HyperDic: colony

English > 6 senses of the word colony / Colony:
NOUNgroupcolony, settlementa body of people who settle far from home / home / home but maintain ties with their homeland
groupcolonya group of organisms of the same type living or growing together
locationColonyone of the 13 British colonies that formed the original states of the United States
locationcolonya place where a group of people with the same interest or occupation are concentrated
locationcolony, dependencya geographical area politically controlled by a distant country
groupcolony(microbiology) a group of organisms grown from a single parent cell
colony / Colony > pronunciation
Soundskaa'lahniy
Rhymesabalone ... Zuni: 221 rhymes with niy...
English > colony: 6 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningA body of people who settle far from home / home / home but maintain ties with their homeland; inhabitants remain nationals of their home state but are not literally under the home state's system of government.
Example"the American colony in Paris"
Synonymsettlement
InstancesDemeraraA former Dutch colony in South America
Gibraltar, Rock of Gibraltar, Calpelocation of a colony of the United Kingdom on a limestone promontory at the southern tip of Spain
New AmsterdamA settlement established by the Dutch near the mouth of Hudson River and the southern end of Manhattan Island
Plymouth ColonyColony formed by the Pilgrims when they arrived at Plymouth Rock in 1620
MemberscolonialA resident of a colony
NarrowerPlantationA newly established colony (especially in the colonization of North America)
frontier settlement, outpostA settlement on the frontier of civilization
proprietary colonyA colony given to a proprietor to govern (in 17th century)
BroaderbodyA group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity
Spanishasentamiento, colonia, poblado
Catalancolònia
Adjectivescolonialof or relating to or characteristic of or inhabiting a colony
Nounscolonista person who settles in a new colony or moves into new country
Verbscolonize, colonisesettle as colonists or establish a colony (in)
colonize, colonisesettle as a colony
English > colony: 6 senses > noun 2, group
MeaningA group of organisms of the same type living or growing together.
PartscasteIn some social insects (such as ants) a physically distinct individual or group of individuals specialized to perform certain functions in the colony
Broaderbiological groupA group of plants or animals
Spanishcolonia
Catalancolònia
Adjectivescolonialof animals who live in colonies, such as ants
English > Colony: 6 senses > noun 3, location
MeaningOne of the 13 British colonies that formed the original states of the United States.
InstancesConnecticutOne of the British colonies that formed the United States
DelawareOne of the British colonies that formed the United States
GeorgiaOne of the British colonies that formed the United States
MarylandOne of the British colonies that formed the United States
Massachusetts, Massachusetts Bay ColonyOne of the British colonies that formed the United States
New HampshireOne of the British colonies that formed the United States
New JerseyOne of the British colonies that formed the United States
New YorkOne of the British colonies that formed the United States
North CarolinaOne of the British colonies that formed the United States
PennsylvaniaOne of the British colonies that formed the United States
Rhode IslandOne of the British colonies that formed the United States
South CarolinaOne of the British colonies that formed the United States
VirginiaOne of the British colonies that formed the United States
Part ofUnited States, United States of America, America, the States, US, U.S., USA, U.S.A.North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean
Broadergeographical area, geographic area, geographical region, geographic regionA demarcated area of the Earth
Spanishcolonia
Adjectivescontinentalof or relating to or concerning the American colonies during and immediately after the American Revolutionary War
Nounscolonista person who settles in a new colony or moves into new country
English > colony: 6 senses > noun 4, location
MeaningA place where a group of people with the same interest or occupation are concentrated.
Examples
  • "a nudist colony"
  • "an artists' colony"
Broaderplace, propertyAny area set aside for a particular purpose
English > colony: 6 senses > noun 5, location
MeaningA geographical area politically controlled by a distant country.
Synonymdependency
InstancesCayman IslandsA British colony in the Caribbean to the northwest of Jamaica
New NetherlandA Dutch colony in North America along the Hudson and lower Delaware rivers although the colony centered in New Amsterdam
NarrowerCrown ColonyA British colony controlled by the British Crown, represented by a governor
Broadergeographical area, geographic area, geographical region, geographic regionA demarcated area of the Earth
Spanishcolonia, dominio, provincia, territorio
Catalancolònia, domini, província
Adjectivescolonialof or relating to or characteristic of or inhabiting a colony
Nounscolonista person who settles in a new colony or moves into new country
English > colony: 6 senses > noun 6, group
Meaning(microbiology) a group of organisms grown from a single parent cell.
CategorymicrobiologyThe branch of biology that studies microorganisms and their effects on humans
Broaderanimal groupA group of animals
Spanishcolonia

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