the life of the party

noun phrase
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the life of the party

US
: someone who is very lively and amusing at a party or other social gathering

Word by Word Definitions

life play
  1. : the quality that distinguishes a vital and functional being from a dead body

  2. : a principle or force that is considered to underlie the distinctive quality of animate beings

  3. : an organismic state characterized by capacity for metabolism (see metabolism 1), growth, reaction to stimuli, and reproduction

  1. : of or relating to animate being

  2. : lifelong

  3. : using a living model

party play
  1. : a person or group taking one side of a question, dispute, or contest

  2. : a group of persons organized for the purpose of directing the policies of a government

  3. : a person or group participating in an action or affair

  1. : to attend or give parties


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