Definition of Colonies. Meaning of Colonies. Synonyms of Colonies
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Definition of Colonies
ColoniesColony Col"o*ny, n.; pl. Colonies. [L. colonia, fr. colonus
farmer, fr. colere to cultivate, dwell: cf. F. colonie. Cf.
1. 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.
The first settlers of New England were the best of
Englishmen, well educated, devout Christians, and
zealous lovers of liberty. There was never a colony
formed of better materials. --Ames.
2. The district or country colonized; a settlement.
3. A company of persons from the same country sojourning in a
foreign city or land; as, the American colony in Paris.
4. (Nat. Hist.) A number of animals or plants living or
growing together, beyond their usual range.
Meaning of Colonies from wikipedia
- The Thirteen Colonies
, also known
as the Thirteen British Colonies
or the Thirteen American Colonies
, were a group
of Great Britain
of the sovereign. For colonies
in antiquity, city-states would often found their
. Some colonies
- The Colonies
to: the colonies
of the British Empire
the Thirteen Colonies founded
in North America which became
- empires established colonies across large
****an, the Ottoman Empire
and the United States
also acquired colonies
, as did imperialist
America, but the first permanent British colony
in 1607. Over the next several centuries
- The British Empire comprised
the dominions, colonies
, protectorates, mandates
and other territories ruled
by the United Kingdom
- of America
from the early
16th century until
of the colonies
into the United States
of America. In the late 16th century, England, France...
in the loss of its most valuable colonies
. In its former colonies
in the Americas, Spanish
is the dominant language
- occurred between
1765 and 1783. The American Patriots
in the Thirteen Colonies defeated
in the American Revolutionary
War (1775–1783) with...
- Chesapeake Colonies
were the Colony
of Virginia, later
of Virginia, and Province
of Maryland, later
Maryland, both colonies
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