party

  • 1 party — par·ty n pl parties 1 a: one (as a person, group, or entity) constituting alone or with others one of the sides of a proceeding, transaction, or agreement the parties to a contract a person who signed the instrument as a party to the instrument… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Party — Par ty (p[aum]r t[y^]), n.; pl. {Parties} (p[aum]r t[i^]z). [F. parti and partie, fr. F. partir to part, divide, L. partire, partiri. See {Part}, v.] 1. A part or portion. [Obs.] The most party of the time. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. A number of… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 party — n. m. (Québec) d1./d Fête. Party de famille, de bureau. Party d huîtres, de hot dogs, où l on mange des huîtres, des hot dogs. d2./d Loc. Fam. De party: qui aime faire la fête, qui met de l ambiance dans un party (sens 1). Une fille de party.… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 4 party — [pärt′ē] n. pl. parties [ME partie < OFr < partir, to divide < L partiri < pars,PART1] 1. a group of people working together to establish or promote particular theories or principles of government which they hold in common; esp., an… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 party — ► NOUN (pl. parties) 1) a social gathering of invited guests. 2) a formally organized political group that puts forward candidates for local or national office. 3) a group of people taking part in an activity or trip. 4) a person or group forming …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 Party — Par ty, a. [F. parti divided, fr. partir to divide. See {Part}, v., and cf. {Partite}.] 1. (Her.) Parted or divided, as in the direction or form of one of the ordinaries; as, an escutcheon party per pale. [1913 Webster] 2. Partial; favoring one… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 Party — Sf gesellige Feier erw. fremd. Erkennbar fremd (20. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus ne. party, dieses aus frz. partie mit ähnlicher Bedeutungsspezialisierung wie bei Landpartie usw.    Ebenso nndl. party, nschw. party, nnorw. party. ✎ Rey… …

    Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • 8 party — [n1] social gathering affair, amusement, at home*, ball, banquet, barbecue, bash*, blowout*, carousal, carousing*, celebration, cocktails, coffee klatch, coming out, dinner, diversion*, do*, entertainment, feast, festive occasion, festivity, fete …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 party — party; coun·ter·party; mul·ti·party; party·er; …

    English syllables

  • 10 party — occurs in informal and jocular contexts as a synonym for ‘person’: • June had taken Imogen from her ‘what a stout little party’ and settled down for the interview with Imogen on her knee Joanna Trollope, 1990. This usage is an affectation derived …

    Modern English usage

  • 11 Party — »zwangloses, privates Fest«: Das Fremdwort wurde im 20. Jh. aus engl. amerik. party »Partei; Gesellschaft; Fest« entlehnt, das seinerseits aus frz. partie »Teil; Beteiligung; Abteilung usw.« (vgl. ↑ Partie) stammt …

    Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • 12 party — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. n ndm {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} przyjęcie towarzyskie w gronie znajomych, przyjaciół, organizowane w prywatnym mieszkaniu : {{/stl 7}}{{stl 10}}Zorganizować party w ogrodzie. <ang.> {{/stl 10}} …

    Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • 13 party — (del inglés) sustantivo masculino 1. Pragmática: afectado. Fiesta particular: Dieron un party en casa del novio …

    Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • 14 Party — [Basiswortschatz (Rating 1 1500)] Auch: • Feier • Fete Bsp.: • Anne gab letzten Freitag eine Party. • Es wurde gegrillt und es gab eine Strandparty …

    Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • 15 Party — Par ty, adv. Partly. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 16 party — / pɑ:ti/, it. / parti/ s. ingl. [dal fr. partie, affine all ital. partita nel sign. di divertimento ], usato in ital. al masch. [piacevole incontro di più persone che si intrattengono in divertimenti, passatempi e sim.] ▶◀ festa, ricevimento,… …

    Enciclopedia Italiana

  • 17 party — /ˈparti, ingl. ˈpɑːtɪ/ [vc. ingl., dal fr. partie «partita»] s. m. inv. trattenimento, ricevimento, cocktail (ingl.), festa, bicchierata, rinfresco …

    Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • 18 party — 1 *company, band, troop, troupe Analogous words: clique, *set, coterie, circle: gathering, collection, assembly, assemblage, congregation (see under GATHER) 2 *combination, combine, bloc, faction, ring …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 19 Party — Parties redirects here. For other uses, see The Parties (disambiguation). Birthday party redirects here. For other uses, see Birthday party (disambiguation). Pool party redirects here. For the video game, see Pool Party. For other uses, see Party …

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  • 20 party — partyless, adj. /pahr tee/, n., pl. parties, adj., v., partied, partying. n. 1. a social gathering, as of invited guests at a private home, for conversation, refreshments, entertainment, etc.: a cocktail party. 2. a group gathered for a special… …

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