partisan

  • 1 partisan — partisan, ane [ partizɑ̃, an ] n. et adj. • 1477; it. partigiano, de parte « part, partie » I ♦ N. (Rare au fém.) 1 ♦ Personne qui est attachée, dévouée à qqn, à un parti. ⇒ adepte, allié, ami, disciple, fidèle; aficionado, 2. supporter; péj.… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 Partisan — may refer to:Political mattersIn politics, partisan literally means organized into political parties. The expression Partisan politics usually refers to fervent, sometimes militant support of a party, cause, faction, person, or idea. Although… …

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  • 3 Partisan — Par ti*san, a. [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. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mil.) Serving as a partisan… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Partisan — Sm Untergrundkämpfer erw. fach. (17. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus frz. partisan Parteigänger , dieses aus it. partigiano, einer Ableitung von it. parte f. Teil , aus l. pars (partis) f. Dann Teilnehmer an einer kleinen, selbständig kämpfenden… …

    Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • 5 partisan — Partisan. s. m. Celuy qui est attaché au parti de quelqu un. Les partisans de Pompée. il est de vos partisans. cet autheur a bien des partisans. chacun a ses partisans. Il signifie aussi, Celuy qui fait un traité, un parti avec le Roy pour des… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 6 Partisan — Par ti*san (p[aum]r t[i^]*zan), n. [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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 partisan — I adjective biased, clannish, cliquish, denominational, devoted, factional, factionary, fanatic, fautor, homo studiosus, influenced, leagued, partial, predisposed, sectarian, swayed, undetached, undispassionate II noun adherent, advocate, ally,… …

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  • 8 Partisan — Par ti*san, n. [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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 partisan — (n.) 1550s, one who takes part with another, zealous supporter, from M.Fr. partisan (15c.), from dialectal upper It. partezan (Tuscan partigiano) member of a faction, partner, from parte part, party, from L. partem (nom. pars), see PART (Cf.… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 Partisan — Partisan: Die Bezeichnung für »bewaffneter, aus dem Hinterhalt operierender Widerstandskämpfer« wurde im 17. Jh. aus gleichbed. frz. partisan entlehnt, das wörtlich etwa »Parteigänger, Anhänger« bedeutet und seinerseits aus it. partigiano… …

    Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • 11 partisan — [adj] interested, factional accessory, adhering, biased, bigoted, blind, cliquish, colored, conspiratorial, denominational, devoted, diehard*, exclusive, fanatic, jaundiced, onesided, overzealous, partial, prejudiced, prepossessed, sectarian,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 12 partisan — partisan1 [pärt′ə zən, pärt′əsən] n. [MFr < It partigiano < parte < L pars,PART1] 1. a person who takes the part of or strongly supports one side, party, or person; often, specif., an unreasoning, emotional adherent 2. any of a group of… …

    English World dictionary

  • 13 Partisan — Partisan, so v.w. Parteigänger …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 14 Partisan — (franz., spr. sāng), s. Parteigänger …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 15 Partisan — Partisān (frz.), Parteigänger …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 16 Partisan — Partisan, s. Parteigänger …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 17 partisan — *follower, adherent, disciple, sectary, henchman, satellite Analogous words: supporter, upholder, backer, champion (see corresponding verbs at SUPPORT): helper, aider or aid, assistant (see corresponding verbs at HELP) Contrasted words:… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 18 partisan — meaning ‘a zealous supporter of a cause’ or ‘a guerrilla in wartime’, is normally pronounced in BrE with a z sound and with the stress on the last syllable, but in AmE a first syllable stress is often preferred. It is also used as an adjective… …

    Modern English usage

  • 19 partisan — ► NOUN 1) a strong, often uncritical, supporter of a party, cause, or person. 2) a member of an armed group fighting secretly against an occupying force. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ prejudiced. DERIVATIVES partisanship noun. ORIGIN French, from Italian… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 20 Partisan — Ein Partisan (von italienisch partigiano Parteigänger; vgl. Partei) ist ein bewaffneter Kämpfer, der nicht zu den regulären Streitkräften eines Staates gehört. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Definition 2 Rechtlicher Status 2.1 Historische Entwicklung …

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