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Definition of party:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. A part of a larger body of company; a detachment; especially ( Mil.), a small body of troops dispatched on special service.
  4. A part or portion.
  5. A person; as, he is a queer party.
  6. Cause; side; interest.
  7. Hence, any certain person who is regarded as being opposed or antagonistic to another.
  8. 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.
  9. Parted or divided, as in the direction or form of one of the ordinaries; as, an escutcheon party per pale.
  10. Partial; favoring one party.
  11. Partly.
  12. The plaintiff or the defendant in a lawsuit, whether an individual, a firm, or corporation; a litigant.


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Usage examples:

  • We had a dinner party.

    - "The Short Works of George Meredith", George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009.
  • His party was then ready to move on.

    - "The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 17", Charles Francis Horne.
  • I thought you had gone with your own party.

    - "Set in Silver", Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson.