• (British) IPA: /ˈkɒl.əni/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈkɑləniː/

colony (plural colonies)

  1. A governmental unit created on land of another country owned by colonists from a country.
  2. A settlement of emigrants who move to a new place, but remain culturally tied to their place of origin
  3. Region or governmental unit created by another country and generally ruled by another country.
    Bermuda is a crown colony of Great Britain.
  4. (India) An apartment complex.
    Our colony is quite small, but each apartment is large.
  5. A group of people with the same interests or ethnic origin concentrated in a particular geographic area
    The Amana Colonies in Iowa were settled by people from Germany.
  6. A group of organisms of same or different species living together in close association.
    ant colony
    a colony of specialized polyps and medusoids
  7. A local group of Beaver Scouts.
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