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politician

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Noun politician has 3 senses
  1. politician - a leader engaged in civil administration
    --1 is a kind of
    leader
    --1 has particulars: governor; legislator; mayor, city manager
  2. politician, politico, pol, political leader - a person active in party politics
    --2 is a kind of leader
    --2 has particulars:
     campaigner, candidate, nominee; Communist; Democrat; Federalist; Labourite; machine politician, ward-heeler, political hack, hack; Mugwump; noncandidate; party boss, political boss, boss; party man, party liner; Republican; sachem; socialist; standard-bearer; statesman, solon, national leader; technocrat; Whig; Astor, Nancy Witcher Astor, Viscountess Astor; Barkley, Alben Barkley, Alben William Barkley; Beaverbrook, 1st Baron Beaverbrook, William Maxwell Aitken; Bradley, Thomas Bradley, Tom Bradley; Bryan, William Jennings Bryan, the Great Commoner, The Boy Orator of the Platte; Burr, Aaron Burr; Clark, Joe Clark, Charles Joseph Clark; Clay, Henry Clay, the Great Compromiser; Clinton, DeWitt Clinton; Crockett, Davy Crockett, David Crockett; Douglas, Stephen A. Douglas, Stephen Arnold Douglas, The Little Giant; Houston, Sam Houston, Samuel Houston; Jackson, Jesse Jackson, Jesse Louis Jackson; Jackson, Glenda Jackson; Maginot, Andre Maginot; McCarthy, Joseph McCarthy, Joseph Raymond McCarthy; Mullah Omar, Mullah Mohammed Omar; Peel, Robert Peel, Sir Robert Peel; Rankin, Jeannette Rankin; Ross, Nellie Ross, Nellie Tayloe Ross; Seward, William Henry Seward; Webster, Daniel Webster
  3. politician - a schemer who tries to gain advantage in an organization in sly or underhanded ways
    --3 is a kind of
    schemer, plotter
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