Committee vs Party - What's the difference?

committee | party |

As nouns the difference between committee and party

is that committee is a group of persons convened for the accomplishment of some specific purpose, typically with formal protocols while party is party (social gathering for fun).



Alternative forms

* (contraction)


(wikipedia committee) (en noun)
  • a group of persons convened for the accomplishment of some specific purpose, typically with formal protocols
  • (archaic) a guardian; someone in charge of another person deemed to be unable to look after himself or herself.
  • Derived terms

    * committeeman * committeeperson * committeewoman * subcommittee



    (wikipedia party)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) partie, (etyl) partie, from ; see part.


  • (lb) A person or group of people constituting a particular side in a contract or legal action.
  • :
  • *Sir (c.1569-1626)
  • *:If the jury found that the party slain was of English race, it had been adjudged felony.
  • (lb) A person.
  • # A person; an individual.
  • #:
  • #With to : an accessory, someone who takes part.
  • #:
  • A group of people forming one side in a given dispute, contest etc.
  • *1912 , (Edgar Rice Burroughs), (Tarzan of the Apes), Ch.6:
  • *:A mile back in the forest the tribe had heard the fierce challenge of the gorilla, and, as was his custom when any danger threatened, Kerchak called his people together, partly for mutual protection against a common enemy, since this gorilla might be but one of a party of several, and also to see that all members of the tribe were accounted for.
  • A political group considered as a formal whole, united under one specific political platform of issues and campaigning to take part in government.
  • :
  • *
  • *:"A fine man, that Dunwody, yonder," commented the young captain, as they parted, and as he turned to his prisoner. "We'll see him on in Washington some day.A strong man—a strong one; and a heedless." ¶ "Of what party is he?" she inquired, as though casually.
  • (lb) A discrete detachment of troops, especially for a particular purpose.
  • :
  • (lb) A social gathering.
  • #A gathering of usually invited guests for entertainment, fun and socializing.
  • #:
  • #A group of people traveling or attending an event together, or participating in the same activity.
  • #:
  • #*
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=5 , passage=We made an odd party before the arrival of the Ten, particularly when the Celebrity dropped in for lunch or dinner.}}
  • #A gathering of acquaintances so that one of them may offer items for sale to the rest of them.
  • #:
  • Participants.
  • #(lb) Active player characters organized into a single group.
  • #(lb) Group of characters controlled by the player.
  • (lb) A part or division.
  • *, Bk.II, Ch.xv:
  • *:And so the moost party of the castel that was falle doune thorugh that dolorous stroke laye vpon Pellam and balyn thre dayes.
  • Synonyms
    * (social gathering) * bash * do * rave * See also
    Derived terms
    * after-party/afterparty * agrarian party * beach party * bachelor party * bachelorette party * block party * boarding party * bucks' party * charter party * cocktail party * coming-out party * concert party * Conservative party * costume party * cross-party * dinner party * fatigue party * green party * hen party * house party * Independence Party * keg party * LAN party * landing party * lawn party * life of the party * major party * minor party * mushroom party * necktie party * one-party * partay * party and party costs * party animal * party blower * party boss * party boy * party bus * party-coated * party costs * party dress * party crasher * party favor * party game * party girl * party jury * party line * party of the fist part * party of the second part * party pie * party politics * party pooper * party puffer * party school * party spirit * party state * party strengths (see strength) * party to the action * party tray * party trick * party wall * party whip * partyer * partygoer * partyism * political party * pool party * prevailing party * rescue party * sausage party * search party * slumber party * splinter party * stag party * surprise party * tailgate party * tea party * throw a party * third party * three-party * toga party * Tupperware party * two-party * war party * wedding party


  • To celebrate at a party, to have fun, to enjoy oneself.
  • We partied until the early hours.
  • (intransitive, slang, euphemistic) To take recreational drugs.
  • * 2004 , Daniel Nicholas Shields, Firewoman
  • “Miss, do you party ?” the boy asked. “What?” Jennifer asked back. “Do you smoke? I'll get you some cheap. One American dollar equals forty Jamaican dollars. I'll get you as much of the stuff as you need.”
  • (gaming, online gaming, intransitive) To form a party (with).
  • If you want to beat that monster, you should party with a healer.
    Derived terms
    * party down * party on



    Etymology 2

    From (etyl), from (etyl) . More at (l).


  • (obsolete, except in compounds) Divided; in part.
  • (heraldry) Parted or divided, as in the direction or form of one of the ordinaries.
  • an escutcheon party per pale
    Derived terms
    * (l) * (l) * (l) * (l)


  • (obsolete) Partly.
  • (Chaucer)


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