WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
- the act or an instance of being sociable.
- the quality, state, disposition, or inclination of being sociable.
- 1425–75; late Middle English; see sociable, -ity
- glad to associate with others; companionable:a sociable couple who enjoy parties.
- marked by agreeable companionship:a sociable evening.
so•cia•bly, adv. See -soc-.
- inclined to associate with or be in the company of others.
- friendly or agreeable in company;
- characterized by agreeable companionship:a sociable evening at the home of friends.
- Dialect Terms[Chiefly Northern and Midland U.S.]an informal social gathering, esp. of members of a church.
- Latin sociābilis, equivalent. to sociā(re) to unite (derivative of socius partner, comrade) + -bilis -ble