sociable

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj sociable friendly and pleasant "a sociable gathering"
    • adj sociable inclined to or conducive to companionship with others "a sociable occasion","enjoyed a sociable chat","a sociable conversation","Americans are sociable and gregarious"
    • n sociable a party of people assembled to promote sociability and communal activity
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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
    • Sociable A carriage having two double seats facing each other, and a box for the driver.
    • Sociable A gathering of people for social purposes; an informal party or reception; as, a church sociable .
    • Sociable Affording opportunites for conversation; characterized by much conversation; as, a sociable party.
    • Sociable Capable of being, or fit to be, united in one body or company; associable. "They are sociable parts united into one body."
    • Sociable Inclined to, or adapted for, society; ready to unite with others; fond of companions; social. "Society is no comfort to one not sociable .""What can be more uneasy to this sociable creature than the dry, pensive retirements of solitude?"
    • Sociable No longer hostile; friendly.
    • Sociable Ready to converse; inclined to talk with others; not taciturn or reserved.
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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.
    • sociable Capable of being conjoined; fit to be united in one body or company.
    • sociable Disposed to associate or unite with others; inclined to company; of social disposition; social; of animals, social.
    • sociable Disposed to be friendly and agreeable in company; frank and companionable; conversible.
    • sociable Friendly: with reference to a particular individual.
    • sociable Affording opportunities for sociability and friendly conversation.
    • sociable Characterized by sociability and the absence of reserve and formality: as, a sociable party.
    • sociable Of, pertaining to, or constituting society; social.
    • sociable Synonyms and
    • sociable 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 sociable An open four-wheeled carriage with seats facing each other.
    • n sociable A tricycle with seats for two persons side by side.
    • n sociable 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 sociable A gathering of people for social purposes; an informal party; especially, a social church meeting.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Sociable sō′sha-bl inclined to society: fit for company: companionable: affording opportunities for intercourse
    • n Sociable a four-wheeled open carriage with seats facing: a tricycle for two persons side by side: a couch with a curved S-shaped back:
    • n Sociable (U.S.) an informal party, a social church meeting
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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
F., fr. L. sociabilis, fr. sociare, to associate, fr. socius, a companion. See Social

Usage

In literature:

There was in him a slumbering spark of sociability which the long Starkfield winters had not yet extinguished.
"Ethan Frome" by Edith Wharton
Upon my soul, I think you're mighty forgiving to travel all the way to Ossining for one of his stained-glass sociables!
"The Descent of Man and Other Stories" by Edith Wharton
A gay brightness of sociable life made Buyukderer intimately merry as evening drew on.
"In the Wilderness" by Robert Hichens
He seemed in a sociable mood, and I sate down beside him.
"The Upton Letters" by Arthur Christopher Benson
You will find Mrs. Cameron, here, a sociable kind of a woman.
"Trials and Confessions of a Housekeeper" by T. S. Arthur
He had always found Usial Britt in a sociable mood.
"When Egypt Went Broke" by Holman Day
In the light of further knowledge I now surmise that that porter was a very friendly and sociable porter.
"The Grim Smile of the Five Towns" by Arnold Bennett
A very sociable and tame bird.
"Expedition into Central Australia" by Charles Sturt
All the family were going to the church sociable, and she must put the babies to bed.
"The Children's Book of Christmas Stories" by Various
Hall very sociably pulled up.
"The Invisible Man" by H. G. Wells
At tea we all met again, and Dr. Johnson was gaily sociable.
"The Diary and Letters of Madame D'Arblay, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by Fanny Burney
I don't care much for lodge meetin's and sociables and such, myself.
"Cap'n Dan's Daughter" by Joseph C. Lincoln
I don't see any use in keeping him; he isn't so very sociable.
"Tom Slade on Mystery Trail" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
But you kicked him out because he wasn't sociable enough.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume III. (of X.)" by Various
And I like my girls to be sociable.
"Winner Take All" by Larry Evans
It seems more sociable.
"A Dream of Empire" by William Henry Venable
The climax of sociability was reached!
"The Story of the Big Front Door" by Mary Finley Leonard
It is a nice quiet place with as much sociability on it as a man wants.
"Carl and the Cotton Gin" by Sara Ware Bassett
Like all sociable birds, the black-throated jay is very noisy.
"Birds of the Indian Hills" by Douglas Dewar
New Boston is not a lively nor a sociable place.
"Miss Ravenel's conversion from secession to loyalty" by J. W. de Forest
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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.
I was introduced to my first sociable robot on a sunny afternoon in June.
Turning the purchase of a single one-family house into one of the major rental real-estate businesses in Ithaca takes vision, imagination, sociability, a facility with figures and a willingness to work hard.
Some psychologists are claiming that if you don't have a Facebook account, that's a big red flag that you're not very sociable, you're abnormal and could be dangerous.
OBSERVER Kay E Holekamp of Michigan State University has been chronicling the lives of spotted hyenas in Kenya, linking brain size to sociability .
Sociable "robots" believe in 43 Things.
Though Stinger 's is sure to be full of regulars on any given night, we like its sociable attitude and the bartenders' welcoming service.
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.
From Ron Jeffries' brewery, dedicated to wood-aged artisanal beers, Bam Bière is sociably light and toasty, no heavier than the Miller you've been tolerating for years, but brewed by a bona fide artist.
Championship teams receive a $100 bar tab, as do teams judged to be the most sociable.
1) Tuning of Place: Sociable Spaces and Pervasive Digital Media Coyne, Richard MIT Press 2010 ISBN 9780262013918.
"Real Housewives" star Sonja Morgan was less than sociable at Southampton Social Club Friday night when the tab arrived, spies say.
He is super affectionate and very sociable.
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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
In the social interaction test diazepam completely restored the level of sociability and exploratory activity and reduced avoidance behavior of approaching partner.
Anxiety as a Factor in the Development of Autistic Spectrum Symptoms: an Experimental Study
BALB/c mice: low sociability and other phenotypes that may be relevant to autism.
Anxiety as a Factor in the Development of Autistic Spectrum Symptoms: an Experimental Study
While only a few of sociable users jump out of the circle to become “aggressive users”, they’d like to add as many friends as possible actively.
Being Rational or Aggressive? A Revisit to Dunbar's Number in Online Social Networks
In another work McDonald augmented this system with two different social networks: one based on workplace sociability, which represents how often individuals socialize with each other, the other based on shared workplace context, which represents logical work groups and work context over organizational boundaries .
Interest-Based vs. Social Person-Recommenders in Social Networking Platforms
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