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fa·ther·land

 (fä′thər-lănd′)
n.
1. One's native land.
2. The land of one's ancestors.

fatherland

(ˈfɑːðəˌlænd)
n
1. a person's native country
2. the country of a person's ancestors

fa•ther•land

(ˈfɑ ðərˌlænd)

n.
1. one's native country.
2. the land of one's ancestors.
[1615–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fatherland - the country where you were born
country, land, state - the territory occupied by a nation; "he returned to the land of his birth"; "he visited several European countries"
old country - the country of origin of an immigrant

fatherland

noun homeland, motherland, old country, native land, land of your birth, land of your fathers They served the fatherland in its hour of need.
Translations
fædreland
domovinaotadžbina
patria

fatherland

[ˈfɑːðəlænd] Npatria f

fatherland

[ˈfɑːðərlænd] npatrie f

fatherland

[ˈfɑːðəˌlænd] npatria
References in classic literature ?
It was kept by a Pomeranian, and the waiters, without exception, were from the Fatherland.
When on leaving College the cadets were received by the Emperor, he did not again refer to Kasatsky's offence, but told them all, as was his custom, that they should serve him and the fatherland loyally, that he would always be their best friend, and that when necessary they might approach him direct.
Apart from his main vocation, which was the service of his Tsar and the fatherland, he always set himself some particular aim, and however unimportant it was, devoted himself completely to it and lived for it until it was accomplished.
It was necessary that Romulus should not remain in Alba, and that he should be abandoned at his birth, in order that he should become King of Rome and founder of the fatherland.
Your son," wrote Kutuzov, "fell before my eyes, a standard in his hand and at the head of a regiment- he fell as a hero, worthy of his father and his fatherland.
I raise my head, -- The splendid moon I see: Then droop my head, And sink to dreams of thee -- My Fatherland, of thee!
From all mountains do I look out for fatherlands and motherlands.
Alien to me, and a mockery, are the present-day men, to whom of late my heart impelled me; and exiled am I from fatherlands and motherlands.
And to check their knowledge on the history of the Fatherland, young people basically decided: the average age of the participant is 21 years.
This is a commendation, while pensioners who served their fatherland meritoriously are denied their pension benefits.
The Red Banner Black Sea fleet of Russia organized a concert in the Russian air base in Kant timed to the Defender of the Fatherland Day, the press service of the air base reported.
Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon is expected to lead the South Korean delegation, while Ri Sun-kwon, chairman of North Korea's Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland, may represent his side, according to the official, who asked not to be named.