Definition of Mother country

1. Noun. The country where you were born.

Exact synonyms: Country Of Origin, Fatherland, Homeland, Motherland, Native Land
Generic synonyms: Country, Land, State
Specialized synonyms: Old Country



Definition of Mother country

1. Noun. The country in which a person (or group of people) was born; motherland, homeland ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mother Country

mother-in-law apartment
mother-in-law plant
mother-in-law style
mother-in-laws
mother-lode
mother-naked
mother-of-pearl
mother-of-pearl cloud
mother-of-thousands
mother-of-thyme
mother-to-be
mother-wit
mother board
mother cell
mother colony
mother country (current term)
mother cyst
mother figure
mother goddess
mother hen
mother hens
mother language
mother languages
mother liquor
mother lode
mother lodes
mother of all
mother of chapel

Literary usage of Mother country

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"Even with all the experience of the century which followed, the relations between a mother country and her colonies arc not easy to arrange. ..."

2. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1868)
"mother country.—TOM NODDY'S LAMENT. mother country. Он what is that country, And where can it be, Not mine own country, But dearer far to me ? ..."

3. Principles of political economy and taxation by David Ricardo (1919)
"It may, I think, be doubted whether a mother country may not sometimes be benefited by the restraints to which she subjects her colonial possessions. ..."

4. The Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by Isaac Smith Homans, William B. Dana (1848)
"The imports from colonies consist of those commodities which either cannot be produced in the mother country, or which cannot be produced in sufficient ..."

5. The Theory of the State by Johann Caspar Bluntschli, David George Ritchie, Percy Ewing Matheson, Richard Lodge (1885)
"The rule of the mother- country over colonies. chief State, and the independence of the separate States or dependencies. With regard to this point we may ..."

6. Poems of American History by Burton Egbert Stevenson (1908)
"THE mother country [1775] WE have an old mother that peevish is grown; She snubs us like children that scarce walk alone; She forgets we're grown up and ..."

7. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1848)
"But the mother country also imported those things which she produced, ... The mother country has then a double advantage from the colony. ..."

8. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"Even with all the experience of the century which followed, the relations between a mother country and her colonies arc not easy to arrange. ..."

9. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1868)
"mother country.—TOM NODDY'S LAMENT. mother country. Он what is that country, And where can it be, Not mine own country, But dearer far to me ? ..."

10. Principles of political economy and taxation by David Ricardo (1919)
"It may, I think, be doubted whether a mother country may not sometimes be benefited by the restraints to which she subjects her colonial possessions. ..."

11. The Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by Isaac Smith Homans, William B. Dana (1848)
"The imports from colonies consist of those commodities which either cannot be produced in the mother country, or which cannot be produced in sufficient ..."

12. The Theory of the State by Johann Caspar Bluntschli, David George Ritchie, Percy Ewing Matheson, Richard Lodge (1885)
"The rule of the mother- country over colonies. chief State, and the independence of the separate States or dependencies. With regard to this point we may ..."

13. Poems of American History by Burton Egbert Stevenson (1908)
"THE mother country [1775] WE have an old mother that peevish is grown; She snubs us like children that scarce walk alone; She forgets we're grown up and ..."

14. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1848)
"But the mother country also imported those things which she produced, ... The mother country has then a double advantage from the colony. ..."

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