What does the word fatherland mean?

Usage examples for fatherland

  1. Their car was full of returning pleasurers, some of whom were happy beyond the sober wont of the fatherland. – Their Silver Wedding Journey by William Dean Howells
  2. It was in 1848 that the German Revolution drove out from the Fatherland and into other countries great numbers of men and women. – The Romance of a Great Store by Edward Hungerford
  3. You are working against the emperor, against the fatherland. – War Brides: A Play in One Act by Marion Craig Wentworth
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