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Party vs. Pregame

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Partynoun

(legal) 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.’;

Pregamenoun

A social gathering of several friends who get together to drink before going out to a party or a sports game. The goal of pre-gaming is to "get a buzz" before going out for the night.

Partynoun

A person.

Pregamenoun

A television show preceding a sports game wherein commentators discuss that game.

Partynoun

A person; an individual.

‘He is a queer party.’;

Pregameadjective

Taking place before, or in preparation for, a sporting event.

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Partynoun

With to: an accessory, someone who takes part.

‘I can't possibly be a party to that kind of reckless behaviour.’;

Pregameverb

(slang) To consume alcohol prior to an event.

Partynoun

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

Partynoun

Active player characters organized into a single group.

Partynoun

(video games) A group of characters controlled by the player.

Partynoun

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.’;

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Partynoun

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

‘The settlers were attacked early next morning by a scouting party.’;

Partynoun

A social gathering.

Partynoun

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

‘I'm throwing a huge party for my 21st birthday.’;

Partynoun

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.’;

Partynoun

A gathering of acquaintances so that one of them may offer items for sale to the rest of them.

‘Tupperware party’; ‘lingerie party’;

Partynoun

(obsolete) A part or division.

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Partyverb

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

‘We partied until the early hours.’;

Partyverb

To take recreational drugs.

Partyverb

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

Partyverb

To form a party (with).

‘If you want to beat that monster, you should party with a healer.’;

Partyadjective

Divided; in part.

Partyadjective

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

‘an escutcheon party per pale’;

Partyadverb

(obsolete) Partly.

Partynoun

A part or portion.

Partynoun

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.

‘Win the noble Brutus to our party.’; ‘The peace both parties want is like to last.’;

Partynoun

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

Partynoun

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.

Partynoun

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.

Partynoun

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

‘The cause of both parties shall come before the judges.’;

Partynoun

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

‘If the jury found that the party slain was of English race, it had been adjudged felony.’;

Partynoun

Cause; side; interest.

‘Have you nothing saidUpon this Party 'gainst the Duke of Albany?’;

Partynoun

A person; as, he is a queer party.

Partyadjective

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

Partyadjective

Partial; favoring one party; partisan.

‘I will be true judge, and not party.’;

Partyadverb

Partly.

Partynoun

an organization to gain political power;

‘in 1992 Perot tried to organize a third party at the national level’;

Partynoun

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

‘he planned a party to celebrate Bastille Day’;

Partynoun

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’;

Partynoun

a group of people gathered together for pleasure;

‘she joined the party after dinner’;

Partynoun

a person involved in legal proceedings;

‘the party of the first part’;

Partyverb

have or participate in a party;

‘The students were partying all night before the exam’;

Party

A party is a gathering of people who have been invited by a host for the purposes of socializing, conversation, recreation, or as part of a festival or other commemoration or celebration of a special occasion. A party will typically feature food and beverages, and often music and dancing or other forms of entertainment.

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