noun, adjective a person who parties hard; a party animal; also written party hearty Usage Note slang
[pahr-tee] /ˈpɑr ti/ noun, plural parties. 1. a social gathering, as of invited guests at a private home, for conversation, refreshments, entertainment, etc.: a cocktail party. 2. a group gathered for a special purpose or task: a fishing party; a search party. 3. a detachment, squad, or detail of troops assigned to perform some particular […]
[pahr-tee-iz-uh m] /ˈpɑr tiˌɪz əm/ noun 1. adherence to a political or organization. 2. the organization of political affairs into ; the political system of a state, region, etc. (often used in combination): Two-partyism was never significant in continental politics.
[pahr-tee lahyn for 1, 2; pahr-tee lahyn for 3, 4] /ˈpɑr ti ˈlaɪn for 1, 2; ˈpɑr ti ˌlaɪn for 3, 4/ noun 1. the authorized, prescribed policies and practices of a group, especially of the Communist Party, usually followed by the members without deviation; official philosophy or credo. 2. the guiding policy, tenets, or […]