from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One's native land.
  • noun The land of one's ancestors.
  • noun A country considered as the origin of something.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The land of one's origin; fatherland; the land whence a people originally sprang.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The country of one's ancestors; -- same as fatherland.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The country of one's ancestors.
  • noun The country of one's birth.
  • noun Country of origin.
  • noun Mother country in contrast to its colonies.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the country where you were born


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