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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section III. Sympathetic Affections
1. Social Affections
 
892. Sociality.
 
  
NOUN:SOCIALITY, sociability, sociableness &c. adj.; social intercourse, consociation, intercourse, intercommunion; consortship, companionship, comradeship, fellowship; urban- ity (courtesy) [See Courtesy]; intimacy, familiarity; clubbability or clubability [colloq.], clubbism; esprit de corps [F.]; morale [F.].
  CONVIVIALITY; good- fellowship, - company; joviality, jollity, savoir vivre [F.], joie de vivre [F.], festivity, festive board, walnuts and wine, merrymaking; loving cup; hospitality, heartiness; cheer; “the feast of reason and the flow of soul” [Pope].
  WELCOME, welcomeness, greeting; hearty -, warm -, welcome- reception; hearty welcome; hearty -, warm- greeting; the glad hand [slang].
  BOON COMPANION; good -, jolly- fellow; bon enfant [F.], bawcock [archaic], crony, bon vivant [F.]; a good mixer [colloq., U. S.]; a j’iner [colloq., U. S.].
  social -, family- circle; family hearth; circle of acquaintance, coterie, society, company; club (association) [See Party].
  SOCIAL GATHERING, social reunion; assembly (assemblage) [See Assemblage]; barbecue [U. S.]; bee; corn-husking [U. S.], corn-shucking [U. S.]; husking, husking-bee [U. S.]; hen party [colloq.]; house raising, house-warming, hanging of the crane; infare or infair [Scot & dial., U. S.]; smoker, - party [both colloq.]; Dutch treat [colloq., U. S.]; stag, - party [both colloq.]; sociable [U. S.], tamasha [Hind.], party, entertainment, reception, levee, at home, conversazione [It.], soirée [F.], matinée; evening -, morning -, afternoon -, garden -, coming-out [colloq.] -, surprise- party; partie carrée [F.]; kettledrum, drum, drum major, rout [archaic], tempest, hurricane; ridotto [It.]; ball, hunt ball, dance, dinner dance, festival (amusement) [See Amusement].
  [SOCIAL MEALS] breakfast, wedding breakfast, hunt breakfast; luncheon, lunch; picnic lunch, basket lunch, picnic; tea, afternoon tea, five o’clock tea, cup of tea, dish of tea [esp. Brit.], thé dansant [F.], coming-out tea [colloq.]; tea party, tea fight [slang]; dinner, potluck, bachelor dinner, stag dinner colloq.], hunt dinner; church supper, high tea; banquet [See Food].
  VISIT, visiting; round of visits; call, morning call; interview (interlocution) [See Interlocution]; assignation; tryst, trysting place; appointment.
  
VERB:be sociable &c. adj.; know; be acquainted &c. adj.; associate with, sort with, consort with, keep company with, walk hand in hand with; eat off the same trencher, club together, consort, bear one company, join; consociate [rare], intercommunicate, intercommune [rare], make acquaintance with (friendship) [See Friendship]; make advances, fraternize, embrace.
  VISIT, pay a visit; interchange -visits, - cards; call at, call upon; leave a card; drop in, look in, look one up, beat up one’s quarters [colloq.].
  RECEIVE HOSPITALITY; be -, feel -, make oneself- at home with; make free with; crack a bottle with; take potluck with; live at free quarters; find the latchstring out [U. S.].
  ENTERTAIN; give a party &c. n.; be at home, see one’s friends, keep open house, do the honors; receive, - with open arms; welcome; give a warm reception &c. n. to; kill the fatted calf.
  
ADJECTIVE:SOCIABLE, companionable, clubbable or clubable [colloq.], clubbish; conversable, cozy or cosy or cosey, chatty, conversational; convivial, festive, festal, jovial, jolly, hospitable.
  welcome, - as roses in May; fêted, entertained.
  free and easy, hail fellow well met, familiar, intimate, consociate, consociated; associated with &c. v.; on visiting terms, acquainted; social, neighborly.
  international, cosmopolitan; gregarious.
  
ADVERB:SOCIABLY &c. adj.; en famille [F.], in the family circle; on terms of intimacy; in the social whirl; sans -façon, - cérémonie [F.], arm in arm.
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. A crowd is not company.—Bacon
  2. Be bright and jovial among your guests to-night.—Macbeth
  3. His worth is warrant for his welcome.—Two Gentlemen
  4. Let’s be red with mirth.—Winter’s Tale
  5. Welcome the coming speed the parting guest.—Pope
  6. We have heard the chimes at midnight.—II Henry IV
  7. ’Tis grievous parting with good company.—George Eliot
  8. O go not yet!—II Henry VI
  9. And now subscribe your names.—Love’s Labor’s Lost
  10. Drink a health to me for I must hence.—Taming of the Shrew
  11. Stand not upon the order of your going, But go at once.—Macbeth

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