Definition of Party
1. Noun. An organization to gain political power. "In 1992 Perot tried to organize a third party at the national level"
Generic synonyms: Organisation, Organization
Specialized synonyms: American Labor Party, American Party, Know-nothing Party, Anti-masonic Party, Black Panthers, Communist Party, Conservative Party, Constitutional Union Party, Democratic Party, Democratic-republican Party, Farmer-labor Party, American Federalist Party, Federal Party, Federalist Party, Free Soil Party, Gironde, Green Party, Greenback Party, Guomindang, Kuomintang, Labor Party, Labour Party, Liberal Democrat Party, Liberal Party, Liberty Party, Militant Tendency, National Socialist German Workers' Party, Nazi Party, People's Party, Populist Party, Bull Moose Party, Progressive Party, Prohibition Party, Gop, Republican Party, Social Democratic Party, Socialist Labor Party, Socialist Party, Dixiecrats, States' Rights Democratic Party, War Party, Whig Party, Third Party, Opposition
Group relationships: Form Of Government, Political System
2. Verb. Have or participate in a party. "The students were partying all night before the exam"
3. Noun. A group of people gathered together for pleasure. "She joined the party after dinner"
Specialized synonyms: Shindig, Shindy, Dance, Mask, Masque, Masquerade, Masquerade Party, Dinner, Dinner Party, Reception, Open House, Housewarming, Soiree, Fete Champetre, Garden Party, Lawn Party, Shower, Smoker, Stag Party, Hen Party, Slumber Party, Mixer, Sociable, Social, Wedding, Wedding Party, Reunion
4. Noun. A band of people associated temporarily in some activity. "The company of cooks walked into the kitchen"
Generic synonyms: Band, Circle, Lot, Set
Specialized synonyms: Fatigue Party, Landing Party, Party To The Action, Party To The Transaction, Rescue Party, Search Party, Stretcher Party, War Party
Derivative terms: Company
5. Noun. An occasion on which people can assemble for social interaction and entertainment. "He planned a party to celebrate Bastille Day"
Specialized synonyms: Bash, Brawl, Do, Birthday Party, Bun-fight, Bunfight, Ceilidh, Cocktail Party, Dance, Feast, Fete, Fiesta, House Party, Jolly, Tea Party, Whist Drive
6. Noun. A person involved in legal proceedings. "The party of the first part"
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Specialized synonyms: Assignee, Assignor, Contractor, Intervenor, Jane Doe, John Doe, Litigant, Litigator, Reversioner, Richard Roe, Tort-feasor, Tortfeasor, Vouchee
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
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Party
1. to attend a social gathering [v -TIED, -TYING, -TIES]
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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 ..."