colony

  • 21Colony — This article is about a type of political territory. For other uses, see Colony (disambiguation). Countries and their territories (colonies) in 1945 …

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  • 22colony — /kol euh nee/, n., pl. colonies. 1. a group of people who leave their native country to form in a new land a settlement subject to, or connected with, the parent nation. 2. the country or district settled or colonized: Many Western nations are… …

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  • 23colony — n. 1) to establish a colony 2) to disband a colony 3) a crown colony 4) an artists ; leper; nudist; penal colony 5) an ant colony * * * [ kɒlənɪ] leper nudist penal colony a crown colony an ant colony an artists …

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  • 24colony — noun 1 country ruled by another country ADJECTIVE ▪ overseas ▪ Britain s overseas colonies ▪ American, British, French, etc. ▪ former …

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  • 25Colony — /kol euh nee/, n. The, a city in NE Texas. 11,586. * * * I In antiquity, any of the new settlements established in territory conquered by the Greeks (8th–6th century BC), Alexander the Great (4th century BC), and the Romans (4th century BC–AD 2nd …

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  • 26colony — 01. French is still spoken in the former French [colonies] of Africa. 02. Foreign aid workers in developing countries often show a [colonial] attitude towards the people of the country they are working in. 03. The first European [colonists] in… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 27colony — [[t]kɒ̱ləni[/t]] colonies 1) N COUNT: usu supp N A colony is a country which is controlled by a more powerful country. In France s former North African colonies, anti French feeling is growing... Puerto Rico, though it calls itself a Commonwealth …

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  • 28colony — col|o|ny [ˈkɔləni US ˈka: ] n plural colonies [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: colonie, from Latin colonia, from colonus farmer, someone who develops a new place , from colere to prepare land for crops ] 1.) a country or area that is under …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 29colony — noun (C) 1 a country or area that is under the political control of a more powerful country, usually one that is far away: Algeria was formerly a French colony. see also: crown colony, dominion (3), protectorate 2 a group of people who live in a… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 30colony */*/ — UK [ˈkɒlənɪ] / US [ˈkɑlənɪ] noun [countable] Word forms colony : singular colony plural colonies 1) a) a country that is controlled by another country a former British colony b) one of the parts of North America that was ruled by Britain before… …

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  • 31colony — noun (plural nies) Etymology: Middle English colonie, from Middle French & Latin; Middle French, from Latin colonia, from colonus farmer, colonist, from colere to cultivate more at wheel Date: 14th century 1. a. a body of people living in a new …

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  • 32colony — col|o|ny [ kaləni ] noun count ** 1. ) a country that is being controlled by another country: a former British colony a ) one of the parts of North America that was ruled by Britain before becoming the U.S. 2. ) a group of people of a particular… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 33Colony —    The term colony is derived from the Latin colonia, which named an agricultural settlement created for soldiers who had finished their service. In English, until the late nineteenth century the term colony retained its etymological meaning,… …

    Encyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800–1914

  • 34Colony —    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… …

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • 35colony — [16] Etymologically, a colony is a ‘settled land’. The word goes back ultimately to the Indo European base *qwel , *qwol , which signified ‘move around’ (it is the source of English cycle and wheel) and hence ‘move habitually in, settle in,… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 36colony — noun 1) a French colony Syn: settlement, dependency, protectorate, satellite, territory, outpost, province 2) an artists colony Syn: community, commune; quarter, district, ghetto …

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  • 37colony — [ˈkɒləni] noun [C] 1) a country that is controlled by another country 2) a group of people or animals of a particular type who live together a colony of artists[/ex] an ant colony[/ex] …

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  • 38colony — /ˈkɒləni / (say koluhnee) noun (plural colonies) 1. a group of people who leave their native country to form in a new land a settlement subject to, or connected with, the parent state. 2. the country or district settled or colonised. 3. any… …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 39colony — [16] Etymologically, a colony is a ‘settled land’. The word goes back ultimately to the Indo European base *qwel , *qwol , which signified ‘move around’ (it is the source of English cycle and wheel) and hence ‘move habitually in, settle in,… …

    Word origins

  • 40colony — noun /ˈkɒl.əni,ˈkɑləniː/ a) Region or governmental unit created by another country and generally ruled by another country. b) A group of organisms of same or different species living together in close association. See Also: Crown colony, cult,… …

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