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Definition of "party" []

  • A social gathering especially for pleasure or amusement: a cocktail party. (noun)
  • A group of people who have gathered to participate in an activity. See Synonyms at band2. (noun)
  • An established political group organized to promote and support its principles and candidates for public office. (noun)
  • A person or group involved in an enterprise; a participant or an accessory: I refuse to be a party to your silly scheme. (noun)
  • Law A person or group involved in a legal proceeding as a litigant. (noun)
  • A social gathering for pleasure, often held as a celebration (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • (in combination) (noun)
  • A group of people associated in some activity (noun)
  • A group of people organized together to further a common political aim, such as the election of its candidates to public office (noun)
  • The practice of taking sides on public issues (noun)
  • A person, esp one who participates in some activity such as entering into a contract (noun)
  • The person or persons taking part in legal proceedings, such as plaintiff or prosecutor (noun)
  • A person (noun)
  • To celebrate; revel (verb)
  • (of a shield) divided vertically into two colours, metals, or furs (adjective)

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Use "party" in a sentence
  • "You have to tow the party line to get the nomination, even though that \'party line\ 'is so far out of the mainstream.'"
  • "Now, there you have at once the reason why we want the ballot; we want to be able to do something for the party in a substantial way, so that men may not tell us they have no room for us because we do nothing _for the party_."
  • "Well, then, so far as there is no law, there is the reign of influence; there is party without of necessity _party_ action."