Definition and Meanings for colony

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Part of Speech of colony


Etymology of colony

l. colonia, fr. colonus farmer, fr. colere to cultivate, dwell: cf. f. colonie. cf. culture

Meaning of colony

as noun

  • 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.
  • the district or country colonized; a settlement.
  • a territory subject to the ruling governmental authority of another country and not a part of the ruling country.
  • a company of persons from the same country sojourning in a foreign city or land; as, the american colony in paris.
  • a number of animals or plants living or growing together, beyond their usual range.
  • a cell family or group of common origin, mostly of unicellular organisms, esp. among the lower alg
  • a cluster or aggregation of zooids of any compound animal, as in the corals, hydroids, certain tunicates, etc.
  • a community of social insects, as ants, bees, etc.
  • a group of microorganisms originating as the descendents of one individual cell, growing on a gelled growth medium, as of gelatin or agar; especially, such a group that has grown to a sufficient number to be visible to the naked eye.
  • No antonyms for colony

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