|1.||[ noun ] (politics) an organization to gain political power|
"in 1992 Perot tried to organize a third party at the national level"
|Related terms:||organization Republican_Party Constitutional_Union_Party Communist_Party Anti-Masonic_Party Federalist_Party Liberal_Party Democratic_Party Democratic-Republican_Party Farmer-Labor_Party Free_Soil_Party Communist_Party Greenback_Party Labour_Party green_party Liberty_Party Militant_Tendency Nazi_Party People's_Party Progressive_Party Prohibition_Party black_panthers Social_Democratic_Party Socialist_Labor_Party Socialist_Party States'_Rights_Democratic_Party Whig_Party third_party Conservative_Party American_Party American_Labor_Party guomindang war_party opposition political_system|
|2.||[ noun ] an occasion on which people can assemble for social interaction and entertainment|
"he planned a party to celebrate Bastille Day"
|Related terms:||affair cocktail_party tea_party feast bunfight house_party dance jolly whist_drive ceilidh birthday_party bash|
|3.||[ noun ] 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"
|Related terms:||set fatigue_party party_to_the_action rescue_party search_party stretcher_party landing_party war_party company|
|4.||[ noun ] a group of people gathered together for pleasure|
"she joined the party after dinner"
|Related terms:||social_gathering dinner reception dance open_house reunion sociable wedding soiree housewarming shower garden_party masquerade hen_party slumber_party whist_drive stag_party shindig|
|5.||[ noun ] (law) a person involved in legal proceedings|
"the party of the first part"
|Related terms:||person assignee litigant vouchee John_Doe contractor richard_roe assignor jane_doe intervenor reversioner tort-feasor law|
|6.||[ adjective ] (politics) based upon or representing political parties|
"party politics" "party leaders"
|7.||[ verb ] have or participate in a party|
"The students were partying all night before the exam"
|Related terms:||celebrate rave|