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pa·tri·ot

 (pā′trē-ət, -ŏt′)
n.
One who loves, supports, and defends one's country.

[French patriote, from Old French, compatriot, from Late Latin patriōta, from Greek patriōtēs, from patrios, of one's fathers, from patēr, patr-, father; see pəter- in Indo-European roots.]

patriot

(ˈpeɪtrɪət; ˈpæt-)
n
a person who vigorously supports his country and its way of life
[C16: via French from Late Latin patriōta, from Greek patriotēs, from patris native land; related to Greek patēr father; compare Latin pater father, patria fatherland]
patriotic adj
ˌpatriˈotically adv

Patriot

(ˈpeɪtrɪət)
n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a US surface-to-air missile system with multiple launch stations and the capability to track multiple targets by radar

pa•tri•ot

(ˈpeɪ tri ət, -ˌɒt; esp. Brit. ˈpæ tri ət)

n.
1. a person who loves, supports, and defends his or her country and its interests.
2. a person who regards himself or herself as a defender, esp. of individual rights, against presumed interference by the federal government.
3. (cap.) a U.S. Army antiaircraft missile launched from a tracked vehicle with radar and computer guidance.
[1590–1600; < Middle French patriote < Late Latin patriōta < Greek patriṓtēs fellow-countryman, lineage member]

patriot

- Greek pater, "father," led to Latin patriota, "fellow countryman," which was the original meaning of patriot when it came into English in the late 1500s.
See also related terms for country.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.patriot - one who loves and defends his or her countrypatriot - one who loves and defends his or her country
national, subject - a person who owes allegiance to that nation; "a monarch has a duty to his subjects"
flag-waver, hundred-percenter, jingo, jingoist, patrioteer, chauvinist - an extreme bellicose nationalist

patriot

noun nationalist, loyalist, chauvinist, flag-waver (informal), lover of your country a passionate patriot steeped in Scottish history
Quotations
"No man can be a patriot on an empty stomach" [W.C. Brann Old Glory]
"Patriot: The person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is hollering about" [Mark Twain]
Translations
وطنيوَطَني، مُحِب لِوَطَنِه
vlastenec-ka
patriot
patriootti
domoljubpatriotrodoljub
föîurlandsvinur
愛国者
patriotaspatriotinispatriotiškaipatriotiškaspatriotizmas
patriots

patriot

[ˈpeɪtrɪət] Npatriota mf

patriot

[ˈpeɪtriət] npatriote m/f

patriot

nPatriot(in) m(f)

patriot

[ˈpeɪtrɪət] npatriota m/f

patriot

(ˈpeitriət) , (ˈpatriət) noun
a person who loves (and serves) his country. Many terrorists consider themselves to be patriots fighting for freedom.
patriotic (pӕtriˈotik) , ((especially American) pei-) adjective
(negative unpatriotic) having or showing great love for one's country. He is so patriotic that he refuses to buy anything made abroad.
ˌpatriˈotically adverb
ˈpatriotism (ˈpӕ-) , ((especially American) ˈpei-) noun
(the showing of) great love for one's country.
References in classic literature ?
He was their "little mystery," their "big patriot," and in his way he worked as hard for the coming Mexican Revolution as did they.
He is a patriot--mark me, the greatest patriot of us all.
DURING the Civil War a Patriot was passing through the State of Maryland with a pass from the President to join Grant's army and see the fighting.
Warren was an eloquent and able patriot," replied Grandfather.
Be the good and true men among them honored; for they were as much our countrymen as the patriots were.
When toned down again, the unimpeachable patriot appeared in the witness-box.
I confess, however, that I do not think of him as a patriot and a socialist when I read him; he is then purely a poet, whose gift holds me rapt above the world where I have left my troublesome and wearisome self for the time.
It struck him as a momentary revelation of what he had written of in "The Patriot Martyrs" as
The proceedings under Lycurgus were less regular; but as far as the advocates for a regular reform could prevail, they all turned their eyes towards the single efforts of that celebrated patriot and sage, instead of seeking to bring about a revolution by the intervention of a deliberative body of citizens.
You want the land - you want to rule, to plant a flag, and be called a patriot.
He was, in one sense of the word, a patriot, but it was the meanest and smallest sense.
The true patriots have long bewailed the fatal tendency of these vices, and have made no less than four regular experiments by EXTRAORDINARY ASSEMBLIES, convened for the special purpose, to apply a remedy.