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What does "Party" mean?

Definition

(adv.) Partly (v.) 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 (v.) 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 (v.) A part of a larger body of company; a detachment; especially (Mil.), a small body of troops dispatched on special service (v.) A part or portion (v.) A person; as, he is a queer party (v.) Cause; side; interest (v.) Hence, any certain person who is regarded as being opposed or antagonistic to another (v.) 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 (v.) Parted or divided, as in the direction or form of one of the ordinaries; as, an escutcheon party per pale (v.) Partial; favoring one party (v.) The plaintiff or the defendant in a lawsuit, whether an individual, a firm, or corporation; a litigant


Synonyms company, political party


Example: "He planned a party to celebrate Bastille Day" Example: "She joined the party after dinner" Example: "In 1992 Perot tried to organize a third party at the national level" Example: "They organized a party to search for food" Example: "The party of the first part" Example: "The students were partying all night before the exam"


Word Family partied, parties, partying