A birthday party (def. 6.1) for a child



  • A person or group of people constituting a particular side in a contract or legal action.
  • A person.
  • A group of people forming one side in a given dispute, contest etc.
  • A political group considered as a formal whole, united under one specific political platform of issues and campaigning to take part in government.
  • A discrete detachment of troops, especially for a particular purpose.
  • A group of persons collected or gathered together for some particular purpose.
  • A part or division.



  • Of a fence or wall: shared by two properties and serving to divide them.
  • Divided; in part.
  • Parted or divided, as in the direction or form of one of the ordinaries.


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  • From Middle English party, partye, partie, from Anglo-Norman partie, from Medieval Latin partīta, from Latin partīta, feminine of partītus, past participle of partīrī; see part. partita.
  • From Middle English party, from Old French parti, from Latin partītus ("parted"), past participle of partiri. More at part.

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