motherland motherland  /ˈmə ðər ˌlænd/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the country where you were born

Usage(s):

  1. The one-time Emperor nurtured the earth lovingly, professing himself content with watering his patch of the motherland.
  2. We support the Central Government and we love our motherland.
  3. At first, Wang played the role of subservient subject going abroad not for his own sake alone but also for the glory of the motherland.

News

  1. Tunisia on the brink of final playoffs for WCup

    A worker installs a banner advertising the 2014 World Cup that reads in Portuguese; "The Motherland of Cleats" in the center of Brasilia, Brazil, Friday, June 14, 2013. The Brazilian capital will host the Confederations Cup opening match Saturday.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Greenwich Time

  2. Organization of African Unity celebrates 50 years of organizing

    Established on May 25, 1963, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in an effort to re-stabilize the Motherland after having been divided, raped and exploited by European imperialists during the previous century’s
    on June 14, 2013     Source: New York Amsterdam News

Quotes

  1. "You will definitely accomplish this glorious and sacred mission. The motherland and the people are looking forward to your triumphant return," Hu told the three, who were dressed in their flight suits and behind glass to avoid germs.
    on Sep 25, 2008 By: Hu Jintao Source: Washington Post

  2. "We need to take a clear-cut stand against attempts to split the nation, safeguard national unity, and get ethnic minorities and the people of all ethnic groups who live in ethnic minority areas to feel the warmth of the motherland as one large...
    on Mar 5, 2010 By: Wen Jiabao Source: CBC.ca

Word of the Day
untenable untenable
/ən ˈtɛ nə bəl /