Party vs. Celebration

Party vs. Celebration — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Party and Celebration

Partynoun

A social gathering especially for pleasure or amusement

a birthday party.

Celebrationverb

To observe (a day or event) with ceremonies of respect, festivity, or rejoicing.

Partynoun

A group of people who have gathered to participate in an activity

a search party.

Celebrationverb

To perform (a religious ceremony)

celebrate Mass.

Partynoun

A group of soldiers selected for a duty or mission

a raiding party.

Celebrationverb

To extol or praise

a sonnet that celebrates love.
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Partynoun

An established political group organized to promote and support its principles and candidates for public office.

Celebrationverb

To make widely known; display

"a determination on the author's part to celebrate ... the offenses of another" (William H. Pritchard).

Partynoun

A person or group involved in an enterprise; a participant or accessory

I refuse to be a party to your silly scheme.

Celebrationverb

To observe an occasion with appropriate ceremony or festivity.

Partynoun

(Law) A person or entity that participates in a transaction, makes a contract, or is involved in a lawsuit as a litigant.

Celebrationverb

To perform a religious ceremony.

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Partynoun

A subscriber to a telephone party line.

Celebrationverb

To engage in festivities

went out and celebrated after the victory.

Partynoun

A person using a telephone.

Celebrationnoun

The formal performance of a solemn rite, such as Christian sacrament.

Partynoun

A person

"And though Grainger was a spry old party, such steps couldn't be his" (Anthony Hyde).

Celebrationnoun

The observance of a holiday or feast day, as by solemnities.

Partyadjective

Of, relating to, or participating in an established political organization

party members.party politics.

Celebrationnoun

The act, process of showing appreciation, gratitude and/or remembrance, notably as a social event.

Partyadjective

Suitable for use at a social gathering

party dresses.a party hat.

Celebrationnoun

A social gathering for entertainment and fun; a party.

Partyadjective

Characteristic of a pleasurable social gathering

a party atmosphere.

Celebrationnoun

a joyful occasion for special festivities to mark some happy event

Partyverb

To celebrate or carouse at a party or similar gathering

That night we partied until dawn.

Celebrationnoun

any joyous diversion

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.

Celebrationnoun

the public performance of a sacrament or solemn ceremony with all appropriate ritual;

the celebration of marriage

Partynoun

A person.

Partynoun

A person; an individual.

He is a queer party.

Partynoun

With to: an accessory, someone who takes part.

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

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.

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 partylingerie party

Partynoun

(obsolete) A part or division.

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

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 foodthe 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