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party
I.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a birthday party
▪ Can you come to my birthday party next Saturday?
a Christmas party (=a party held around Christmas)
▪ What are you wearing for the Christmas party?
a coach party (=a group of people who travel by coach)
▪ We’re organizing a coach party to the theatre.
a coalition party
▪ The treaty required the backing of both governing coalition parties.
a dinner party (=when someone's friends are invited for a special evening meal)
▪ We are having a dinner party on Saturday.
a group/party of tourists
▪ The guide was talking to a party of tourists.
a holiday/party/festive mood (=a happy mood in which you want to enjoy a holiday or party)
▪ The fans were in a festive mood after their team won the championship.
a party conference (=for a particular political party)
▪ the Labour party conference
a party dress (=for parties)
▪ I need a new party dress for Christmas.
a party game
▪ What's your favourite party game?
a party leader
▪ Brown was quickly chosen as the party leader.
a party political broadcast (=a short television advertisement made by a political party)
▪ How are party political broadcasts funded?
a party/wedding invitation
▪ He had a wedding invitation from Rob and Jen.
a political party
▪ I am not a member of any political party.
a surprise party
▪ His friends had planned a surprise party for him.
bachelor party
block party
bridal party
cocktail party
dinner party
drinks party
fancy-dress party
▪ an invitation to a fancy-dress party
follow/toe the party line (=to support the official opinion)
▪ He refused to toe the party line.
garden party
giving a...party
▪ We’re giving a small party for dad’s birthday next week.
gym/union/party etc membership (=membership of a particular group)
▪ How much do you pay for your gym membership?
hen party
house party
house-warming party
▪ a house-warming party
impromptu speech/party/meeting etc
▪ The band gave an impromptu concert.
lawn party
office party
party animal
party favor
party line
▪ He refused to toe the party line.
party piece
party policy
▪ State ownership is party policy.
party political broadcast
▪ a party political broadcast on television
party political
▪ a party political broadcast on television
party politics (=trying to make your party successful)
▪ He believes that party politics has no place in local government.
party politics
▪ The decision was influenced by party politics.
party pooper
party propaganda
▪ Public money should not be used to produce party propaganda.
party wall
party/political loyalty
▪ Most of the people seem to vote according to party loyalty.
raiding party (=a group taking part in an attack)
search party
▪ Let’s get going or they’ll send out a search party.
send out...search party
▪ Let’s get going or they’ll send out a search party.
shooting party
▪ The shooting party set off shortly before dawn.
slumber party
stag party
tailgate party
tea party
the majority party (=the party with the most seats in a parliament)
▪ At that time, Labour was the majority party in Parliament.
the party faithful
▪ Hess still has the support of the party faithful.
the party line (=the official opinion of a political party)
▪ He found it hard to accept the party line on every issue.
the people’s party/army etc (=belonging to or popular with the ordinary people)
▪ the People’s Liberation Army
▪ Diana – the people’s princess
theme party
▪ a Wild West theme party
third party
third party
▪ Does third party insurance cover pay for this type of damage?
Tupperware party
warring factions/parties (=groups of people fighting each other)
wear sth to a party/a dance/an interview etc
▪ I’m wearing a scarlet dress to the party.
welcoming committee/party
▪ I was met by a welcoming committee.
working party
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
communist
▪ In 1946, during his student years, he joined the Communist party.
▪ The struggle has been between the Czech people and the security apparatus behind the Communist party.
▪ Politically, power drifted toward the security services ... while the inner life of the Communist parties petrified.
▪ They were turning towards Marxism, often of a neo-Trotskyist variety, and almost never via the Labour or Communist parties.
conservative
▪ That achievement represents a larger share of a larger national product and the Conservative party can be extremely proud of it.
▪ The Liberal Democrats and Conservative parties both recently announced their Net plans for the nation.
▪ After the 1945 election more than a quarter of the Conservative parliamentary party had been at Eton.
▪ If the strictures of the Conservative party against the implications of socialism were implemented, there would be no housing benefit.
▪ The Conservative and Unionist party will fight the next general election as the party of the Union.
▪ That is another reason why, for the sake of our economy, we must stick with the Conservative party.
democratic
▪ Led by the Social Democratic party of the prime minister, Ivica Racan, it only came to power 18 months ago.
▪ The ruling party won 103 mayorships, the leftist Democratic Revolution party took 59, and center-right National Action won 39.
▪ The Democratic party has won the presidency only once out of the last six elections since 1964.
▪ The leadership of the Democratic party was anxious for him to declare his intentions about running for the second term.
▪ Such behaviour is not suited to a democratic socialist party of the 1990s.
▪ In other words, he was opposed to the policies of both the Democratic and Republican parties.
▪ Nader advanced a variety of conflicting predictions for the Democratic party over the course of an hour.
▪ A unified Democratic party versus an ideologically split Republican party.
interested
▪ To find out we asked a number of interested parties for their own budget proposals.
▪ An international organisation or specialised agency may also be an interested third party to a non-constitutive treaty between States.
▪ Potentially, this is the simplest, most effective form of daily communication between pilots, authorities and other interested parties ever.
▪ As far as we are aware, at present, this title has been agreed by all interested parties.
▪ Almost 1500 copies were despatched, ensuring that the proposals reached as many interested parties as possible.
▪ I have photos if any interested party would care to have a preview.
labour
▪ The Labour party is certainly in opposition now.
▪ But since the Labour party is nonsexist, clearly we were mistaken.
▪ Which is the true view of the Labour party?
▪ Since 1987 the Labour party has undergone considerable changes in both policies and organisation.
▪ I only wish that the Labour party had the same openness of mind.
▪ If he were here, it would be interesting to know how that deficit would be reflected in Labour party policy.
▪ However, I welcome without any difficulty the progression in Labour party thinking from a first-past-the-post system to a system of proportionality.
main
▪ Backing for the main opposition party surged in some parts of the country.
▪ The respondents were asked to pick statements that described the supporters of the main political parties in their countries.
▪ Both the main parties were split with Labour more favourable to television than the Conservatives.
▪ Labour is much the stronger of the two main opposition parties.
▪ As for wartime political activity, this was naturally inhibited for all the main parties by the electoral truce.
▪ They reasoned that, if neither main party won a commanding majority, both would have a stake in negotiating rather than fighting.
▪ Meanwhile the main search party was still at Cushendall, searching each house and property.
▪ They indicated that both of the main political parties had reached a similar conclusion.
major
▪ Every major political party was faced with offering solutions to these problems and governments were measured by the effectiveness of their actions.
▪ She was the first black woman to make a keynote address to the national convention of a major political party.
▪ The document left many questions unanswered and when it was not endorsed by any major party figure it slid into oblivion.
▪ The Czech Republic, for example, has now reduced its party system to eight major parties.
▪ If there is any net switching, which major party would benefit?
▪ Political consistency, however, has never been mandatory in either major party.
▪ Whatever the fortunes of the major political parties, it is likely that managers will be coping with rapid change.
▪ Two-Party Systems A two-party system is characterized by the alternation in governmental power of two major political parties.
national
▪ The candidates of the main parties are selected locally, though the national party in each case retains some veto power.
▪ The core activists in both the local groups and the national party tend to be radical in their politics.
▪ Hence the relationship between members of the Congress and their local electorate is much less affected by national party considerations.
▪ People find a purity in them which they do not find in secular, national parties.
▪ The records of local Labour parties reveal that Labour's feverish organizational activities were not confined to the national party alone.
▪ The representatives from seventeen national parties at the Paris conference were quite plainly non-attenders in the established church of politics.
▪ For as much as I reject the demo mentality, I also despair at the apolitical bipartisanship of our national mainstream parties.
new
▪ Many of the new parties also made calls for further political reforms.
▪ Many Protestant Unionists also had doubts about the new party.
▪ Among those tipped to become the new party chief is Mr Wolfgang Berghofer, Dresden's reformist mayor.
▪ It has the advantage of being a new party, and is forecast to have 15 % of the intended vote.
▪ Outhwaite names' champion Peter Nutting is to head a new working party to co-ordinate syndicate action groups.
▪ In California there was nothing new about enfeebled parties.
political
▪ As President, Özal refused to consider an immediate suspension of the constitutional ban on political parties.
▪ Even if an individual does not have strong party identification, political parties can be an important source of political knowledge.
▪ By law, political parties could be banned only by a court decision, which had not been received.
▪ Party systems are generally classified according to the number of political parties and the interactions among the parties in the governing process.
▪ A new constitution was adopted transforming a loose federation of affiliated organisations into a centralised national political party.
▪ Existing political parties were banned, and a period of military rule followed.
▪ Existing political parties were banned; after a period of military rule a single-party system was established in 1969.
republican
▪ And in Dusseldorf police said a member of the Republican party suffered a heart attack after being beaten up by demonstrators.
▪ Those ideas may not have been original, but they helped move the Democratic and Republican parties toward changes in the system.
▪ But it was hardly the end of his troubles or of debate about his future as a leader of the Republican party.
▪ In other words, he was opposed to the policies of both the Democratic and Republican parties.
▪ Powell spoke hours after the right wing of the Republican party began to unify behind Dole.
▪ Interest groups have always been with us, but they used to operate within coalitions called the Democratic and Republican parties.
▪ A unified Democratic party versus an ideologically split Republican party.
▪ The Republican party has traditionally been a staunch champion of the vested interests, and it still is.
ruling
▪ Rarely has division within a ruling party been so bitter.
▪ The close integration of labour with the ruling party means that labour has no independent base.
▪ Her arrest was attributed to her village leader's opposition to the state ruling party.
▪ But the ruling party's congress last month promised to establish a multi-party democracy.
small
▪ True, it keeps out small parties.
▪ The group of smaller Catholic parties allied with Berlusconi hold 34 seats.
▪ In 1988 it allowed thirteen very small parties to secure 41 of the Knesset's 120 seats.
▪ This was followed by weeks of bargaining with the smaller parties over ministerial posts and policies.
▪ It's known there was a small party in the house last night.
▪ If a small party is under-represented, it follows that some bigger party or parties will be over-represented.
▪ The real business gets done at working lunches and small dinner parties.
▪ It would be dominated by Swapo, and two minor deputy cabinet minister posts would be given to small opposition parties.
tory
▪ The Tory party used cash and back channels and foreign donations to influence elections and change laws.
▪ It brings out the old policies of Enoch Powell way back and there are still a few Powellites in the Tory party.
▪ In theory, the Tory constituency parties could come to the rescue.
▪ Mr. Enright I nearly called him the chairman of the Tory party - I apologise.
▪ Many Tory party cheer-leaders boast that there has been a cultural revolution.
▪ Their relationship to the officially recognised Liberal, Labour and Tory parties has been close.
▪ The Tory party has not said that it would ensure that rural areas do not suffer disproportionately as a result.
working
▪ Ernest Marples, Macmillan's Transport Minister, appointed two working parties to find solutions.
▪ Networking A development which seems likely to bear fruit was the creation of a working party from within the panel.
▪ A working party established under will publish its report shortly.
▪ An Institute working party was charged with updating the guidelines.
▪ A joint EC-ACP committee would be set up to discuss co-operation on international commodity agreements and specialized working parties.
▪ Sometimes it merits a separate sub-group or working party of its own.
▪ The working party, chaired by James Morgan, studied crime prevention programmes.
■ NOUN
birthday
▪ So this was what a birthday party was like.
▪ After Jasper died, Abigail told me what he said to her at a birthday party he gave me.
▪ Diana enjoyed herself enormously at the birthday party not least because it brought her sister down a peg or two.
▪ I went to school and each year I had a birthday party.
▪ Just a few weeks ago, Sefton was enjoying his thirtieth birthday party.
▪ I remember that my aunts thereafter decided that only cousins could come to our birthday parties.
▪ Von Steinholz had been drunk at his birthday party two hours earlier.
▪ But there was little time to do more than plan a very small birthday party in 1988.
cocktail
▪ The technical supremo is Caroline Fawcett-Inne whose previous experience was organising a cocktail party in a punt one May Week.
▪ Stella Adler had called to invite Alvin to a cocktail party.
▪ It was at a cocktail party in the prestigious Monomatapa Hotel.
▪ Dearest Timothy Miss Addison had a cocktail party, as she calls it, for four cats in the building.
▪ Paula always held open-house cocktail parties on Tuesdays and Fridays, and if you were a friend, no invitations were required.
▪ But the big scene happens at a cocktail party in the home of a famous plastic surgeon.
▪ The sort who bore you at cocktail parties.
▪ I want to get to the cocktail party when some of the other guests already are leaving.
dinner
▪ It was the second weekend after the dinner party.
▪ The weekly dinner parties, the teas and lunches ceased.
▪ In the past, she had played hostess at dinner parties there.
▪ A recent large dinner party for Sen.
▪ I lay in my room like a dead body and I listened to Elizabeth thinking about her dinner party.
▪ Then I came back here to change, before I joined my wife at a dinner party.
▪ At dinner parties, people were so busy chewing there was scarcely time for conversation.
leader
▪ It is not impossible, in this highly charged atmosphere, that the party leader will be replaced by the weekend.
▪ Estes Kefauver by party leaders, with Harry Truman at their helm.
▪ No Socialist bastion remained intact, no government minister or party leader unthreatened.
▪ The Kansan is the longest-serving party leader in Senate history.
▪ The former party leader and foreign minister, Eduard Shevardnadze, became effective head of state in March 1992.
▪ But party leaders have continued to anoint candidates in important local races.
▪ What was left of their election reporting consisted of brief clips from the itineraries of the party leaders.
▪ That selection will be confirmed when party leaders gather in Washington next week.
member
▪ One soldier even hid from Yakovlev the fact that he was a party member.
▪ After the convention, party members will vote by mail and electronically to pick the nominee.
▪ Political activism of party members also varies over time.
▪ He has dumped several party members for violating his personal moral standards.
▪ The 367 congress delegates represented over 60,000 party members.
▪ All deputies were either party members or carefully vetted non-party people.
▪ Ex-Labour party member, Liverpool 9.
▪ I have discovered a dress code among Labour party members.
opposition
▪ It is also true that the two main Opposition parties have energy policies which are flatly contradicted by their environmental policies.
▪ In Britain, the opposition party is guaranteed control of a specified amount of time during legislative sessions.
▪ In addition there are 23 smaller opposition parties.
▪ When legislative elections were held in 1990 under domestic and international pressure, the opposition party won 392 of 485 contested seats.
▪ By Christmas all three main opposition parties had dissolved themselves.
▪ The birth takes place under threatening skies. Opposition parties are boycotting the vote.
▪ Called by the five main opposition parties and by trade unions, the protest took place with government consent.
▪ In addition there are a number of banned opposition parties operating either underground or in exile.
politics
▪ It was not until 1973 that he gave up party politics for good.
▪ There is a hundred things to single you out for promotion in party politics besides ability.
▪ Observers suggested that the election reflected widespread disillusionment with traditional party politics.
▪ The Judicature Society reported that half of the male federal judges were active in party politics before their election to the bench.
▪ Their loyalty was therefore to some profounder vision of Britain than that expressed in mere party politics.
▪ This is not a matter of party politics or personalities or policies or even principles.
▪ The Treasury saw financial control as being concerned with sound finance and above party politics.
▪ Whoever bears the responsibility, the domination of local government by party politics is now almost complete.
tea
▪ Plainly they had interrupted a mourning tea party.
▪ Girls practiced proper behavior, or etiquette, at tea parties.
▪ They are having a tea party.
▪ The book describes how to give a tea party.
▪ Other opportunities Tea parties - birthday parties in particular.
▪ I think you should let me throw you a little tea party or something.
▪ Preparation work stopped one day for a tea party.
■ VERB
throw
▪ He threw out no sounding parties too weak to guarantee their own safety, and he lost none of them.
▪ I guess the modern equivalent of the actual party would be that Reform joke Ross Perot threw together.
▪ He threw a small private party at the Turnberry Hotel and he invited me.
▪ In 1982 Tom celebrated his fiftieth anniversary as a Jesuit, and the parish threw him a party.
▪ Can we throw a party or what?
▪ With the birth of his firstborn son, the nobleman had thrown an elaborate party for hundreds of guests.
▪ AT&T is going to throw a party to end all parties at Uniforum next month.
▪ We could also throw vast parties there.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
advance party/team
▪ Dawson felt as if he were the advance party for a dawn raid.
▪ Fields was wearing a set of the new jungle fatigues and boots that the advance party had picked up for him.
▪ Henkel made the change-and that resulted in an unusual problem for the advance team.
▪ I had flown out to Novosibirsk with the advance party at the beginning of September.
▪ In this they had the enthusiastic collaboration of professional media advance teams from both governments.
▪ One of Isambard's advance party, and by the cut of him a man of importance.
▪ Our advance party had done a big job.
▪ Some advance party with orders in preparation for Isambard's reception.
along religious/ethnic/party etc lines
▪ In Moldavia there was a marked division of voting along ethnic lines.
▪ In the specific conditions of post-colonial underdevelopment it is not unusual to find conflict within the bourgeoisie working along ethnic lines.
▪ It comes as no surprise that the caricatures are extended along ethnic lines.
▪ On Capitol Hill, reactions to Bush's proposals fell predictably along party lines.
▪ The committee voted 21-16, along party lines, to empower Burton.
▪ The Council, said the author, should not be reported as if it was divided along party lines.
▪ The vote was 35 to 24, almost strictly along party lines.
be no tea party
breakaway group/party/movement
▪ De Rossa said that his breakaway group would form a new democratic socialist party.
▪ Members of a breakaway group who blocked traffic in University Square the same evening were forcibly dispersed by police.
▪ Nor were there frustrated breakaway movements from a handful of top clubs.
▪ Thus the breakaway group, organizing its own exhibition, was an obvious initiative.
drunken party/orgy/brawl etc
▪ Robyn had two casual heterosexual encounters at this time, both one-night stands after rather drunken parties, both unsatisfactory.
▪ They are extremely handsome and sensual, and glory in a drunken brawl.
farewell party/dinner/drink etc
▪ A celebration, a farewell party.
▪ Kate's local women's group gives her a farewell party of disapproval veiled by loyalty.
▪ On 8 August 1952 he and Joan gave a farewell party to Cambridge friends.
▪ She was then shown a picture taken at the farewell party at Champion Spark Plugs just before Paula went on maternity leave.
▪ The farewell dinner is at the historic Abbey Tavern, located in the fishing village of Howth.
▪ Worse awaited the Vietminh leader two evenings later, at a farewell dinner organized by Zhou.
interested party/group
▪ All interested parties are invited to attend the meeting.
▪ Almost 1500 copies were despatched, ensuring that the proposals reached as many interested parties as possible.
▪ At the other end of the political spectrum, some left-leaning think tanks take money from interested parties.
▪ Costs and expenses Article 12 of the Convention specifies that costs and other expenses must be borne by the interested parties.
▪ Every effort will be made to accommodate requests to provide all interested parties with the same information.
▪ Information memoranda should not be sent to interested parties until a signed confidentiality letter has been received.
▪ Local authorities must also respond to requests for information from a variety of interested groups.
▪ That is increasingly being recognised by many interested parties.
▪ The Department of Education is inviting interested parties to submit comments on the new support arrangements by October 31.
make the meeting/the party/Tuesday etc
the guilty party
▪ And they'd find the guilty party: a giveaway print of designer lipstick mars the rim.
▪ Fines of up to 10 percent of the worldwide turnover of the guilty parties may be imposed.
▪ How dared he act as though she were the guilty party?
▪ Say they believed they had the guilty parties.
▪ Some critics might favour the pragmatic solution of convicting both, to ensure that the guilty party does not escape justice.
▪ The Justice Department could not ask for damages or seek penalties against the guilty parties.
▪ The rest of the audience cranes its collective neck to spot the guilty party.
▪ Yet economic mismanagement at home will often be the guiltier party. % % Rrrrrrrrecession?
the injured party
▪ Alternatively, an illness may befall the injured party.
▪ As far as Nicolo was concerned, he was the injured party.
▪ These sums can then be varied over time to reflect changes consequent upon the damage caused to the injured party.
▪ This aspect of the Tynagh discovery was never reported in the press and litigation was not initiated by the injured parties.
▪ When her assailant spoke he sounded almost offended, which struck Rachel as strange since she appeared to be the injured party.
▪ When they arrived the woman began crying, behaving as the injured party.
the life and soul of the party
third party insurance/cover/policy
▪ Members of the scheme also benefit from a third party insurance, for a premium of £2 a year.
▪ With some landowners now looking towards insisting on third party cover for climbers, insurance is increasingly looking indispensable.
throw a party
▪ He threw a huge party to celebrate making his first million dollars.
▪ The German club is throwing a party this Friday night.
▪ The Krugers threw an impromptu cocktail party for him in the backyard.
▪ The staff and patients threw a going-away party for Dr Rogers.
▪ As Bruce Willis discovered the night he threw a party and the police turned up.
▪ AT&T is going to throw a party to end all parties at Uniforum next month.
▪ Can we throw a party or what?
▪ Earlier this year they threw a party and got their mates round to sample the goods.
▪ One evening, after the hospital was closed, the nurses threw a party.
▪ She threw parties and invited gossip columnists.
▪ They threw a party for me in the Tiger Hotel in uptown Columbia.
▪ Traditionally for some, that means throwing a party on the Feast of Candelaria, Feb. 2.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ A party of Japanese businessmen will be visiting the factory next week.
▪ a birthday party
▪ a search party
▪ All party members will have the right to vote for the new leader.
▪ All the major political parties have given their support to this initiative.
▪ Both parties will meet again on Monday to discuss the contract.
▪ Did you go to Stella's party?
▪ Foster, party of six, your table is ready.
▪ He first joined the Communist party when he was a student.
▪ How many people have they invited to the party?
▪ I gave my first dinner party last weekend.
▪ I went to a cocktail party in the lobby of the Ritz once.
▪ John was taking a party of tourists around the museum.
▪ Office parties are fun if you're young, free, and single.
▪ Over a hundred children came to the annual Christmas party.
▪ The climbers did not return, and a search party was sent out to look for them.
▪ The President was followed around by a small party of journalists.
▪ The Republican Party now has a majority in Congress.
▪ the Republican Party
▪ We're having a party at my house. Do you want to come?
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Does he agree that none of that would be the case if the Labour party was in charge?
▪ It is easy to dismiss them as the strategic outpourings of a new recruit trying to impress the party machine.
▪ It wasn't exactly an exciting party, but the vice squad knocked on the door.
▪ Save your energy at both dinner and luncheon parties.
▪ The hostess chose a color for dishes, linens, decorations and even food, which set the theme for the party.
▪ The money is frozen in the hands of a third party and not paid out to either side.
II.verb
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADVERB
out
▪ When I went to bed at around two o'clock that night, everyone else was still out partying.
▪ Then, last June, she keeled over frothing at the mouth while out partying with pals in a London club.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
advance party/team
▪ Dawson felt as if he were the advance party for a dawn raid.
▪ Fields was wearing a set of the new jungle fatigues and boots that the advance party had picked up for him.
▪ Henkel made the change-and that resulted in an unusual problem for the advance team.
▪ I had flown out to Novosibirsk with the advance party at the beginning of September.
▪ In this they had the enthusiastic collaboration of professional media advance teams from both governments.
▪ One of Isambard's advance party, and by the cut of him a man of importance.
▪ Our advance party had done a big job.
▪ Some advance party with orders in preparation for Isambard's reception.
along religious/ethnic/party etc lines
▪ In Moldavia there was a marked division of voting along ethnic lines.
▪ In the specific conditions of post-colonial underdevelopment it is not unusual to find conflict within the bourgeoisie working along ethnic lines.
▪ It comes as no surprise that the caricatures are extended along ethnic lines.
▪ On Capitol Hill, reactions to Bush's proposals fell predictably along party lines.
▪ The committee voted 21-16, along party lines, to empower Burton.
▪ The Council, said the author, should not be reported as if it was divided along party lines.
▪ The vote was 35 to 24, almost strictly along party lines.
be no tea party
breakaway group/party/movement
▪ De Rossa said that his breakaway group would form a new democratic socialist party.
▪ Members of a breakaway group who blocked traffic in University Square the same evening were forcibly dispersed by police.
▪ Nor were there frustrated breakaway movements from a handful of top clubs.
▪ Thus the breakaway group, organizing its own exhibition, was an obvious initiative.
drunken party/orgy/brawl etc
▪ Robyn had two casual heterosexual encounters at this time, both one-night stands after rather drunken parties, both unsatisfactory.
▪ They are extremely handsome and sensual, and glory in a drunken brawl.
farewell party/dinner/drink etc
▪ A celebration, a farewell party.
▪ Kate's local women's group gives her a farewell party of disapproval veiled by loyalty.
▪ On 8 August 1952 he and Joan gave a farewell party to Cambridge friends.
▪ She was then shown a picture taken at the farewell party at Champion Spark Plugs just before Paula went on maternity leave.
▪ The farewell dinner is at the historic Abbey Tavern, located in the fishing village of Howth.
▪ Worse awaited the Vietminh leader two evenings later, at a farewell dinner organized by Zhou.
interested party/group
▪ All interested parties are invited to attend the meeting.
▪ Almost 1500 copies were despatched, ensuring that the proposals reached as many interested parties as possible.
▪ At the other end of the political spectrum, some left-leaning think tanks take money from interested parties.
▪ Costs and expenses Article 12 of the Convention specifies that costs and other expenses must be borne by the interested parties.
▪ Every effort will be made to accommodate requests to provide all interested parties with the same information.
▪ Information memoranda should not be sent to interested parties until a signed confidentiality letter has been received.
▪ Local authorities must also respond to requests for information from a variety of interested groups.
▪ That is increasingly being recognised by many interested parties.
▪ The Department of Education is inviting interested parties to submit comments on the new support arrangements by October 31.
the guilty party
▪ And they'd find the guilty party: a giveaway print of designer lipstick mars the rim.
▪ Fines of up to 10 percent of the worldwide turnover of the guilty parties may be imposed.
▪ How dared he act as though she were the guilty party?
▪ Say they believed they had the guilty parties.
▪ Some critics might favour the pragmatic solution of convicting both, to ensure that the guilty party does not escape justice.
▪ The Justice Department could not ask for damages or seek penalties against the guilty parties.
▪ The rest of the audience cranes its collective neck to spot the guilty party.
▪ Yet economic mismanagement at home will often be the guiltier party. % % Rrrrrrrrecession?
the injured party
▪ Alternatively, an illness may befall the injured party.
▪ As far as Nicolo was concerned, he was the injured party.
▪ These sums can then be varied over time to reflect changes consequent upon the damage caused to the injured party.
▪ This aspect of the Tynagh discovery was never reported in the press and litigation was not initiated by the injured parties.
▪ When her assailant spoke he sounded almost offended, which struck Rachel as strange since she appeared to be the injured party.
▪ When they arrived the woman began crying, behaving as the injured party.
the life and soul of the party
third party insurance/cover/policy
▪ Members of the scheme also benefit from a third party insurance, for a premium of £2 a year.
▪ With some landowners now looking towards insisting on third party cover for climbers, insurance is increasingly looking indispensable.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ I could party all night long!
▪ I just got paid and I'm ready to party.
▪ They partied till 7 in the morning.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Be safe, stay home and let professionals handle the partying.
▪ On the other hand, she wants to party all the time.
▪ Prefontaine was legendary for his ability to sweat out the damage done by partying in grueling training runs the next day.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Party

Party \Par"ty\ (p[aum]r"t[y^]), n.; pl. Parties (p[aum]r"t[i^]z). [F. parti and partie, fr. F. partir to part, divide, L. partire, partiri. See Part, v.]

  1. A part or portion. [Obs.] ``The most party of the time.''
    --Chaucer.

  2. A number of persons united in opinion or action, as distinguished from, or opposed to, the rest of a community or association; esp., one of the parts into which a people is divided on questions of public policy.

    Win the noble Brutus to our party.
    --Shak.

    The peace both parties want is like to last.
    --Dryden.

  3. A part of a larger body of company; a detachment; especially (Mil.), a small body of troops dispatched on special service.

  4. A number of persons invited to a social entertainment; a select company; as, a dinner party; also, the entertainment itself; as, to give a party.

  5. One concerned or interested in an affair; one who takes part with others; a participator; as, he was a party to the plot; a party to the contract.

  6. The plaintiff or the defendant in a lawsuit, whether an individual, a firm, or corporation; a litigant.

    The cause of both parties shall come before the judges.
    --Ex. xxii. 9.

  7. Hence, any certain person who is regarded as being opposed or antagonistic to another.

    If the jury found that the party slain was of English race, it had been adjudged felony.
    --Sir J. Davies.

  8. Cause; side; interest.

    Have you nothing said Upon this Party 'gainst the Duke of Albany?
    --Shak.

  9. A person; as, he is a queer party. [Now accounted a vulgarism.] Note: ``For several generations, our ancestors largely employed party for person; but this use of the word, when it appeared to be reviving, happened to strike, more particularly, the fancy of the vulgar; and the consequence has been, that the polite have chosen to leave it in their undisputed possession.'' --Fitzed. Hall. Party jury (Law), a jury composed of different parties, as one which is half natives and half foreigners. Party man, a partisan. --Swift. Party spirit, a factious and unreasonable temper, not uncommonly shown by party men. --Whately. Party verdict, a joint verdict. --Shak. Party wall.

    1. (Arch.) A wall built upon the dividing line between two adjoining properties, usually having half its thickness on each property.

    2. (Law) A wall that separates adjoining houses, as in a block or row.

Party

Party \Par"ty\, adv. Partly. [Obs.]
--Chaucer.

Party

Party \Par"ty\, a. [F. parti divided, fr. partir to divide. See Part, v., and cf. Partite.]

  1. (Her.) Parted or divided, as in the direction or form of one of the ordinaries; as, an escutcheon party per pale.

  2. Partial; favoring one party; partisan.

    I will be true judge, and not party.
    --Chaucer.

    Charter party. See under Charter.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
party

"have a good time," 1922, from party (n.). Earlier as "to take the side of" (1630s). Related: Partied; partying.

party

late 13c., "part, portion, side," from Old French partie "side, part; portion, share; separation, division" (12c.), literally "that which is divided," noun use of fem. past participle of partir "to divide" (see part (v.)). Political sense of "side in a contest or dispute" evolved by 1300; meaning "a person" is from mid-15c. Sense of "gathering for social pleasure" is first found 1716, from general sense of persons gathered together (originally for some specific purpose, such as dinner party, hunting party). Phrase the party is over is from 1937; party line is first recorded 1834 in the sense of "policy adopted by a political party," 1893 in the sense of "telephone line shared by two or more subscribers." Party pooper is from 1951, American English.

Wiktionary
party

Etymology 1 n. 1 (lb en legal) A person or group of people constituting a particular side in a contract or legal action. 2 (lb en heading) ''A person.'' 3 # (lb en slang dated) A person; an individual. 4 # With '''to''': an accessory, someone who takes part. 5 (lb en now rare in general sense) A group of people forming one side in a given dispute, contest etc. 6 A political group considered as a formal whole, united under one specific political platform of issues and campaigning to take part in government. 7 (lb en military) A discrete detachment of troops, especially for a particular purpose. 8 (lb en heading) ''A social gathering.'' 9 # A gathering of usually invited guests for entertainment, fun and socializing. 10 # A group of people traveling or attending an event together, or participating in the same activity. vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To celebrate at a party, to have fun, to enjoy oneself. 2 (context intransitive slang euphemistic English) To take recreational drugs. 3 (context gaming online gaming intransitive English) To form a party (with). Etymology 2

  1. 1 (context obsolete except in compounds English) divided; in part. 2 (context heraldry English) Parted or divided, as in the direction or form of one of the ordinaries. adv. (context obsolete English) Partly.

WordNet
party
  1. n. an organization to gain political power; "in 1992 Perot tried to organize a third party at the national level" [syn: political party]

  2. an occasion on which people can assemble for social interaction and entertainment; "he planned a party to celebrate Bastille Day"

  3. 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" [syn: company]

  4. a group of people gathered together for pleasure; "she joined the party after dinner"

  5. a person involved in legal proceedings; "the party of the first part"

party

v. have or participate in a party; "The students were partying all night before the exam"

Wikipedia
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. In many Western countries, parties for teens and adults are associated with drinking alcohol such as beer, wine or distilled spirits.

Party (disambiguation)

A party is a social gathering.

Party may also refer to:

Party (Iggy Pop album)

Party is the sixth solo studio album by American rock singer Iggy Pop. It was released in June 1981 by record label Arista. For this record, Pop collaborated with Ivan Kral, who is best known as the guitar and bass player for Patti Smith in the 1970s.

Party (1994 film)

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.

The film was shot in 1994 on location in Lucerne Valley in the Mojave Desert in California.

Party (law)

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 (person filing suit), defendant (person sued or charged with a crime), petitioner (files a petition asking for a court ruling), respondent (usually in opposition to a petition or an appeal), cross-complainant (a defendant who sues someone else in the same lawsuit), or cross-defendant (a person sued by a cross-complainant). A person who only appears in the case as a witness is not considered a party.

Courts use various terms to identify the role of a particular party in civil litigation, usually identifying the party that brings a lawsuit as the plaintiff, or, in older American cases, the party of the first part; and the party against whom the case was brought as the defendant, or, in older American cases, the party of the second part.

Party (Beyoncé song)

"Party" is a song recorded by American singer Beyoncé for her fourth studio album, 4 (2011). It features guest vocals from American rapper André 3000 and uncredited vocals from Kanye West, and was released by Columbia Records as the fourth single from 4 on August 30, 2011. The song was written by Kanye West, Jeff Bhasker, Beyoncé, Dexter Mills, Douglas Davis and Ricky Walters and produced by Beyoncé 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.

"Party" was acclaimed by contemporary music critics, who praised André 3000's verses, as well as the production handled by West and Beyoncé's emphatic, yet sensual vocals. Following the release of 4, "Party" charted at number 19 on the South Korea Gaon International Singles Chart. It debuted on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart in July 2011, and peaked at number 2 on the chart for three consecutive weeks. The song reached number 50 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart based on radio support. "Party" was part of Beyoncé's set list for her 4 Intimate Nights with Beyoncé and the Revel Presents: Beyoncé Live residency shows.

Party (role-playing games)

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 (sometimes called henchmen) 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.

Examples of games which have parties include the tabletop RPG Vampire: the Requiem, the single-player role-playing Baldur's Gate series, MMORPGs such as World of Warcraft, Anarchy Online and Warhammer Online, and the multi-player computer action-RPG Final Fantasy XI.

Party (Nick Swardson album)

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.

Party (The Blue Hearts song)

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.

Party (magazine)

Party (, literally means "the solo choir/chorus") 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.

Party (1996 film)

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.

Party (1984 film)

Party is a 1984 Hindi film directed by Govind Nihalani. The film is a sequel to the 1983 film Ardh Satya and 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 (1976) by Mahesh Elkunchwar.

The movie was produced by National Film Development Corporation of India (NFDC). Party was the official Indian entry to the 32nd International Film Festival of India, New Delhi, and also took part in the Tokyo Film Festival 1985 and Asia Pacific Film Festival 1985.

Party (Pet Shop Boys album)

Party is a compilation album by Pet Shop Boys released exclusively in Brazil on 4 November 2009.

The album was released to coincide with the Brazilian leg of their 2009 Pandemonium tour. The album includes both past hits and some newer material. Party includes songs that were heavily featured in the following TV Globo soap operas: "Being boring" (Meu Bem Meu Mal OST), "Domino dancing" (O Salvador da Patria OST), "West End girls" (Selva de Pedra OST) and "King of Rome" ( Viver a Vida OST).

Several mistakes have occurred with the track listing. For example, "West End Girls" appears in its original 7" form, contrary to the labeling as the 10" version. "Paninaro '95" was included on the album, yet placed as track 3 and labelled as the 7" mix. Also, the original 1992 7" version of "Go West" appears on the album, a rare inclusion as it has not appeared on any Pet Shop Boys compilations so far. All the mistakes were fixed on later pressings of the compilation, since April 2010. Due to all the fixed mistakes on the later pressings, some edits had to be made for all 16 tracks to fit on one Compact Disc. After the mistakes were fixed, the compilation totaled 79:19, leaving just 41 seconds left on a standard CD. Five tracks were smoothly edited to fit on the album: the 10-inch version of "West End Girls" lost 15 seconds; "Love Comes Quickly" lost 4 seconds; "What Have I Done to Deserve This?" lost 7 seconds; the album version of "Go West" lost 18 seconds and "Love etc." lost 17 seconds.

Party (Girls' Generation song)

"Party" is a song recorded by South Korean girl group Girls' Generation for their fifth Korean studio album Lion Heart (2015). It was released as the lead single from the album by S.M. Entertainment on July 7, 2015. The lyrics were written by Cho Yoon-kyung and the music was composed by Albi Albertsson, Chris Young, and Shin Agnes. "Party" is a bubblegum pop and electropop song that features synthesizers, guitar, and Auto-Tune in its instrumentation. To promote the song and the album, Girls' Generation performed "Party" on several South Korean music programs, including Music Bank, Show! Music Core and Inkigayo. A music video for the track, directed by Hong Won-ki, was also released on July 7.

The single received generally favorable reviews from music critics, who praised its catchy music styles and compared the song to " California Gurls" by Katy Perry and " Get Lucky" by Daft Punk. Commercially, the single was a success in South Korea—the digital version peaked atop the Gaon Digital Chart, while the physical edition charted at number two on the Gaon Album Chart. It has sold over 843,000 digital copies in South Korea as of December 2015. The song also peaked at number ten on the Japan Hot 100 and number four on the Billboard World Digital Songs chart.

Party (2006 film)

Party released in 2006 is a Telugu Film, directed by Ravi Babu in the genre of comedy that makes a statement on the corporate environment shaping the IT world in the new millennium. Starring Brahmanandam, Allari Naresh, Shashank, Ravi Babu and Madhu Sharma.

Party (Christine Anu song)

"Party" is a song recorded by Christine Anu. It was released as the third single from her debut studio album, Stylin' Up (1995). The song debuted at number 49 before peaking at number 20 in October 1995. It remains Anu's highest charting single.

Usage examples of "party".

This, of course, assumes that our accomplice knew of these parties in advance.

But he seems to me to have erred in underrating the value of party instrumentalities and of official power in accomplishing what is best for the good of the people.

The question was to be settled by a plebiscite of the people, in accordance with the Weimar Constitution, Strasser and Goebbels proposed that the Nazi Party jump into the fray with the Communists and the Socialists and support the campaign to expropriate the nobles.

Greatness therefore summon Tanca to your judgment-seat, and, after hearing all parties, pronounce a just judgment and one accordant to your character.

In affairs of marriage both parties should rely to a great extent on the advice of friends, for mere marriages of inclination are often unhappy.

In the latter part of April, 1919, the Executive Committee of the Socialist party of Italy resolved to sever its connection with the International Socialist Bureau and the Berne Conference, in which there were many reactionary Socialists, and to affiliate with the newly established Moscow International, consisting of the various National groups of Socialists giving whole-hearted support to Lenine and the Bolsheviki.

International, with which the Socialist party cares to affiliate itself, are the same.

Of the other important countries, the Socialist parties of Switzerland, Italy and the United States, and the British Socialist party have expressed their intention to affiliate with it.

Russia and the psychological effect of it penetrated into the foreign federations affiliated with the Socialist party of America and gave the Anarcho-Syndicalists, who have joined us in great numbers in the last six months, a chance to split up the Socialist party of America into three groups.

As its manifesto and program are practically identical with those of the Communist Party of America, while all its members are likewise affiliated with the Third or Moscow International, the foregoing characterization of the Communist Party applies without essential modification to the Communist Labor Party.

Chairman read from the statement yesterday that the charge against these men was disloyalty, and that they had affiliated themselves with a party whose platform and program call for an overthrow of this Government by violence, he added that we will prove this beyond the shadow of a doubt.

Party in America is affiliated, according to the testimony of the Socialists themselves at Albany.

Socialist League, closely affiliated with the Socialist Party, planned to use disguises, if necessary, after the Socialist Party adopted its anti-war program in 1917.

Americans, regardless of party affiliation or ideology, especially since the Supreme Courtprior to this casewas among the last institutions whose integrity remained above reproach.

Though the level of this outrage tends to mirror party affiliation, it is safe to say that the degree of confusion over what actually happened is not limited to one party.