one who loves and defends his or her country
A person who loves and zealously supports and defends his or her country.
A US surface-to-air missile system.
An individual Patriot missile
Origin: From the patriote around 1600, from patriota from the πατριώτης, from πατρίς, from πατήρ.
one who loves his country, and zealously supports its authority and interests
becoming to a patriot; patriotic
Origin: [F. patriote; cf. Sp. patriota, It. patriotto; all fr. Gr. patriw`ths a fellow-countryman, fr. pa`trios established by forefathers, fr. path`r father. See Father.]
Patriots were the colonists of the British Thirteen United Colonies who violently rebelled against British control during the American Revolution and in July 1776 declared the United States of America an independent nation. Their rebellion was based on the political philosophy of republicanism, as expressed by pamphleteers, such as Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and Thomas Paine. As a group, Patriots represented a wide array of social, economic, ethnic and racial backgrounds. They included lawyers like John Adams and Alexander Hamilton; planters like Thomas Jefferson and George Mason; merchants like Alexander McDougall and ordinary farmers like Daniel Shays and Joseph Plumb Martin.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pā′tri-ot, or pat′-, n. one who truly loves and serves his fatherland.—adj. devoted to one's country.—adj. Pātriot′ic, like a patriot: actuated by a love of one's country: directed to the public welfare.—adv. Pātriot′ically.—n. Pā′triotism, quality of being patriotic: love of one's country. [Fr.,—Low L.,—Gr. patriōtēs—patrios—patēr, a father.]
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
One who is willing to take all of Uncle Sam's bonds in a lump.
The numerical value of PATRIOT in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of PATRIOT in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A patriot is mocked, scorned and hated; yet when his cause succeeds, all men will join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.
How I wish that somewhere there existed an island for those who are wise and of goodwill In such a place even I would be an ardent patriot.
My country, right or wrong, is a thing that no patriot would think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying, My mother, drunk or sober.
I know how important a tool the PATRIOT Act is to help to prevent terrorism to intercede before a terrorist act occurs. I'm not someone who's going to back away at all from the Patriot Act.
She had some beautiful qualities. She was frank, honest and a patriot. France meant something for her. Everyday she showed great tenacity an courage. How could you not be proud of her? dropped.
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Translations for PATRIOT
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- патрыётка, патрыётBelarusian
- патриот, родолюбецBulgarian
- patriotaCatalan, Valencian
- Patriotin, Vaterlandsliebhaber, Patriot, Vaterlandsfreundin, Vaterlandsfreund, VaterlandsliebhaberinGerman
- fosturlandsvinur, føðilandsvinurFaroese
- dooinney dooie, graihder çheereyManx
- föðurlandsvinur, ættjarðarvinurIcelandic
- 애국자, 愛國者Korean
- نیشتیمان پهروهرKurdish
- amantissimus rei publicae,Latin
- патриот, родољубец, родољубMacedonian
- патриотка, патриотRussian
- domoljub, rodoljubac, patriot, domoljubac, rodoljub, патриотSerbo-Croatian
- vlastenec, patriotSlovak
- domoljubka, patriotka, domoljub, rodoljub, patriotinja, rodoljubka, patriotSlovene
- atdhetare, atdhetarAlbanian
- vatansever, yurtseverTurkish
- патріотка, патріотUkrainian
- người yêu nướcVietnamese
- lomänälan, hilomänälan, jilomänälanVolapük
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