Democrat and Republican

Democrat

The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States along with the Republican Party.

Democrat n 1: a member of the Democratic Party 2: an advocate of democratic principles [syn: {populist}]

19 Moby Thesaurus words for "Democrat": Conservative, Labourite, Republican, Tory, Whig, heeler, loyalist, partisan, party faithful, party hack, party man, party member, party wheelhorse, registered Democrat, registered Republican, regular, stalwart, ward heeler, wheelhorse

Democrat \Dem"o*crat\ (d[e^]m"[-o]*kr[a^]t), n. [Cf. F. d['e]mocrate.] 1. One who is an adherent or advocate of democracy, or government by the people. [1913 Webster] Whatever they call him, what care I, Aristocrat, democrat, autocrat. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 2. [capitalized] A member of the Democratic party. [U.S.] [1913 Webster] 3. A large light uncovered wagon with two or more seats. [U. S.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

Republican

The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party.

republican adj 1: relating to or belonging to the Republican Party; "a Republican senator"; "Republican party politics" 2: having the supreme power lying in the body of citizens entitled to vote for officers and representatives responsible to them or characteristic of such government; "the United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government"- United States Constitution; "a very republican notion"; "so little republican and so much aristocratic sentiment"- Philip Marsh; "our republican and artistic simplicity"-Nathaniel Hawthorne n 1: a member of the Republican Party 2: an advocate of a republic (usually in opposition to a monarchy) 3: a tributary of the Kansas River that flows from eastern Colorado eastward through Nebraska and Kansas [syn: {Republican River}]

19 Moby Thesaurus words for "Republican": Conservative, Democrat, Labourite, Tory, Whig, heeler, loyalist, partisan, party faithful, party hack, party man, party member, party wheelhorse, registered Democrat, registered Republican, regular, stalwart, ward heeler, wheelhorse

37 Moby Thesaurus words for "republican": absolute, aristocratic, authoritarian, autocratic, autonomous, bureaucratic, civic, civil, constitutional, democratic, despotic, dictatorial, fascist, federal, federalist, federalistic, governmental, gubernatorial, heteronomous, matriarchal, matriarchic, monarchal, monarchial, monarchic, monocratic, official, oligarchal, oligarchic, parliamentarian, parliamentary, patriarchal, patriarchic, pluralistic, political, self-governing, theocratic, totalitarian

Republican \Re*pub"lic*an\ (r?-p?b"l?-kan), n. 1. One who favors or prefers a republican form of government. [1913 Webster] 2. (U.S.Politics) A member of the Republican party. [1913 Webster] 3. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The American cliff swallow. The cliff swallows build their nests side by side, many together. (b) A South African weaver bird ({Philet[ae]rus socius}). These weaver birds build many nests together, under a large rooflike shelter, which they make of straw. [1913 Webster] {Red republican}. See under {Red}. [1913 Webster]

Republican \Re*pub"lic*an\ (-l?-kan), a. [F. r['e]publicain.] 1. Of or pertaining to a republic. [1913 Webster] The Roman emperors were republican magistrates named by the senate. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 2. Consonant with the principles of a republic; as, republican sentiments or opinions; republican manners. [1913 Webster] {Republican party}. (U.S. Politics) (a) An earlier name of the Democratic party when it was opposed to the Federal party. Thomas Jefferson was its great leader. (b) One of the existing great parties. It was organized in 1856 by a combination of voters from other parties for the purpose of opposing the extension of slavery, and in 1860 it elected Abraham Lincoln president. [1913 Webster]

Data Sources:

  • democrat: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • democrat: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • democrat: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • republican: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • republican: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • republican: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • republican: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • republican: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44

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