Party Definition

pärtē
partied, parties, partying
noun
parties
A group of people who have gathered to participate in an activity.
A search party.
American Heritage
A gathering for social entertainment, or the entertainment itself, often of a specific nature.
A birthday party, cocktail party.
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.
Webster's New World
A group of soldiers selected for a duty or mission.
A raiding party.
American Heritage
Any group of persons acting together.
Webster's New World
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adjective
Of or having to do with a political party.
A party leader.
Webster's New World
Suitable for use at a social gathering.
Party dresses; a party hat.
American Heritage
For a social gathering.
Party clothes.
Webster's New World
(heraldry) Parted or divided, as in the direction or form of one of the ordinaries.
An escutcheon party per pale.
Wiktionary
verb
partied, parties, partying
To celebrate or carouse at a party or similar gathering.
That night we partied until dawn.
American Heritage
To attend or hold social parties.
Webster's New World
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
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.
YourDictionary

(intransitive, slang, euphemistic) To take recreational drugs.

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adverb
(obsolete) Partly.
Wiktionary
other
Contract law, the party against whom enforcement of the agreement is sought.
Webster's New World Law
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.
Webster's New World Law
Real property, a common support structure between two separately owned pieces of property.
Webster's New World Law
The party in whose favor a judgment is rendered, regardless of its magnitude or extent.
Webster's New World Law
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.
Webster's New World Law
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Other Word Forms of Party

Noun

Singular:
party
Plural:
parties

Origin of Party

  • 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

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

    From Wiktionary

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