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Colony meaning

colony - 10 dictionary results

  1. 1. a geographical area politically controlled by a distant country
  2. 2. A company of people transplanted from their mother country to a remote province or country, and remaining subject to the jurisdiction of the parent state; as, the British colonies in America.
  3. 3. The district or country colonized; a settlement.
  4. 4. A company of persons from the same country sojourning in a foreign city or land; as, the American colony in Paris.
  5. 5. A number of animals or plants living or growing together, beyond their usual range.
  6. 6. A cell family or group of common origin, mostly of unicellular organisms, esp. among the lower algae. They may adhere in chains or groups, or be held together by a gelatinous envelope.
  7. 7. A cluster or aggregation of zooids of any compound animal, as in the corals, hydroids, certain tunicates, etc.
  8. 8. A community of social insects, as ants, bees, etc.
  9. 9. A body of persons who settle in another country, remaining subject to the parent state; the country so inhabited.
  10. 10. Colonial.

colony - examples of usage

  1. Seeing that she preferred to be alone, the men departed to talk over the affairs of the Virginia Colony since Smith had left Jamestown. - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
  2. She seated herself beside him on the ground and listened while he talked to her of all that he was leaving behind and his love and concern for the Colony. - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
  3. In September of that year Smith at last was made in name, what he had long been in fact, the head of the colony. - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
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