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 community of social insects, as ants, bees, etc.
  13. 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.
  14. A body of persons who settle in another country, remaining subject to the parent state; the country so inhabited.
  15. Colonial.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.

Usage examples for colony

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  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. I might have remained, and perhaps succeeded in the colony. – A Boy's Voyage Round the World by The Son of Samuel Smiles
  6. 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
  7. Later, it became the self- governing Massachusetts Bay Colony. – Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed. by S. A. Reilly
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  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. But in a colony! – The Bushman Life in a New Country by Edward Wilson Landor
  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. 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
  16. He was, so Max informed him, the lion of the West- world colony in Budapest. – Frigid Fracas by Dallas McCord Reynolds
  17. Total area of colony, 391 square miles. – The Opium Monopoly by Ellen Newbold La Motte
  18. 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