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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 created for the purpose of celebration or pleasure and at which there is conversation, refreshment, and, usually, music or some other form of entertainment.
She is planning a large party for her parents' wedding anniversary.
 
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.
After several hours, the search party found the missing child.There were six of us in the 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.
Anti-slavery activists made up many of the members of the original Republican Party in the 1850s.Realizing that his ideas and beliefs had changed, he decided to switch political parties.
similar words:
alliance, bloc, cabal, camp, caucus, coalition, confederacy, contingent, faction, federation, junta, league, sector, side, union, wing
definition 4: a participant.
The police suspected that his wife was also a party to the crime.
synonyms:
participant, partner
similar words:
actor, ally, associate, contributor, insider
definition 5: a specific person; individual.
Are you the party who owns this vehicle?
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 will be held in Houston next year.
similar words:
factional, parochial, partial, partisan, sectarian
definition 2: suitable for a party or other social occasion.
Could help me put up the party decorations?
similar words:
celebratory, festive
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: parties, partying, partied
definition: to attend a party or parties.
They loved to party when they were students.
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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