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colony

noun

1 colony

A body of people who settle far from home but maintain ties with their homeland; inhabitants remain nationals of their home state but are not literally under the home state's system of government:
— The American colony in Paris.

synonym: settlement.

Roget 184: location, localization; lodgment; deposition, reposition; stowage, package; collocation; packing, lading; establishment, settlement, installation; fixation; ... show more

Roget 188: inhabitant; resident, residentiary; dweller, indweller; addressee; occupier, occupant; householder, lodger, inmate, tenant, incumbent, sojourner, ... show more

Dutch: kolonie, nederzetting
Polish: osada



2 colony

A group of organisms of the same type living or growing together.

Dutch: kolonie
Polish: kolonia, osada

3 Colony

One of the 13 British colonies that formed the original states of the United States.

4 colony

A place where a group of people with the same interest or occupation are concentrated.

5 colony

A geographical area politically controlled by a distant country.

synonym: dependency.

Dutch: kolonie
Polish: kolonia

6 colony

microbiology A group of organisms grown from a single parent cell.

Dutch: volk


Moby thesaurus: adverse possession, ally, alodium, archduchy, archdukedom, army, ashram, body, body politic, buffer state, bunch, burgage, captive nation, caste, chieftaincy, chieftainry, city-state, claim, clan, class ... show more.

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