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Definitions of colony

  1. one of the 13 British colonies that formed the original states of the United States
  2. a group of animals of the same type living together
  3. ( microbiology) a group of organisms grown from a single parent cell
  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
  5. a group of animals of the same living together
  6. a geographical area politically controlled by a distant country
  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.
  8. The district or country colonized; a settlement.
  9. A company of persons from the same country sojourning in a foreign city or land; as, the American colony in Paris.
  10. A number of animals or plants living or growing together, beyond their usual range.
  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.
  12. A cluster or aggregation of zooids of any compound animal, as in the corals, hydroids, certain tunicates, etc.
  13. A community of social insects, as ants, bees, etc.
  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.
  15. One of a number of groups of bacteria growing on a culture medium, each one due to the multiplication of an individual germ.
  16. A body of persons who form a fixed settlement in another country: the settlement so formed.
  17. A body of persons who settle in another country, remaining subject to the parent state; the country so inhabited.
  18. Colonial.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  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.
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Quotes of colony

  1. When the Chinese first came to San Francisco, they were actually welcomed by the mayor and they had special ceremonies for them -again this is when their colony was very small, only a few Chinese. – Iris Chang
  2. Man, like other organisms, is so perfectly coordinated that he may easily forget, whether awake or asleep, that he is a colony of cells in action, and that it is the cells which achieve, through him, what he has the illusion of accomplishing himself. – Albert Claude
  3. For the first half of geological time our ancestors were bacteria. Most creatures still are bacteria, and each one of our trillions of cells is a colony of bacteria. – Richard Dawkins
  4. The cities are the principal home and seat of the human group. They are the coral colony for Man, the collective being. – Alfred Doblin
  5. Being thrown out of this place is significantly better than being thrown out of a leper colony – Blake Edwards
  6. Europe is no longer Europe, it is Eurabia, a colony of Islam, where the Islamic invasion does not proceed only in a physical sense, but also in a mental and cultural sense. – Oriana Fallaci
  7. Nova Scotia as a British colony also came into being as another result of these adventurous British expeditions to North America in the reign of James I. – Harry Johnston
  8. When many work together for a goal, Great things may be accomplished. It is said a lion cub was killed By a single colony of ants. – Saskya Pandita
  9. Pocahontas was the reason the Virginia colony didn't disappear, unlike some earlier attempts. – Brooks Robinson
  10. The increasing importance of Sydney must in some measure be attributed to the flourishing condition of the colony itself, to the industry of its farmers, to the successful enterprise of its merchants, and to particular local causes. – Charles Sturt
  11. I hated the lost colony in second grade, we were doing American History, and they said, We don't know what happened to them. That drove me nuts. That lost colony drove me crazy. – Sarah Vowell
  12. The first American ancestor of our name was a younger son of these old Devonshire people, and came to the Virginia colony in the reign of Charles the First. – John Sergeant Wise

Usage examples for colony

  1. To begin with, the colony was, for practical purposes, more than a month's distance from the centre of government. – British Supremacy & Canadian Self-Government 1839-1854 by J. L. Morison
  2. They go solely because they may not remain - because they know not where else to look for a resting place; and Necessity, with her iron whip, drives them forth to some distant colony – The Bushman Life in a New Country by Edward Wilson Landor
  3. He was, so Max informed him, the lion of the West- world colony in Budapest. – Frigid Fracas by Dallas McCord Reynolds
  4. His interest in the colony was never the most intelligent, and apt to be in things trivial. – The Story of Pocahantas by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009
  5. A band of Franks, who had been transported and established as a military colony on the European shore of the Black Sea, could not make up their minds to remain there. – A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume I. of VI. by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
  6. Total area of colony 391 square miles. – The Opium Monopoly by Ellen Newbold La Motte
  7. Later, it became the self- governing Massachusetts Bay Colony – Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed. by S. A. Reilly
  8. But in a colony – The Bushman Life in a New Country by Edward Wilson Landor
  9. From the above table it will be seen that the greater part of the interior of the Colony seen by us is absolutely useless to man or beast. – Spinifex and Sand Five Years' Pioneering and Exploration in Western Australia by David W Carnegie
  10. But the birds had not every one bolted, for here sat two of the colony among the broken rocks. – Good Stories For Great Holidays Arranged for Story-Telling and Reading Aloud and for the Children's Own Reading by Frances Jenkins Olcott
  11. The next business would be to obtain on grant, or otherwise, a sufficient tract of suitable country for the purpose of a Colony on conditions that would meet its present and future character. – In-Darkest-England-and-the-Way-Out by Booth, William
  12. He who wished to visit the colony usually went to the mother city to find a ship bound thither. – Introductory American History by Henry Eldridge Bourne Elbert Jay Benton
  13. No colony stood in such need of the support of England. – The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 5 (of 5) by Thomas Babington Macaulay
  14. We were not satisfied as to this colony – The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL.D. by James Boswell
  15. If that is next summer, then I shall find a colony of twenty sparrow families around the hawk's nest. – Roof and Meadow by Dallas Lore Sharp
  16. What did he ever get for starting that colony of sick people up on the mountain back of his hunting lodge, with a doctor right there, and a nurse or two paid by father? – Shelled by an Unseen Foe by James Fiske
  17. If you have to deal with a country, a colony a city, a trade, or a political opinion, it is so much easier to deal with it in twenty than in twelve pages! – Autobiography of Anthony Trollope by Anthony Trollope
  18. I might have remained, and perhaps succeeded in the colony – A Boy's Voyage Round the World by The Son of Samuel Smiles
  19. Their economic relations have been continuous for ages, and the Allies have made them indispensable in the future; Russia is ear- marked as Germany's best colony – The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference by Emile Joseph Dillon