Definitions of party

  1. 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"
  2. have or participate in a party; " The students were partying all night before the exam"
  3. an occasion on which people can assemble for social interaction and entertainment; " he planned a party to celebrate Bastille Day"
  4. a group of people gathered together for pleasure; " she joined the party after dinner"
  5. an organization to gain political power; " in 1992 Perot tried to organize a third party at the national level"
  6. a person involved in legal proceedings; " the party of the first part"
  7. based upon or representing political parties; " party politics"; " party leaders"
  8. A part or portion.
  9. 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.
  10. A part of a larger body of company; a detachment; especially ( Mil.), a small body of troops dispatched on special service.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. The plaintiff or the defendant in a lawsuit, whether an individual, a firm, or corporation; a litigant.
  14. Hence, any certain person who is regarded as being opposed or antagonistic to another.
  15. Cause; side; interest.
  16. A person; as, he is a queer party.
  17. Parted or divided, as in the direction or form of one of the ordinaries; as, an escutcheon party per pale.
  18. Partial; favoring one party.
  19. Partly.
  20. A person, corporation or other legal entity that files a lawsuit ( the plaintiff or petitioner) or defends against one ( the defendant or respondent).
  21. A number of persons united for a particular purpose; as, a political party; faction; one concerned in an affair, cause, or side; as, a party to a suit; a small body of troops sent to do some special service; as, a scouting party; a social gathering assembled by invitation; a select company.
  22. A part of a greater number of persons: a faction: a company met for a particular purpose: an assembly: one concerned in any affair: a single individual spoken of: ( mil.) a detachment.
  23. Belonging to a party and not to the whole: consisting of different parties, parts, or things: ( her.) parted or divided.
  24. Number of persons united for some purpose or interest; assembly; one concerned in any affair.
  25. Divided into parts or of different parties.
  26. A body of persons united for a common purpose, as political ascendency.
  27. A social company.
  28. A small detachment, as of soldiers.
  29. A number of persons united in opinion or design; one of two litigants; one concerned in an affair; side; a distinct person; a select company; a detachment of troops.
  30. A number of persons united in opinion or design in opposition to others belonging to the same body or community; a faction; one concerned or interested in an affair; one of two litigants; a particular person- but improperly so applied; a cause or a side; a select company or assembly; a small detachment of troops drawn from the main body.
  31. That concerns not the whole; in her., used with reference to the division of a field or charge.

Usage examples for party

  1. There was a party at the adjutant's, she knew. – Campaigning with Crook and Stories of Army Life by Charles King
  2. Got an extry boy in this party, ain't we? – The Dual Alliance by Marjorie Benton Cooke
  3. Mr. Sand, you lead me to suspect that you belong to the party of Ultramontanes. – The Progressionists, and Angela. by Conrad von Bolanden
  4. There was a lady in the party, an' something in her face, when she spoke to me, put me in mind o' Na'mi, an' I remembered I was a married man. – The Delectable Duchy by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  5. The party was now at home. – Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett
  6. When the party moved from Portray, he was to go up to London and see his lawyer. – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
  7. I'll take the party," said Barry eagerly. – The Sky Pilot in No Man's Land by Ralph Connor
  8. He kept his party up to their work. – The True Citizen, How To Become One by W. F. Markwick, D. D. and W. A. Smith, A. B.
  9. He was that set on interviewin' this here party- but Lor', he'd give him to you, same's himself. – Captivating Mary Carstairs by Henry Sydnor Harrison
  10. And then the party got under way in some sort of order. – The King's Stratagem and Other Stories by Stanley J. Weyman
  11. Perhaps he knew what they were, better than any of the party. – The Boy Hunters by Captain Mayne Reid
  12. Is them boys and girls the party? – The Widow O'Callaghan's Boys by Gulielma Zollinger
  13. Remember, Daughter, that you were party to this plan, aye, that it sprang from your far- seeing mind. – The Virgin of the Sun by H. R. Haggard
  14. Now tell me how long was the prisoner at the wedding party? – The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope
  15. Then Wilbur went back to the party and gave them a hand to get started. – The Boy With the U. S. Foresters by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  16. Perhaps her story of the party at a friend's house was true, after all. – Every Man for Himself by Hopkins Moorhouse
  17. I believe it is a war party. – Three Sioux Scouts by Elmer Russell Gregor
  18. Miss Floyd's party is put off till next week. – Marriage à la mode by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  19. A party of English soldiers came into this lady's house. – Stories of American Life and Adventure by Edward Eggleston
  20. I said that was a pity, but that room must be found for my party. – A Holiday in the Happy Valley with Pen and Pencil by T. R. Swinburne