Definition of Colonies. Meaning of Colonies. Synonyms of Colonies

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Definition of Colonies

Colonies
Colony Col"o*ny, n.; pl. Colonies. [L. colonia, fr. colonus farmer, fr. colere to cultivate, dwell: cf. F. colonie. Cf. Culture.] 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, the Thirteen American Colonies, or later as the United Colonies, were a group of British...
- administrative colonial separation makes colonies neither incorporated territories nor client states. Some colonies have been organized either as dependent...
- Chesapeake Colonies were the Colony and Dominion of Virginia, later the Commonwealth of Virginia, and Province of Maryland, later Maryland, both colonies located...
- The United Colonies was the name used by the Second Continental Congress for the emerging nation comprising the Thirteen Colonies in 1775 and 1776, before...
- Colonies in antiquity were post-Iron Age city-states founded from a mother-city (its "metropolis"), not from a territory-at-large. Bonds between a colony...
- The Southern Colonies within British America consisted of the Province of Maryland, the Colony of Virginia, the Province of Carolina (in 1712 split into...
- the Colonies refers to a government minister responsible for a nation's imperial colonies. Examples include: BelgiumMinister of the Colonies France...
- Middle Colonies were a subset of the Thirteen Colonies in British America, located between the New England Colonies and the Southern Colonies. Along with...
- being the British Empire).[citation needed] France began to establish colonies in North America, the Caribbean and India, following Spanish and Portuguese...
- The Colonies may refer to: The colonies of the British Empire The Thirteen Colonies founded in North America which became the United States A joking nickname...