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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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.
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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.
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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
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colony

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

noun
An area subject to rule by an outside power:
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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
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colony

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

nKolonie f
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colony

[ˈkɒlənɪ] ncolonia
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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
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col·o·ny

n. colonia, cultivo de bacterias derivadas del mismo organismo.
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References in periodicals archive ?
Until 1989, the main features of the landscape were imposed by the intensive development of mining, by the intense influx of the labor force from other regions of the country, by the expansion of the mining settlement (colonii) and urbanization.
Organizarea si functionarea puterilor imperiale s-au axat pe relatiile dintre metropole si colonii, relatii care au antrenat o miscare a populatiei in ambele sensuri.
O serie de societati politico-culturale, (bunaoara Muzeul la Bordeaux--o universitate libera care functiona sub lozinca Libertate--egalitate; Societatea amicii negrilor--condusa de Brissot si care se ridicau impotriva sclavajului din colonii; Clubul constitutional) erau frecventate de nobili liberali, precum La Fayette, Mirabeau, Condorcet, particianti de prim plan in prima etapa a Revolutiei franceze.