Definition of Colony. Meaning of Colony. Synonyms of Colony

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Definition of Colony

Colony
Colony Col"o*ny, n. 1. (Bot.) A cell family or group of common origin, mostly of unicellular organisms, esp. among the lower alg[ae]. They may adhere in chains or groups, or be held together by a gelatinous envelope.
Colony
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 Colony from wikipedia

- In history, a colony is a territory under the immediate complete political control and occupied by settlers of a state, distinct from the home territory...
- The Roanoke Colony (/ˈroʊəˌnoʊk/), also known as the Lost Colony, was the first attempt at founding a permanent English settlement in North America. It...
- Colony is an American science fiction drama television series created by Carlton Cuse and Ryan J. Condal, starring Josh Holloway and Sarah Wayne Callies...
- Crown colony, dependent territory or royal colony were dependent territories under the administration of United Kingdom overseas territories that were...
- A penal colony or exile colony is a settlement used to exile prisoners and separate them from the general po****tion by placing them in a remote location...
- The Colony of Virginia, chartered in 1606 and settled in 1607, was the first enduring English colony in North America, following failed proprietary attempts...
- Demonte Colony is a 2015 Indian Tamil-language horror thriller film written and directed by R Ajay Gnanamuthu, a former ****istant to A.R. Murugadoss. The...
- 41°50′42″N 70°44′19″W / 41.8450°N 70.7387°W / 41.8450; -70.7387 Plymouth Colony (sometimes New Plymouth) was an English colonial venture in North America...
- An ant colony is the basic unit around which ants organize their lifecycle. Ant colonies are eusocial, and are very much like those found in other social...
- together Colony, Alabama Colony, Kansas Colony, Missouri Colony, Oklahoma Colony, Lexington, a neighborhood in southwestern Lexington, Kentucky The Colony, Texas...
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