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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.


  1. patriot

    A patriot is an individual who expresses or exhibits love, devotion, loyalty, and support for their country, often advocating for or defending their country's rights and interests. A patriot typically feels a strong sense of national pride and is willing to sacrifice or contribute to the betterment of their nation.

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. Dmitry Bolkunets:

    Prigozhin is a Z patriot, he is a guy who supports the war, who wants an empire, and Lukashenko is afraid of the empire.

  2. Senator Blackburn:

    Adam Schiff is hailing Alexander Vindman as an American patriot.

  3. Jim Kenney:

    Disinviting them from the White House only proves that our president is not a true patriot, but a fragile egomaniac obsessed with crowd size and afraid of the embarrassment of throwing a party to which no one wants to attend.

  4. Mark Twain:

    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.

  5. Antoni Macierewicz:

    Raytheon has agreed to our minimal condition aimed at securing that at least 50 percent of the money which is to be spent of the Patriot system (Raytheon's missile defense system) would be spent on works done by Polish plants.

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