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1. colony

noun. ['ˈkɑːləni'] 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

  • proprietary colony
  • settlement
  • colonial
  • body
  • frontier settlement
  • outpost

Antonyms

  • unbreakableness
  • softness
  • thick
  • porosity

Etymology

  • colonia (Latin)
  • colonus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Colony

  • aborigine
  • accompany
  • agony
  • albany
  • androgyny
  • anemone
  • anthony
  • antigone
  • antony
  • balcony
  • bethany
  • bimini
  • botany
  • boustany
  • brittany
  • cacophony
  • canonie
  • carmany
  • co.
  • compagnie

Sentences with colony


1. Adjective
The cells store the roughly 40 pounds of honey a typically colony needs to survive the winter.

2. Noun, singular or mass
They also dispose of any garbage found in the colony in this way.

Quotes about colony


1. You and I are part of the colony of heaven. Right now, we may reside here on earth, but our passport indicates that our citizenship is in heaven. We are on the earth, but not of the earth.
- Allen R. Hunt, Confessions of a Mega Church Pastor: How I Discovered the Hidden Treasures of the Catholic Church

2. colony

noun. ['ˈkɑːləni'] a group of organisms of the same type living or growing together.

Synonyms

  • biological group

Antonyms

  • simple
  • artifact

Etymology

  • colonia (Latin)
  • colonus (Latin)

3. Colony

noun. one of the 13 British colonies that formed the original states of the United States.

Synonyms

  • United States of America
  • U.S.A.
  • US
  • America
  • the States
  • geographical region
  • geographic area
  • USA
  • U.S.
  • United States
  • geographical area

Antonyms

  • urban area

4. colony

noun. ['ˈkɑːləni'] a place where a group of people with the same interest or occupation are concentrated.

Synonyms

  • property

Antonyms

  • deglycerolize
  • front

Etymology

  • colonia (Latin)
  • colonus (Latin)

5. colony

noun. ['ˈkɑːləni'] (microbiology) a group of organisms grown from a single parent cell.

Antonyms

  • breakableness

Etymology

  • colonia (Latin)
  • colonus (Latin)

6. colony

noun. ['ˈkɑːləni'] a geographical area politically controlled by a distant country.

Synonyms

  • dependency
  • Crown Colony
  • geographical region
  • geographic area
  • geographical area

Antonyms

  • thin
  • hardness
  • rural area
  • urban area

Etymology

  • colonia (Latin)
  • colonus (Latin)
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