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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 par·ti·san /-li/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Par·ti·san n.  [Written also partizan.]
 1. An adherent to a party or faction; esp., one who is strongly and passionately devoted to a party or an interest. “The violence of a partisan.”
    Both sides had their partisans in the colony.   --Jefferson.
 2. Mil. (a) The commander of a body of detached light troops engaged in making forays and harassing an enemy. (b) Any member of such a corps.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Par·ti·san, a.
 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.
 2. Mil. Serving as a partisan in a detached command; as, a partisan officer or corps.
 Partisan ranger Mil., a member of a partisan corps.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Par·ti·san, n.  A kind of halberd or pike; also, a truncheon; a staff.
    And make him with our pikes and partisans a grave.   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: devoted to a cause or party [syn: partizan] [ant: nonpartisan]
      2: adhering or confined to a particular sect or denomination or
         party; "denominational prejudice" [syn: denominational]
      n 1: a fervent and even militant proponent of something [syn: zealot,
      2: an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or
         activity [syn: enthusiast, partizan]
      3: a pike with a long tapering double-edged blade with lateral
         projections; 16th and 17th centuries [syn: partizan]