Definition of Motherland

1. Noun. The country where you were born.

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



Definition of Motherland

1. n. The country of one's ancestors; -- same as fatherland.

Definition of Motherland

1. Noun. The country of one's ancestors. ¹

2. Noun. The country of one's birth. ¹

3. Noun. Country of origin. ¹

4. Noun. Mother country in contrast to its colonies. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Motherland

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Motherland

motherferyers
motherhood
motherhood and apple pie
motherhood statement
motherhoods
motherhouse
motherhouses
mothering
motherings
motherish
motherland (current term)
motherlands
motherless
motherlessness
motherlike
motherliness
motherlinesses
motherload
motherloads
motherlode
motherlodes
motherly
mothers
mothers-in-law

Literary usage of Motherland

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1. Poems by James Clarence Mangan, John Mitchel (1859)
"WHERE lies the minstrel's motherland ? Where Love is faith and Friendship duty, Where Valour wins its meed from Beauty, Where Man makes Truth, not Gold, ..."

2. The Dublin University Magazine: A Literary and Political Journal (1844)
"The land of oaks and sunlit waters, My cherished motherland 1 Why weeps the minstrel's motherland '! To see her »on«, while tyrants trample Her yellow ..."

3. Anthologia Germanica =: German Anthology : a Series of Translations from the by James Clarence Mangan (1845)
"Where Man makes Truth, not Gold, his booty, There wax my motherland ! How fares the minstrel's motherland ? The land of oaks and sunlit waters Is dark with ..."

4. The American Music System by Frederick Zuchtmann (1896)
"dim. f) 2 Thou smilest now in heavenly light, Dear motherland, ... Dear motherland, good bye; I leave thee not without a tear, Dear motherland, good bye. ..."

5. Comrades in Courage (Méditations Dans la Tranchée) by Antoine Redier (1918)
"motherland. The ground must also have been peopled with the images of the dead ancestors who have formerly owned it one after the other; who have done the ..."

6. Lyra Heroica: A Book of Verse for Boys by William Ernest Henley (1892)
"XLIX THE motherland WHEN I have borne in memory what has tamed Great Nations, how ennobling thoughts depart ..."

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