patriotic

Definitions

  • Showing the type of literature peddled by patrioteer Harry A. Jung
    Showing the type of literature peddled by patrioteer Harry A. Jung
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj patriotic inspired by love for your country
    • ***

Additional illustrations & photos:

The Patriotic mind The Patriotic mind
Diminutive Patriot Diminutive Patriot

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Patriotic Inspired by patriotism; actuated by love of one's country; zealously and unselfishly devoted to the service of one's country; as, a patriotic statesman, vigilance.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • patriotic Full of patriotism; actuated by the love of country.
    • patriotic Inspired by the love of one's country; directed to the public safety and welfare.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Patriotic like a patriot: actuated by a love of one's country: directed to the public welfare
    • ***

Quotations

  • Edward Abbey
    Edward Abbey
    “A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.”
  • Alfred Adler
    Alfred%20Adler
    “It is the patriotic duty of every man to lie for his country.”
  • George Barrington
    George Barrington
    “True patriots we; for be it understood we left our country for our country's good.”
  • Henry Bolingbroke
    Henry Bolingbroke
    “Patriotism must be founded on great principles and supported by great virtue.”
  • Edith Cavell
    Edith Cavell
    “I realize that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.”
  • Calvin Coolidge
    Calvin%20Coolidge
    “Patriotism is easy to understand in America; it means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. patriotique, Gr. patriwtiko`s belonging to a fellow-countryman
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—Low L.,—Gr. patriōtēspatriospatēr, a father.

Usage

In literature:

Ticellini was a patriot from head to foot, and his heart beat loudly when he saw the Italian tricolor.
"The Son of Monte-Cristo, Volume I (of 2)" by Alexandre Dumas père
They tasted to-day the sweets of a patriot soldiery relieving a patriot town.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
Patriotism is a maggot in their heads.
"The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 1" by Henry Baerlein
There were many difficulties, however, with which the patriot party had to contend.
"The Swedish Revolution Under Gustavus Vasa" by Paul Barron Watson
The love of poetry and patriotism was simultaneously evinced.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volumes I-VI." by Various
The patriots lay helpless.
"History of the United States, Volume 2 (of 6)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
In this effort Gulden enlisted the aid of Fred R. Marvin, a professional patriot.
"Secret Armies" by John L. Spivak
He is as patriotic as you are yourself, Father!
"The Minister of Evil" by William Le Queux
Talk about the patriotic days of '76!
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No 3, September 1864" by Various
True patriot hero wert thou!
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No 4, October, 1864" by Various
No one of the border cities has been more undoubtedly or devotedly patriotic.
"Red-Tape and Pigeon-Hole Generals" by William H. Armstrong
Mrs. Perkins always said King Street, though in a burst of patriotism the name had been changed after the Revolution.
"A Little Girl in Old Boston" by Amanda Millie Douglas
History was also taught as a means of stimulating patriotism.
"History of Education" by Levi Seeley
Not alone on the tented field did the war find its patriotic victims.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume II"
Some of our countrymen, in the warmth of their patriotism, have asserted that this ignorance must have been affected.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
J. M. Mason, and many other of Virginia's distinguished sons were called upon, and delivered patriotic speeches.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
Charming comedy, in which instincts, interests, and private revenges take shelter beneath the sacred cloak of patriotism.
"The Forerunners" by Romain Rolland
Ropes excused himself on the plea of his patriotic zeal, and called off his men.
"Cudjo's Cave" by J. T. Trowbridge
We would now have been the patriots and the ones to be intrusted with public affairs.
"Uncle Daniel's Story Of "Tom" Anderson And Twenty Great Battles" by John McElroy
All are patriots in this section.
"The Young Continentals at Bunker Hill" by John T. McIntyre
***

In poetry:

A patriot of high degree,
Who could no longer bear
This upstart Viceroy's tyranny,
Against him did declare.
"The Viceroy. A Ballad." by Matthew Prior
Then lay the blaring trumpet by,
And tune the softer lyre
To songs of Woman's chivalry,
Of Woman's patriot fire.
"A Ballad Of 1812" by Sarah Anne Curzon
'Tis something, in the dearth of fame, Though linked among a fettered race,
To feel at least a patriot's shame,
Even as I sing, suffuse my face;
For what is left the poet here?
For Greeks a blush—for Greece a tear….
"The Isles Of Greece" by Lord George Gordon Byron
The west wind rises across the creek,
And with it the crash of steel
Carries a flush to the listeners cheek-
‘Tis only the crash of the branches dry,
But in it he hears the battle-cry,
And the patriots’ words of zeal.
"The Young Rebel" by Alice Guerin Crist
The temperance pledge—the Temperance song,
In tuneful chorus let us sing;
Here our proud banners wave along,—
Our heart's best tribute we will bring;
Here let the patriot's song ascend,
Here all our holiest feelings blend.
"Ode" by John Pierpont
The patriot--here a moment let my strain
Tremble before thy Stuart--who but he
Could bid mild Washington--
His god-loved labours done--
Thus sit before us breathing majesty,
And, in his deep blue eye, still life and soul retain?
"Ode" by Maria Gowen Brooks

In news:

A career military man for 30 years, the retired Marine wants to see patriotism as the foundation and the binding element of the community's political and economic systems.
Complying With the PATRIOT Act.
Giants Loss is Patriots Gain.
Just how porous was the Patriots' secondary on Sunday.
Although most of the focus during the initial free-agent frenzy is on the big names and the gigantic contracts that they sign, the New England Patriots managed to stay way under the radar.
I am writing in response to an Oct 14 Barnstable Patriot letter to the editor titled, "Farnham explains vote to accept John Klimm's contract buyout," authored by Precinct 11 Town Councilor Henry Farnham.
New England Patriots player Wes Welker seems to have forgiven Gisele Bundchen for her angry, post-Super Bowl rant.
It's a Super Bowl XLVI showdown — and a very friendly wager pitting the New York Giants against the New England Patriots made between the respective Minority Leaders of the New York State Assembly.
It's a Super Bowl XLVI showdown - and a very friendly wager pitting the New York Giants against the New England Patriots made between the respective Minority Leaders of the New York State Assembly and the Massachusetts House.
The New England Patriots just ran another play.
Even with Tom Brady gone, Jets can't beat Patriots.
A whopping 18 players, including four linebackers and five offensive linemen, engaged in limited participation during the Patriots' walkthrough Wednesday inside the Dana Farber Fieldhouse.
New England Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski (3) makes the winning field goal more.
Another game was slipping away from the New England Patriots down the stretch.
John Munson/The Star-Ledger After driving all night from New Jersey, these five Giants fans and one Patriots fan pose for a photo at the RV park outside Indianapolis, where they are staying in the hopes of attending Super Bowl XLVI.
***

In science:

Patriot missile defense: software problem led to system failure at Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
A library of Taylor models for PVS automatic proof checker
Covering interests such as the Russian empire, patriotism, the Russian people, the White Movement and antiglobalization.
Inference of the Russian drug community from one of the largest social networks in the Russian Federation
***