Partisan


Partisan

Partisan may refer to:

Political matters

In 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 this is typically an appellation with negative connotations, some supporters embrace the term, as can be seen by the names of the following publications:
* Partizan Press, a UK publishing company.
* "Partisan Review", a US political and literary quarterly.
* "Southern Partisan", a US political magazine.

Military

* Partisan (military) - As a name for irregular forces or detached light troops, engaged behind the front line
* Yugoslav Partisans - main Yugoslav World War II resistance movement.
* Bulgarian partisans - a Bulgarian resistance movement during World War II.
* Albanian Partisans, the Partisans of Albania during World War II
* Soviet partisans, for the USSR in World War II
* Jewish partisans, among the Jewish resistance movement in Nazi-occupied Europe
* Italian partisans in World War II
* Polish partisans (Leśni) during World War II
* Lithuanian, Latvian, and Estonian partisans after World War 2 against the Soviet Union
* Armenian partisans, referring to Armenian guerrillas from World War I
* Germany's World War II Werwolf movement
* Germany's World War II Alpine National Redoubt

Music

* Chant des Partisans, a song about the French resistance
* The Partisan, a song about the French resistance written by Anna Marly and Emmanuel d'Astier de la Vigerie
* The Partisans, a Welsh punk band from Bridgend
* The Partisan But He's Got To know, a song by the Canadian trio Swan Lake
* Shqiponjat Partizane, a revolutionary Albanian song of World War II
* Partisan from the Amur River, a song about partisans from far east of USSR. Translated to more than 10 languages!

ports

* Partizan - Serbian football club
* Partizan - Serbian basketball club
* Partizani Tirana - Albanian football club

Other uses

* partisan (weapon), a pole weapon.
* "Partisans (novel)", a novel by Alistair MacLean about the Yugoslav partisans
* Partisan game, in combinatorial game theory


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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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,… …   Law dictionary

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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


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