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party

par·ty

party

 
 
pronunciation:
par ti
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
inflections: parties
definition 1: a social gathering or event at which there are conversation, entertainment, and refreshments.
 
synonyms:
affair
similar words:
ball, bash, blast, carousal, carouse, celebration, fete, function, get-together, jamboree, revel, shindig, social, soiree
definition 2: a group assembled for a particular purpose.
a work partya hiking party
synonyms:
band, crew, gang, team, troop
similar words:
assemblage, assembly, association, circle, company, corps, crowd, group, squad, unit
definition 3: a group or organization formed on the basis of common political beliefs or opinions.
similar words:
alliance, bloc, cabal, camp, caucus, coalition, confederacy, contingent, faction, federation, junta, league, sector, side, union, wing
definition 4: a participant.
She was a party to his intrigues.
synonyms:
participant, partner
similar words:
actor, ally, associate, contributor, insider
definition 5: a specific person; individual.
Are you the party who owns this car?
synonyms:
individual, one, person
similar words:
being, entity
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or relating to a political party.
the party convention
similar words:
factional, parochial, partial, partisan, sectarian
definition 2: suitable for a party or other social occasion.
party decorations
similar words:
celebratory, festive
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: partied, parties, partying
definition: to attend a party or parties.
similar words:
carouse, celebrate, revel
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Word History
The word party comes from an early French word that means "divided" or "something divided or shared." "Party" was first used as a word for a social gathering in 1716.
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