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Synonyms for colony
ˈkɒl ə ni

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. colony, settlement(noun)

    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

    "the American colony in Paris"

    village, colonization, dependency, settlement, small town, resolution, liquidation, colonisation, closure

  2. colony(noun)

    a group of organisms of the same type living or growing together

    dependency, settlement

  3. Colony(noun)

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

    dependency, settlement

  4. colony(noun)

    a place where a group of people with the same interest or occupation are concentrated

    "a nudist colony"; "an artists' colony"

    dependency, settlement

  5. colony, dependency(noun)

    a geographical area politically controlled by a distant country

    dependence, dependance, habituation, dependency, settlement, addiction

  6. colony(noun)

    (microbiology) a group of organisms grown from a single parent cell

    dependency, settlement

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. colony(n)

    settlement, dependency

    Associated words:
    colonial, colonist, planter, colonize, colonization, colonizationist

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "colony":

    colonies, cologne, colonial, settlement, settlements

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  1. Bobby Chaisson:

    It's crazy the ones we have removed from there because generally an average colony of bees that have moved in and' set up shop' so to speak, will be about 40,000 bees on average, and as you can see, the ones there are gigantic, word on the street is it's a great place to live !

  2. Fazlur Rehman:

    This law makes a man insecure, this law is an attempt to make Pakistan a Western colony again.

  3. Justin Chang:

    It's the right time for Colony Capital to do more in China, over the next three-to-five years Asia, and China in particular, will be the fastest growing part of our business.

  4. James Delgado:

    If this wreck is as old as we think it is, it comes at a time when America is between a colony and a republic, it's an exciting period where America is really opening as an independent nation to the rest of the world.

  5. Bobby Chaisson:

    Africanized( honey bee) colony is a whole different ballgame and the way they are managed and behave, especially when you are dealing with that species of honeybee, absolutely, the vibration of a lawnmower, the vibration of a weed eater, kids banging or stomping around close by -- they will get defensive.

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    A synonym for "subterranean"
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