Thesaurus

mother countries

noun
plural of mother country

Synonyms of mother countries

1 a place of origin
  • Greece can boast to being the mother country of democracy

Synonyms for mother countries

Words Related to mother countries

2 the land of one's birth, residence, or citizenship
  • even after decades of living in their adopted nation, they maintained a strong attachment to the mother country

Synonyms for mother countries

Words Related to mother countries

See the Dictionary Definition 

Learn More About mother countries

Thesaurus Entries Near mother countries

mother

mother countries

mother country

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Mother countries.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/mother%20countries. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Challenging Words You Should Know

  • hedgehog reading a book
  • Often used to describe “the march of time,” what does inexorable mean?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!