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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)

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.

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."