partisan

4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Partisan \Par"ti*san\ (p[aum]r"t[i^]*zan), noun [F., fr. It. partigiano. See {Party}, and cf. {Partisan} a truncheon.] [Written also {partizan}.]

1. An adherent to a party or faction; esp., one who is strongly and passionately devoted to a party or an interest. "The violence of a partisan." --Macaulay.

Both sides had their partisans in the colony. --Jefferson.

2. (Mil.) (a) The commander of a body of detached light troops engaged in making forays and harassing an enemy. (b) Any member of such a corps.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Partisan \Par"ti*san\, adjective [Written also partizan.]

1. Adherent to a party or faction; especially, having the character of blind, passionate, or unreasonable adherence to a party; as, blinded by partisan zeal.

2. (Mil.) Serving as a partisan in a detached command; as, a partisan officer or corps.

{Partisan ranger} (Mil.), a member of a partisan corps.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Partisan \Par"ti*san\, noun [F. pertuisane, prob. fr. It. partigiana, influenced in French by OF. pertuisier to pierce. It was prob. so named as the weapon of some partisans, or party men. Cf. {Partisan} one of a corps of light troops.] A kind of halberd or pike; also, a truncheon; a staff.

And make him with our pikes and partisans a grave. --Shak.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

partisan

adjective

1: devoted to a cause or party [syn: {partisan}, {partizan}] [ant: {nonpartisan}, {nonpartizan}]

noun

1: a fervent and even militant proponent of something [syn: {partisan}, {zealot}, {drumbeater}] [ant: {nonpartisan}, {nonpartizan}]

2: an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity [syn: {enthusiast}, {partisan}, {partizan}]

3: a pike with a long tapering double-edged blade with lateral projections; 16th and 17th centuries [syn: {partisan}, {partizan}]


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