
"Bears I Have Met--and Others" by Allen Kelly
His Highness did not "put on any style this time," and was as sociable as any common person.
"Across India" by Oliver Optic
Come and be sociable down here.
"Far to Seek" by Maud Diver
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In poetry:

My sociable piazza! I prize thy quiet talk,
When arm in arm with one I love, I tread the accustomed walk;
Or loll within our rocking-chairs, not over nice or wise,
And yield the careless confidence, where heart to heart replies
"My Piazza." by Caroline Howard Gilman

In news:

It's this natural sociability that makes them bond so closely to their human owners.
Rabies is a relentless killing machine that exploits the very thing we love most about dogs, their sociability with humans.
They are just learning to be sociable and are quite calm for their age.
I was introduced to my first sociable robot on a sunny afternoon in June.
Sociable chimp at Sacramento Zoo dies.
Part II investigates how urban design is making these ­­­­cities not only denser and more vibrant, but also more verdant, walkable, and sociable .
2009 Grantsville Old Folks Sociable .
Sociable "robots" believe in 43 Things.
The hospitality tent will also be one of the main highlights of the Asbury Classic, maintaining the time-honored and sociable aspects of traditional horse shows.
Part II investigates how urban design is making these ­­­­cities not only denser and more vibrant, but also more verdant , walkable, and sociable.
Championship teams receive a $100 bar tab, as do teams judged to be the most sociable.
"Real Housewives" star Sonja Morgan was less than sociable at Southampton Social Club Friday night when the tab arrived, spies say.
Speece says Rolland is so sociable he is "therapeutic".
In most respects, for most anglers most of the time, fishing is a social and sociable activity.
Your new husband-to-be Brian's family is unfortunately very well adjusted and sociable, so they too would like to be seated very far away from your POS gene pool.
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In science:

The new links are added according to the sociability or popularity of the individual it connects to.
Complex structures in generalized small worlds
Sociability and Mobility Concepts for the Connected Home. In N.
Ambient Multimodality: an Asset for Developing Universal Access to the Information Society
Peers who have many statistical contacts during a daily path are good carriers of messages. These more sociable or gregarious peers provide a stronger method by which to share content or messages.
Content Sharing for Mobile Devices
The more sociable a peer the more it reduces it privacy, but at the same time, its worth within the network rises.
Content Sharing for Mobile Devices
Hoffman. Effects of variation of profile format on intelligence and sociability judgments.
Widescope - A social platform for serious conversations on the Web
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