Definition of Party in English :

Define Party in English

Party meaning in English

Meaning of Party in English

Pronunciation of Party in English

Party pronunciation in English

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1. party, political party

an organization to gain political power

Example Sentences:
'in 1992 Perot tried to organize a third party at the national level'

2. party

a group of people gathered together for pleasure

Example Sentences:
'she joined the party after dinner'

3. company, party

a band of people associated temporarily in some activity

Example Sentences:
'they organized a party to search for food'
'the company of cooks walked into the kitchen'

4. party

an occasion on which people can assemble for social interaction and entertainment

Example Sentences:
'he planned a party to celebrate Bastille Day'

5. party

a person involved in legal proceedings

Example Sentences:
'the party of the first part'


6. party

have or participate in a party

Example Sentences:
'The students were partying all night before the exam'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of party
noun plural -ties
a social gathering for pleasure, often held as a celebration
(as modifier)
party spirit
(in combination)
a group of people associated in some activity
a rescue party
a. (often capital)
a group of people organized together to further a common political aim, such as the election of its candidates to public office
(as modifier)
party politics
the practice of taking sides on public issues
a person, esp one who participates in some activity such as entering into a contract
the person or persons taking part in legal proceedings, such as plaintiff or prosecutor
a party to the action
7. informal, humorous
a person
he's an odd old party
8.  come to the party
verb -ties, -tying or -tied (intransitive)
9. informal
to celebrate; revel
10. heraldry
(of a shield) divided vertically into two colours, metals, or furs

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see synonyms of party
nounWord forms: plural ˈparties
a group of people working together to establish or promote particular theories or principles of government which they hold in common; esp., an organized political group which seeks to elect its candidates to office and thus to direct government policies
any group of persons acting together
; specif.,
a group sent out on a task or mission
a surveying party
a group meeting together socially to accomplish a task
a quilting party
a group assembled for amusement or recreation
a fishing party
a gathering for social entertainment, or the entertainment itself, often of a specific nature
a birthday party, cocktail party
a person who participates or is concerned in an action, proceeding, plan, etc.
often with to
to be a party to a conspiracy
either of the persons or sides concerned in a legal matter
6.  Informal
a person
the party who telephoned
of or having to do with a political party
a party leader
for a social gathering
party clothes
verb intransitiveWord forms: ˈpartied or ˈpartying
9.  US
to attend or hold social parties
10.  Informal
to take part in social activity, as at a party, in an unrestrained, often boisterous manner, usually while drinking alcoholic beverages, taking drugs, etc.

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of party
n. pl. par·ties
1. A social gathering especially for pleasure or amusement: a birthday party.
a. A group of people who have gathered to participate in an activity: a search party.
b. A group of soldiers selected for a duty or mission: a raiding party.
3. An established political group organized to promote and support its principles and candidates for public office.
a. A person or group involved in an enterprise; a participant or accessory: I refuse to be a party to your silly scheme.
b. Law A person or entity that participates in a transaction, makes a contract, or is involved in a lawsuit as a litigant.
a. A subscriber to a telephone party line.
b. A person using a telephone.
6. A person: "And though Grainger was a spry old party, such steps couldn't be his" (Anthony Hyde).
1. Of, relating to, or participating in an established political organization: party members; party politics.
2. Suitable for use at a social gathering: party dresses; a party hat.
3. Characteristic of a pleasurable social gathering: a party atmosphere.
intr.v. par·tied, par·ty·ing, par·ties
To celebrate or carouse at a party or similar gathering: That night we partied until dawn.

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