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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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Example sentences of the word penal-colony


1. Noun Phrase
Australia was populated as a penal colony, New Zealand as a religious colony.

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)

7. penal

adjective. ['ˈpiːnəl'] subject to punishment by law.

Synonyms

  • illegal

Antonyms

  • innocent
  • legitimate

Etymology

  • peinal (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • penalis (Latin)

8. penal

adjective. ['ˈpiːnəl'] serving as or designed to impose punishment.

Synonyms

  • punitive

Antonyms

  • regular
  • illegality

Etymology

  • peinal (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • penalis (Latin)
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