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party

 
Noun party has 5 senses
  1. party, political party - an organization to gain political power; "in 1992 Perot tried to organize a third party at the national level"
    --1 is a kind of organization, organisation
    --1 is a member of political system, form of government
    --1 has particulars:
     American Labor Party; American Party, Know-Nothing Party; Anti-Masonic Party; Black Panthers; Communist Party; Conservative Party; Constitutional Union Party; Democratic Party; Democratic-Republican Party; Farmer-Labor Party; Federalist Party, American Federalist Party, Federal Party; Free Soil Party; Green Party; Greenback Party; Kuomintang, Guomindang; Labour Party, Labour, Labor Party, Labor; Liberal Party; Liberty Party; Militant Tendency; National Socialist German Workers' Party, Nazi Party; People's Party, Populist Party; Progressive Party, Bull Moose Party; Prohibition Party; Republican Party, GOP; Social Democratic Party; Socialist Labor Party; Socialist Party; States' Rights Democratic Party, Dixiecrats; war party; Whig Party; third party; opposition
  2. party - an occasion on which people can assemble for social interaction and entertainment; "he planned a party to celebrate Bastille Day"
    --2 is a kind of
    affair, occasion, social occasion, function, social function
    --2 has particulars:
     bash, do, brawl; birthday party; bunfight, bun-fight; ceilidh; cocktail party; dance; fete, feast, fiesta; house party; jolly; tea party; whist drive
    Derived form: verb party1
  3. party, company - 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"
    --3 is a kind of set, circle, band, lot
    --3 has particulars:
     fatigue party; landing party; party to the action, party to the transaction; rescue party; search party; stretcher party; war party
  4. party - a group of people gathered together for pleasure; "she joined the party after dinner"
    --4 is a kind of
    social gathering, social affair
    --4 has particulars:
     shindig, shindy; dance; masquerade, masque, mask; dinner, dinner party; reception; open house; housewarming; soiree; garden party, lawn party, fete champetre; shower; stag party, smoker; hen party; slumber party; sociable, social, mixer; wedding, wedding party; whist drive; reunion
    Derived form: verb party1
  5. party - a person involved in legal proceedings; "the party of the first part"
    --5 is a kind of
    person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, human, soul
    --5 has particulars:
     assignee; assignor; contractor; intervenor; Jane Doe; John Doe; litigant, litigator; reversioner; Richard Roe; tort-feasor, tortfeasor; vouchee
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