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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

Wiktionary

  1. patriotnoun

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

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

  2. Patriotnoun

    A US surface-to-air missile system.

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

  3. Patriotnoun

    An individual Patriot missile

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Patriotnoun

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

    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.]

  2. Patriotadjective

    becoming to a patriot; patriotic

    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.]

Freebase

  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

  1. PATRIOT

    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. Anthony Scaramucci:

    Think like a patriot. We have to remove him from power.

  2. Governor Gina Raimondo:

    First Sergeant P. Andrew McKenna served our nation with distinction. All Rhode Islanders are grateful for his service, and our prayers are with his family and loved ones, we havelost a patriot and ahero.

  3. Senator Blackburn:

    Adam Schiff is hailing Alexander Vindman as an American patriot.

  4. Ernest Hemingway:

    I've seen a lot of patriots and they all died just like anybody else if it hurt bad enough and once they were dead their patriotism was only good for legends; it was bad for their prose and made them write bad poetry. If you are going to be a great patriot i.e. loyal to any existing order of government (not one who wishes to destroy the existing for something better) you want to be killed early if your life and works won't stink.

  5. Rand Paul of Kentucky:

    There comes a time in the history of nations when fear and complacency allow power to accumulate and liberty and privacy to suffer. That time is now and I will not let the Patriot Act, the most unpatriotic of acts, go unchallenged.

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