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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
party (noun)
1.
a person or group taking one side of a question, dispute, or contest
2.
a group of persons organized for the purpose of directing the policies of a government
3.
a person or group in an action or affair - participating a mountain-climbing party a party to the transaction
4.
a individual - particular person an old party approaching 80
5.
a detail of soldiers
6.
a social gathering , also the entertainment provided for it
party (verb)
intransitive verb
to attend or give - parties , broadly - revel
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
party (noun)
1.
a social gathering
SYNONIMS:
affair, bash, binge, blast, blowout, do, event, fete ( fête), function, get-together, powwow, reception, shindig
RELATED WORDS:
benefit, fund-raiser; ball, dance, formal, prom; celebration, gala, occasion; bacchanal, bacchanalia, orgy, saturnalia; bake, clambake, cocktail party, hen party, house party, housewarming, icebreaker, kaffeeklatsch, kegger ( keg party), klatch ( klatsch), masquerade, meet and greet, mixer, salon, shower, social, soiree ( soirée), stag, supper, symposium, tea, tea party
party (noun)
2.
a group of people acting together within a larger group
SYNONIMS:
bloc, block, body, coalition, party, sect, set, side, wing
RELATED WORDS:
splinter, split; crew, gang, pack, team; denomination, persuasion; schism, scission; caucus, movement
party (noun)
3.
a group of people working together on a task
SYNONIMS:
army, band, brigade, company, crew, outfit, party, platoon, squad, team
RELATED WORDS:
battalion, corps, troop; force, host, posse, stable, troupe; administration, department, help, personnel, staff
party (noun)
4.
a member of the human race
SYNONIMS:
baby, being, bird, bod, body, character, cookie ( cooky), creature, customer, devil, duck, egg, face, fish, guy, head, human being, individual, life, man, mortal, party, person, personage, scout, slob, sort, soul, specimen, stiff, thing, wight
RELATED WORDS:
hominid, homo, humanoid; brother, fellow, fellowman, neighbor; celebrity, personality, self, somebody
NEAR ANTONYMS:
animal, beast, beastie, brute, critter
party (noun)
5.
a usually small number of persons considered as a unit
SYNONIMS:
array, band, batch, battery, body, boodle, bunch, cluster, clutch, consort, constellation, crop, grouping, huddle, knot, lot, parcel, party, passel
RELATED WORDS:
assembly, collective, congregation, gathering, muster, organization; circle, clan, clique, coterie, fellowship, gang, ring, round, set; faction, guild ( gild), order, school, sect; brigade, crew, outfit, phalanx, platoon, posse, task force, team; alliance, bloc, coalition, confederacy, confederation, federation, league, union; battalion, squadron; bevy, brood, covey
NEAR ANTONYMS:
individual, single
party (noun)
6.
one who takes part in something
SYNONIMS:
actor, partaker, participator, party, player, sharer
RELATED WORDS:
accessory ( accessary), aide, assistant, helper; colleague, partner
NEAR ANTONYMS:
bystander, looker-on, observer, onlooker, spectator, watcher; wallflower
nonparticipant
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