noun, plural par·ties.
- one of the litigants in a legal proceeding; a plaintiff or defendant in a suit.
- a signatory to a legal instrument.
- a person participating in or otherwise privy to a crime.
verb (used without object), par·tied, par·ty·ing. Informal.
Origin of party
Synonyms for party
Related Words for partiedamuse, entertain, perform, laud, proclaim, observe, praise, honor, revere, satisfy, gratify, feast, serve, ply, divert, delight, please, refresh, fracture, party
Examples from the Web for partied
Contemporary Examples of partied
Alexander Gilkes has partied with Jay Z in Paris and toured vineyards with the rapper, too.William, Kate, and Jay Z’s Favorite Art Star: Alexander Gilkes' World of Rock Stars and Royalty
December 10, 2014
They made the mistake—they partied—and now they have to deal with the repercussions.
I was leaving for California the next day, so Katie stayed and partied with me at a place in Cortland that serves kids drinks.The Stacks: The Searing Story of How Murder Stalked a Tiny New York Town
E. Jean Carroll
April 19, 2014
Mostly, they partied, which, for Kenney and his friends, meant doing cocaine.Doug Kenney: The Odd Comic Genius Behind ‘Animal House’ and National Lampoon
Robert Sam Anson
March 1, 2014
He partied too much and had bad grades, but no more than most college kids.The LeBron James Who Wasn’t: The Story of Lenny Cooke
December 5, 2013
noun plural -ties
- a social gathering for pleasure, often held as a celebration
- (as modifier)party spirit
- (in combination)partygoer
- (often capital)a group of people organized together to further a common political aim, such as the election of its candidates to public office
- (as modifier)party politics
verb -ties, -tying or -tied (intr)
Word Origin for party
"have a good time," 1922, from party (n.). Earlier as "to take the side of" (1630s). Related: Partied; partying.
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, e.g. 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.
In addition to the idioms beginning with party
- party line
- life of the party