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1. colonial

noun. ['kəˈloʊniːəl'] a resident of a colony.

Synonyms

  • colony
  • occupier
  • resident
  • settlement

Antonyms

  • easy
  • simplicity
  • rough
  • smooth

Etymology

  • -al (English)
  • colony (English)
  • colonia (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Colonial

  • testimonial
  • matrimonial
  • ceremonial

How do you pronounce colonial?

Pronounce colonial as kəˈloʊniəl.

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Example sentences of the word colonial


1. Adjective
St George has been a continuously occupied and fortified colonial town since it was founded in 1612.

2. Noun, singular or mass
The bed and breakfast has six bedrooms in a grand brick home furnished in colonial antiques.

3. Verb, base form
Enjoy southern hospitality in this colonial-style bed and breakfast and even walk to colonial Williamsburg.

Quotes containing the word colonial


1. There is something inexpressibly sad in the thought of the children who crossed the ocean with the Pilgrims and the fathers of Jamestown, New Amsterdam, and Boston, and the infancy of those born in the first years of colonial life in this strange new world.
- Alice Morse Earle

2. These wars appear also to have given its death blow to colonialism and to imperialism in its colonial form, under which weaker peoples were treated as possessions to be economically exploited. At least we hope that such colonialism is on the way out.
- Emily Greene Balch

3. Nobody in Colonial America, to be sure, believed that society owed every child the ultimate in education, but intelligence, industry, and thrift combined with ambition got many a poor man's son into the colonial colleges.
- Louis B. Wright

2. colonial

adjective. ['kəˈloʊniːəl'] composed of many distinct individuals united to form a whole or colony.

Synonyms

  • compound

Antonyms

  • civilian
  • migratory

Etymology

  • -al (English)
  • colony (English)
  • colonia (Latin)
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