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sociable

[soh-shuh-buh l] /ˈsoʊ ʃə bəl/
adjective
1.
inclined to associate with or be in the company of others.
2.
friendly or agreeable in company; companionable.
3.
characterized by agreeable companionship:
a sociable evening at the home of friends.
noun
4.
Chiefly Northern and Midland U.S. an informal social gathering, especially of members of a church.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; < Latin sociābilis, equivalent to sociā(re) to unite (derivative of socius partner, comrade) + -bilis -ble
Related forms
sociableness, noun
sociably, adverb
nonsociable, adjective
nonsociableness, noun
nonsociably, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for nonsociable

sociable

/ˈsəʊʃəbəl/
adjective
1.
friendly or companionable
2.
(of an occasion) providing the opportunity for friendliness and conviviality
noun
3.
(mainly US) another name for social (sense 9)
4.
a type of open carriage with two seats facing each other
Derived Forms
sociability, sociableness, noun
sociably, adverb
Word Origin
C16: via French from Latin sociābilis, from sociāre to unite, from socius an associate
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Word Origin and History for nonsociable

sociable

adj.

1550s, "enjoying the company of others," from Middle French sociable (16c.) and directly from Latin sociabilis "close, intimate, easily united," from sociare "to join, unite," from socius "companion, ally" (see social (adj.)).

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