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party

  

      n   pl   , -ties  
1   
a    a social gathering for pleasure, often held as a celebration  
b    (as modifier)  
party spirit     
c    (in combination)  
partygoer     
2    a group of people associated in some activity  
a rescue party     
3   
a    often cap   a group of people organized together to further a common political aim, such as the election of its candidates to public office  
b    (as modifier)  
party politics     
4    the practice of taking sides on public issues  
5    a person, esp. one who participates in some activity such as entering into a contract  
6    the person or persons taking part in legal proceedings, such as plaintiff or prosecutor  
a party to the action     
7    Informal, humorous   a person  
he's an odd old party     
      vb   , -ties, -tying, -tied   intr  
8    Informal   to celebrate; revel  
      adj  
9      (Heraldry)   (of a shield) divided vertically into two colours, metals, or furs  
     (C13: from Old French partie part, faction, from Latin partire to divide; see part)  


Boston Tea Party  
      n     (U.S. history)   a raid in 1773 made by citizens of Boston (disguised as Indians) on three British ships in the harbour as a protest against taxes on tea and the monopoly given to the East India Company. The contents of several hundred chests of tea were dumped into the harbour  
bottle party  
      n   a party to which guests bring drink  
British National Party  
      n   (in Britain) a neo-Nazi political party,   (Abbrev)    BNP  
buck's party   , night  
      n      the Austral. name for       stag party  
charter party  
      n  
1      (Maritime law)   an agreement for the hire of all or part of a ship for a specified voyage or period of time  
2    an individual or group that charters a ship, etc.  
Christian Democratic Party  
      n   any of various political parties in Europe and Latin America which combine moderate conservatism with historical links to the Christian Church  
Communist Party  
      n  
1    (in non-Communist countries) a political party advocating Communism  
2    (in Communist countries) the single official party of the state, composed of those who officially espouse Communism  
concert party  
      n  
1    a musical entertainment popular in the early 20th century, esp. one at a British seaside resort  
2      (Stock Exchange, informal)   a group of individuals or companies who secretly agree to purchase shares separately in a particular company, which they plan to amalgamate later into a single holding: a malpractice that is illegal in some countries  
Conservative Party  
      n  
1    (in Britain) the major right-wing party, which developed from the Tories in the 1830s. It advocates a mixed economy, and encourages property owning and free enterprise,   (In full)    Conservative and Unionist Party  
2       (in Canada) short for       Progressive Conservative Party  
3    (in other countries) any of various political parties generally opposing change  
Cooperative Party  
      n   (in Great Britain) a political party supporting the cooperative movement and linked with the Labour Party: founded in 1917  
Democratic Party  
      n     (U.S. politics)   the older and more liberal of the two major political parties, so named since 1840  
   Compare       Republican Party  
Democratic-Republican Party  
      n     (U.S. history)   the antifederalist party originally led by Thomas Jefferson, which developed into the modern Democratic Party  
Federalist Party   , Federal Party  
      n   the American political party founded in 1787 and led initially by Alexander Hamilton. It took an active part in the shaping of the U.S. Constitution and thereafter favoured strong centralized government and business interests  
firing party  
      n  
1    a military detachment detailed to fire a salute at a funeral  
2       another name for       firing squad  
Free Soil Party  
      n   a former U.S. political party opposing slavery from 1848 until 1854 when it merged with the Republican party  
garden party  
      n   a social gathering held in the grounds of a house, school, etc., usually with light refreshments  
Grand Old Party  
      n   (in the U.S.) a nickname for the Republican Party since 1880,   (Abbrev.)    GOP  
Greenback Party  
      n     (U.S. history)   a political party formed after the Civil War advocating the use of fiat money and opposing the reduction of paper currency  
  Greenbacker      n  
  Greenbackism      n  
Green Party  
      n   a political party whose policies are based on concern for the environment  
hen party  
      n  
Informal   a party at which only women are present  
   Compare       hen night       stag night  
house party  
      n  
1    a party, usually in a country house, at which guests are invited to stay for several days  
2    the guests who are invited  
Labor Party  
      n   one of the chief political parties of Australia, generally supporting the interests of organized labour  
Labour Party  
      n  
1    a British political party, formed in 1900 as an amalgam of various trade unions and socialist groups, generally supporting the interests of organized labour and advocating democratic socialism and social equality  
2    any similar party in any of various other countries  
Liberal Party  
      n  
1    one of the former major political parties in Britain; in 1988 merged with the Social Democratic Party to form the Social and Liberal Democrats; renamed the Liberal Democrats in 1989  
2    one of the major political parties in Australia, a conservative party, generally opposed to the Labor Party  
3    one of the major political parties in Canada, generally representing viewpoints between those of the Progressive Conservative Party and the New Democratic Party  
4    any other party supporting liberal policies  
National Country Party  
      n      (in Australia) a former name for       National Party     (Abbrev.)    NCP  
National Party  
      n  
1    (in New Zealand) the more conservative of the two main political parties  
2    (in Australia) a political party drawing its main support from rural areas,   (Former name)    National Country Party  
3    (in South Africa) a political party composed mainly of centre-to-right-wing Afrikaners. It ruled from 1948 until the country's first multiracial elections in 1994 when it was defeated by the African National Congress  
   See also       Progressive Federal Party       United Party  
New Democratic Party  
      n   the Canadian social democratic party formed in 1961,   (Abbrev.)    NDP  
party line  
      n  
1    a telephone line serving two or more subscribers  
2    the policies or dogma of a political party, to which all members are expected to subscribe  
3      (Chiefly U.S.)   the boundary between adjoining property  
party list  
      n   modifier   of or relating to a system of voting in which people vote for a party rather than for a candidate. Parties are assigned the number of seats which reflects their share of the vote  
   See       proportional representation  
party man  
      n   a loyal member of a political party, esp. one who is extremely loyal or devoted  
party politics  
      pl n   politics conducted through, by, or for parties, as opposed to other interests or the public good  
party pooper  
      n  
Informal   a person whose behaviour or personality spoils other people's enjoyment  
     (C20: originally US)  
party wall  
      n     (Property law)   a wall separating two properties or pieces of land and over which each of the adjoining owners has certain rights  
People's Party  
      n     (U.S. history)   the political party of the Populists  
Progressive Conservative Party  
      n   (in Canada) a major political party with conservative policies  
Progressive Federal Party  
      n     (S. African)   a political party, formed in 1977 by a merger between the Progressive Party and members of the United Party, supporting qualified franchise for all South Africans irrespective of race, colour, or creed  
   See also       National Party       United Party  
Progressive Party  
      n  
1    a U.S. political party, made up chiefly of dissident Republicans, that nominated Theodore Roosevelt as its presidential candidate in 1912 and supported primaries, progressive labour legislation, and other reforms  
2    a U.S. political party, composed mostly of farmers, socialists, and unionists, that nominated Robert La Follette for president in 1924 and supported public ownership of railways and of public utilities and other reforms  
3    a U.S. political party, composed chiefly of dissident Democrats, that nominated Henry Wallace for president in 1948 and supported the nationalization of key industries, advocated social reforms, and opposed the Cold War  
4       (in South Africa) the former name for the       Progressive Federal Party  
Republican Party  
      n  
1    the more conservative of the two major political parties in the U.S.: established around 1854  
   Compare       Democratic Party  
2    any of a number of political parties in other countries, usually so named to indicate their opposition to monarchy  
3      (U.S. history)      another name for the       Democratic-Republican Party  
Scottish National Party  
      n   a political party advocating the independence of Scotland, founded in 1934,   (Abbrev.)    SNP  
  Scottish Nationalist     (informal)  
  Scot Nat      n, adj  
search party  
      n   a group of people taking part in an organized search, as for a lost, missing, or wanted person  
slumber party  
      n     (U.S. and Canadian)   a party attended by girls who dress in night clothes and pass the night eating and talking  
Social and Liberal Democratic Party  
      n   (in Britain) a centrist political party formed in 1988 by the merging of the Liberal Party and part of the Social Democratic Party. In 1989 it changed its name to the Liberal Democrats  
Social Democratic and Labour Party  
      n   a Northern Irish political party, which advocates peaceful union with the Republic of Ireland  
Social Democratic Party  
      n  
1    (in Britain 1981--90) a centre political party founded by ex-members of the Labour Party. It formed an alliance with the Liberal Party and continued in a reduced form after many members left to join the Social and Liberal Democratic Party in 1988  
2    one of the two major political parties in Germany (formerly in West Germany), favouring gradual reform  
3    any of the parties in many other countries similar to that of Germany  
Socialist Labor Party  
      n   (in the U.S.) a minor Marxist party founded in 1876  
tea party  
      n   a social gathering in the afternoon at which tea is served  
third party  
      n  
1    a person who is involved by chance or only incidentally in a legal proceeding, agreement, or other transaction, esp. one against whom a defendant claims indemnity  
      adj  
2      (Insurance)   providing protection against liability caused by accidental injury or death of other persons or damage to their property  
two-party system  
      n   a condition or system in which two major parties dominate a political unit  
Ulster Democratic Unionist Party  
      n   a Northern Irish political party advocating the maintenance of union with the UK  
Unionist Party  
      n   (formerly, in Northern Ireland) the major Protestant political party, closely identified with union with Britain. It formed the Northern Ireland Government from 1920 to 1972  
   See also       Ulster Democratic Unionist Party       Ulster Unionist Council  
United Party  
      n   (formerly, in South Africa) the major opposition party, founded by General Smuts in 1934: the official Opposition in Parliament from 1948, the party was disbanded in 1977  
   See also       National Party       Progressive Federal Party  
working party  
      n  
1    a committee established to investigate a problem, question, etc.  
2    a group of soldiers or prisoners assigned to perform some manual task or duty  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
n.
person at a party
exp.
celebrate smth. with excitement; party wildly; party all night long
exp.
acronym for Let Me Know, as to ask the other party to get back to you
n.
(in an auction, negotiation or other business competition) the situation in which the winning party has overrated the pursued object
[Bus.]
exp.
consider that two parties don't owe anything to each other
n.
an agreement through which one of the parties is offered very advantageous conditions because of the special relation with the partner
[Bus.] most frequently ,"sweetheart deal" has a negative connotation implying the idea of illegality or immorality .

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