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Meaning of PATRIOT

Pronunciation:  'peytreeut

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  one who loves and defends his or her country

PATRIOT is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: nationalist
 See Also: chauvinist, flag-waver, Garibaldi, Giuseppe Garibaldi, Giuseppe Mazzini, Gonne, hundred-percenter, jingo, jingoist, Kosciusko, Kosciuszko, Maud Gonne, Mazzini, national, subject, Tadeusz Andrzej Bonawentura Kosciuszko, Thaddeus Kosciusko



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pa"tri*ot\, n. [F. patriote; cf. Sp. patriota, It.
    patriotto; all fr. Gr. ? a fellow-countryman, fr. ?
    established by forefathers, fr. ? father. See {Father}.]
    One who loves his country, and zealously supports its
    authority and interests. --Bp. Hall.
          Such tears as patriots shaed for dying laws. --Pope.
  2. \Pa"tri*ot\, a.
    Becoming to a patriot; patriotic.