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

- A colony is a territory subject to a form of foreign rule. Though dominated by the foreign colonizers, the rule remains separate to the original country...
- Roanoke Colony (/ˈroʊənoʊk/ ROH-ə-nohk) was an attempt by Sir Walter Raleigh to found the first permanent English settlement in America. The colony was founded...
- Aden Colony (Arabic: مُسْتْعَمَرَةْ عَدَنْ, Musta'marat 'Adan), also the Colony of Aden, located in the south of contemporary Yemen, was a crown colony of...
- The Cape Colony (Dutch: Kaapkolonie), also known as the Cape of Good Hope, was a British colony in present-day South Africa named after the Cape of Good...
- The Colony of Virginia was an English, later British, colonial settlement in North America between 1606 and 1776. The first effort to create an English...
- A Crown colony or royal colony was a colony governed by England, and then Great Britain or the United Kingdom within the English and later British Empire...
- 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 and Protectorate of Kenya, commonly known as British Kenya or British East Africa, was part of the British Empire in Africa from 1920 until...
- Plymouth Colony (sometimes Plimouth) was the first permanent English colony in New England from 1620 and the third permanent English colony in America...
- together Colony, Alabama Colony, Kansas Colony, Missouri Colony, Oklahoma Colony, Lexington, a neighborhood in southwestern Lexington, Kentucky The Colony, Texas...