The totality of social relationships among humans. A group of humans broadly distinguished from other groups by mutual interests, participation in characteristic relationships, shared institutions, and a common culture. The institutions and culture of a distinct self-perpetuating group. An organization or association of persons engaged in a common profession, activity, or interest: a folklore society; a society of bird watchers. The rich, privileged, and fashionable social class. The socially dominant members of a community. Companionship; company: enjoys the society of friends and family members. Biology A colony or community of organisms, usually of the same species: an insect society.