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party

par·ty

party

 
pronunciation:
par ti
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part of speech: noun
inflections: parties
definition 1: a gathering of people to celebrate or have fun.
My parents had a big party for their anniversary.
 
similar words:
ball, blast, celebration, function, social
definition 2: a group brought together for a particular purpose.
The search party finally found the missing child.
synonyms:
band, crew, gang, team, troop
similar words:
assembly, association, circle, company, corps, crowd, group, squad, unit
definition 3: a group of people who share the same political opinions and beliefs.
Political parties try to spread their ideas and gain new members.
similar words:
alliance, confederacy, federation, league, side, union, wing
definition 4: a specific person.
Are you the party who owns this car?
synonyms:
individual, one, person
similar words:
being
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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