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col·o·ny

 (kŏl′ə-nē)
n. pl. col·o·nies
1.
a. A group of emigrants or their descendants who settle in a distant territory but remain subject to or closely associated with the parent country.
b. A territory thus settled.
2. A region politically controlled by a distant country; a dependency.
3.
a. A group of people with the same interests or ethnic origin concentrated in a particular area: the American colony in Paris.
b. The area occupied by such a group.
4. Colonies The British colonies that became the original 13 states of the United States.
5. A group of people who have been institutionalized in a relatively remote area: an island penal colony.
6. A group of the same kind of animals, plants, or one-celled organisms living or growing together.
7. A visible growth of microorganisms, usually in a solid or semisolid nutrient medium.

[Middle English colonie, from Latin colōnia, from colōnus, settler, from colere, to cultivate; see kwel- in Indo-European roots.]

colony

(ˈkɒlənɪ)
n, pl -nies
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a body of people who settle in a country distant from their homeland but maintain ties with it
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the community formed by such settlers
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a subject territory occupied by a settlement from the ruling state
4.
a. a community of people who form a national, racial, or cultural minority: an artists' colony; the American colony in London.
b. the area itself
5. (Biology) zoology
a. a group of the same type of animal or plant living or growing together, esp in large numbers
b. an interconnected group of polyps of a colonial organism
6. (Microbiology) bacteriol a group of bacteria, fungi, etc, derived from one or a few spores, esp when grown on a culture medium
[C16: from Latin colōnia, from colere to cultivate, inhabit]

col•o•ny

(ˈkɒl ə ni)

n., pl. -nies.
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 so settled.
3. any people or territory separated from but subject to a ruling power.
4. the Colonies, those British colonies that formed the original 13 states of the United States.
5. a group of individuals having the same national origin or similar interests, occupations, etc., living in a particular locality: a colony of artists.
6. a group of people forced to live isolated from society, as because of disease or criminal behavior.
7. the place or dwellings inhabited by such a group.
8. an aggregation of bacteria growing together as the descendants of a single cell.
9. a group of organisms of the same kind living or growing in close association.
[1350–1400; Middle English colonie (< Middle French) < Latin colōnia <colōn(us) farmer <colere to inhabit, cultivate]

col·o·ny

(kŏl′ə-nē)
A group of the same kind of animals, plants, or one-celled organisms living or growing together: a colony of ants; a colony of bacteria.

Colony

 a group of people transported to another place or part of the world; a collection of people associated with a craft, occupation, decorative art, etc.; a number of animals or plants in a group. See also community.
Examples: colony of ants—Lipton, 1970; of artists; of auks [on land]; of avocets; of badgers; of bats; of bees, 1713; of beggars, 1737; of chinchilla; of cormorants; of frogs; of gulls; of ibises; of lepers; of mice; of monks, 1844; of musicians, 1711; of penguins; of sparrows, 1840; of voles; of vampires.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.colony - a body of people who settle far from home but maintain ties with their homelandcolony - 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"
body - 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"
frontier settlement, outpost - a settlement on the frontier of civilization
Plantation - 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"
proprietary colony - a colony given to a proprietor to govern (in 17th century)
colonial - a resident of a colony
2.colony - a group of organisms of the same type living or growing together
biological group - a group of plants or animals
caste - in some social insects (such as ants) a physically distinct individual or group of individuals specialized to perform certain functions in the colony
3.Colony - one of the 13 British colonies that formed the original states of the United States
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - 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
4.colony - a place where a group of people with the same interest or occupation are concentrated; "a nudist colony"; "an artists' colony"
place, property - any area set aside for a particular purpose; "who owns this place?"; "the president was concerned about the property across from the White House"
5.colony - a geographical area politically controlled by a distant country
Crown Colony - a British colony controlled by the British Crown, represented by a governor
6.colony - (microbiology) a group of organisms grown from a single parent cell
microbiology - the branch of biology that studies microorganisms and their effects on humans
animal group - a group of animals

colony

noun settlement, territory, province, possession, dependency, outpost, dominion, satellite state, community Cyprus, a former British colony, gained independence in 1960.

colony

noun
An area subject to rule by an outside power:
Translations
جَماعَهمَجْموعَة حَيوانات أو طُيورمُسْتَعْمَرَه
kolonie
koloni
siirtomaayhdyskuntayhteiskunta
kolóniagyarmat
nÿlendasambúsambú, sambÿli, kommúna
colonia
kolonialistaskolonialistiniskolonializmaskolonijakolonijinis
grupējumskolonija
kolónia
kolonija
koloni
thuộc địa

colony

[ˈkɒlənɪ] N (colonies (pl)) → colonia f

colony

[ˈkɒləni] n
(= country) → colonie f
[birds, insects, animals] → colonie f

colony

nKolonie f

colony

[ˈkɒlənɪ] ncolonia

colony

(ˈkoləni) plural ˈcolonies noun
1. (a group of people who form) a settlement in one country etc which is under the rule of another country. France used to have many colonies in Africa.
2. a group of people having the same interests, living close together. a colony of artists.
3. a collection of animals, birds etc, of one type, living together. a colony of gulls.
coˈlonial (-ˈlou-) adjective
Britain was formerly a colonial power.
coˈlonialism noun
coˈlonialist noun
and adjective.
ˈcolonize, ˈcolonise verb
to establish a colony in (a place). The English colonized New England in 1620.
ˈcolonist noun
ˌcoloniˈzation, ˌcoloniˈsation noun

col·o·ny

n. colonia, cultivo de bacterias derivadas del mismo organismo.
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An ancestor of Marmaduke Temple had, about one hundred and twenty years before the commencement of our tale, come to the colony of Pennsylvania, a friend and co-religionist of its great patron.
On the contrary, that same assembly which issued the Declaration of Independence, instead of continuing to act in the name and by the authority of the good people of the United States, had, immediately after the appointment of the committee to prepare the Declaration, appointed another committee, of one member from each colony, to prepare and digest the form of confederation to be entered into between the colonies.
For every reason, therefore, such guards are as useless as a colony is useful.
She was favored by young Henry Vane, who had come over from England a year or two before, and had since been chosen governor of the colony, at the age of twenty-four.
Ships are sent with the first opportunity; the natives driven out or destroyed; their princes tortured to discover their gold; a free license given to all acts of inhumanity and lust, the earth reeking with the blood of its inhabitants: and this execrable crew of butchers, employed in so pious an expedition, is a modern colony, sent to convert and civilize an idolatrous and barbarous people!
This was additional ground of hope for the welfare of the little colony.
The Agent-General arrived two hours later, a patient and expostulating person, visibly torn between the pulling Devil of a rampant Colony, and the placid Baker of a largely uninterested England.
For they say, that when Lycurgus ceased to be guardian to King Charilles he went abroad and spent a long time with his relations in Crete, for the Lycians are a colony of the Lacedaemonians; and those who first settled there adopted that body of laws which they found already established by the inhabitants; in like manner also those who now live near them have the very laws which Minos first drew up.
The spirit which everywhere displayed itself at the commencement of the struggle, and which vanquished the obstacles to independence, is the best of proofs that a sufficient portion of liberty had been everywhere enjoyed to inspire both a sense of its worth and a zeal for its proper enlargement This remark holds good, as well with regard to the then colonies whose elections were least frequent, as to those whose elections were most frequent Virginia was the colony which stood first in resisting the parliamentary usurpations of Great Britain; it was the first also in espousing, by public act, the resolution of independence.
Several of the audience, not being much interested in the missionary's narrative, here left the car; but Elder Hitch, continuing his lecture, related how Smith, junior, with his father, two brothers, and a few disciples, founded the church of the "Latter Day Saints," which, adopted not only in America, but in England, Norway and Sweden, and Germany, counts many artisans, as well as men engaged in the liberal professions, among its members; how a colony was established in Ohio, a temple erected there at a cost of two hundred thousand dollars, and a town built at Kirkland; how Smith became an enterprising banker, and received from a simple mummy showman a papyrus scroll written by Abraham and several famous Egyptians.
A RAT that was about to emerge from his hole caught a glimpse of a Cat waiting for him, and descending to the colony at the bottom of the hole invited a Friend to join him in a visit to a neighbouring corn-bin.
Having undertaken for the Glory of God, and Advancement of the Christian Faith, and the Honour of our King and Country, a Voyage to plant the first colony in the Northerne Parts of Virginia; doe, by these Presents, solemnly and mutually in the Presence of God and one of another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civill Body Politick, for our better Ordering and Preservation, and Furtherance of the Ends aforesaid; And by Virtue hereof do enact, constitute, and frame, such just and equall Laws, Ordinances, Acts, Constitutions, and Offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meete and convenient for the Generall Good of the Colonie; unto which we promise all due Submission and Obedience.