Definitions of colony

  1. one of the 13 British colonies that formed the original states of the United States Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a group of animals of the same type living together Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. (microbiology) a group of organisms grown from a single parent cell Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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 Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a group of animals of the same living together Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. a geographical area politically controlled by a distant country Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. The district or country colonized; a settlement. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. A company of persons from the same country sojourning in a foreign city or land; as, the American colony in Paris. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. A number of animals or plants living or growing together, beyond their usual range. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. A cell family or group of common origin, mostly of unicellular organisms, esp. among the lower algae. They may adhere in chains or groups, or be held together by a gelatinous envelope. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A cluster or aggregation of zooids of any compound animal, as in the corals, hydroids, certain tunicates, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. A community of social insects, as ants, bees, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A body of people who leave their native country and settle in another land, but remain subject to the mother country; the country settled; a group like a colony. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. One of a number of groups of bacteria growing on a culture medium, each one due to the multiplication of an individual germ. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  16. A body of persons who form a fixed settlement in another country: the settlement so formed. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. A body of persons who settle in another country, remaining subject to the parent state; the country so inhabited. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. Colonial. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. A body of emigrants in a remote region under the control of the parent country; the region so occupied; any association of individuals, as a swarm of bees. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. A body of people who leave home and go and settle in a new country subject to the parent one; the settlement so formed; a body of animals living, or of plants growing, together. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. A body of persons sent out from their native country to a distant district, or a new country, in order to settle and cultivate it; the country thus settled or planted. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  22. Any collection of organisms living together, ants, bees; a group of animals or plants living together and somewhat isolated; a group of bacteria in a culture; term all the "persons" in a colonial Coelenterate. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  23. [Latin] Any collection of organisms living together, appl. ants, bees; a group of animals or plants living together and somewhat isolated, or established in a new area; a coenobium; a group of bacteria or of other micro-organisms in a culture. na
  24. a designation of Philippi, in ( Acts 16:12 ) After the battle of Actium, Augustus assigned to his veterans those parts of Italy which had espoused the cause of Antony, and transported many of the expelled inhabitants to Philippi, Dyrrhachium and other cities. In this way Philippi was made a Roman colony with the "Jus Italicum." At first the colonists were all Roman citizens, and entitled to vote at Rome. [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary biblestudytools.com
  25. The city of Philippi was a Roman colony ( Acts 16:12 ), i.e., a military settlement of Roman soldiers and citizens, planted there to keep in subjection a newly-conquered district. A colony was Rome in miniature, under Roman municipal law, but governed by military officers (praetors and lictors), not by proconsuls. It had an independent internal government, the jus Italicum; i.e., the privileges of Italian citizens. biblestudytools.com
  26. kol'on-i, n. a name somewhat vaguely applied to the foreign dependencies of a state (a Roman colony was a military settlement planted in subject territory; a Greek colony consisted of a band of emigrants impelled to seek a new home, and connected with their mother-city by no stronger tie than that of sentiment): a body of persons who form a fixed settlement in another country: the settlement so formed: the place they inhabit.--adj. COL[=O]N'IAL, pertaining to a colony.--n. an inhabitant of a colony, a colonist.--ns. COL[=O]N'IALISM, a trait of colonial life or speech; COLONIS[=A]'TION, act or practice of colonising: state of being colonised.--v.t. COL'ONISE, to plant or establish a colony in: to form into a colony.--v.i. to settle.--n. COL'ONIST, an inhabitant of a colony.--COLONIAL ANIMALS, organisms which cannot be fairly regarded as unities, but consist of numerous individuals united in a common life; COLONIAL SYSTEM, the theory that the settlements abroad were to be treated as proprietary domains exploited for the benefit of the mother-country. [L. colonia--colonus, a husbandman--col[)e]re, to till.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  27. (Greek hist.) independent city founded by emigrants; (Rom. hist.) settlement usu. of veterans in conquered territory acting as garrison; settlement, settlers, in new country forming community fully or partly subject to mother State; their territory; people of one nationality or occupation in a city, esp. if living in a special quarter (so of animals, c. of sparrows &c.); (Biol.) aggregate of animals as in coral. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  28. A collection of bacteria in a culture. American pocket medical dictionary.
  29. In descriptive bacteriology, a term used to denote a macroscopic collection of bacteria on or beneath the surface of a solid culture medium, which has developed from a single organism. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  30. Acts xvi. 12; a colonia [L.]; a foreign town, to which had been granted the rights and privileges of Roman citizenship. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  31. n. [Latin] A body of people emigrating to a remote territory to cultivate and inhabit it; —the country thus occupied. Cabinet Dictionary
  32. A body of people drawn from the mother country to inhabit some distant place; the country planted, a plant action. Complete Dictionary

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