What does PATRIOT mean?

Definitions for PATRIOTˈpeɪ tri ət, -ˌɒt; esp. Brit. ˈpæ tri ət

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word PATRIOT.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. patriot, nationalist(noun)

    one who loves and defends his or her country


  1. patriot(Noun)

    A person who loves and zealously supports and defends his or her country.

  2. Patriot(ProperNoun)

    A US surface-to-air missile system.

  3. Patriot(ProperNoun)

    An individual Patriot missile

  4. Origin: From the patriote around 1600, from patriota from the πατριώτης, from πατρίς, from πατήρ.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Patriot(noun)

    one who loves his country, and zealously supports its authority and interests

  2. Patriot(adj)

    becoming to a patriot; patriotic

  3. 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.]


  1. Patriot

    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

  1. Patriot

    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. patriōtēspatriospatēr, a father.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    One who is willing to take all of Uncle Sam's bonds in a lump.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of PATRIOT in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of PATRIOT in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Prime Minister Manuel Valls:

    This is not a French Patriot Act.

  2. Jeb Bush:

    He's not a patriot; he's a traitor to our country.

  3. Darcy Meys:

    Josh considers himself to be a patriot, he loves his country.

  4. Thomas Paine:

    It is the duty of every patriot to protect his country from its government.

  5. Esma Borchashvili:

    We lost a big patriot. He was never a terrorist. He is a hero for many here.

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