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col·o·nist

 (kŏl′ə-nĭst)
n.
1. An original settler or founder of a colony.
2. An inhabitant of a colony.

colonist

(ˈkɒlənɪst)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a person who settles or colonizes an area
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an inhabitant or member of a colony

col•o•nist

(ˈkɒl ə nɪst)

n.
1. an inhabitant of a colony.
2. a member of a colonizing expedition.
[1695–1705, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.colonist - a person who settles in a new colony or moves into new countrycolonist - a person who settles in a new colony or moves into new country
migrant, migrator - traveler who moves from one region or country to another
Pilgrim Father, Pilgrim - one of the colonists from England who sailed to America on the Mayflower and founded the colony of Plymouth in New England in 1620
pioneer - one the first colonists or settlers in a new territory; "they went west as pioneers with only the possessions they could carry with them"
sourdough - a settler or prospector (especially in western United States or northwest Canada and Alaska)
homesteader, nester, squatter - someone who settles lawfully on government land with the intent to acquire title to it

colonist

noun settler, immigrant, pioneer, colonial, homesteader (U.S.), colonizer, frontiersman The apple was brought over here by the colonists when they came.
Translations
مُستَعْمِر، مُستَوْطِن
kolonistaosadník
kolonistnybygger
gyarmatos
landnemi; nÿlendubúi
sömürgecisömürgede oturan kimse

colonist

[ˈkɒlənɪst] N (= pioneer) → colonizador(a) m/f; (= inhabitant) → colono m

colonist

[ˈkɒlənɪst] ncolon m

colonist

nKolonist(in) m(f), → Siedler(in) m(f)

colonist

[ˈkɒlənɪst] ncolonizzatore/trice

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
References in classic literature ?
The hardy colonist, and the trained European who fought at his side, frequently expended months in struggling against the rapids of the streams, or in effecting the rugged passes of the mountains, in quest of an opportunity to exhibit their courage in a more martial conflict.
The alarmed colonists believed that the yells of the savages mingled with every fitful gust of wind that issued from the interminable forests of the west.
he wound up, looking round the room and snapping his fingers once with a loud snap, "blast you every one, from the judge in his wig, to the colonist a stirring up the dust, I'll show a better gentleman than the whole kit on you put together
He had not the rich complexion of the typical colonist, being indeed peculiarly pale, but it appeared that he had been confined to his berth for the greater part of the voyage, while his prematurely gray hair was sufficient proof that the rigors of bush life had at last undermined an originally tough constitution.
He was one of those aboriginals of Canada who had partially conformed to the habits of civilization and the doctrines of Christianity, under the influence of the French colonists and the Catholic priests; who seem generally to have been more successful in conciliating, taming, and converting the savages, than their English and Protestant rivals.
Because after many appeals to the sympathies of New England, made by strangers of Boston, through the newspapers, and after the establishment of an office there for the reception of moneyed contributions for the Jaffa colonists, One Dollar was subscribed.
He was fighting in their defense—he knew that the mild principles of this little nation of practical Christians would be disregarded by their subtle and malignant enemies; and he felt the in jury the more deeply because he saw that the avowed object of the colonists, in withholding their succors, would only have a tendency to expose his command, without preserving the peace.
The mention of this holy man suggested to Grandfather the propriety of giving a brief sketch of the history of the Indians, so far as they were connected with the English colonists.
When Atlantis, with all her mighty cities and her cultivated fields and her great commerce and culture and riches sank into the sea long ages since, she took with her all but a handful of her colonists working the vast gold mines of Central Africa.
Although there will always be a struggle for life between the individuals of the species, however few, already occupying any pond, yet as the number of kinds is small, compared with those on the land, the competition will probably be less severe between aquatic than between terrestrial species; consequently an intruder from the waters of a foreign country, would have a better chance of seizing on a place, than in the case of terrestrial colonists.
These valleys, which so long presented an insuperable barrier to the attempts of the most enterprising of the colonists to reach the interior, are most remarkable.
Till these evil times, however, such allegiance had been merely nominal, and the colonists had ruled themselves, enjoying far more freedom than is even yet the privilege of the native subjects of Great Britain.