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n. pl. par·ties
1. A social gathering especially for pleasure or amusement: a birthday party.
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.
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.
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).
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.


[ˈpɑːtɪɪŋ] N I'm not a great one for partyingno me gustan mucho las fiestas


[ˈpɑːtɪɪng] n (fam) he loves partyinggli piace far baldoria
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