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Definition 1: 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 - [noun denoting group]

Samples where colony or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the American colony in Paris

Synonyms for colony in the sense of this definition

(colony is a kind of ...) a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity

"the whole body filed out of the auditorium" "the student body" "administrative body"

(... is a kind of colony ) a settlement on the frontier of civilization

(... is a kind of colony ) a newly established colony (especially in the colonization of North America)

"the practice of sending convicted criminals to serve on the Plantations was common in the 17th century"

(... is a kind of colony ) a colony given to a proprietor to govern (in 17th century)

(... is an instance of colony) a former Dutch colony in South America; now a part of Guyana

(... is an instance of colony) location of a colony of the United Kingdom on a limestone promontory at the southern tip of Spain; strategically important because it can control the entrance of ships into the Mediterranean; one of the Pillars of Hercules

(... is an instance of colony) colony formed by the Pilgrims when they arrived at Plymouth Rock in 1620; it was absorbed into the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1691

(... is an instance of colony) a settlement established by the Dutch near the mouth of Hudson River and the southern end of Manhattan Island; annexed by the English in 1664 and renamed New York

(colony is a member of ...) a resident of a colony

Definition 2: a group of organisms of the same type living or growing together - [noun denoting group]

(colony is a kind of ...) a group of plants or animals

(colony is a part of ...) in some social insects (such as ants) a physically distinct individual or group of individuals specialized to perform certain functions in the colony

Definition 3: (microbiology) a group of organisms grown from a single parent cell - [noun denoting group]

(colony is a kind of ...) a group of animals

(colony belongs to category ...) the branch of biology that studies microorganisms and their effects on humans

Definition 4: one of the 13 British colonies that formed the original states of the United States - [noun denoting location]

(colony is a kind of ...) a demarcated area of the Earth

(... is an instance of colony) one of the British colonies that formed the United States

(... is an instance of colony) one of the British colonies that formed the United States

(... is an instance of colony) one of the British colonies that formed the United States

(... is an instance of colony) one of the British colonies that formed the United States

(... is an instance of colony) one of the British colonies that formed the United States

(... is an instance of colony) one of the British colonies that formed the United States

(... is an instance of colony) one of the British colonies that formed the United States

(... is an instance of colony) one of the British colonies that formed the United States

(... is an instance of colony) one of the British colonies that formed the United States

(... is an instance of colony) one of the British colonies that formed the United States

(... is an instance of colony) one of the British colonies that formed the United States

(... is an instance of colony) one of the British colonies that formed the United States

(... is an instance of colony) one of the British colonies that formed the United States

(... is part of colony) North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776

Definition 5: a geographical area politically controlled by a distant country - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for colony in the sense of this definition

(colony is a kind of ...) a demarcated area of the Earth

(... is a kind of colony ) a British colony controlled by the British Crown, represented by a governor

(... is an instance of colony) a British colony in the Caribbean to the northwest of Jamaica; an international banking center

(... is an instance of colony) a Dutch colony in North America along the Hudson and lower Delaware rivers although the colony centered in New Amsterdam; annexed by the English in 1664

Definition 6: a place where a group of people with the same interest or occupation are concentrated - [noun denoting location]

Samples where colony or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a nudist colony
  • an artists' colony

(colony is a kind of ...) any area set aside for a particular purpose

"who owns this place?" "the president was concerned about the property across from the White House"

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