Need another word that means the same as “colony”? Find 19 synonyms and 30 related words for “colony” in this overview.
The synonyms of “Colony” are: dependency, settlement, territory, possession, holding, province, dominion, protectorate, satellite, satellite state, outpost, population, community, association, commune, quarter, district, section, ghetto
Colony as a Noun
Definitions of "Colony" as a noun
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “colony” as a noun can have the following definitions:
- A group of organisms grown from a single parent cell.
- A place where a group of people with the same occupation or interest live together.
- A place where a group of people with the same interest or occupation are concentrated.
- A group of fungi or bacteria grown from a single spore or cell on a culture medium.
- 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.
- A group of organisms of the same type living or growing together.
- A community of animals or plants of one kind living close together or forming a physically connected structure.
- (microbiology) a group of organisms grown from a single parent cell.
- A group of people living in a colony, consisting of the original settlers and their descendants and successors.
- A geographical area politically controlled by a distant country.
- 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 of one nationality or race living in a foreign place.
- A housing estate or residential community, especially one originally constructed by an employer for its workers.
- One of the 13 British colonies that formed the original states of the United States.
- All the foreign countries or areas formerly under British political control.
Synonyms of "Colony" as a noun (19 Words)
|association||The act of consorting with or joining with others.|
The host is not always injured by association with a parasite.
|commune||A territorial division similar to a French commune in other countries.|
We all went out of Beijing by bus to spend a morning at a commune.
|community||The condition of sharing or having certain attitudes and interests in common.|
They formed a community of scientists.
The country s dependency on the oil industry.
|district||A division of a county or region that elects its own councillors.|
A district health authority.
|dominion||Each of the self-governing territories of the British Commonwealth.|
The Angevin dominions.
|ghetto||Any segregated mode of living or working that results from bias or stereotyping.|
No escape from the ghetto of the typing pool.
|holding||Something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone.|
Commercial property holdings.
|outpost||An isolated or remote branch of something.|
The community is the last outpost of civilization in the far north.
|population||The entire aggregation of items from which samples can be drawn.|
It is an estimate of the mean of the population.
|possession||A territory or country controlled or governed by another.|
Fear took possession of my soul.
|protectorate||A state or territory partly controlled by but not a possession of a stronger state but autonomous in internal affairs protectorates are established by treaty.|
A French protectorate had been established over Tunis.
|province||A district under an archbishop or a metropolitan.|
I made my way home to the dreary provinces by train.
|quarter||A square charge which covers the top left dexter chief quarter of the field.|
He dropped a word in the right quarter.
|satellite||Transmitted by satellite using or relating to satellite technology.|
The report was sent via satellite.
|satellite state||Any celestial body orbiting around a planet or star.|
|section||A distinct group within a larger body of people or things.|
This last section of the questionnaire relates solely to training.
|settlement||The action of allowing or helping people to establish settlements.|
A boundary wall which has cracked due to settlement is to be replaced.
|territory||A region marked off for administrative or other purposes.|
Male blackbirds try to attract as many females to their territory as possible.
Usage Examples of "Colony" as a noun
- Japanese forces overran the French colony of Indo-China.
- The American colony in Paris.
- An artists' colony.
- A large housing colony has already been built.
- The colony looked forward to fifty or more years of autonomy.
- Many poachers were exiled to the colonies.
- A colony of seals.
- A nudist colony.
- One of Jaipur's largest residential colonies.
- The British colony in New York.
Associations of "Colony" (30 Words)
|african||Of or relating to the nations of Africa or their peoples.|
|american||A native or inhabitant of a North American or Central American or South American country.|
Economic autonomy is still a long way off for many women.
|capitol||A building occupied by a state legislature.|
|chinese||A native or inhabitant of Communist China or of Nationalist China.|
|colonial||A house built in colonial style.|
|colonize||(of a plant or animal) establish itself in (an area.|
The British colonized the East Coast.
|country||The people who live in a nation or country.|
The country s largest manufacturer.
|declaration||An affirmation made in place of an oath.|
His declaration of innocence.
|dutch||Of or relating to the Netherlands or its people or culture.|
|english||The discipline that studies the English language and literature.|
|establish||Institute enact or establish.|
The two countries established diplomatic relations in 1992.
|immigrant||A person who comes to live permanently in a foreign country.|
She was born in New York the daughter of immigrant parents.
|independence||Freedom from control or influence of another or others.|
They maintained close relations with England even after independence.
|indian||Any of the languages spoken by Amerindians.|
|ireland||An island comprising the republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.|
|italian||Of or pertaining to or characteristic of Italy or its people or culture or language.|
|japanese||Of or relating to or characteristic of Japan or its people or their culture or language.|
|korean||The Altaic language spoken by Koreans.|
|manumission||The formal act of freeing from slavery.|
Manumission documents from the Slavery Chancellery.
|nation||The people who live in a nation or country.|
The news was announced to the nation.
|neocolonialism||Control by a powerful country of its former colonies (or other less developed countries) by economic pressures.|
|oriental||Relating to or denoting a zoogeographical region comprising Asia south of the Himalayas and Indonesia west of Wallace’s line. Distinctive animals include pandas, gibbons, tree shrews, tarsiers, and moonrats.|
|settlement||The property given under a settlement.|
Inheritance tax could be due if you make a substantial gift or settlement and then die within the following seven years.
|slavery||The state of being a slave.|
Slavery to tradition.
|spaniard||A native or inhabitant of Spain.|
|spanish||Of or relating to or characteristic of Spain or the people of Spain.|
|war||A legal state created by a declaration of war and ended by official declaration during which the international rules of war apply.|
A price war.