from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A party at which guests stay overnight or for several days in a residence, such as the home of the one giving the party.
- n. The guests at such a party.
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- n. a party lasting over one or more nights at a large house
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All that we need to throw our first basement house party is a few café tables and some bentwood chairs.
And at the house party they were to celebrate Annabelle's betrothal to the Earl of Wetherby, although that betrothal was not by any means official yet.
Told they could depart on the day after tomorrow, the house party had started to relax; the matter of the falling urn had been, with Lord Netherfield’s and Lord Glossup’s connivance, passed off as an accident.
The two girls stood in the center of Clark Gansevoort’s summer rager—the house party to end all house parties that his parents let him throw every year despite the thousands of dollars it cost them in puke stains alone.
Rosamund found herself over the next few weeks looking forward to the house party at Brookfield, the Marquess of Gilmore's country home.
By doing the first thirty miles of the White Rim by headlamp and starlight, I should be able to finish the 108-mile ride late Monday afternoon, in time for a house party my roommates and I have planned for Monday night.