social gathering

Definitions of social gathering
  1. noun
    a gathering for the purpose of promoting fellowship
    synonyms: social affair
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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
    salon
    a social gathering of intellectuals and eminent people in the home of a prominent person
    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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