See also: nato, Nato, ñato, nǟtõ, and .nato

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈneɪ.təʊ/
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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈneɪ.toʊ/
  • Rhymes: -eɪtəʊ

Proper nounEdit

NATO

  1. Acronym of North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
    Synonym: (invective) North Atlantic Terrorist Organization
    • 1951 October 5, Activities in Europe Concerned with Material Support of NATO and MDAP[1], Office of the Secretary of Defense, page 23:
      On the other hand, one still would have to note that relations between NATO in London and OSR in Paris were still not as closely integrated as might be desired, and that the power of decision, especially on industrial and financial matters, still was not centered in one place in the NATO.
    • 1964, Truman, Harry S., MP2002-479 Former President Truman Recalls Negotiating With DeGaulle and France after WWII[2], Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum, National Archives Identifier: 595162, 0:18 from the start:
      Yes, France is geographically situated in a key position so far as Western Europe is concerned. They are really the bridge between Germany, Spain and Italy. And it was necessary to have a NATO organization that was unified and France was a necessary member of that organization.
    • 2007, Biden, Joe, Promises to Keep[3], New York: Random House, published 2008, →ISBN, LCCN 2007019603, OCLC 1262796254, page 297:
      In the week since I’d seen him in the Oval Office, Bush had done well in Europe.[...]He’d made a strong statement on the expansion of NATO. “I believe in membership,” the president had said, “for all of Europe’s democracies that seek it and are ready to share the responsibilities that NATO brings.” [] The president had even gone out of his way to reassure Putin that he had nothing to fear from the enlargement of NATO, which would not include Russia.

Usage notesEdit

  • Although a definite article usually precedes North Atlantic Treaty Organization, as an acronym the article can be either present (the NATO) or absent (NATO), with the latter being much more common.

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Etymology 2Edit

PhraseEdit

NATO

  1. (slang, chiefly Malaysia and Singapore) Acronym of No Action Talk Only.
    Synonym: all talk and no action

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GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English NATO.

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

NATO f (proper noun, genitive NATO)

  1. (with definite article) NATO
    Synonym: Nordatlantikpakt
    NATO-StreitkräfteNATO forces
    NATO-TruppenNATO troops

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JapaneseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English NATO.

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

NATO(ナトー) (Natō

  1. NATO

PolishEdit

 
Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English NATO.

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Proper nounEdit

NATO n (indeclinable)

  1. NATO

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adjectives

Further readingEdit

  • NATO in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • NATO in Polish dictionaries at PWN

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Orthographic borrowing from English NATO.

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

NATO f

  1. Synonym of OTAN