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par·ty

 (pär′tē)
n. pl. par·ties
1. A social gathering especially for pleasure or amusement: a birthday party.
2.
a. A group of people who have gathered to participate in an activity: a search party.
b. A group of soldiers selected for a duty or mission: a raiding party.
3. An established political group organized to promote and support its principles and candidates for public office.
4.
a. A person or group involved in an enterprise; a participant or accessory: I refuse to be a party to your silly scheme.
b. Law A person or entity that participates in a transaction, makes a contract, or is involved in a lawsuit as a litigant.
5.
a. A subscriber to a telephone party line.
b. A person using a telephone.
6. A person: "And though Grainger was a spry old party, such steps couldn't be his" (Anthony Hyde).
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or participating in an established political organization: party members; party politics.
2. Suitable for use at a social gathering: party dresses; a party hat.
3. Characteristic of a pleasurable social gathering: a party atmosphere.
intr.v. par·tied, par·ty·ing, par·ties
To celebrate or carouse at a party or similar gathering: That night we partied until dawn.

[Middle English partie, part, side, group, from Old French, from feminine past participle of partir, to divide, from Latin partīre, from pars, part-, part; see part.]

par′ti·er, par′ty·er n.

party

(ˈpɑːtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1.
a. a social gathering for pleasure, often held as a celebration
b. (as modifier): party spirit.
c. (in combination): party-giver.
2. (Sociology) a group of people associated in some activity: a rescue party.
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. (often capital) a group of people organized together to further a common political aim, such as the election of its candidates to public office
b. (as modifier): party politics.
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the practice of taking sides on public issues
5. a person, esp one who participates in some activity such as entering into a contract
6. (Law) the person or persons taking part in legal proceedings, such as plaintiff or prosecutor: a party to the action.
7. informal jocular a person: he's an odd old party.
8. come to the party to take part or become involved
vb (intr) , -ties, -tying or -tied
informal to celebrate; revel
adj
(Heraldry) heraldry (of a shield) divided vertically into two colours, metals, or furs
[C13: from Old French partie part, faction, from Latin partīre to divide; see part]

par•ty

(ˈpɑr ti)

n., pl. -ties, n.
1. a social gathering for conversation, refreshments, entertainment, etc.
2. a group gathered for some special purpose or task: a search party.
3. a group of persons who support one side of a dispute, question, etc.
4. a political group organized for gaining political influence and governmental control and for directing government policy.
5. a person or group that participates in some action, affair, or plan: He was a party to the merger deal.
6.
a. one of the litigants in a legal proceeding; a plaintiff or defendant.
b. a signatory to a legal instrument.
7. a detail of troops.
8. a specific individual.
adj.
9. of or pertaining to a party or faction; partisan: party leaders.
10. of or for a social gathering: a party dress.
v.i.
11. to go to or give parties.
12. to revel; carouse.
[1250–1300; Middle English partie < Old French, n. use of feminine of parti, past participle of partir < Latin partīre to share. See part]

party

- Latin partitum, "part, side," became party, with the senses "political group" and, in the 18th century, "social gathering."
See also related terms for social.

Party

 a company or body of persons; a detachment of troops; a group of people travelling together; a gathering for social entertainment; an assemblage or society of persons of the same political opinion. See also clique, set.
Examples: party of birds, 1773; of gentlemen, 1860; of jays; of Jesus Christ, 1502; of order, 1781; of pleasures, 1728; of politicians; of prisoners, 1896; of quadrille, 1726; of whales, 1840.

party

A party is a social event where people enjoy themselves by eating, drinking, dancing, talking, or playing games. You use have, give, or throw to say that someone organizes a party.

We are having a party on Saturday.
They gave a party to celebrate their daughter's graduation.
We threw her a huge birthday party.

Be Careful!
Don't use 'make'. Don't say, for example, 'We are making a party'.

party


Past participle: partied
Gerund: partying

Imperative
party
party
Present
I party
you party
he/she/it parties
we party
you party
they party
Preterite
I partied
you partied
he/she/it partied
we partied
you partied
they partied
Present Continuous
I am partying
you are partying
he/she/it is partying
we are partying
you are partying
they are partying
Present Perfect
I have partied
you have partied
he/she/it has partied
we have partied
you have partied
they have partied
Past Continuous
I was partying
you were partying
he/she/it was partying
we were partying
you were partying
they were partying
Past Perfect
I had partied
you had partied
he/she/it had partied
we had partied
you had partied
they had partied
Future
I will party
you will party
he/she/it will party
we will party
you will party
they will party
Future Perfect
I will have partied
you will have partied
he/she/it will have partied
we will have partied
you will have partied
they will have partied
Future Continuous
I will be partying
you will be partying
he/she/it will be partying
we will be partying
you will be partying
they will be partying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been partying
you have been partying
he/she/it has been partying
we have been partying
you have been partying
they have been partying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been partying
you will have been partying
he/she/it will have been partying
we will have been partying
you will have been partying
they will have been partying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been partying
you had been partying
he/she/it had been partying
we had been partying
you had been partying
they had been partying
Conditional
I would party
you would party
he/she/it would party
we would party
you would party
they would party
Past Conditional
I would have partied
you would have partied
he/she/it would have partied
we would have partied
you would have partied
they would have partied
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.party - an organization to gain political powerparty - an organization to gain political power; "in 1992 Perot tried to organize a third party at the national level"
organization, organisation - a group of people who work together
American Labor Party - a former political party in the United States; formed in 1936 in New York when labor and liberals bolted the Democratic Party
American Party, Know-Nothing Party - a former political party in the United States; active in the 1850s to keep power out of the hands of immigrants and Roman Catholics
Anti-Masonic Party - a former political party in the United States; founded in 1825 in opposition to Freemasonry in public affairs
Black Panthers - a militant Black political party founded in 1965 to end political dominance by Whites
Communist Party - a political party that actively advocates a communist form of government; in Communist countries it is the sole political party of the state
Conservative Party - a political party (especially in Great Britain or Australia) that believes in the importance of a capitalist economy with private ownership rather than state control
Constitutional Union Party - a former political party in the United States; formed in 1859 by former Whigs who hoped to preserve the Union
Democratic Party - the older of two major political parties in the United States
Democratic-Republican Party - a former major political party in the United States in the early 19th century; opposed the old Federalist party; favored a strict interpretation of the constitution in order to limit the powers of the federal government
Farmer-Labor Party - a former minor political party in the United States in the early 20th century
American Federalist Party, Federal Party, Federalist Party - a major political party in the United States in the early 19th century; founded by Alexander Hamilton; favored a strong centralized government
Free Soil Party - a former political party in the United States; formed in 1848 to oppose the extension of slavery into the territories; merged with the Liberty Party in 1848
Gironde - the French moderate political party that was in power (1791-1793) during the French Revolution
Green Party - an environmentalist political party
Greenback Party - a former political party in the United States; organized in 1874; opposed any reduction in the amount of paper money in circulation
Guomindang, Kuomintang - the political party founded in 1911 by Sun Yat-sen; it governed China under Chiang Kai-shek from 1928 until 1949 when the Communists took power and subsequently was the official ruling party of Taiwan
labor party, labour party - a left-of-center political party formed to represent the interest of ordinary working people
Liberal Democrat Party - a political party in Great Britain; formerly the Liberal Party; advocates reforms and improvement of the conditions of working people
Liberal Party - a political party in Australia, Canada, and other nations, and formerly in Great Britain
Liberty Party - a former political party in the United States; formed in 1839 to oppose the practice of slavery; merged with the Free Soil Party in 1848
Militant Tendency - a Trotskyist political organization in Great Britain set up in 1964 inside the Labour Party
National Socialist German Workers' Party, Nazi Party - the political party founded in Germany in 1919 and brought to power by Hitler in 1933
People's Party, Populist Party - a former political party in the United States; formed in 1891 to advocate currency expansion and state control of railroads
Bull Moose Party, Progressive Party - a former political party in the United States; founded by Theodore Roosevelt during the presidential campaign of 1912; its emblem was a picture of a bull moose
Prohibition Party - a political party in the United States; formed in 1869 to oppose the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages
GOP, Republican Party - the younger of two major political parties in the United States; GOP is an acronym for grand old party
Social Democratic Party - a political party in Germany and Britain (and elsewhere) founded in late 19th century; originally Marxist; now advocates the gradual transformation of capitalism into democratic socialism
Socialist Labor Party - a political party in the United States; formed in 1874 to advocate the peaceful introduction of socialism
Socialist Party - a political party in the United States formed in 1900 to advocate socialism
Dixiecrats, States' Rights Democratic Party - a former political party in the United States; formed in 1948 by Democrats from southern states in order to oppose to the candidacy of Harry S Truman
war party - a political party that supports a war
Whig Party - a former political party in the United States; formed in 1834 in opposition to the Democratic Party; advocated a loose interpretation of the Constitution and high protective tariffs
third party - a political party organized in opposition to the major parties in a two-party system
form of government, political system - the members of a social organization who are in power
2.party - a group of people gathered together for pleasure; "she joined the party after dinner"
social affair, social gathering - a gathering for the purpose of promoting fellowship
shindig, shindy - a large and noisy party of people
dance - a party of people assembled for dancing
masque, masquerade, masquerade party, mask - a party of guests wearing costumes and masks
dinner party, dinner - a party of people assembled to have dinner together; "guests should never be late to a dinner party"
reception - a formal party of people; as after a wedding
open house - an informal party of people with hospitality for all comers
housewarming - a party of people assembled to celebrate moving into a new home
soiree - a party of people assembled in the evening (usually at a private house)
fete champetre, garden party, lawn party - a party of people assembled for social interaction out of doors
shower - a party of friends assembled to present gifts (usually of a specified kind) to a person; "her friends organized a baby shower for her when she was expecting"
stag party, smoker - a party for men only (or one considered suitable for men only)
hen party - a party for women only
slumber party - an overnight party of girls who dress in nightclothes and pass the night talking
mixer, sociable, social - a party of people assembled to promote sociability and communal activity
wedding party, wedding - a party of people at a wedding
reunion - a party of former associates who have come together again
3.party - a band of people associated temporarily in some activity; "they organized a party to search for food"; "the company of cooks walked into the kitchen"
band, circle, lot, set - an unofficial association of people or groups; "the smart set goes there"; "they were an angry lot"
fatigue party - a group of soldiers on fatigue duty
landing party - a part of a ship's company organized for special duties ashore
party to the action, party to the transaction - a party of people taking a role in legal proceedings
rescue party - a party of rescuers
search party - a party of people to search for someone
stretcher party - a party of people with stretchers to carry an injured person
war party - a band of warriors who raid or fight an enemy (used especially of Native Americans)
4.party - an occasion on which people can assemble for social interaction and entertainment; "he planned a party to celebrate Bastille Day"
social function, social occasion, occasion, affair, function - a vaguely specified social event; "the party was quite an affair"; "an occasion arranged to honor the president"; "a seemingly endless round of social functions"
brawl, do, bash - an uproarious party
birthday party - a party held on the anniversary of someone's birth
bunfight, bun-fight - (Briticism) a grand formal party on an important occasion
ceilidh - an informal social gathering at which there is Scottish or Irish folk music and singing and folk dancing and story telling
cocktail party - an afternoon party at which cocktails are served
dance - a party for social dancing
fete, fiesta, feast - an elaborate party (often outdoors)
house party - a party lasting over one or more nights at a large house
jolly - a happy party
tea party - a party at which tea is served
whist drive - a progressive whist party
5.party - a person involved in legal proceedings; "the party of the first part"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
assignee - (law) the party to whom something is assigned (e.g., someone to whom a right or property is legally transferred)
assignor - (law) the party who makes an assignment
contractor - (law) a party to a contract
intervenor - (law) a party who interposes in a pending proceeding
Jane Doe - an unknown or fictitious woman who is a party to legal proceedings
John Doe - an unknown or fictitious man who is a party to legal proceedings
litigant, litigator - (law) a party to a lawsuit; someone involved in litigation; "plaintiffs and defendants are both litigants"
reversioner - (law) a party who is entitled to an estate in reversion
Richard Roe - an unknown or fictitious party to legal proceedings
tortfeasor, tort-feasor - a party who has committed a tort
vouchee - (law) a person called into court to defend a title
Verb1.party - have or participate in a party; "The students were partying all night before the exam"
fete, celebrate - have a celebration; "They were feting the patriarch of the family"; "After the exam, the students were celebrating"
rave - participate in an all-night techno dance party

party

noun
2. get-together (informal), celebration, do (informal), social, at-home, gathering, function, reception, bash (informal), rave (Brit. slang), festivity, knees-up (Brit. informal), beano (Brit. slang), social gathering, shindig (informal), soirée, rave-up (Brit. slang), hooley or hoolie (chiefly Irish & N.Z.) We threw a huge birthday party.
3. group, team, band, company, body, unit, squad, gathering, crew, gang, bunch (informal), dream team, detachment (Military) a party of explorers
4. (Law) litigant, defendant, participant, contractor (Law), plaintiff It has to be proved that he is the guilty party.
5. (Informal) person, individual, somebody, someone A certain party told me you would be here.
verb
1. celebrate, have fun, have a good time, enjoy yourself, have a ball, large it (Brit. slang), push the boat out, whoop it up, paint the town red, let your hair down, go on a bender Let's party like there's no tomorrow!
be a party to something get involved in, be associated with, be a participant in, concern yourself with or in He insisted he had not been a party to the attack.
Quotations
"A party is like a marriage ... making itself up while seeming to follow precedent" [Jay McInerney Brightness Falls]
"Under democracy, one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule: and both commonly succeed, and are right" [H.L. Mencken]

party

noun
1. A large or important social gathering:
Informal: do.
Slang: bash.
2. A group of people acting together in a shared activity:
3. A group of individuals united in a common cause:
4. One who participates:
5. A member of the human race:
6. A number of individuals making up or considered a unit:
Translations
جَماعَه، فِرْقَهحِزْبحِزبٌحَفْلَةٌحَفْلَه
festapartsarau
večírekstranazábavaoslavaoslavovat
festfest-festegruppeparti
festopartio
juhlatjuhliaosapuolipoliittinen puoluepuolue
skupinazabavazabavljati se
összejövetelpárttársas összejövetelzsúr
flokkurhópur, flokkurveisla, partí
パーティー一行楽しく遊ぶ
단체파티파티를 열다
balinisbalius
ballegrupapartijasvinībasviesības
večierok
strankazabavaskupina
stranka
festfestagrupppartiparty
คณะงานเลี้ยงจัดงานเลี้ยง
bữa tiệcđảngtổ chức vui chơi

party

[ˈpɑːtɪ]
A. N
1. (= celebration) → fiesta f
to give or have or throw a partydar or (frm) ofrecer una fiesta
the party's overse acabó la fiesta
see also house C
2. (Pol) → partido m
to join a partyafiliarse a un partido, hacerse miembro de un partido
3. (= group) → grupo m
a party of touristsun grupo de turistas
we were only a small partyéramos pocoséramos un grupo pequeño
4. (in dispute, contract) → parte f
the parties concernedlos interesadoslas partes interesadas
the guilty/injured/innocent partyla parte culpable/perjudicada/inocente
to be (a) party to sth I will not be a party to any violenceno me voy a prestar a la violencia
to be (a) party to an agreementser parte en un acuerdo
to be (a) party to a crimeser cómplice en un delito
the parties to a disputelas partes involucradas en una querella
see also third D
see also warring
B. VI (= go to parties) → ir a fiestas; (= have a good time) → irse de juerga, irse de marcha (Sp)
let's party!¡vámonos de juerga!, ¡vámonos de marcha! (Sp)
where shall we party tonight?¿a qué fiesta vamos esta noche?
C. CPD party animal Nfiestero/a m/f, juerguista mf
party dress Nvestido m de fiesta
party line N (Telec) → línea f compartida
the party line (Pol) → la línea del partido
party member Nmiembro m del partido
party piece Nnumerito m (de fiesta)
to do one's party piecehacer su numerito
party politics NPL (gen) → política fsing de partido (pej) → partidismo msing (pej), politiqueo msing (pej)
party pooper Naguafiestas mf inv
party spirit Nespíritu m festivo
we entered into the party spiritnos empezó a entrar el espíritu festivo
party wall Npared f medianera

party

[ˈpɑːrti]
n
(= celebration) → fête f; (in the evening)fête f, soirée f
I'm going to a party on Saturday → Je vais à une fête samedi.
I'm going to a party on Saturday night → Je vais à une soirée samedi.
a Christmas party → une fête pour Noël
a New Year party → une fête pour le nouvel an birthday party
to give a party, to throw a party → donner une fête
to have a party → organiser une fête
(= political group) → parti m
the Conservative Party → le Parti conservateur
(= team) → équipe f rescue party
(= group) → groupe m
a party of tourists → un groupe de touristes
(in legal agreement or dispute)partie f
to be party to sth, to be a party to sth [+ crime, treachery, fraud, murder] → être complice de qch; [+ talks, debate] → prendre part à qch; [+ decision, undertaking] → prendre part à qch
modif
(POLITICS) [activist, leader, conference, member, spokesman, unity, executive] → du parti party official
(= celebratory) [atmosphere] → de fête; [invitation] → à la fête party dress, party food, party game, party hat, party music, party time, party trick
(= group) [booking] → de groupe
vifaire la fêteparty animal nfêtard(e) m/fparty dress nrobe f habilléeparty food n (= nibbles) → amuse-gueules mpl, amuse-gueule mplparty game njeu m de fêteparty-giver [ˈpɑːrtigɪvər] n
They are great party-givers → Ils organisent beaucoup de soirées.party-goer partygoer [ˈpɑːrtigəʊər] n
(= person at a party) → participant(e) m/f à la fête
At least half the partygoers were under 15 → La moitié au moins des participants à la fête avait moins de 15 ans.
(= person who likes to party) → fêtard(e) m/fparty hat nchapeau m pointuparty line n
(POLITICS)ligne f du parti
(TELECOMMUNICATIONS)ligne partagéeparty mood n (= mood for enjoying o.s.) → humeur f festive
to be in the party mood → être d'humeur festiveparty music nmusique f de fêteparty official nofficiel(le) m/f du partiparty piece nnuméro m habituel
to do one's party piece → faire son numéro party political adj [system, activity, issue] → des partis politiques party political broadcastparty political broadcast némission f électoraleparty politics n
(= political activity) → politique f de parti
(pejorative)politique f politicienne
to play party politics → faire de la politique politicienneparty pooper [ˈpɑːrtipuːpər] nrabat-joie m invparty spirit n (= mood for enjoying o.s.) → esprit m de fête
to be in the party spirit → être d'humeur festiveparty time n
it's party time! → c'est l'heure de faire la fête !party trick nnuméro m de fêtepar value nvaleur f nominale

party

n
(Pol) → Partei f; to be a member of the partyParteimitglied sein, in der Partei sein (inf)
(= group)Gruppe f, → Gesellschaft f; (Mil) → Kommando nt, → Trupp m; a party of touristseine Reisegesellschaft; we were a party of fivewir waren zu fünft; I was one of the partyich war dabei; to join somebody’s partysich jdm anschließen
(= celebration)Party f, → Fete f (inf); (more formal) → Gesellschaft f; to have or give or throw (inf) a partyeine Party geben or machen or schmeißen (inf); at the partyauf der Party; (more formal) → bei der Gesellschaft; what does he bring to the party? (fig)was steuert er bei?
(Jur, fig) → Partei f; a third partyein Dritter m; the third partyder Dritte; the parties to a disputedie streitenden Parteien; to be a party to an agreementeiner Übereinkunft (dat)zustimmen; to be a party to a crimean einem Verbrechen beteiligt sein; were you a party to this?waren Sie daran beteiligt?
(inf: = person) a party by the name of Johnsonein gewisser Johnson
vi (inf)feiern, eine Party machen; let’s go partying tonight (Brit) let’s party tonight (US) → heute Abend machen wir einen drauf (inf)

party

:
party chair
n (also party chairman/-woman)Parteivorsitzende(r) mf
party dress
nPartykleid nt
party drug
nPartydroge f
partygoer
nPartygänger(in) m(f), → Fetengänger(in) m(f)
party hat
nPartyhut m
party line
n
(Pol) → Parteilinie f
party liner
party man
nGefolgsmann m
party political
party political broadcast
nparteipolitische Sendung
party politics
plParteipolitik f
party pooper
n (inf)Spaßverderber(in) m(f) (inf)
party spirit
n
(Pol) → Parteigeist mor -gesinnung f
(= party mood)Partylaune f; to be in the partyin Partylaune sein
party spokesperson
nParteisprecher(in) m(f)
party ticket
n
(Rail) → Gruppenfahrkarte f
(US Pol) → (Kandidaten)liste feiner Partei

party

[ˈpɑːtɪ]
1. n
a. (Pol) → partito
b. (group) → gruppo (Mil) (team) → squadra
a party of travellers → una comitiva di viaggiatori
c. (celebration) → festa
to have or give or throw a party → dare una festa or un party
d. (Law) → parte f (in causa)
the parties to a dispute → le parti in causa
to be a party to a crime → essere coinvolto/a in un reato
he refused to be a party to such an agreement → si è rifiutato di entrare in un accordo del genere
2. adj (leader) → del or di partito; (dress, finery) → della festa

party

(ˈpaːti) plural ˈparties noun
1. a meeting of guests for entertainment, celebration etc. a birthday party; She's giving/having a party tonight; (also adjective) a party dress.
2. a group of people with a particular purpose. a party of tourists.
3. a group of people with the same ideas and purposes, especially political. a political party.

party

حِزبٌ, حَفْلَةٌ, يَحْضُرُ حَفْلَ oslavovat, parta, večírek fest, feste, selskab feiern, Partei, Party γιορτάζω, κόμμα, πάρτι fiesta, grupo, ir de fiesta juhlat, juhlia, poliittinen puolue faire la fête, fête, groupe skupina, zabava, zabavljati se fare festa, festa, partito パーティー, 一行, 楽しく遊ぶ 단체, 파티, 파티를 열다 feesten, feestje, groep feste, lag, selskap drużyna, przyjęcie, świętować festa, festejar, grupo вечеринка, группа, отдыхать на вечеринке fest, festa, grupp คณะ, งานเลี้ยง, จัดงานเลี้ยง parti, partiye katılmak bữa tiệc, đảng, tổ chức vui chơi 开庆祝宴会, 社交会,
References in classic literature ?
Fortunately it was early, and they went through back streets, so few people saw them, and no one laughed at the queer party.
Once when a younger member of the party arose at a political conference and began to boast of his faithful service, Tom Willard grew white with fury.
Perhaps by this time the party may be organized--this magazine is several months old.
Fuchs told me that the sunflowers were introduced into that country by the Mormons; that at the time of the persecution, when they left Missouri and struck out into the wilderness to find a place where they could worship God in their own way, the members of the first exploring party, crossing the plains to Utah, scattered sunflower seed as they went.
She wondered what had become of the rest of the party.
We proceeded with all possible expedition until we came within fifteen miles of where Boonsborough now stands, and where we were fired upon by a party of Indians that killed two, and wounded two of our number; yet, although surprised and taken at a disadvantage, we stood our ground.
Her introductions and recommendations must all wait, and every projected party be still only talked of.
He hoped they would all excuse the smallness of the party, and could assure them it should never happen so again.
Those who had concurred in the challenge adhered to his party of course, excepting only Ralph de Vipont, whom his fall had rendered unfit so soon to put on his armour.
Complaints are everywhere heard from our most considerate and virtuous citizens, equally the friends of public and private faith, and of public and personal liberty, that our governments are too unstable, that the public good is disregarded in the conflicts of rival parties, and that measures are too often decided, not according to the rules of justice and the rights of the minor party, but by the superior force of an interested and overbearing majority.
Where is the party in opposition that has not been decried as Communistic by its opponents in power?
Danglars and Caderousse set off upon their errand at full speed; but ere they had gone many steps they perceived a group advancing towards them, composed of the betrothed pair, a party of young girls in attendance on the bride, by whose side walked Dantes' father; the whole brought up by Fernand, whose lips wore their usual sinister smile.