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party1 British & World English

A social gathering of invited guests, typically involving eating, drinking, and entertainment

party2 British & World English

Divided into parts of different tinctures

bring something to the table British & World English

Contribute something of value to a discussion, project, etc.

all-party British & World English

Involving all political parties

one-party British & World English

Relating to or denoting a system of government where only one political party is permitted

non-party British & World English

Independent of any political party

tea party British & World English

A social gathering in the afternoon at which tea, cakes, and other light refreshments are served

hen party British & World English

A social gathering of women, especially a hen night

after-party British & World English

A party held after another event, especially a concert or another party

Baath Party British & World English

A pan-Arab socialist party founded in Syria in 1943. Different factions of the Baath Party hold power in Syria and formerly held power in Iraq

block party British & World English

A party for all the residents of a block or neighbourhood, usually held outdoors

Botox party British & World English

A social event at which guests receive Botox injections from a doctor and mingle with each other for mutual support

cross-party British & World English

Involving or relating to two or more political parties

foam party British & World English

A party, especially in a nightclub, at which guests dance and play in foam or soap suds

Green Party British & World English

An environmentalist political party

party boat British & World English

A boat available for renting by a group of people who want to go fishing

party-giver British & World English

A person hosting a party

party line British & World English

A policy, or the policies collectively, officially adopted by a political party

party list British & World English

An electoral system of proportional representation in which people vote for a party rather than a candidate and seats are filled from lists of candidates according to each party’s share of the vote

party piece British & World English

A poem, song, or trick regularly performed by someone in order to entertain others

party plan British & World English

A sales strategy involving the demonstration of goods at parties in people’s homes

party wall British & World English

A wall common to two adjoining buildings or rooms

pity party British & World English

An instance of indulging in self-pity or eliciting pity from other people

rent party British & World English

A party held to raise money to pay rent by charging guests for attendance

third party British & World English

A person or group besides the two primarily involved in a situation, especially a dispute

house party British & World English

A party at which the guests stay at a house overnight or for a few days

labor party British & World English

A political party formed to represent the interests of ordinary working people

lawn party British & World English

A garden party

kitty party British & World English

A regular social gathering of women in which each member contributes money to a central pool and lots are drawn to decide which member will get the entire sum

wrap party British & World English

A party held to celebrate when the shooting of a film has been completed

bottle party British & World English

A party to which guests bring bottles of drink

charter party British & World English

A deed between a shipowner and a trader for the hire of a ship and the delivery of cargo

concert party British & World English

A group of performers giving variety concerts

country party British & World English

A political party supporting agricultural rather than manufacturing interests

dinner party British & World English

A social occasion at which guests eat dinner together

firing party British & World English

A group of soldiers detailed to fire the salute at a military funeral

garden party British & World English

A social event held on a lawn in a garden

party animal British & World English

A very gregarious and outgoing person who enjoys parties and similar social activities

party pooper British & World English

A person who throws gloom over social enjoyment

party popper British & World English

A device used as an amusement at parties, which explodes when a string is pulled, ejecting thin paper streamers

office party British & World English

A party held for members of the staff of an office

Liberal Party British & World English

A political party advocating liberal policies, in particular a British party that emerged in the 1860s from the old Whig Party and until the First World War was one of the two major parties in Britain. In 1988 the party regrouped with elements of the Social Democratic Party to form the Social and Liberal Democrats, now known as the Liberal Democrats; a small Liberal Party still exists

necktie party British & World English

A lynching or hanging

search party British & World English

A group of people organized to look for someone or something that is lost

single-party British & World English

Relating to or denoting a system of government where only one political party is permitted

slumber party British & World English

A party for teenagers, typically girls, in which all the guests stay the night at the house where the party is held

Labour Party British & World English

A left-of-centre political party formed to represent the interests of ordinary working people, in particular a major British party that since the Second World War has been in power 1945–51, 1964–70, 1974-9, and 1997–2010. Arising from the trade union movement at the end of the 19th century, it replaced the Liberals as the country’s second party after the First World War

working party British & World English

A committee or group appointed to study and report on a particular question and make recommendations based on its findings

American Party British & World English

A conservative US political party

bachelor party British & World English

A party given for a man (or woman) about to get married, typically attended by men (or women) only


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