What does party mean?

Definitions for party
ˈpɑr tipar·ty

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word party.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. party, political partynoun

    an organization to gain political power

    "in 1992 Perot tried to organize a third party at the national level"

  2. partynoun

    a group of people gathered together for pleasure

    "she joined the party after dinner"

  3. party, companynoun

    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"

  4. partynoun

    an occasion on which people can assemble for social interaction and entertainment

    "he planned a party to celebrate Bastille Day"

  5. partyverb

    a person involved in legal proceedings

    "the party of the first part"

  6. partyverb

    have or participate in a party

    "The students were partying all night before the exam"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Party

    a part or portion

    Etymology: [F. parti divided, fr. partir to divide. See Part, v., and cf. Partite.]

  2. Party

    a number of persons united in opinion or action, as distinguished from, or opposed to, the rest of a community or association; esp., one of the parts into which a people is divided on questions of public policy

    Etymology: [F. parti divided, fr. partir to divide. See Part, v., and cf. Partite.]

  3. Party

    a part of a larger body of company; a detachment; especially (Mil.), a small body of troops dispatched on special service

    Etymology: [F. parti divided, fr. partir to divide. See Part, v., and cf. Partite.]

  4. Party

    a number of persons invited to a social entertainment; a select company; as, a dinner party; also, the entertainment itself; as, to give a party

    Etymology: [F. parti divided, fr. partir to divide. See Part, v., and cf. Partite.]

  5. Party

    one concerned or interested in an affair; one who takes part with others; a participator; as, he was a party to the plot; a party to the contract

    Etymology: [F. parti divided, fr. partir to divide. See Part, v., and cf. Partite.]

  6. Party

    the plaintiff or the defendant in a lawsuit, whether an individual, a firm, or corporation; a litigant

    Etymology: [F. parti divided, fr. partir to divide. See Part, v., and cf. Partite.]

  7. Party

    hence, any certain person who is regarded as being opposed or antagonistic to another

    Etymology: [F. parti divided, fr. partir to divide. See Part, v., and cf. Partite.]

  8. Party

    cause; side; interest

    Etymology: [F. parti divided, fr. partir to divide. See Part, v., and cf. Partite.]

  9. Party

    a person; as, he is a queer party

    Etymology: [F. parti divided, fr. partir to divide. See Part, v., and cf. Partite.]

  10. Party

    parted or divided, as in the direction or form of one of the ordinaries; as, an escutcheon party per pale

    Etymology: [F. parti divided, fr. partir to divide. See Part, v., and cf. Partite.]

  11. Party

    partial; favoring one party

    Etymology: [F. parti divided, fr. partir to divide. See Part, v., and cf. Partite.]

  12. Partyadverb

    partly

    Etymology: [F. parti divided, fr. partir to divide. See Part, v., and cf. Partite.]

Freebase

  1. Party

    A party is a gathering of people who have been invited by a host for the purposes of socializing, conversation, or recreation. A party will typically feature food and beverages, and often music and dancing as well. Some parties are held in honor of a specific person, day, or event, such as a birthday party, a Super Bowl party, or a St. Patrick’s Day party. Parties of this kind are often called "celebrations". A party is not necessarily a private occasion. Public parties are sometimes held in restaurants, pubs, or bars, and people attending such parties may be charged an admission fee by the host.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Party

    pär′ti, n. a part of a greater number of persons: a faction: a company met for a particular purpose, as a dinner party, a pleasure party, &c.: an assembly: one concerned in any affair: the person or persons on either side in a law-suit: (colloq.) a single individual spoken of: (mil.) a detachment of soldiers.—adj. belonging to a party and not to the whole: consisting of different parties, parts, or things: (her.) parted or divided.—adjs. Par′ti-coat′ed, having on a coat of various colours; Par′ti-col′oured, coloured differently at different parts.—ns. Par′tyism, devotion to party; Par′ty-ju′ry, a jury half of natives and half of aliens; Par′ty-man, a member of a party: a partisan; Par′ty-pol′itics, politics viewed from a party stand-point, or arranged to suit the views or interests of a party; Par′ty-spir′it, the unreasonable spirit shown by a party-man toward those who do not belong to his party.—adj. Par′ty-spir′ited.—ns. Par′ty-ver′dict, a joint verdict; Par′ty-wall, a wall between two adjoining properties, built half on one and half on the other: a wall separating one house from another. [O. Fr. partir—L. partīri, to divide—pars, a part.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. party

    The detachment of marines serving on board a man-of-war. Also, a gang of hands sent away on particular duties.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. party

    A small detachment of men, horse or foot, sent upon any kind of duty; as, into an enemy’s country, to pillage, to take prisoners, and oblige the country to come under contribution.

  2. party

    In heraldry, parted or divided;—used with reference to any division of a field or charge.

Editors Contribution

  1. party

    A gathering of people for a specific purpose.

    The birthday party was arranged for the family to share time together.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 16, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'party' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #202

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'party' in Written Corpus Frequency: #407

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'party' in Nouns Frequency: #27

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of party in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of party in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of party in a Sentence

  1. Eliseu Padilha:

    Then we would have to have an eye-to-eye discussion with President Rousseff and the Workers' Party that we are allied to, but, for now, a majority of the party wants to continue helping Brazil by helping this government.

  2. Jeff Weaver:

    There was a rightward drift in the Democratic Party in the'80s and'90s, the rank and file of the party has rejected.

  3. Donald Trump:

    The best way for the Republicans to win is if I win the nomination and go directly against whoever they happen to put up. And for that reason, I have signed the pledge, so I will be totally pledging my allegiance to the Republican Party and for the conservative principles for which it stands.

  4. Lauren Bacall:

    In Hollywood, an equitable divorce settlement means each party getting fifty percent of publicity.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    I often hear people debating about the glass half-full or half-empty, and I wonder whether they would ever notice a full pitcher sitting right next to that half-full or half-empty glass. In real world, Life offers you millions of wonderful opportunities besides what you already have - sometimes even bigger and better than you have ever dreamt before....just like a full pitcher right around the corner. It's savvy, IMHO, to grab the full pitcher that can fill up your glass several times over, instead of worrying about half-full or half-empty glass that you are holding. So be smart, find that full pitcher, seize it as quickly as you can, and then enjoy the party!

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Translations for party

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  • fees, partyAfrikaans
  • حِزْب, حفلة, احتفال, حفلArabic
  • partiyaAzerbaijani
  • партыяBelarusian
  • партияBulgarian
  • পার্টি, দল, পার্টি করাBengali
  • sarau, part, festaCatalan, Valencian
  • strankaCree
  • strana, oslava, mejdan, kalba, večírek, párty, mechecheCzech
  • fest, partiDanish
  • Teilnehmer, Feier, Fete, Partei, Party, Fest, Teilnehmerin, PartieGerman
  • κόμμαGreek
  • partio, festoEsperanto
  • partido, reventón, pachanga, fiesta, carrete, parte contratante, divertirse, fiestarSpanish
  • osapool, partei, pidu, erakond, pidu pidama, pidutsemaEstonian
  • مهمانی, پارتی, حزبPersian
  • kemut, seurue, osallinen, joukko, juhla, bileet, osapuoli, asianosainen, puolue, juhlat, bailut, juhliaFinnish
  • parti, fête, party, partie, participant, détachement, teuf, fêter, veillerFrench
  • feestjeWestern Frisian
  • páirtí, dreamIrish
  • festaGalician
  • מפלגה, מסיבהHebrew
  • पार्टी, दलHindi
  • zsúr, buli, párt, összejövetel, parti, bulizik, partizikHungarian
  • կողմ, երեկույթ, փարթի, կուսակցություն, փարթի անելArmenian
  • partí, veisla, teitiIcelandic
  • parte, partito, festaItalian
  • 党, 政党, パーティー, コンパJapanese
  • პარტიაGeorgian
  • партияKazakh
  • បក្សពួក, គណបក្ស, ភាគីKhmer
  • ಪಕ್ಷKannada
  • 파티, 정당, 政黨Korean
  • partî, پارتیKurdish
  • партияKyrgyz
  • parsLatin
  • ກ້ຳ, ພວກ, ພັກ, ງານLao
  • partijaLithuanian
  • partijaLatvian
  • pātiMāori
  • страна, партијаMacedonian
  • parti, pestaMalay
  • ပါတီBurmese
  • partij, viering, feest, party, feesten, vierenDutch
  • parti, festNorwegian
  • partia, impreza, strona, przyjęcie, imprezowaćPolish
  • participante, balada, parte, partido, festa, festar, festejarPortuguese
  • participantă, partid, parte, participant, petrecere, petreceRomanian
  • уча́стница, приём, тусовка, уча́стник, парти, партия, вечеринка, сторона́, патиRussian
  • stranka, partija, жур, седељка, вечеринка, zabava, sedeljka, žurka, странка, партија, забава, журка, žur, večerinka, proslaviti, slavitiSerbo-Croatian
  • පක්ෂය, පාටියSinhala, Sinhalese
  • strana, žúrSlovak
  • stranka, zabavaSlovene
  • parti, festëAlbanian
  • part, party, kalas, firande, parti, fest, partaj, festa, partaja, parta, röjaSwedish
  • safu, chamaSwahili
  • партияTajik
  • พรรค, งานเลี้ยง, งานThai
  • partiýaTurkmen
  • parti, şölen, siyasî partiTurkish
  • партія, вечіркаUkrainian
  • پارٹیUrdu
  • partiyaUzbek
  • chánh đảng, 政黨, 黨, tiệc, đảngVietnamese
  • שׂמחה, פּאַרטייYiddish
  • 派對Chinese

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    a wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful)
    • A. interrogate
    • B. distinguish
    • C. attend
    • D. adventure

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