social gathering

Definitions of social gathering
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n a gathering for the purpose of promoting fellowship

Synonyms:
social affair
Types:
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bee
a social gathering to carry out some communal task or to hold competitions
love feast
a social gathering intended to create goodwill among the participants
company
a social gathering of guests or companions
function
a formal or official social gathering or ceremony
party
a group of people gathered together for pleasure
supper
a social gathering where a light evening meal is served
get together, meeting
a small informal social gathering
quilting bee
a gathering to make quilts
attendance
the number of people that are present
cornhusking, husking bee
a social gathering for the purpose of husking corn
cohort
a company of companions or supporters
shindig, shindy
a large and noisy party of people
dance
a party of people assembled for dancing
mask, masque, masquerade, masquerade party
a party of guests wearing costumes and masks
dinner, dinner party
a party of people assembled to have dinner together
reception
a formal party of people; as after a wedding
open house
an informal party of people with hospitality for all comers
housewarming
a party of people assembled to celebrate moving into a new home
soiree
a party of people assembled in the evening (usually at a private house)
fete champetre, garden party, lawn party
a party of people assembled for social interaction out of doors
shower
a party of friends assembled to present gifts (usually of a specified kind) to a person
smoker, stag party
a party for men only (or one considered suitable for men only)
hen party
a party for women only
slumber party
an overnight party of girls who dress in nightclothes and pass the night talking
mixer, sociable, social
a party of people assembled to promote sociability and communal activity
wedding, wedding party
a party of people at a wedding
conventicle
a secret unauthorized meeting for religious worship
appointment, date, engagement
a meeting arranged in advance
visit
a meeting arranged by the visitor to see someone (such as a doctor or lawyer) for treatment or advice
lunch meeting, luncheon meeting
a meeting for lunch; usually to conduct business while eating
power breakfast
a meeting of influential people to conduct business while eating breakfast
seance, session, sitting
a meeting of spiritualists
reunion
a party of former associates who have come together again
number
a select company of people
Type of:
assemblage, gathering
a group of persons together in one place

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