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ˈpeɪ tri ət, -ˌɒt; esp. Brit. ˈpæ tri ətpa·tri·ot

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. patriot, nationalistnoun

    one who loves and defends his or her country


  1. patriotnoun

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

  2. Patriotnoun

    A US surface-to-air missile system.

  3. Patriotnoun

    An individual Patriot missile

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. PATRIOTnoun

    One whose ruling passion is the love of his country.

    Patriots who for sacred freedom stood. Thomas Tickell.

    The firm patriot there,
    Who made the welfare of mankind his care,
    Shall know he conquer’d. Joseph Addison, Cato.

    Here tears shall flow from a more gen’rous cause,
    Such tears as patriots shed for dying laws. Alexander Pope.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Patriotnoun

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

  2. Patriotadjective

    becoming to a patriot; patriotic

  3. Etymology: [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.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. patriot

    A sincere and unbiased friend to his country; an advocate for general civilization, uniting in his conduct through life, moral rectitude with political integrity. Such a character is seldom found in any country; but the specious appearance of it is to be seen everywhere, most especially in Europe. It is difficult to say how far the term can be used in a military sense, although it is not uncommon to read of a citizen soldier, and a patriot soldier. Individually considered the term may be just, but it is hardly to be understood collectively.

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  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

Examples of patriot in a Sentence

  1. Sarah Palin:

    Our families couldn't be happier for Bristol and Dakota! We're honored to welcome Dakota into our family. He's an American hero and patriot whose service to our country -- like all his fellow Medal of Honor recipients -- has been above and beyond the call of duty; but even more important is he's a good and kind man who loves Bristol and Tripp, and is loved by them, yes, God working behind the scenes to turn beauty from ashes. Had tough circumstances in their lives not occurred, and had they reacted differently to those circumstances, they'd have never met.

  2. President Trump:

    Vote for Congressman Devin Nunes, a true American Patriot the likes of which we rarely see in our modern day world, he truly loves our country and deserves everyone’s support.

  3. District Judge Dabney Friedrich:

    Mr. Reffitt's reluctance to admit early that Guy Reffitt behavior is illegal is concerning, and I want to be very clear... under no legitimate definition of the term' patriot'( does) Mr. Reffitt's behavior on and around January 6 fit the term. It is the antithesis of the word.

  4. Donald Trump:

    If you want to defend your values, your jobs and your freedom, then you need to replace radical liberal John Bel Edwards with a true Louisiana patriot, Eddie Rispone.

  5. Stephanie Curry:

    President Trump has pledged to bring him home and not to leave any American patriot behind. And our father has been repeatedly left behind before, again, I say two previous administrations have failed and he can do something that nobody else has been able to do.

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    directed outward; marked by interest in others or concerned with external reality
    • A. tacky
    • B. extroversive
    • C. appellative
    • D. omnifarious

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