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  1. col·o·ny
    IPA[ˈkälənē]
  2. noun

    • 1. a country or area under the full or partial political control of another country, typically a distant one, and occupied by settlers from that country:

      Japanese forces overran the French colony of Indo-China
    • 2. a group of people living in a colony, consisting of the original settlers and their descendants and successors:

      the colony looked forward to fifty or more years of autonomy
    • 3. all the foreign countries or areas formerly under British political control:

      many poachers were exiled to the colonies
    • 4. another term for Thirteen Colonies

    • 5. a group of people of one nationality or ethnic group living in a foreign city or country:

      the British colony in New York
    • 6. a place where a group of people with similar interests live together:

      an artists' colony
    • 7. a housing development or residential community, especially one originally constructed by an employer for its workers:

      a large housing colony has already been built one of Jaipur's largest residential colonies
    • 8. a community of animals or plants of one kind living close together or forming a physically connected structure:

      a colony of seals
    • 9. a group of fungi or bacteria grown from a single spore or cell on a culture medium.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: colony, plural noun: colonies

    • noun

      a country or area under the full or partial political control of another country and occupied by settlers from that country:

      a group of people living in a colony, consisting of the original settlers and their descendants and successors:

    • noun

      a British colony whose legislature and administration is controlled by the Crown, represented by a governor.
    • early name (1814–1910) for the former Cape Province
    • noun

      a place where a group of people with leprosy live together in quarantine:
    • noun

      a British colony whose legislature and administration was controlled by the Crown, represented by a governor.
    • a name for Massachusetts
    • noun

      an Australian colony regarded primarily as a place of penal servitude:
    • early name (1814–1910) for the former Cape Province
    • noun

      a place where a group of people with leprosy live together in quarantine:
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