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Gathering vs. Party

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  • Gathering (noun)

    A meeting or get-together; a party or social function.

    "I met her at a gathering of engineers and scientists."

  • Gathering (noun)

    A group of people or things.

    "A gathering of fruit."

  • Gathering (noun)

    A section, a group of bifolios, or sheets of paper, stacked together and folded in half.

    "This gathering machine forms the backbone of a bookbinding operation."

  • Gathering (noun)

    A charitable contribution; a collection.

  • Gathering (noun)

    A tumor or boil suppurated or maturated; an abscess.

  • Gathering (verb)

    present participle of gather

    "She enjoyed gathering wildflowers."

  • Party (noun)

    A person or group of people constituting a particular side in a contract or legal action.

    "The contract requires that the party of the first part pay the fee."

  • Party (noun)

    A person.

  • Party (noun)

    A person; an individual.

    "He is a queer party."

  • Party (noun)

    A group of people forming one side in a given dispute, contest etc.

  • Party (noun)

    With to: an accessory, someone who takes part.

    "I can't possibly be a party to that kind of reckless behaviour."

  • Party (noun)

    Active player characters organized into a single group.

  • Party (noun)

    A political group considered as a formal whole, united under one specific political platform of issues and campaigning to take part in government.

    "The green party took 12% of the vote."

  • Party (noun)

    A discrete detachment of troops, especially for a particular purpose.

    "The settlers were attacked early next morning by a scouting party."

  • Party (noun)

    A social gathering.

  • Party (noun)

    A group of characters controlled by the player.

  • Party (noun)

    A gathering of usually invited guests for entertainment, fun and socializing.

    "I'm throwing a huge party for my 21st birthday."

  • Party (noun)

    A group of people traveling or attending an event together, or participating in the same activity.

    "We're expecting a large party from the London office."

  • Party (noun)

    A part or division.

  • Party (verb)

    To celebrate at a party, to have fun, to enjoy oneself.

    "We partied until the early hours."

  • Party (verb)

    To take recreational drugs.

  • Party (verb)

    To engage in flings, to have one-night stands, to sow one's wild oats.

  • Party (verb)

    To form a party (with).

    "If you want to beat that monster, you should party with a healer."

  • Party (adjective)

    Divided; in part.

  • Party (adjective)

    Parted or divided, as in the direction or form of one of the ordinaries.

    "an escutcheon party per pale"

  • Party (adverb)

    Partly.

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Gathering (noun)

    The act of collecting or bringing together.

  • Gathering (noun)

    That which is gathered, collected, or brought together

  • Gathering (adjective)

    Assembling; collecting; used for gathering or concentrating.

  • Party (noun)

    A part or portion.

  • Party (noun)

    A number of persons united in opinion or action, as distinguished from, or opposed to, the rest of a community or association; esp., one of the parts into which a people is divided on questions of public policy.

  • Party (noun)

    A part of a larger body of company; a detachment;

  • Party (noun)

    A number of persons invited to a social entertainment; a select company; as, a dinner party; also, the entertainment itself; as, to give a party.

  • Party (noun)

    One concerned or interested in an affair; one who takes part with others; a participator; as, he was a party to the plot; a party to the contract.

  • Party (noun)

    The plaintiff or the defendant in a lawsuit, whether an individual, a firm, or corporation; a litigant.

  • Party (noun)

    Hence, any certain person who is regarded as being opposed or antagonistic to another.

  • Party (noun)

    Cause; side; interest.

  • Party (noun)

    A person; as, he is a queer party.

  • Party (adjective)

    Parted or divided, as in the direction or form of one of the ordinaries; as, an escutcheon party per pale.

  • Party (adjective)

    Partial; favoring one party; partisan.

  • Party (adverb)

    Partly.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Gathering (noun)

    a group of persons together in one place

  • Gathering (noun)

    the social act of assembling;

    "they demanded the right of assembly"

  • Gathering (noun)

    the act of gathering something

  • Gathering (noun)

    sewing consisting of small folds or puckers made by pulling tight a thread in a line of stitching

  • Gathering (adjective)

    accumulating and becoming more intense;

    "the deepening gloom"

    "felt a deepening love"

    "the gathering darkness"

    "the thickening dusk"

  • Party (noun)

    an organization to gain political power;

    "in 1992 Perot tried to organize a third party at the national level"

  • Party (noun)

    an occasion on which people can assemble for social interaction and entertainment;

    "he planned a party to celebrate Bastille Day"

  • Party (noun)

    a band of people associated temporarily in some activity;

    "they organized a party to search for food"

    "the company of cooks walked into the kitchen"

  • Party (noun)

    a group of people gathered together for pleasure;

    "she joined the party after dinner"

  • Party (noun)

    a person involved in legal proceedings;

    "the party of the first part"

  • Party (verb)

    have or participate in a party;

    "The students were partying all night before the exam"

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