Social vs Dining - What's the difference?

social | dining |

As nouns the difference between social and dining

is that social is a festive gathering to foster introductions while dining is eating dinner as a social function.

As a adjective social

is being extroverted or outgoing.

As a verb dining is




(wikipedia social)


(en noun)
  • A festive gathering to foster introductions.
  • They organized a social at the dance club to get people to know each other.
  • (Canadian Prairies) A dance held to raise money for a couple to be married.
  • (British, colloquial) for its employees.
  • Fred hated going down to the social to sign on.
  • (US, colloquial)
  • What's your social ?
  • (dated, Ireland) A dinner dance event, usually held annually by a company or sporting club.
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Being extroverted or outgoing.
  • James is a very social guy; he knows lots of people.
  • Of or relating to society.
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  • , author=Donald Worster , title=A Drier and Hotter Future , volume=100, issue=1, page=70 , magazine= citation , passage=Phoenix and Lubbock are both caught in severe drought, and it is going to get much worse. We may see many such [dust] storms in the decades ahead, along with species extinctions, radical disturbance of ecosystems, and intensified social conflict over land and water. Welcome to the Anthropocene, the epoch when humans have become a major geological and climatic force.}}
    Teresa feels uncomfortable in certain social situations.
    Unemployment is a social problem.
  • (Internet) Relating to social media or social networks.
  • social gaming
  • (rare) Relating to a nation's allies]] (compare [[w:Social War, the Social War)
  • (botany, zoology) Cooperating or growing in groups.
  • a social insect


    * antisocial * unsocial * asocial

    Derived terms

    * biosocial * parasocial * presocial * pseudosocial * psychosocial * quasisocial * semisocial * social butterfly * social capital * social class * social climber * social cohesion * social collaboration * social collapse * social commentary * social conscience * social conservative * social construct * social democrat * social entrepreneurship * social function * social grace * social ladder * social life * social media * social mobility * social network * social outcast * social psychology * social safety net * social security * social science * social status * social studies * social trading * social work * social worker * sociable * socialist * subsocial






  • Eating dinner as a social function.
  • * 1869 , The XIX Century (volume 1, page 6)
  • For my own part I preferred to remain with the ship, and I am now glad that I did so, for the welcome we received at Havana; the cheering crowds upon the quay; the friends we met and made; the dinings in and dinings out
  • Entertaining someone to dinner.
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