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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fah-th er-land]
    • /ˈfɑ ðərˌlænd/
    • /ˈfɑː.ðə.lænd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fah-th er-land]
    • /ˈfɑ ðərˌlænd/

Definitions of fatherland word

  • noun fatherland one's native country. 1
  • noun fatherland the land of one's ancestors. 1
  • noun fatherland A person’s native country, especially when referred to in patriotic terms. 1
  • noun fatherland native country, homeland 1
  • countable noun fatherland If someone is very proud of the country where they or their ancestors were born, they sometimes refer to it as the fatherland. The word fatherland is particularly associated with Germany. 0
  • noun fatherland a person's native country 0

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Origin of fatherland

First appearance:

before 1615
One of the 41% oldest English words
First recorded in 1615-25; father + land

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Parts of speech for Fatherland


fatherland popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 74% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

fatherland usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fatherland

noun fatherland

  • homeLord, Douglas-Home.
  • motherland — one's native land.
  • homeland — one's native land.
  • mother country — the country of one's birth or ancestry.
  • old country — the original home country of an immigrant or a person's ancestors, especially a European country.

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