patriotic

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˌpeɪtriˈɒtɪk/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(pā′trē otik or, esp. Brit., pa′-)


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
pa•tri•ot•ic  (pā′trē otik or, esp. Brit., pa′-),USA pronunciation  adj. 
  1. of, like, suitable for, or characteristic of a patriot.
  2. expressing or inspired by patriotism: a patriotic ode.
pa′tri•oti•cal•ly, adv. 
  • Greek patriōtikós. See patriot, -ic
  • Late Latin patriōticus
  • 1645–55

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
pa•tri•ot /ˈpeɪtriət, -ˌɑt/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Governmentone who loves and defends his or her country:Is someone who disagrees with one's government any less a patriot?
pa•tri•ot•ic, adj. 
pa•tri•ot•ic•al•ly, adv. 
pa•tri•ot•ism, n. [uncountable]See -patr-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
pa•tri•ot  (pātrē ət, -ot′ or, esp. Brit., patrē ət),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Governmenta person who loves, supports, and defends his or her country and its interests with devotion.
  2. Governmenta person who regards himself or herself as a defender, esp. of individual rights, against presumed interference by the federal government.
  3. Military(cap.) a U.S. Army antiaircraft missile with a range of 37 mi. (60 km) and a 200-lb. (90 kg) warhead, launched from a tracked vehicle with radar and computer guidance and fire control.
  • Greek patrió̄tēs fellow-countryman, lineage member
  • Late Latin patriōta
  • Middle French patriote
  • 1590–1600

patriot, +n. 
  • Governmenta person who regards himself or herself as a defender, esp. of individual rights, against presumed interference by the federal government.

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