Party meaning

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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.

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A person.
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To take part in social activity, as at a party, in an unrestrained, often boisterous manner, usually while drinking alcoholic beverages, taking drugs, etc.
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(intransitive, slang, euphemistic) To take recreational drugs.
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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.

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A social gathering especially for pleasure or amusement.

A birthday party.

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To celebrate or carouse at a party or similar gathering.

That night we partied until dawn.

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Any group of persons acting together.
  • 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.
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An established political group organized to promote and support its principles and candidates for public office.
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Of, relating to, or participating in an established political organization.

Party members; party politics.

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Suitable for use at a social gathering.

Party dresses; a party hat.

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Characteristic of a pleasurable social gathering.

A party atmosphere.

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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.
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A gathering for social entertainment, or the entertainment itself, often of a specific nature.

A birthday party, cocktail party.

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Either of the persons or sides concerned in a legal matter.
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A person.

The party who telephoned.

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Of or having to do with a political party.

A party leader.

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For a social gathering.

Party clothes.

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To attend or hold social parties.
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A person taking part in a transaction or contract; a person or entity directly involved in a lawsuit.
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A party whose pecuniary, personal, or property rights have been negatively affected by the actions of another or by a court’s ruling. See also aggrieved.
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See indispensible party.
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A party whose interests will be affected by his or her close connection to the case and who should be included if feasible, but whose absence would not require the proceedings’ dismissal.
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. A party who appears on the record because of the technical rules of pleading, but who does not necessarily have any real interest in the outcome of the case.
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Contract law, the party against whom enforcement of the agreement is sought.
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Real property, a common support structure between two separately owned pieces of property.
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The party in whose favor a judgment is rendered, regardless of its magnitude or extent.
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A person who generally but not necessarily benefits from the suit’s final outcome, and who is entitled under law to enforce the right the suit is based upon.
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A designation of any person not directly involved in a transaction or lawsuit.
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(law) A person or group of people constituting a particular side in a contract or legal action.

The contract requires that the party of the first part pay the fee.

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(slang, dated) A person; an individual.

He is a queer party.

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With to: an accessory, someone who takes part.

I can't possibly be a party to that kind of reckless behaviour.

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

The green party took 12% of the vote.

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

The settlers were attacked early next morning by a scouting party.

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A social gathering of usually invited guests for entertainment, fun and socializing.

I'm throwing a huge party for my 21st birthday.

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

We're expecting a large party from the London office.

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(gaming, online gaming) Active player characters organized into a single group.
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(video games) Group of characters controlled by the player.
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A gathering of acquaintances so that one of them may offer items for sale to the rest of them.

Tupperware party; lingerie party.

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

We partied until the early hours.

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(gaming, online gaming, intransitive) To form a party (with).

If you want to beat that monster, you should party with a healer.

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(heraldry) Parted or divided, as in the direction or form of one of the ordinaries.

An escutcheon party per pale.

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(obsolete) Partly.

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A person who participates or is concerned in an action, proceeding, plan, etc.

To be a party to a conspiracy.

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A party not essential to the proceeding, but who may be joined in the case because of judicial economy or an interest in the subject matter of the litigation.
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(now rare in general sense) A group of people forming one side in a given dispute, contest etc.
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Origin of party

  • Middle English partie part, side, group from Old French from feminine past participle of partir to divide from Latin partīre from pars part- part part

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Anglo-Norman partie, Old French partie, from Medieval Latin partita (“a part, party"), from Latin partita, feminine of partitus, past participle of partiri (“to divide"); see part.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English, from Old French parti (“parted"), from Latin partÄ«tus (“parted"), past participle of partiri (“to divide"). More at part.

    From Wiktionary