Definition and Meanings for colony
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Part of Speech of colony
Etymology of colony
Meaning of colony
- 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