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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:

    colonies, cologne, colonial, settlement, settlements

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  1. Leo C. Rosten:

    In the dark colony of night, when I consider man's magnificent capacity for malice, madness, folly, envy, rage, and destructiveness, and I wonder whether we shall not end up as breakfast for newts and polyps, I seem to hear the muffled cries of all the words in all the books with covers closed.

  2. Julio Pabon:

    Hurricane Maria unmasked that we are a colony, i ’m just tired of the way my island has been treated.

  3. 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.

  4. Boris Johnson:

    We are truly headed for the status of a colony - and many will struggle to see the economic or political advantage of that particular arrangement.

  5. Peyton Ferrier:

    We're concerned about whether honeybee colony losses are still high and whether we're making any progress in bringing them down.

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