from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of partisan2.
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- n. Alternative spelling of partisan.
- n. A weapon of the 16th and 17th centuries consisting of a pike with a long double-edged blade, similar to a halberd.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An adherent of a party or faction; one who is passionately or very earnestly devoted to a party or interest; specifically, one whose judgment or perception is clouded by a prejudiced adherence to his party.
- n. Milit., a member of a party or detachment of troops sent on a special enterprise; also, the leader of such a party.
- Of or pertaining to a party or faction; strongly biased in favor of a party or interest.
- Milit., engaged on a special enterprise: as, a partizan corps.
- n. A longhandled cutting weapon used in England and Scotland from the fourteenth to the sixteenth century: a name including also the halberd, fauchard, roncone, etc.
- n. A man, as a soldier or a guardian of the peace, armed with a partizan.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. devoted to a cause or party
- n. an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity
- n. a pike with a long tapering double-edged blade with lateral projections; 16th and 17th centuries
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