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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.

Synonyms:

recreation, lot, political party, litigant, personage, spree, gathering, human being, contractor, celebration, splurge, banquet, diversion, carousal, bash, clutch, work, life, riot, person, cartel, do, ball, creature, companionship, affair, defendant, participate, participant, blowout, gala, electorate, bee, corps, soul, actor, social, entertainment, partizan, individual, partisan, confederate, combination, somebody, combine, man, cluster, dinner, soiree, performing arts, reception, multitude, tear, agent, shindig, binge, function, player, company, bundle, feast, mortal, ship's company, batch, accommodation, amusement, caller, being, festivity, fun, occasion, tea, homo, knot, clump, human, array, bloc, performance.

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.