Col´o`ny   Pronunciation: kǒl´ô`nŷ
n.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 territory subject to the ruling governmental authority of another country and not a part of the ruling country.
4.A company of persons from the same country sojourning in a foreign city or land; as, the American colony in Paris.
5.(Nat. Hist.) A number of animals or plants living or growing together, beyond their usual range.
6.(Bot.) A cell family or group of common origin, mostly of unicellular organisms, esp. among the lower algæ. They may adhere in chains or groups, or be held together by a gelatinous envelope.
7.(Zool.) A cluster or aggregation of zooids of any compound animal, as in the corals, hydroids, certain tunicates, etc.
8.(Zool.) A community of social insects, as ants, bees, etc.
9.(Microbiology) 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.
Noun1.colony - a body of people who settle far from home but maintain ties with their homeland; inhabitants remain nationals of their home state but are not literally under the home state's system of government
Synonyms: settlement
2.colony - a group of animals of the same type living together
3.Colony - one of the 13 British colonies that formed the original states of the United States
4.colony - a geographical area politically controlled by a distant country
Synonyms: dependency
5.colony - (microbiology) a group of organisms grown from a single parent cell

COLONY. A union of citizens or subjects who have left their country to people another, and remain subject to the mother country. 3 W. C. C. R. 287. The country occupied by the colonists is also called a colony. A colony differs from a possession, or a dependency. (q.v.) For a history of the American colonies, the reader is referred to Story on the Constitution, book I.; 1 Kent, Com. 77 to 80; 1 Dane's Ab. Index, b. t.

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