fatherland

(redirected from fatherlands)
Also found in: Thesaurus.

fa·ther·land

 (fä′thər-lănd′)
n.
1. One's native land.
2. The land of one's ancestors.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

fatherland

(ˈfɑːðəˌlænd)
n
1. a person's native country
2. the country of a person's ancestors
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

fa•ther•land

(ˈfɑ ðərˌlænd)

n.
1. one's native country.
2. the land of one's ancestors.
[1615–25]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
Translations
fædreland
domovinaotadžbina
patria

fatherland

[ˈfɑːðəlænd] Npatria f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

fatherland

[ˈfɑːðərlænd] npatrie f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

fatherland

[ˈfɑːðəˌlænd] npatria
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
From all mountains do I look out for fatherlands and motherlands.
It was kept by a Pomeranian, and the waiters, without exception, were from the Fatherland. I fancied myself at Berlin, Unter den Linden, and I reflected that, having taken the serious step of visiting the head-quarters of the Gallic genius, I should try and project myself; as much as possible, into the circumstances which are in part the consequence and in part the cause of its irrepressible activity.
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.