- The definition of a party is a gathering of people to have a good time or celebrate an occasion, or a group who do things together or a group of people who share the same political ideals.
- An example of a party is a gathering to celebrate a graduation.
- An example of a party is a group of four who go out to a restaurant together.
- An example of a party is the Republicans or the Democrats.
- To party is to enjoy yourself and have a good time, especially at a social event.
An example of party is when you go out to a bar with all of your friends and have a great time.
Students at a graduation party.
party definition by Webster's New World
- 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
- Informal a person: the party who telephoned
Origin: Middle English partie ; from Old French ; from partir, to divide ; from Classical Latin partiri ; from pars, part
- of or having to do with a political party: a party leader
- for a social gathering: party clothes
- partyer noun
party definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. par·ties
- a. A social gathering especially for pleasure or amusement: a cocktail party.b. A group of people who have gathered to participate in an activity. See Synonyms at band2.
- 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 an accessory: I refuse to be a party to your silly scheme.b. Law A person or group involved in a legal proceeding as a litigant.
- a. A subscriber to a telephone party line.b. A person using a telephone.
- A person: “And though Grainger was a spry old party, such steps couldn't be his” (Anthony Hyde).
- A selected group of soldiers: a raiding party.
- Slang a. An act of sexual intercourse.b. An orgy.
- Of, relating to, or participating in an established political organization: party members; party politics.
- Suitable for use at a social gathering: party dresses; a party hat.
- Characteristic of a pleasurable social gathering: a party atmosphere.
Origin: Middle English partie, part, side, group, from Old French, from feminine past participle of partir, to divide, from Latin partīre, from pars, part-, part; see part.
- parˈty·er, parˈti·er noun
party - Legal Definition