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

2 : The commander of a body of detached light troops engaged in making forays and harassing an enemy.

3 : Any member of such a corps.

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

5 : Serving as a partisan in a detached command; as, a partisan officer or corps.

6 : A kind of halberd or pike; also, a truncheon; a staff.

7 : The state of being a partisan, or adherent to a party; feelings or conduct appropriate to a partisan.

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1 : Partisan

n.

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

2 : Partisan

n.

The commander of a body of detached light troops engaged in making forays and harassing an enemy.

3 : Partisan

n.

Any member of such a corps.

4 : Partisan

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.

5 : Partisan

a.

Serving as a partisan in a detached command; as, a partisan officer or corps.

6 : Partisan

n.

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

7 : Partisanship

n.

The state of being a partisan, or adherent to a party; feelings or conduct appropriate to a partisan.

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This word partisan uses 7 unique characters: A I N P R S T

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See also: Partisan

Contents

  • 1 English
    • 1.1 Alternative forms
    • 1.2 Pronunciation
    • 1.3 Etymology 1
      • 1.3.1 Noun
        • 1.3.1.1 Related terms
        • 1.3.1.2 Translations
      • 1.3.2 Adjective
        • 1.3.2.1 Translations
    • 1.4 Etymology 2
      • 1.4.1 Noun
        • 1.4.1.1 Translations
        • 1.4.1.2 See also
    • 1.5 References
    • 1.6 Further reading
    • 1.7 Anagrams
  • 2 French
    • 2.1 Etymology
    • 2.2 Pronunciation
    • 2.3 Noun
    • 2.4 Adjective
    • 2.5 Further reading
    • 2.6 Anagrams
  • 3 Norman
    • 3.1 Etymology
    • 3.2 Noun
  • 4 Norwegian Bokmål
    • 4.1 Etymology
    • 4.2 Noun
    • 4.3 References
  • 5 Norwegian Nynorsk
    • 5.1 Etymology
    • 5.2 Noun
    • 5.3 References

English[edit]

WOTD – 4 March 2009

Alternative forms[edit]

Wikipedia has an article on:
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Wikipedia
  • partizan

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpɑː.tɪˌzæn/, /ˌpɑː.təˈzæn/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈpɑɹ.tɪ.zən/, /ˈpɑɹ.tə.zən/
  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

From French partisan, from Italian partigiano (defender of a party), from parte (part). English from the mid-16th century. The sense of "guerilla fighter" is from c. 1690. The adjective in the military sense dates from the early 18th century, in the political sense since 1842.

Noun[edit]

partisan (plural partisans)

  1. An adherent to a party or faction.
    • 1992, Thomas R. Pegram, "Partisans and Progressives: Private Interest and Public Policy in Illinois
      "Strong partisans of neither party, Indiana farmers failed to act as a block [] "
  2. A fervent, sometimes militant, supporter or proponent of a party, cause, faction, person, or idea.
  3. A member of a band of detached light, irregular troops acting behind occupying enemy lines in the ways of harassment or sabotage; a guerrilla fighter
  4. (now rare) The commander of a body of detached light troops engaged in making forays and harassing an enemy.
Related terms[edit]
  • part
  • party
Translations[edit]

Adjective[edit]

partisan (comparative more partisan, superlative most partisan)

  1. Serving as commander or member of a body of detached light troops: as, a partisan officer or corps.
  2. Adherent to a party or faction; especially, having the character of blind, passionate, or unreasonable adherence to a party
    They were blinded by partisan zeal.
  3. Devoted to or biased in support of a party, group, or cause: partisan politics.
    • 2012 June 19, Phil McNulty, “England 1-0 Ukraine”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      England will regard it as a measure of justice for Frank Lampard's disallowed goal against Germany in Bloemfontein at the 2010 World Cup - but it was also an illustration of how they rode their luck for long periods in front of a predictably partisan home crowd.
Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle French partizaine, partisanne et al., from Italian partigiana, related to Etymology 1 above (apparently because it was seen as a typical weapon of such forces).

Noun[edit]

partisan (plural partisans)

  1. (historical) A long-handled spear with a triangular, double-edged blade having lateral projections, in some forms also used in boar hunting. Obsolescent after the 17th century until revived by Sir Walter Scott.[1]
    • Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra:
      I had as lief have a reed that will do me no service as a partisan I could not heave.
    • Sir Walter Scott, The Talisman:
      Salisbury and his attendants were also now drawing near, with bills and partisans brandished, and bows already bended.
  2. (obsolete) A soldier armed with such a weapon.
Translations[edit]
See also[edit]
  • halberd

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oxford English Dictionary

Further reading[edit]

  • wikisource-logo.svg Partisan in the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica.

Anagrams[edit]

  • Partains, aspirant, spartina

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian partigiano.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /paʁ.ti.zɑ̃/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

partisan m (plural partisans)

  1. supporter, proponent, advocate

Adjective[edit]

partisan (feminine singular partisane, masculine plural partisans, feminine plural partisanes)

  1. partisan, partial
  2. in favour of

Further reading[edit]

  • “partisan” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Anagrams[edit]

  • aspirant

Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French partisan.

Noun[edit]

partisan m (plural partisans)

  1. (Jersey) supporter

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
partisan
Wikipedia no
Sovjetiske partisaner i Hviterussland i 1943 (Soviet partisans in Belarus 1943)

Etymology[edit]

From Italian partigiano, via French partisan

Noun[edit]

partisan m (definite singular partisanen, indefinite plural partisaner, definite plural partisanene)

  1. a partisan (member of an armed group)

References[edit]

  • “partisan” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
partisan
Wikipedia nn

From Italian partigiano, via French partisan

Noun[edit]

partisan m (definite singular partisanen, indefinite plural partisanar, definite plural partisanane)

  1. a partisan (member of an armed group)

References[edit]

  • “partisan” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.