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COLONY





Definition:

  1. [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
    Synonyms: settlement

  2. [noun] a group of animals of the same type living together

  3. [noun] one of the 13 British colonies that formed the original states of the United States
    Synonyms: Colony

  4. [noun] a geographical area politically controlled by a distant country
    Synonyms: dependency

  5. [noun] (microbiology) a group of organisms grown from a single parent cell

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