Definition of Party

1. Verb. Have or participate in a party. "The students were partying all night before the exam"

Generic synonyms: Celebrate, Fete
Specialized synonyms: Rave

2. Noun. An organization to gain political power. "In 1992 Perot tried to organize a third party at the national level"

3. Noun. A group of people gathered together for pleasure. "She joined the party after dinner"

4. Noun. A band of people associated temporarily in some activity. "The company of cooks walked into the kitchen"

5. Noun. An occasion on which people can assemble for social interaction and entertainment. "He planned a party to celebrate Bastille Day"

6. Noun. A person involved in legal proceedings. "The party of the first part"

Definition of Party

1. n. A part or portion.

2. a. Parted or divided, as in the direction or form of one of the ordinaries; as, an escutcheon party per pale.

3. adv. Partly.

Definition of Party

1. Noun. (legal) A person or group of people constituting a particular side in a contract or legal action. ¹

2. Noun. With '''to''': an accessory, someone who takes part. ¹

3. Noun. (context: now rare in general sense) A group of people forming one side in a given dispute, contest etc. ¹

4. Noun. A political group considered as a formal whole, united under one specific political platform of issues and campaigning to take part in government. ¹

5. Noun. (military) A discrete detachment of troops, especially for a particular purpose. ¹

6. Noun. A social gathering for entertainment and fun. ¹

7. Noun. A group of people traveling or attending an event together, or participating in the same activity. ¹

8. Noun. (context: gaming online gaming) Active player characters organized into a single group. ¹

9. Noun. (context: video games) Group of characters controlled by the player. ¹

10. Noun. (obsolete) A part or division. ¹

11. Noun. A gathering of acquaintances so that one of them may offer items for sale to the rest of them. ¹

12. Verb. (intransitive) To celebrate at a party, to have fun, to enjoy oneself. ¹

13. Verb. (intransitive slang euphemistic) To take recreational drugs. ¹

14. Verb. (context: gaming online gaming intransitive) To form a party (with). ¹

15. Adjective. (obsolete except in compounds) Divided; in part. ¹

16. Adverb. (obsolete) Partly. ¹

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Definition of Party

1. to attend a social gathering [v -TIED, -TYING, -TIES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Party

parturient paralysis
parturient paresis
party (current term)
party and party costs
party animal
party animals
party bag
party boss
party bus
party crashers
party dress
party favor
party favour

Literary usage of Party

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Western World, Or, Travels in the United States in 1846-47: Exhibiting by Alexander Mackay (1849)
"Zeal which characterises American party.—Progressive Career of the American Politician. ... party Allegiance.—Political Influence of Young Men in America. ..."

2. My Bondage and My Freedom by Frederick Douglass (1855)
"SIB, it is evident that there is in this country a purely slavery party — a party which exists for no other earthly purpose but to promote the interests of ..."

3. My Bondage and My Freedom by Frederick Douglass (1857)
"SIR, it Is evident that there is in this country a purely slavery party —• a party -which ... The presence of this party is felt everywhere in the republic. ..."

4. The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York by Daniel Defoe (1790)
"... cafes : I am ready to make a fair truce of honour with you, viz. that if what either party are doing, or faying, ..."

5. The Government of England by Abbott Lawrence Lowell (1908)
"CHAPTER XXXI ANCILLARY party ORGANISATIONS IN an earlier chapter ancillary organisations were de- The scribed as handmaids to the party, which make no ..."

6. South: The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition, 1914-1917 by Ernest Henry Shackleton (1920)
"For the depot that was the main object of the Expedition was laid in the spot that I had indicated, and if the transcontinental party had been fortunate ..."

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