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Party appears in many palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • party-trap
  • Party boobytrap.
  • Six at party; no pony-trap, taxis.
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Usage statistics for the noun party:

spoken English31.96%written English68.04% conversational speech28.4%task-oriented speech71.6% imaginative writing23.03%informational writing76.97%
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The word party is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun party

What does party mean as a name of something?

Party is one of the top 50 most common nouns. It is used mostly in informational writing, being one of the top 50 most common nouns in informational written English.View more statistics!

noun - plural: parties

  1. an organization to gain political power
  2. a group of people gathered together for pleasure
  3. a band of people associated temporarily in some activity
  4. an occasion on which people can assemble for social interaction and entertainment
  5. a person involved in legal proceedings

Alternative definition of the noun party


  1. [legal] A person or group of people constituting a particular side in a contract or legal action.
  2. With 'to': an accessory, someone who takes part.
    • synonym: do
  3. [context: now rare in general sense] A group of people forming one side in a given dispute, contest etc.
  4. A political group considered as a formal whole, united under one specific political platform of issues and campaigning to take part in government.
  5. [military] A discrete detachment of troops, especially for a particular purpose.
  6. A social gathering for entertainment and fun.
  7. A group of people traveling or attending an event together, or participating in the same activity.
  8. [context: gaming, online gaming] Active player characters organized into a single group.
  9. [context: video games] Group of characters controlled by the player.
  10. [obsolete] A part or division.
  11. A gathering of acquaintances so that one of them may offer items for sale to the rest of them.
  12. To partake in debauchery and vice
  13. To party and play, take part in risky sex and hard drugs, especially methamphetamine and male-on-male sex.

Specialised definition of the noun party

Glossary of justice

a person or organisation directly involved in a criminal case, either as prosecutor or defendant prefer, preferment to bring or lay a charge or indictment

Glossary of sports

in team sports, one of the competing teams. (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

Definition of the adjective party

What does party mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more party / partier |

  1. [obsolete, except in compounds] Divided; in part.

Definition of the verb party

What does party mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: partied | partying | parties

  1. have or participate in a party
    • example: The students were partying all night before the exam
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • more generic words: celebrate / fete = have a celebration
    • more specific word: rave = participate in an all-night techno dance party


  1. "Party" is a song recorded by American singer Beyoncé for her fourth studio album, 4. It features guest vocals from American rapper André 3000, and was released by Columbia Records as the third single from 4 on August 30, 2011. The song was written by Kanye West, Jeff Bhasker, Knowles, Dexter Mills, Douglas Davis and Ricky Walters and produced by Knowles and West and co-produced by Bhasker. A midtempo R&B song, "Party" exhibits elements of the 1980s funk and soul music, and samples the 1985 song "La Di Da Di". It recalls the work of New Edition and Prince, among others. Built on a 808-retro beat, multi-tracked harmonies, and a smooth groove, the song's instrumentation includes slow-bouncing synthesizers, keyboard tones, and drums. Lyrically, "Party" gives ode to political themes such as feminism and sexual empowerment. In his rap verses, André 3000 references milk and gets philosophical about his own career. "Party" was nominated for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration at the 54th Grammy Awards.
  2. "Party" is a 1981 album by Iggy Pop. For this record, he collaborated with Ivan Kral, who is best known as guitar and bass player for Patti Smith in the 1970s.
    • genre: Post-punk
    • released in (34 years ago)
  3. "Party" is a compilation album by Pet Shop Boys released exclusively in Brazil on 4 November 2009.
    • also known as Party: The Greatest Hits
    • genres: Pop music, Synthpop
    • released on (6 years ago)
  4. "Party" was the sixteenth single by the Japanese band The Blue Hearts and reached #80 on the Oricon charts in 1993. It was part of the band's seventh album, Dug Out, and was the worst selling single that was released by a major label for the band. The music and lyrics were written by Hiroto Kōmoto.


  1. "Party" a.k.a. "House Party" is a 1990 American comedy film released by New Line Cinema. It stars Kid and Play of the popular hip hop duo Kid 'n Play, and also stars Paul Anthony, Bow-Legged Lou, and B-Fine from Full Force, and Robin Harris in his last film appearance. The film also starred Martin Lawrence, Tisha Campbell, A.J. Johnson, Daryl "Chill" Mitchell and Gene "Groove" Allen, Kelly Jo Minter, John Witherspoon, with a cameo by funk musician George Clinton. This was Robin Harris' last on-screen performance before his untimely death, shortly after the film was completed.
  2. "Party" is a 1984 Hindi film directed by Govind Nihalani. The film boasted an ensemble cast of leading art cinema actors of Parallel Cinema, including Vijaya Mehta, Manohar Singh, Om Puri, Naseeruddin Shah, and Rohini Hattangadi. It based on the play Party by Mahesh Elkunchwar.
  3. "Party" is a 1996 Portuguese-French comedy-drama film directed by Manoel de Oliveira. It was screened in competition at the 1996 Venice Film Festival.
  4. "Party" is a 1994 short film starring Gary Coleman, Floyd Harden, DeAnna Hawkins, Ron Litman and Greg Nassief. The film was directed by Eric Swelstad and produced by Johnnie J. Young of J&E Studio Productions, from a script by Jay Woelfel based on a story by Nathaniel Hawthorne.
  5. "Party" is a 2006 comedy drama film directed by Ravi Babu.
  6. "Party" is a 2009 short film written and directed by Dalibor Matanić.
  7. "Party" is a film, directed by Francis Hsueh & Steven Hahn.
    • genre: Documentary film
    • released in (10 years ago)


  1. Party: A party is a gathering of people who have been invited by a host for the purposes of socializing, conversation, recreation, or as part of a festival or other commemoration of a special occasion. A party will typically feature food and beverages, and often music and dancing or other forms of entertainment.
    • also known as festa, 派對
  2. Party: A party is a person or group of persons that compose a single entity which can be identified as one for the purposes of the law. Parties include: plaintiff, defendant, petitioner, respondent, cross-complainant, or cross-defendant. A person who only appears in the case as a witness is not considered a party.
  3. Party: A party is a group of characters adventuring together in a role-playing game. In tabletop role-playing, a party is composed of a group of players, occasionally with the addition of non-player character allies controlled by those players or by the gamemaster. In computer games, the relationship between the party and the players varies considerably. Online role-playing games or MMORPG parties are often, in the above sense, of the same constituency as tabletop parties, except that the allies are always controlled to a lesser or greater extent by the computer AI. In single-player computer games, the player generally controls all party members to a varying degree.
  4. Party: The political party this politician belongs or belonged to.
  5. Party: The political party or parties this person has been a member of, if any.
  6. Party is a literary magazine created and edited by Han Han. Since its launch on July 6, 2010, the first issue has sold at least 800, 000 copies and reached the top position on Amazon China. The original name of the magazine was Renaissance, which was replaced by Party due to the censorship.
    • also known as 独唱团
  7. Party is the first CD/DVD set from American comedian Nick Swardson. It was released on October 23, 2007 and later certified platinum status on May 26, 2009. It was also produced on the Comedy Central Records label by Adam Sandler's production company, Happy Madison.

Phrases with Party

Phrases starting with the word Party:

  1. Party to
  2. Party Bag
  3. Party bus
  4. Party hat
  5. party man
  6. party pie
  7. party boss
  8. party game

Phrases ending with the word Party:

  1. hen party
  2. Keg Party
  3. Lan Party
  4. one-party
  5. Sex party
  6. tea party
  7. two-party
  8. war party
  9. Foam party
  10. four-party
  11. lawn party
  12. nazi party

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Party

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Google previewThe Bad Girl's Guide to the Party Life (2002)

by Cameron Tuttle

You know your party is a success when everyone is dancing to the beat of your smoke alarm. You know your party is a success when someone snorts a Jeli-0 shot. You know your party is a success when your entire collection of expensive ...

Google previewWiley IFRS (2010)

Practical Implementation Guide and Workbook by Abbas A. Mirza, Magnus Orrell, Graham Holt

The party is an associate (see IAS 28, Investments in Associates). (c) The party is a joint venture in which the entity is a venturer (see IAS 31, Interests in Joint Ventures). (d) The party is a member of the key management personnel of the ...

Google previewCommunist China 1955-1959 (1962)

Policy Documents with Analysis by Harvard University. Center for International Affairs, Harvard University. East Asian Research Center

The workers of Peking said recently: "China under the leadership of the Communist Party is a country where the working...

Google previewShort Handbook of Communist Ideology (2012)

Synopsis of the ‘Osnovy marksizma-leninizma’ with complete index by H. Fleischer

The Party is a free union of likeminded people who have banded together to realize the Marxist worldoutlook and to fulfil...

Google previewPolitical Science for Civil Services Main Examination

by N.D. Arora

A political party is an organised body of people who advocate a set of agreed principles and policies on political and general matters, and who through peaceful and constitutional means seek to capture political power so to put those policies ...

Google previewExplanatory Report on the European Convention on Transfrontier Television (1990)

a, in the case of terrestrial transmissions, the transmitting Party is the Party in which the initial emission is effected.

Google previewAmerican Civil Procedure (2009)

A Guide to Civil Adjudication in US Courts by John Bilyeu Oakley, Vikram D. Amar, Vikram Amar

Because the third party is a stranger to the litigation until formally impleaded into the litigation, impleader requires the filing and...

Google previewThe Northeastern Reporter (1905)

§ 1544, whether a party is an infant or not. Section 1545, providing that, ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of United States Political Parties (2009)

by Harold F. Bass Jr.

3 0 ° PARTY-OUT-OF-POWER conventions, committees, and headquarters that are loosely linked at the national, state, and local levels. In the United States, party organization has been relatively weak and decentralized, compared with ...

Google previewMultilingual Law Dictionary (1979)

by Lawrence Deems Egbert, Fernando Morales Macedo

party parte (f) por acomodación (f) Wechselbürge (m) 4185. aggrieved, offended party la partie lésée parte dañada beleidigter Teil 4186. charter party charte- partie (f); contrat (m) d'affrètement (m) contrato (m) de fletamento (m) Charterpartie (f) ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Cyprus (2009)

by Farid Mirbagheri

The Cyprus Green Party (Ecological- Enviromental M0vement)/Kinima Oikologon Perivallontiston/Kt'vnua OIKO/lo'yan/ HepLBaAAwVTIUTwV. 0 United Democrats (EDI)/Enomen0i Dimokrates/EI/wpié VOL ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Stateless Nations: S-Z (2002)

by James Minahan

MALAYALLS : Kerala Socialist Party (KSP); Kerala Christian Association; Moplah Association; Muslim League; Left Front; Revolutionary Socialist Party; Islamic Sevak Sangh; ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Kosova (2004)

by Robert Elsie

Aleanca per Ardhmerine e Kosoves: Alliance for the Future of Kosova Balli Kombetar: National Front Bosnjacka Stranka Demokratske Akcije Kosova: Bosnian Democratic Action Party of Kosova Iniciativa e Re Demokratike e Kosoves: New ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the People's Republic of China (2007)

by Lawrence R. Sullivan

CENTRAL DISCIPLINE INSPECTION COMMISSION ° 95 secute pro-reform Party members at the provincial level and below. Charges of embezzlement, corruption , bribery, and smuggling were brought against noted Party reformers, who ...

Google previewA Political and Economic Dictionary of Africa (2013)

by David Seddon

Political party inBotswana,founded in1998following asplitin the Botswana National Front.

Originally founded as the Bechuanaland Democratic Party in 1962 by Seretse Khama, former heir to the chieftainship of the Bamangwato, who had ...

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Usage statistics about party

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the noun party:

spoken English31.96%written English68.04% conversational speech28.4%task-oriented speech71.6% imaginative writing23.03%informational writing76.97%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun party:


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Quotes about Party

The Democratic Party is the party that opened its arms. We opened them to every nationality, every creed. We opened them to the immigrants. The Democratic Party is the party of the people. (Richard J. Daley)
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The value of this 5-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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