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English noun: party

1. party (group) an organization to gain political power

SamplesIn 1992 Perot tried to organize a third party at the national level.

Synonymspolitical party

Broader (hypernym)organisation, organization

Narrower (hyponym)American Federalist Party, American Labor Party, American Party, Anti-Masonic Party, Black Panthers, Bull Moose Party, Communist Party, Conservative Party, Constitutional Union Party, Democratic Party, Democratic-Republican Party, Dixiecrats, Farmer-Labor Party, Federal Party, Federalist Party, Free Soil Party, Gironde, GOP, Green Party, Greenback Party, Guomindang, Know-Nothing Party, Kuomintang, labor party, labour party, Liberal Democrat Party, Liberal Party, Liberty Party, Militant Tendency, National Socialist German Workers' Party, Nazi Party, Opposition, People's Party, Populist Party, Progressive Party, Prohibition Party, Republican Party, Social Democratic Party, Socialist Labor Party, Socialist Party, States' Rights Democratic Party, third party, war party, Whig Party

Member meronymform of government, political system

2. party (group) a group of people gathered together for pleasure

SamplesShe joined the party after dinner.

Broader (hypernym)social affair, social gathering

Narrower (hyponym)dance, dinner, dinner party, fete champetre, garden party, hen party, housewarming, lawn party, mask, masque, masquerade, masquerade party, mixer, open house, reception, reunion, shindig, shindy, shower, slumber party, smoker, sociable, social, soiree, stag party, wedding, wedding party

3. party (group) a band of people associated temporarily in some activity

SamplesThey organized a party to search for food.
The company of cooks walked into the kitchen.


Broader (hypernym)band, circle, lot, set

Narrower (hyponym)fatigue party, landing party, party to the action, party to the transaction, rescue party, search party, stretcher party, war party

4. party (event) an occasion on which people can assemble for social interaction and entertainment

SamplesHe planned a party to celebrate Bastille Day.

Broader (hypernym)affair, function, occasion, social function, social occasion

Narrower (hyponym)bash, birthday party, brawl, bun-fight, bunfight, ceilidh, cocktail party, dance, do, feast, fete, fiesta, house party, jolly, tea party, whist drive

5. party (person) a person involved in legal proceedings

SamplesThe party of the first part.

Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul

Narrower (hyponym)assignee, assignor, contractor, intervenor, Jane Doe, John Doe, litigant, litigator, reversioner, Richard Roe, tort-feasor, tortfeasor, vouchee

Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

English verb: party

1. party (social) have or participate in a party

SamplesThe students were partying all night before the exam.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)celebrate, fete

Narrower (hyponym)rave

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