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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 ?
Delight, --top-gallant delight is to him, who acknowledges no law or lord, but the Lord his God, and is only a patriot to heaven.
Black Sam, as he was commonly called, from his being about three shades blacker than any other son of ebony on the place, was revolving the matter profoundly in all its phases and bearings, with a comprehensiveness of vision and a strict lookout to his own personal well-being, that would have done credit to any white patriot in Washington.
What is the price-current of an honest man and patriot today?
As a true patriot, I should be ashamed to think that Adam in paradise was more favorably situated on the whole than the backwoodsman in this country.
When toned down again, the unimpeachable patriot appeared in the witness-box.
Chichester Erskine, author of a tragedy entitled 'The Patriot Martyrs,' dedicated with enthusiastic devotion to the Spirit of Liberty and half a dozen famous upholders of that principle, and denouncing in forcible language the tyranny of the late Tsar of Russia, Bomba of Naples, and Napoleon the Third?
The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
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.
The way of describing this unlooked-for scene, the history of the patriot ship, told at first so coldly, and the emotion with which this strange man pronounced the last words, the name of the Avenger, the significance of which could not escape me, all impressed itself deeply on my mind.
The more to be desired is it, therefore, that yourself should deserve honorable mention, as a true patriot and upright ruler, when your own doings shall be written down in history.
Warren was an eloquent and able patriot," replied Grandfather.
On the contrary, I'm a universal patriot, if you could understand me rightly: my country is the world.