Associations to the word «Partisan»


PARTISAN, noun. An adherent to a party or faction.
PARTISAN, noun. A fervent, sometimes militant, supporter or proponent of a party, cause, faction, person, or idea.
PARTISAN, noun. 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
PARTISAN, noun. (now rare) The commander of a body of detached light troops engaged in making forays and harassing an enemy.
PARTISAN, adjective. Serving as commander or member of a body of detached light troops: as, a partisan officer or corps.
PARTISAN, 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.
PARTISAN, adjective. Devoted to or biased in support of a party, group, or cause: partisan politics.
PARTISAN, noun. (historical) A spear with a triangular, double-edged blade.
PARTISAN, noun. (obsolete) A soldier armed with such a weapon.

Dictionary definition

PARTISAN, noun. A fervent and even militant proponent of something.
PARTISAN, noun. An ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity.
PARTISAN, noun. A pike with a long tapering double-edged blade with lateral projections; 16th and 17th centuries.
PARTISAN, adjective. Devoted to a cause or party.

Wise words

We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then master of the situation.
Florence Scovel Shinn