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par·ti·san 1

 (pär′tĭ-zən)
n.
1. A fervent, sometimes militant supporter or proponent of a party, cause, faction, person, or idea.
2. A member of an organized body of fighters who attack or harass an enemy, especially within occupied territory; a guerrilla.
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a partisan or partisans.
2. Biased in support of a party, group, or cause: partisan politics.

[French, from Old French, from Old Italian dialectal partisano, variant of Old Italian partigiano, from parte, part, from Latin pars, part-; see part.]

par′ti·san·ship′ n.

par·ti·san 2

also par·ti·zan  (pär′tĭ-zən)
n.
A weapon having a blade with lateral projections mounted on the end of a long shaft, used chiefly in the 1500s and 1600s.

[French partizane, from Italian dialectal *(arma) partisana, partisan (weapon), feminine sing. of partisano, supporter; see partisan1.]

partisan

(ˌpɑːtɪˈzæn; ˈpɑːtɪˌzæn) or

partizan

n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an adherent or devotee of a cause, party, etc
2. (Military)
a. a member of an armed resistance group within occupied territory, esp in Italy or the Balkans in World War II
b. (as modifier): partisan forces.
adj
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) of, relating to, or characteristic of a partisan
4. (Military) of, relating to, or characteristic of a partisan
5. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) relating to or excessively devoted to one party, faction, etc; one-sided: partisan control.
[C16: via French, from Old Italian partigiano, from parte faction, from Latin pars part]
ˌpartiˈsanship, ˌpartiˈzanship n

partisan

(ˈpɑːtɪzən) or

partizan

n
(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a spear or pike with two opposing axe blades or spikes
[C16: from French partizane, from Old Italian partigiana, from partigiano partisan1]

par•ti•san1

(ˈpɑr tə zən, -sən; Brit. ˌpɑr təˈzæn)

n.
1. an adherent or supporter of a person, party, or cause, esp. one who shows a biased, unthinking allegiance.
2. a member of a guerrilla band engaged in fighting an occupying army.
adj.
3. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of partisans.
[1545–55; < Middle French < Upper Italian parteźan (Tuscan partigiano) =part(e) faction, part + -eźan (< Vulgar Latin *-ēs- -ese + Latin -iānus -ian)]
par′ti•san•ship`, n.
syn: See follower.

par•ti•san2

(ˈpɑr tə zən, -sən)

n.
a shafted weapon of the 16th and 17th centuries, having as a head a long spear blade with a pair of curved lobes at the base.
[1550–60; < Middle French partizane < Upper Italian parteźana, probably by ellipsis from *arma parteźana weapon borne by members of a faction; see partisan1]

partisan

An enthusiastic, committed member of a political party, faction, or cause.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.partisan - a fervent and even militant proponent of something
advocate, advocator, exponent, proponent - a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
bigot - a prejudiced person who is intolerant of any opinions differing from his own
doctrinaire, dogmatist - a stubborn person of arbitrary or arrogant opinions
nonpartisan, nonpartizan - a person who is nonpartisan
2.partisan - an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activitypartisan - an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity
addict, freak, junkie, junky, nut - someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction; "a golf addict"; "a car nut"; "a bodybuilding freak"; "a news junkie"
backslapper - someone who demonstrates enthusiastic or excessive cordiality
balletomane - a ballet enthusiast
fanatic, fiend - a person motivated by irrational enthusiasm (as for a cause); "A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject"--Winston Churchill
gadgeteer - a person who delights in designing or building or using gadgets
shutterbug - a photography enthusiast
rooter, sports fan, fan - an enthusiastic devotee of sports
admirer, booster, protagonist, supporter, champion, friend - a person who backs a politician or a team etc.; "all their supporters came out for the game"; "they are friends of the library"
3.partisan - a pike with a long tapering double-edged blade with lateral projections; 16th and 17th centuries
pike - medieval weapon consisting of a spearhead attached to a long pole or pikestaff; superseded by the bayonet
Adj.1.partisan - devoted to a cause or party
nonpartisan, nonpartizan - free from party affiliation or bias

partisan

adjective
2. underground, resistance, guerrilla, irregular the hide-out of a Bulgarian partisan leader
noun
1. supporter, champion, follower, backer, disciple, stalwart, devotee, adherent, upholder, votary At first the young poet was a partisan of the Revolution.
supporter leader, rival, critic, opponent, contender, foe, adversary, detractor, knocker (informal)
2. underground fighter, guerrilla, irregular, freedom fighter, resistance fighter He was rescued by some Italian partisans.

partisan

noun
One who supports and adheres to another:
adjective
Translations
نَصير، مُشايِع
алебарда
partyzánpartyzánskýpřívrženecstoupenecstranicky
forkæmperforudindtagetpartisan
kannattajapartisaanipertuskapertuskamiespuolue
partizánlelkes híve
eindreginn stuîningsmaîurskæruliîi
atbalstītājspartizānspiekritējs
stranícky

partisan

[ˌpɑːtɪˈzæn]
A. ADJ (= one-sided) → parcial; (= of party) → partidista (Mil) → guerrillero
B. Npartidario/a m/f (of de) (Mil) → partisano/a m/f, guerrillero/a m/f
C. CPD partisan warfare Nguerra f partisana

partisan

[ˌpɑːrtɪˈzæn]
npartisan(e) m/f
adj
(pejorative) [politics, views] → partisan(e)
to be partisan → être partisan(e)
[attack, warfare] → de partisans

partisan

adj
parteiisch (esp pej), → parteilich; personvoreingenommen; argumentparteiisch, voreingenommen; partisan politicsParteipolitik f; partisan spiritPartei- or Vereinsgeist m
(Mil) → Partisanen-; partisan warfarePartisanenkrieg m
n
Parteigänger(in) m(f)
(Mil) → Partisan(in) m(f), → Freischärler(in) m(f)

partisan

[ˌpɑːtɪˈzæn]
1. adj (gen) → fazioso/a; (fighter) → partigiano/a
partisan spirit → spirito di parte
2. n (fighter) → partigiano/a

partisan

(paːtiˈzan) , ((American) ˈpa:rtizən) noun
1. a strong and enthusiastic supporter of a person, political party, idea or philosophy etc. Every movement has its partisans; (also adjective) partisan feelings.
2. a member of a group organized to fight against an enemy which has occupied their country.
References in classic literature ?
The friar was now completely accoutred as a yeoman, with sword and buckler, bow, and quiver, and a strong partisan over his shoulder.
Naseby, for we are too well aware of the consequences; but we shall venture instead to print the facts of both cases referred to by this red-hot partisan in another portion of our issue.
Many citizens, seeing the women flying toward the High Street, leaving their children crying at the open doors, hastened to don the cuirass, and supporting their somewhat uncertain courage with a musket or a partisan, directed their steps toward the hostelry of the Jolly Miller, before which was gathered, increasing every minute, a compact group, vociferous and full of curiosity.
So," D'Artagnan resumed, "you will not become a partisan of Mazarin's?
With forty men I will traverse the country as a partisan.
He had been a partisan under General Wayne, in his Indian wars, where he had distinguished himself by his fiery spirit and reckless daring, and marvelous stories were told of his exploits.
Now Dr Mull told his story with rather wild theatrical gestures, and with a passion I think at least partisan.
I fought on both sides; I would not have had the Spaniards beaten, and yet when the Moors lost I was vanquished with them; and when the poor young King Boabdil (I was his devoted partisan and at the same time a follower of his fiery old uncle and rival, Hamet el Zegri) heaved the Last Sigh of the Moor, as his eyes left the roofs of Granada forever, it was as much my grief as if it had burst from my own breast.
The display on both sides, the quickness of the one and the steadiness of the other, had excited the partisan spirit of the crowd, and the men were making new bets and increasing original bets.
I have been bitten by the editor of a partisan journal," was the reply, accompanied by the ominous death-rattle.
Woman as I was, and partisan as I was, I could plainly see that.
I never heard you make such a bitter partisan speech before, Captain Jim.