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Definition of Colony


  1. 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.
  2. The district or country colonized; a settlement.
  3. A company of persons from the same country sojourning in a foreign city or land; as, the American colony in Paris.
  4. A number of animals or plants living or growing together, beyond their usual range.
  5. A cell family or group of common origin, mostly of unicellular organisms, esp. among the lower algae. They may adhere in chains or groups, or be held together by a gelatinous envelope.
  6. A cluster or aggregation of zooids of any compound animal, as in the corals, hydroids, certain tunicates, etc.
  7. A community of social insects, as ants, bees, etc.
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Colony Translations

colony in Afrikaans is kolonie
colony in Dutch is kolonie, nederzetting, volksplanting
colony in French is colonie
colony in German is Kolonie, Siedlung
colony in Swedish is koloni