Translation of "party" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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uk /ˈpɑː.ti/ us /ˈpɑːr.t̬i/

party noun (CELEBRATION)

A1 [ C ] a social event at which a group of people meet to talk, eat, drink, dance, etc., often in order to celebrate a special occasion

a birthday party 生日會
a farewell party 歡送會
a dinner party (= a small, sometimes formal party where a meal is eaten) 晚宴
UK a fancy-dress (US costume) party (= a party where people wear clothes that make them look like someone or something else) 化裝舞會
Peter has/gives/throws really wild parties. 彼得舉辦的聚會很瘋狂。

More examples

  • He said he had to be at his cousin's engagement party that evening.
  • Who was she dancing with at the party last night?
  • They decorated the room with balloons and streamers ready for the party.
  • We're having a small drinks party for one of our colleagues who's leaving next week.
  • I really enjoyed your party - it was such good fun.

party noun (POLITICAL GROUP)

B1 [ C, + sing/pl verb ] an organization of people with particular political beliefs that competes in elections to try to win positions in local or national government

the Democratic Party 民主黨
the Green party 綠黨
the Conservative party 保守黨
The party has/have just elected a new leader. 工黨剛選出了一名新領袖。
He was elected as party leader in 2011. 他於2001年當選為該黨的領袖。
They contacted party members from across the nation to ask for their support. 他們聯繫全國的黨員,請求他們支援。

More examples

  • There are signs of dissension within the ruling political party.
  • A publicly disunited party stands little chance of winning the election.
  • The party that was elected to power has no experience of government.
  • There are two political parties in the US - the Democratic Party and the Republican Party.
  • The committee's job is to ensure fair play between all the political parties and candidates during the election.

party noun (VISITING GROUP)

[ C, + sing/pl verb ] a group of people who are involved in an activity together, especially a visit

a party of tourists 一批遊客
Most museums give a discount to school parties. 大多數博物館都對學校的參觀團體打折。

More examples

  • The museum was almost empty apart from a party of schoolchildren.
  • We're taking a party of Japanese visitors on a tour of the city.
  • A party of tourists were approaching the war memorial.
  • There's a special education room set aside for school parties.
  • Every day this once peaceful village is invaded by coach parties.

party noun (INVOLVEMENT)

[ C ] one of the people or groups of people involved in an official argument, arrangement, or similar situation

The UN called on all parties in the conflict to take a positive stance towards the new peace initiative. 聯合國呼籲衝突各方對新的和平倡議採取積極態度。
It's often difficult to establish who the guilty party is following a traffic accident. 發生交通意外後常常很難確定誰是有罪的一方。

More examples

  • Paula really is the innocent party in all this, it was John that had the affair.
  • An information meeting for all interested parties will be held on 10 November.
  • The contract could be terminated by either party at any time.
  • Mr Jackson was considered the injured party and awarded damages of over £5000.
  • The court's decision did not satisfy either party.

partyverb [ I ]

uk /ˈpɑː.ti/ us /ˈpɑːr.t̬i/

to enjoy yourself by drinking and dancing, especially at a party

Let's party! 我們盡情玩吧!
They partied till dawn. 他們一直玩到天亮。

(Translation of “party” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)