Definition of Partisan

1. Noun. A fervent and even militant proponent of something.

Exact synonyms: Drumbeater, Zealot
Generic synonyms: Advocate, Advocator, Exponent, Proponent
Specialized synonyms: Bigot, Doctrinaire, Dogmatist
Antonyms: Nonpartisan
Derivative terms: Partisanship



2. Adjective. Devoted to a cause or party.
Exact synonyms: Partizan
Similar to: Party-spirited, Tendencious, Tendentious
Antonyms: Nonpartisan
Derivative terms: Partizan

3. Noun. An ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity.

4. Noun. A pike with a long tapering double-edged blade with lateral projections; 16th and 17th centuries.
Exact synonyms: Partizan
Generic synonyms: Pike

Definition of Partisan

1. n. An adherent to a party or faction; esp., one who is strongly and passionately devoted to a party or an interest.

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

3. n. A kind of halberd or pike; also, a truncheon; a staff.

Definition of Partisan

1. Noun. An adherent to a party or faction. ¹

2. Noun. A fervent, sometimes militant, supporter or proponent of a party, cause, faction, person, or idea. ¹

3. Noun. a guerilla figher; a member of detached light troops acting behind enemy lines ¹

4. Noun. (rare) The commander of a body of detached light troops engaged in making forays and harassing an enemy. ¹

5. Adjective. Serving as commander or member of a body of detached light troops: as, a partisan officer or corps. ¹

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

7. Adjective. Devoted to or biased in support of a party, group, or cause: partisan politics. ¹

8. Noun. (historical) A spear with a triangular, double-edged blade. ¹

9. Noun. (obsolete) A soldier armed with such a weapon. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Partisan

1. a firm supporter of a person, party, or cause [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Partisan

particulates
particuler
partied
partier
partiers
parties
parties of the first part
parties of the second part
partim
parting
parting shot
parting shots
partings
partis
partis pris
partisan (current term)
partisanism
partisanly
partisans
partisanship
partisanships
partita
partitas
partite
partition
partition chromatography
partition coefficient
partition of unity
partition off
partitionable

Literary usage of Partisan

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1. History of Political Conventions in California: 1849-1892 by Winfield J. Davis (1893)
"Ckes Workingmen* Nevada— Samuel B. Burt Non-partisan Placer JA Filcher Non-partisan i Placer James Caples Non-partisan Sacramento Presley Dunlap ..."

2. The Social Welfare Forum: Official Proceedings ... Annual Forum by National Conference on Social Welfare, American Social Science Association, Conference of Charities (U.S., Conference of Charities (U.S.), National Conference of Social Work (U.S. (1902)
"partisan appointment to public office is a mere euphemistic term for the " spoils ... Even the advocates of partisan appointments will not pretend that ..."

3. The American Revolution by John Fiske (1891)
"Foremost among these partisan commanders, for enterprise and skill, were James Williams, Andrew Pickens, Thomas Sum- ter, and Francis Marion. ..."

4. The American Revolution by John Fiske (1891)
"Among the patriotic Whigs, however, there were still some stout hearts that partisan com- did not despair. Retiring to the dense manders. woods, ..."

5. History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France: From the by William Francis Patrick Napier (1842)
"Continuation of ihe partisan warfare—General Lameth made governor of ... ceases—The partisan warfare continues—England the real support of the war. ..."

6. The Social Welfare Forum: Official Proceedings [of The] Annual Meeting by Conference of Charities and Correction (U.S.), National Conference on Social Welfare, American Social Science Association, National Conference of Social Work (U.S.) (1902)
"partisan appointment to public office is a mere euphemistic term for the "spoils ... Even the advocates of partisan appointments will not pretend that ..."

7. Republican Campaign Text Book for by Republican Congressional Committee (1882)
"He thus indorsed the practice of partisan assessments on the salaries of ... RC, respecting; partisan assessments—I.isl of delinquents in the Bureaus of the ..."

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