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partynoun [C]

 us   /ˈpɑr·t̬i/

party noun [C] (SOCIAL GATHERING)

a social gathering at which people talk, eat, drink, and enjoy themselves: a birthday party Sally is having a party at her place tonight.

party noun [C] (POLITICAL GROUP)

social studies a political group with particular beliefs and aims and which supports members who are trying to get elected to public office: the Democratic/Republican Party a political party

party noun [C] (PARTICULAR GROUP)

a particular group of people who are involved in an activity: I made a dinner reservation for a party of eight.

party noun [C] (ONE INVOLVED)

one of the people or sides involved in a formal agreement or argument, esp. a legal one: The UN called on all parties to lay down their arms.

partyverb [I]

 us   /ˈpɑr·t̬i/ infml

party verb [I] (SOCIAL GATHERING)

to enjoy yourself at a party with others, esp. by drinking alcohol, dancing, etc.
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