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 partyingamuse, entertain, perform, laud, proclaim, observe, praise, honor, revere, satisfy, gratify, feast, serve, ply, divert, delight, please, refresh, fracture, party
Examples from the Web for partying
Contemporary Examples of partying
Partying and hooking up may be the best hope for the people of the book.The Craziest Date Night for Single Jews, Where Mistletoe Is Ditched for Shots
December 26, 2014
The madness officially begins tomorrow: a week of fashion, partying, and celebrities on the front row.Who to See and Where to be Seen: The Hot Tips for New York Fashion Week
September 3, 2014
It sounds like a scenario straight out of a Monday morning high school hallway following a weekend of partying and promiscuity.Slut-Shaming Gets the YA Treatment in ‘The Truth About Alice’
June 2, 2014
Sugar and lots of starch will give you a boost followed by a crash that will end your late night partying.Five Healthy—and Legal—Ways to Stay Awake Longer
December 4, 2013
If that was true, do you think she would be out there partying already and having fun?Seven Crazy Things Ariel Castro Said Today
August 1, 2013
Historical Examples of partying
All she cared about was going out and partying and meeting guys, but she was funny and utterly devoted to Ange.Little Brother
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