Party Definition

Define what is Party?

1. party, political party (noun)

an organization to gain political power.

  • in 1992 Perot tried to organize a third party at the national level.
Synonyms: political party
Hypernyms

organization, organisation noun
a group of people who work together.

Hyponyms

American Labor Party noun
a former political party in the United States; formed in 1936 in New York when labor and liberals bolted the Democratic Party.

American Party, Know-Nothing Party noun
a former political party in the United States; active in the 1850s to keep power out of the hands of immigrants and Roman Catholics.

Anti-Masonic Party noun
a former political party in the United States; founded in 1825 in opposition to Freemasonry in public affairs.

Black Panthers noun
a militant Black political party founded in 1965 to end political dominance by Whites.

Communist Party noun
a political party that actively advocates a communist form of government; in Communist countries it is the sole political party of the state.

Conservative Party noun
a political party (especially in Great Britain or Australia) that believes in the importance of a capitalist economy with private ownership rather than state control.

Constitutional Union Party noun
a former political party in the United States; formed in 1859 by former Whigs who hoped to preserve the Union.

Democratic Party noun
the older of two major political parties in the United States.

Democratic-Republican Party noun
a former major political party in the United States in the early 19th century; opposed the old Federalist party; favored a strict interpretation of the constitution in order to limit the powers of the federal government.

Farmer-Labor Party noun
a former minor political party in the United States in the early 20th century.

American Federalist Party, Federal Party, Federalist Party noun
a major political party in the United States in the early 19th century; founded by Alexander Hamilton; favored a strong centralized government.

Free Soil Party noun
a former political party in the United States; formed in 1848 to oppose the extension of slavery into the territories; merged with the Liberty Party in 1848.

Gironde noun
the French moderate political party that was in power (1791-1793) during the French Revolution.

Green Party noun
an environmentalist political party.

Greenback Party noun
a former political party in the United States; organized in 1874; opposed any reduction in the amount of paper money in circulation.

Guomindang, Kuomintang noun
the political party founded in 1911 by Sun Yat-sen; it governed China under Chiang Kai-shek from 1928 until 1949 when the Communists took power and subsequently was the official ruling party of Taiwan.

labor party, Labour Party noun
a left-of-center political party formed to represent the interest of ordinary working people.

Liberal Democrat Party noun
a political party in Great Britain; formerly the Liberal Party; advocates reforms and improvement of the conditions of working people.

Liberal Party noun
a political party in Australia, Canada, and other nations, and formerly in Great Britain.

Liberty Party noun
a former political party in the United States; formed in 1839 to oppose the practice of slavery; merged with the Free Soil Party in 1848.

Militant Tendency noun
a Trotskyist political organization in Great Britain set up in 1964 inside the Labour Party.

National Socialist German Workers' Party, Nazi Party noun
the political party founded in Germany in 1919 and brought to power by Hitler in 1933.

People's Party, Populist Party noun
a former political party in the United States; formed in 1891 to advocate currency expansion and state control of railroads.

Bull Moose Party, Progressive Party noun
a former political party in the United States; founded by Theodore Roosevelt during the presidential campaign of 1912; its emblem was a picture of a bull moose.

Prohibition Party noun
a political party in the United States; formed in 1869 to oppose the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages.

GOP, Republican Party noun
the younger of two major political parties in the United States; GOP is an acronym for grand old party.

Social Democratic Party noun
a political party in Germany and Britain (and elsewhere) founded in late 19th century; originally Marxist; now advocates the gradual transformation of capitalism into democratic socialism.

Socialist Labor Party noun
a political party in the United States; formed in 1874 to advocate the peaceful introduction of socialism.

Socialist Party noun
a political party in the United States formed in 1900 to advocate socialism.

Dixiecrats, States' Rights Democratic Party noun
a former political party in the United States; formed in 1948 by Democrats from southern states in order to oppose to the candidacy of Harry S Truman.

war party noun
a political party that supports a war.

Whig Party noun
a former political party in the United States; formed in 1834 in opposition to the Democratic Party; advocated a loose interpretation of the Constitution and high protective tariffs.

third party noun
a political party organized in opposition to the major parties in a two-party system.

Opposition noun
the major political party opposed to the party in office and prepared to replace it if elected.

2. party (verb)

have or participate in a party.

  • The students were partying all night before the exam.
Hypernyms

fete, celebrate verb
have a celebration.

Hyponyms

rave verb
participate in an all-night techno dance party.

3. party (noun)

a group of people gathered together for pleasure.

  • she joined the party after dinner.
Hypernyms

social affair, social gathering noun
a gathering for the purpose of promoting fellowship.

Hyponyms

shindig, shindy noun
a large and noisy party of people.

dance noun
a party of people assembled for dancing.

masque, masquerade, masquerade party, mask noun
a party of guests wearing costumes and masks.

dinner party, dinner noun
a party of people assembled to have dinner together.

reception noun
a formal party of people; as after a wedding.

open house noun
an informal party of people with hospitality for all comers.

housewarming noun
a party of people assembled to celebrate moving into a new home.

soiree noun
a party of people assembled in the evening (usually at a private house).

fete champetre, garden party, lawn party noun
a party of people assembled for social interaction out of doors.

shower noun
a party of friends assembled to present gifts (usually of a specified kind) to a person.

stag party, smoker noun
a party for men only (or one considered suitable for men only).

hen party noun
a party for women only.

slumber party noun
an overnight party of girls who dress in nightclothes and pass the night talking.

mixer, sociable, social noun
a party of people assembled to promote sociability and communal activity.

wedding party, wedding noun
a party of people at a wedding.

reunion noun
a party of former associates who have come together again.

4. party, company (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.
Synonyms: company
Hypernyms

band, circle, Lot, Set noun
an unofficial association of people or groups.

Hyponyms

fatigue party noun
a group of soldiers on fatigue duty.

landing party noun
a part of a ship's company organized for special duties ashore.

party to the action, party to the transaction noun
a party of people taking a role in legal proceedings.

rescue party noun
a party of rescuers.

search party noun
a party of people to search for someone.

stretcher party noun
a party of people with stretchers to carry an injured person.

war party noun
a band of warriors who raid or fight an enemy (used especially of Native Americans).

5. party (noun)

an occasion on which people can assemble for social interaction and entertainment.

  • he planned a party to celebrate Bastille Day.
Hypernyms

social function, social occasion, occasion, affair, function noun
a vaguely specified social event.

Hyponyms

brawl, DO, bash noun
an uproarious party.

birthday party noun
a party held on the anniversary of someone's birth.

bun-fight, bunfight noun
(Briticism) a grand formal party on an important occasion.

ceilidh noun
an informal social gathering at which there is Scottish or Irish folk music and singing and folk dancing and story telling.

cocktail party noun
an afternoon party at which cocktails are served.

dance noun
a party for social dancing.

fete, fiesta, feast noun
an elaborate party (often outdoors).

house party noun
a party lasting over one or more nights at a large house.

jolly noun
a happy party.

tea party noun
a party at which tea is served.

whist drive noun
a progressive whist party.

6. party (noun)

a person involved in legal proceedings.

  • the party of the first part.
Hypernyms

individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul noun
a human being.

Hyponyms

assignee noun
(law) the party to whom something is assigned (e.g., someone to whom a right or property is legally transferred).

assignor noun
(law) the party who makes an assignment.

contractor noun
(law) a party to a contract.

intervenor noun
(law) a party who interposes in a pending proceeding.

Jane Doe noun
an unknown or fictitious woman who is a party to legal proceedings.

John Doe noun
an unknown or fictitious man who is a party to legal proceedings.

litigant, litigator noun
(law) a party to a lawsuit; someone involved in litigation.

reversioner noun
(law) a party who is entitled to an estate in reversion.

Richard Roe noun
an unknown or fictitious party to legal proceedings.

tort-feasor, tortfeasor noun
a party who has committed a tort.

vouchee noun
(law) a person called into court to defend a title.

Nearby Terms

party boss (noun)
a leader in a political party who controls votes and dictates appointments

party favor (noun)
souvenir consisting of a small gift given to a guest at a party

party favour (noun)
souvenir consisting of a small gift given to a guest at a party

party game (noun)
a game to amuse guests at a party

party girl (noun)
an attractive young woman hired to attend parties and entertain men

party line (noun)
the policy of a political group

party liner (noun)
a member of a political party who follows strictly the party line

party man (noun)
a member of a political party who follows strictly the party line

Party of Democratic Kampuchea (noun)
a communist organization formed in Cambodia in 1970; became a terrorist organization in 1975 when it captured Phnom Penh and created a government that killed an estimated three million people; was defeated by Vietnamese troops but remained active until 1999

Party of God (noun)
a Shiite terrorist organization with strong ties to Iran; seeks to create an Iranian fundamentalist Islamic state in Lebanon; car bombs are the signature weapon

party pooper (noun)
someone who spoils the pleasure of others

party spirit (noun)
devotion to a political party

party to the action (noun)
a party of people taking a role in legal proceedings

party to the transaction (noun)
a party of people taking a role in legal proceedings

party wall (noun)
a wall erected on the line between two properties and shared by both owners