Partisan



[pahr-tuh-zuh n, -suh n; British pahr-tuh-zan] /ˈpɑr tə zən, -sən; British ˌpɑr təˈzæn/

noun
1.
an adherent or supporter of a person, group, party, or cause, especially a person who shows a biased, emotional allegiance.
2.
Military. a member of a party of light or irregular troops engaged in harassing an enemy, especially a member of a guerrilla band engaged in fighting or sabotage against an occupying army.
adjective
3.
of, relating to, or characteristic of partisans; partial to a specific party, person, etc.:
partisan politics.
4.
of, relating to, or carried on by military partisans or guerrillas.
[pahr-tuh-zuh n, -suh n] /ˈpɑr tə zən, -sən/
noun
1.
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.
/ˌpɑːtɪˈzæn; ˈpɑːtɪˌzæn/
noun
1.
an adherent or devotee of a cause, party, etc
2.

adjective
3.
of, relating to, or characteristic of a partisan
4.
relating to or excessively devoted to one party, faction, etc; one-sided: partisan control
/ˈpɑːtɪzən/
noun
1.
a spear or pike with two opposing axe blades or spikes
n.

also partizan, 1550s, “one who takes part with another, zealous supporter,” from Middle French partisan (15c.), from dialectal upper Italian partezan (Tuscan partigiano) “member of a faction, partner,” from parte “part, party,” from Latin partem (nominative pars), see part (n.). Sense of “guerilla fighter” is first recorded 1690s.
adj.

1708 for warfare, 1842 for politics, from partisan (n.).

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Partisanism

    [pahr-tuh-zuh-niz-uh m, -suh-] /ˈpɑr tə zəˌnɪz əm, -sə-/ noun 1. action or spirit.

  • Partisanship

    [pahr-tuh-zuh n, -suh n; British pahr-tuh-zan] /ˈpɑr tə zən, -sən; British ˌpɑr təˈzæn/ noun 1. an adherent or supporter of a person, group, party, or cause, especially a person who shows a biased, emotional allegiance. 2. Military. a member of a party of light or irregular troops engaged in harassing an enemy, especially a member […]



  • Partita

    [pahr-tee-tuh; Italian pahr-tee-tah] /pɑrˈti tə; Italian pɑrˈti tɑ/ noun, plural partitas, partite [pahr-tee-tey; Italian pahr-tee-te] /pɑrˈti teɪ; Italian pɑrˈti tɛ/ (Show IPA). Music. 1. an instrumental suite common chiefly in the 18th century. 2. a set of variations. /pɑːˈtiːtə/ noun (pl) -te (-teɪ), -tas 1. (music) a type of suite

  • Partite

    [pahr-tahyt] /ˈpɑr taɪt/ adjective 1. divided into parts, usually into a specified number of parts (usually used in combination): a tripartite agreement. 2. Botany. . [pahr-tee-tuh; Italian pahr-tee-tah] /pɑrˈti tə; Italian pɑrˈti tɑ/ noun, plural partitas, partite [pahr-tee-tey; Italian pahr-tee-te] /pɑrˈti teɪ; Italian pɑrˈti tɛ/ (Show IPA). Music. 1. an instrumental suite common chiefly in […]



Disclaimer: Partisan definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.