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

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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.

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. Terry McAuliffe:

    I have a message to all the white supremacists and the Nazis who came into Charlottesville today. Our message is plain and simple: Go home, you are not wanted in this great Commonwealth. ... You pretend that you are patriots, but you are anything but a patriot.

  2. Prime Minister Manuel Valls:

    This is not a French Patriot Act.

  3. Donald Trump:

    They would not let him buy the missile that he wanted to buy, which is the Patriot. He's a NATO member. He's somebody that I've become friendly with. And you have to treat people fairly, i don't think he was treated fairly.

  4. Barack Obama:

    I just heard the news as I was coming out of the meeting here so it took me by surprise, and I took the time prior to this press conference to call John directly, john Boehner is a good man -- he is a patriot, he cares deeply about the House, an institution for which he has served for a long time, he cares about his constituency and he cares about America.

  5. David Kronmiller:

    Bernie Sanders has led throughout his entire 40+ career, getting arrested for protesting segregation, marching with MLK, standing up for gay rights on the floor of the House, opposing Clinton-era mandatory minimums and three strikes laws, voting against the Patriot Act and voting against the Iraq war, the Iraq war vote was a 'hard choice' for Hillary, but for Bernie it was an easy no. Something Bernie and Barack both agree on. That's the type of leadership that will lift the country up.

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