par · ty(pär ′ tē)n. pl. par · ties 1. A social gathering specifically for enjoyment or amusement: a birthday party.2.a. A group of people who have collected to take part in an activity: a search party.b.

A group of soldiers picked for a responsibility or objective: a raiding celebration.3.

An established political group organized to promote and support its principles and prospects for public workplace.4.

a. A person or group involved in a business; an individual or device: I decline to be a celebration to your silly scheme.b.

Law A person or entity that takes part in a transaction, makes a contract, or is associated with a lawsuit as a litigant.5.

a. A customer to a telephone celebration line.b.

An individual using a telephone.6.

An individual: “And though Grainger was a spry old party, such actions could not be his” (Anthony Hyde).


1. Of, associating with, or taking part in an established political company: celebration members; celebration politics.2.

Appropriate for usage at a social gathering: celebration dresses; a celebration hat.3.

Particular of a pleasant social gathering: a celebration atmosphere.intr.v.

par · connected, par · ty · ing,

par · ties To celebrate or carouse at a party or similar gathering: That night we partied until dawn.

[Middle English partie, part, side, group, from Old French, from feminine past participle of partir, to divide, from Latin partīre, from pars, part-, part; see part.]

par ′ ti · er, par ′ ty · er n.American Heritage ®

Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Released by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.party( ˈpɑːtɪ)n, pl-ties 1. a. a social gathering

for enjoyment, often held as acelebration b.(asmodifier):party spirit. c.( in combination): party-giver. 2.( Sociology)a group of individuals associated in some activity: a rescue celebration

. 3.( Federal Government,Politics & Diplomacy)a. (frequently capital )a group of individuals arranged together to further a typical political goal, such as the election of its

candidates to public office b.(as modifier): party politics. 4.(Government, Politics & Diplomacy )the practice of taking sides on public issues 5. a person, esp one who takes part in some activity such as participating in an agreement 6. (Law)the individual or individuals taking part in legal proceedings, such as plaintiff or district attorney: a party to the action. 7. casual jocular an individual: he’s an odd old celebration. 8. pertained to the party to take part or become included vb(intr ),-ties, -connecting or -connected informal to celebrate; revel adj(Heraldry)heraldry(

of a shield) divided vertically into 2 colours, metals, or furs [C13: from Old French partie part, faction, from Latinpartīreto divide; see part] Collins English Dictionary– Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014© HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014 par – ty(ˈpɑr ti)n., pl.-ties, n. 1. a social gathering for conversation, refreshments, home entertainment, etc. 2. a group collected for some special purpose or

task: a search celebration. 3. a group of individuals who support one side of a conflict, question, etc. 4. a political group organized for acquiring political influence and governmental control and for

directing federal government policy

. 5 . a person or group that participates in some action, affair, or plan: He was a party to the merger deal.

6. a. one of the litigants in a legal action; a complainant or defendant.

b. a signatory to a legal instrument. 7. a detail of soldiers.

8. a particular individual. adj. 9. of or relating to a celebration or faction; partisan: celebration leaders. 10. of or for a social gathering: a party

gown. v.i. 11. to go to or give celebrations. 12. to revel; carouse. [1250– 1300; Middle English partie parti, previous participle of partir partīre to share. See part] Random House Kernerman Webster’s College Dictionary,

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reserved.party -Latin partitum,”part, side,”became celebration, with the

senses”political group “and, in the 18th century,”social event

. “See likewise associated terms for

social.Farlex Trivia Dictionary.

© 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.Party a business or body of persons; a detachment of troops ; a group of individuals taking a trip together; a gathering for social home entertainment; an assemblage or society of individuals of the very same political opinion. See also clique, set.Examples: party of birds, 1773; of gentlemen, 1860; of jays; of Jesus

Christ, 1502; of order, 1781; of enjoyments, 1728; of politicians; of detainees, 1896; of quadrille, 1726; of whales, 1840.

Dictionary of Collective Nouns and Group Terms.

Copyright 2008 The Windstorm Group, Inc. All rights reserved.party A celebration is a gathering where individuals enjoy themselves by eating, drinking, dancing, talking, or playing video games. You use have, offer, or throw to say that someone arranges a party.We are having a party on Saturday.They provideda party to commemorate their daughter’s graduation.We tossed her a substantial birthday party.Be Careful!Don’t usage’make ‘. Do not state, for example, ‘We are making a celebration’. Collins COBUILD English Usage © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,

2004, 2011, 2012 celebration Past participle: partied Gerund: partying ImperativePresentPreteritePresent ContinuousPresent

PerfectPast ContinuousPast PerfectFutureFuture PerfectFuture ContinuousPresent Perfect ContinuousFuture Perfect ContinuousPast Perfect ContinuousConditionalPast Conditional Present I celebration you celebration he/she/it celebrations we celebration you celebrationthey celebration Preterite I partied you partied he/she/it partied we partied you partied they partied Present Continuous I am partying

you are partying he/she/it is partying we are

partying you
are partying they are partying Present Perfect I have partied you have partied he/she/it has actually partied we have partied you have partied they have partied Past Continuous I was partying you were partying he/she/it was partying

we were partying you were partying

they were partying Past Perfect I had partied you had partied he/she/it had partied we had partied you had partied they had actually partied Future I will celebration you will celebration he/she/it will celebration we will party you will celebration they will celebration Future Perfect I will have partied

you will
have partied he/she/it will have partied we will have partied you will have partied they will

have partied Future Continuous I will be partying you

will be partying
will be partying
we will be partying
you will be partying they
will be partying Present Perfect Constant I
have been partying
you have actually been partying he/she/it has

been partying
we have been partying you
have been partying
they have actually been partying
Future Perfect Continuous I will have been partying
you will have been partying he/she/it will have been partying we will have been partying
you will have been partying they will

have been partying
Previous Perfect Continuous
I had actually been partying you had been partying he/she/it had been partying we had
been partying
you had been partying they had been partying Conditional I would celebration you would celebration he/she/it would celebration we would party you would celebration they would party Past Conditional I would

have partied
you would have partied he/she/it would have partied
we would have partied
you would have partied
they would have partied
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