A party is a gathering of people who have been invited by a host for the purposes of socializing, conversation, or recreation. A party will typically feature food and beverages, and often music and dancing as well.
Some parties are held in honor of a specific person, day, or event (e.g., a birthday party, a Super Bowl party, or a St. Patrick’s Day party). Parties of this kind are often called celebrations.
A party is not necessarily a private occasion. Public parties are sometimes held in restaurants, pubs, or bars, and people attending such parties may be charged an admission fee by the host.
Other articles related to "party":
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... After World War I the Liberal Party began to disintegrate and Labour emerged as the party of progressive politics in Scotland, gaining a solid following among working classes of the urban lowlands ... However, the "Reds" operated within the Labour Party and had little influence in Parliament in the face of heavy unemployment the workers' mood changed to passive ... Scot, Ramsey MacDonald, would be the Labour Party's first Prime Minister in 1924 and again from 1929-35 ...
... the organizational hierarchy was managed by Party Committees, or partkoms (партком) ... The bottom level of the Party was the primary party organization (первичная партийная организация) or party cell ... The management of a cell was called party bureau/partbureau (партийное бюро, партбюро) ...
... The organisation of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union was based on the principles of democratic centralism ... The governing body of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) was the Party Congress which initially met annually but whose meetings became less frequent, particularly under Joseph Stalin ... Party Congresses would elect a Central Committee which, in turn, would elect a Politburo ...
... as the Conservatives in England and Wales, they adopted the name Unionist Party in Scotland ... including the Independent Labour Party, joined to make the British Labour Party in 1906, with Keir Hardie as its first chairman ...
Famous quotes containing the word party:
“The success of a party means little more than that the Nation is using the party for a large and definite purpose.... It seeks to use and interpret a change in its own plans and point of view.”
—Woodrow Wilson (18561924)
“DORIS: Heres the two of spades.
DUSTY: The two of spades!
THATS THE COFFIN!!
DORIS: THATS THE COFFIN?
Oh good heavens whatll I do?
Just before a party too!”
—T.S. (Thomas Stearns)
“In inner-party politics, these methods lead, as we shall yet see, to this: the party organization substitutes itself for the party, the central committee substitutes itself for the organization, and, finally, a dictator substitutes himself for the central committee.”
—Leon Trotsky (18791940)