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 or the Thirteen American Colonies, were a group of colonies of Great Britain on the...
- territory of the sovereign. For colonies in antiquity, city-states would often found their own colonies. Some colonies were historically countries, while...
- The Colonies may refer to: the colonies of the British Empire the Thirteen Colonies founded in North America which became the United States...
- empires established colonies across large areas. Imperial ****an, the Ottoman Empire and the United States also acquired colonies, as did imperialist China...
- colonies in North America, but the first permanent British colony was established in Jamestown in 1607. Over the next several centuries more colonies...
- The British Empire comprised the dominions, colonies, protectorates, mandates and other territories ruled or administered by the United Kingdom and its...
- of America from the early 16th century until the incorporation of the colonies into the United States of America. In the late 16th century, England, France...
- independence (1808–1826), resulting in the loss of its most valuable colonies. In its former colonies in the Americas, Spanish is the dominant language and Catholicism...
- occurred between 1765 and 1783. The American Patriots in the Thirteen Colonies defeated the British in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783) with...
- Chesapeake Colonies were the Colony and Dominion of Virginia, later the Commonwealth of Virginia, and Province of Maryland, later Maryland, both colonies located...
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