What does the word patriot mean?

Usage examples for patriot

  1. What a patriot he would have made, had our country been spared to us! – The Crisis, Volume 4 by Winston Churchill
  2. Although he was a clergyman and a lover of peace, he was none the less a patriot. – The Boy Scout Aviators by George Durston
  3. For his biographer John of Barneveld is the true patriot, the martyr, whose cause was that of religious and political freedom. – Memoir of John Lothrop Motley, Complete by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Last Updated: February 6, 2009