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/ˈkälənē/,
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colonies, plural;
  1. A country or area under the full or partial political control of another country, typically a distant one, and occupied by settlers from that country

  2. A group of people living in such a country or area, consisting of the original settlers and their descendants and successors

  3. All the foreign countries or areas formerly under British political control

  4. A group of people of one nationality or ethnic group living in a foreign city or country
    • - the British colony in New York
  5. A place where a group of people with similar interests live together
    • - an artists' colony
  6. A community of animals or plants of one kind living close together or forming a physically connected structure
    • - a colony of seals
  7. A group of fungi or bacteria grown from a single spore or cell on a culture medium


  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; "the American colony in Paris"
  2. a group of organisms of the same type living or growing together
  3. one of the 13 British colonies that formed the original states of the United States
  4. a place where a group of people with the same interest or occupation are concentrated; "a nudist colony"; "an artists' colony"
  5. a geographical area politically controlled by a distant country
  6. (microbiology) a group of organisms grown from a single parent cell
  7. In politics and history, a colony is a territory under the immediate political control of a state. For colonies in antiquity, city-states would often found their own colonies. ...
  8. COLONY is an independent artist-run non-commercial art gallery based in Birmingham, England.
  9. In biology, a colony refers to several individual organisms of the same species living closely together, usually for mutual benefit, such as stronger defence or the ability to attack bigger prey. Some insects (ants and honey bees, for example) live only in colonies. ...
  10. 2002 Bjørn Lynne album.
  11. Colony is an original novel based on the U.S. television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. This novel is part of the line of Buffy books called "Stake your Own Destiny". These books give the reader a large series of choices, once a choice is made, the page number to turn to is given. ...
  12. Colony is an Irish documentary film directed by Carter Gunn and Ross McDonnell. The film was produced by Morgan Bushe and Macdara Kelleher. It opened theatrically in Los Angeles on July 30, 2010 and opens in New York City on August 13, 2010 at the 14th Annual DocuWeeks.
  13. Region or governmental unit created by another country and generally ruled by another country; A group of organisms of same or different species living together in close association; A collective noun for rabbits
  14. (colonial) A person from a country that is or was controlled by another; A house that is built in a style reminiscent of the period of the colonization of New England; of or pertaining to a colony; of or pertaining to a period when a country or territory was a colony; of or relating to the ...
  15. (colonial) forming colonies; used mainly for plants with underground connections.
  16. Colonial style refers to American furniture from the 1700s. These usually employ mahogany or cherry wood, with some more casual pieces done in pine, oak, and maple. This style features designs known as “Queen Anne” and “Chippendale.”
  17. (colonial) A coin issued by a colony, such as those produced in the eastern American colonies in the 17th and 18th centuries.
  18. (Colonial) Style generated by the colonial interaction between Europe and their colonies.
  19. (Colonial) From the 1600s through the Revolutionary era this style dominated American furniture and generally included simple spindle chair legs and backs instead of elaborate ornamentation. ...
  20. (Colonial) (colony-forming) plants use underground stems called rhizomes or elongated, running roots to send up many shoots. Such rhizomatous or suckering plants may ultimately form colonies or beds, all from the same original plant. ...
  21. (Colonial) A style of furniture found throughout the 18th century. More formal pieces are usually constructed of cherry or mahogany, while simpler pieces are typically made of oak, pine, and maple.
  22. (Colonial) An Australian designation. Early Australian bloodlines, including some Crabbet.
  23. (Colonial) An architectural style associated with an early American period; Early American style c. 1730.
  24. (Colonial) Belonging to or connected to a colony, for example, a country of the British Empire.
  25. (Colonial) British Raj • Second Anglo-Afghan War • Durand Line • Third Anglo-Afghan War • Pakistan Movement (Muslim League • Jinnah's 14 Points • Lahore Resolution) • Partition • Independence • Dominion status