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There is such a desire to give everybody a piece, we're probably wasting a great deal of homeland security money trying to be politically correct, when we really need to make sure that our cities get the money they need.
Shelley Berkley

Meaning of "homeland" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF HOMELAND

homeland  [ˈhəʊmˌlænd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HOMELAND

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Homeland is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES HOMELAND MEAN IN ENGLISH?

homeland

Homeland

A homeland is the concept of the place with which an ethnic group holds a long history and a deep cultural association —the country in which a particular national identity began. As a common noun, it simply connotes the country of one's origin. When used as a proper noun, the word, as well as its equivalents in other languages, often have ethnic nationalist connotations. A homeland may also be referred to as a fatherland, a motherland, or a mother country, depending on the culture and language of the nationality in question.

Definition of homeland in the English dictionary

The definition of homeland in the dictionary is the country in which one lives or was born.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HOMELAND


bottomland
ˈbɒtəmˌlænd
Disneyland
ˈdɪznɪˌlænd
farmland
ˈfɑːmˌlænd
filmland
ˈfɪlmˌlænd
Gelderland
ˈɡɛldəˌlænd
heartland
ˈhɑːtˌlænd
Lakeland
ˈleɪkˌlænd
Maryland
ˈmɛərɪˌlænd
Nagaland
ˈnɑːɡəˌlænd
outland
ˈaʊtˌlænd
overland
ˈəʊvəˌlænd
parkland
ˈpɑːkˌlænd
Queensland
ˈkwiːnzˌlænd
rimland
ˈrɪmˌlænd
southland
ˈsaʊθˌlænd
Swaziland
ˈswɑːzɪˌlænd
Thailand
ˈtaɪˌlænd
timberland
ˈtɪmbəˌlænd
wasteland
ˈweɪstˌlænd
wonderland
ˈwʌndəˌlænd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HOMELAND

homeboy
homebred
homebuyer
homecomer
homecoming
homecraft
homefelt
homegirl
homeland security
homelands movement
homeless
homeless shelter
homelessness
homelier
homeliest
homelike
homelily
homeliness
homely
homelyn

WORDS THAT END LIKE HOMELAND

Cleland
Cleveland
Deutschland
Dixieland
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Iceland
Ireland
Matabeleland
movieland
New Ireland
Northern Ireland
Republic of Ireland
Ryeland
Seeland
Southern Ireland
tideland
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Vineland
Wergeland
Wieland
Zeeland

Synonyms and antonyms of homeland in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «HOMELAND»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «homeland» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of homeland

Translation of «homeland» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HOMELAND

Find out the translation of homeland to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of homeland from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «homeland» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

祖国
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

patria
570 millions of speakers

English

homeland
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मातृभूमि
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مَوْطِن
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

отечество
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

terra natal
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

স্বদেশ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

patrie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tanah air
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Heimatland
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

祖国
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

고국
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tanah kelairan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tổ quốc
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தாயகத்திற்கு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

जन्मभुमी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

vatan
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

patria
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ojczyzna
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

батьківщина
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

țară de origine
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

γενέτειρα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

tuisland
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

hemland
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

hjemland
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of homeland

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HOMELAND»

The term «homeland» is very widely used and occupies the 14.330 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HOMELAND» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «homeland» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «homeland» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about homeland

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10 QUOTES WITH «HOMELAND»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word homeland.
1
Mahmoud Abbas
The time has come to end the suffering and the plight of millions of Palestine refugees in the homeland and the Diaspora, to end their displacement and to realize their rights, some of them forced to take refuge more than once in different places of the world.
2
Mahmoud Abbas
I say: The time has come for my courageous and proud people, after decades of displacement and colonial occupation and ceaseless suffering, to live like other peoples of the earth, free in a sovereign and independent homeland.
3
Theodor Adorno
For a man who no longer has a homeland, writing becomes a place to live.
4
Yasser Arafat
This is my homeland no one can kick me out.
5
Aristophanes
A man's homeland is wherever he prospers.
6
Joe Baca
In fact, allowing immigrants to have licenses actually improves homeland security by allowing our government to track who is in our borders.
7
John Baldacci
We need to keep investing in economic and homeland security. We need to bank on the right kind of economic development. We need to embrace opportunities, but with the right kind of safeguards.
8
Thomas P.M. Barnett
Homeland defense doesn't generate any force requirements beyond having enough National Guard to save lives in natural disasters and to baby-sit nuclear power plants on Code Red days.
9
Shelley Berkley
There is such a desire to give everybody a piece, we're probably wasting a great deal of homeland security money trying to be politically correct, when we really need to make sure that our cities get the money they need.
10
Clint Black
The truth is, however rich people get, they hate paying tax. Some live abroad for a year, or years at a time just to avoid it. Bizarre really - desperate economic migrants are driven to leave their homeland because of poverty; tax exiles are driven overseas by their wealth.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HOMELAND»

Discover the use of homeland in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to homeland and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Homeland
When Marcus, once called M1k3y, receives a thumbdrive containing evidence of corporate and governmental treachery, his job, fame, family, and well-being, as well as his reform-minded employer's election campaign, are all endangered.
Cory Doctorow, 2013
2
Homeland: The Legend of Drizzt
But Homeland first reveals the startling tale of how this one lone drow walked out of the shadowy depths of the Underdark, leaving behind a society of evil and a family who want him dead.
R.A. Salvatore, 2009
3
Homeland: An Extraordinary Story of Hope and Survival
Homeland is the remarkable memoir of George Obama, President Obama’s Kenyan half brother, who found the inspiration to strive for his goal—to better the lives of his own people—in his elder brother’s example.
George Obama, 2010
4
Homeland
The lives and fortunes of the Crown family--Paul; his German-born uncle, Joseph; Joseph's wife, Ilsa; their rebellious son, Joe--are set against the turbulent backdrop of a momentous decade in world history, from 1890 to 1900. 300,000 first ...
John Jakes, 1993
5
Homeland: The Illustrated History of the State of Israel
In graphic novel format, presents four thousand years of Jewish history culminating in the modern state of Israel.
Marv Wolfman, William J. Rubin, 2007
6
Homeland: Carrie's Run: A Homeland Novel
Filled with the suspense and plot twists that have made Homeland a must-watch series, this riveting tale reveals the compelling untold backstories of the series' main characters and takes fans deeper into the life and mind of one brilliant ...
Andrew Kaplan, 2013
7
Terrorism and Homeland Security
In the Eighth Edition, White continues to provide a theoretical and conceptual framework that enables readers to understand how terrorism arises and how it functions.
Jonathan White, 2013
8
Homeland: A Northwords Story
The cross-platform project, which includes a documentary film that follows the authors as they explored the harsh and stunning terrain, had adventures, and created these new works, adds to the continuing story of the North.
Alissa York, 2012
9
Homeland Security: What Is It and Where Are We Going?
This volume: Provides perspectives from a broad array of individuals involved in homeland security Suggests ways to prioritize limited resources Demonstrates the lack of universal consensus regarding the definitions of homeland security and ...
Amos N. Guiora, 2011
10
Homeland
Here are American families who can no longer pay their medical bills, who've lost high-wage-earning jobs to NAFTA. And here are white supremacists who claim common ground with progressives.
Dale Maharidge, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HOMELAND»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term homeland is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Homeland Security panel passes bill creating one anti-terror office …
House Homeland Security Chairman Rep. Mike McCaul said the U.S. effort to counter violent extremism lacks structure, sufficient manpower ... «Washington Times, Jul 15»
2
'Homeland' Season 5 Updates: Watch New Season Teaser …
The new teaser of “Homeland” Season 5 is out. The 30-second teaser features Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) and Saul (Mandy Patinkin). «International Business Times AU, Jul 15»
3
Homeland Security Admits $360 Million Drone Program Can't Meet …
Initial goals for border drones were “unattainable," the senior aviation official for homeland security told a congressional committee on Tuesday. «Motherboard, Jul 15»
4
UL Lafayette hopes to partner with Homeland Security to protect …
Members of the National and Homeland Security Task Force and representatives from UL Lafayette talked about the challenges and solutions ... «KLFY, Jul 15»
5
Mark Fiore: Help TSA Save the Homeland! - Mark Fiore - Truthdig
With Mark Fiore's new interactive animation, you can find out for yourself. Check out the "Help TSA Save the Homeland!" and read about Fiore's ... «Truthdig, Jul 15»
6
WV Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management …
WV Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management joins Federal Emergency Management Agency to assess July 12-14 storm ... «State Journal, Jul 15»
7
'El Chapo' is a beloved folk hero in his Mexican homeland
Young women wear headbands featuring the name of Chapo Guzman during a march in Culiacan February 26, 2014. More than a thousand ... «Chron.com, Jul 15»
8
US Greeks Fear For Homeland's Future
Theo Polizos, right, prepares bougatsa at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Seattle. (Seattle Globalist Photo/Venice Buhain). «Here And Now, Jul 15»
9
Cuban-born teacher sees hope for his homeland - The Daily Astorian
Cuban-born teacher sees hope for his homeland. By McKINLEY SMITH. The Daily Astorian. Published: July 15, 2015 8:37AM. Last changed: July 15, 2015 9: ... «Daily Astorian, Jul 15»
10
Trained in Seattle, a doctor brings new life to his homeland | Crosscut
Dr. Nixon Niyonzima at the Uganda Cancer Institute. The new outpatient clinic and research center is seen in the background. Making a major ... «Crosscut, Jul 15»

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