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  • noun

Synonyms for colony

Synonyms for colony

an area subject to rule by an outside power

Synonyms for colony

a body of people who settle far from home but maintain ties with their homeland

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

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

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

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a geographical area politically controlled by a distant country

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

References in classic literature ?
Suddenly Penfentenyou, Premier of his Colony in all but name, left Jimmy and me, and appeared at the gate.
The reasons which had drawn the English across the sea to found a small colony within the last ten years are not so easily described, and will never perhaps be recorded in history books.
This archipelago has long been frequented, first by the bucaniers, and latterly by whalers, but it is only within the last six years, that a small colony has been established here.
Lawson, an Englishman, and vice-governor of the colony, told us that he had seen several so large, that it required six or eight men to lift them from the ground; and that some had afforded as much as two hundred pounds of meat.
It is not proper to enter here into the particulars of what part of the colony of Virginia we settled in, for divers reasons; it may suffice to mention that we went into the great river Potomac, the ship being bound thither; and there we intended to have settled first, though afterwards we altered our minds.
But now I had another difficulty, which was, that if I removed to any other colony, I put myself out of the way of ever making a due search after those effects which my mother had left.
I therefore considered of going to Caroline, which is the only southern colony of the English on the continent of America, and hither I proposed to go; and the rather because I might with great ease come from thence at any time, when it might be proper to inquire after my mother's effects, and to make myself known enough to demand them.
With these arguments, and having thus acquainted my husband with the whole secret so far as was needful of him, we resolved to go and seek a settlement in some other colony, and at first thoughts, Caroline was the place we pitched upon.
Our affair was in a very good posture; we purchased of the proprietors of the colony as much land for #35, paid in ready money, as would make a sufficient plantation to employ between fifty and sixty servants, and which, being well improved, would be sufficient to us as long as we could either of us live; and as for children, I was past the prospect of anything of that kind.
In particular, the desire of seeing my new plantation in the island, and the colony I left there, ran in my head continually.
I daresay you would be pleased to see your new colony there, where you once reigned with more felicity than most of your brother monarchs in the world.
My nephew was ready to sail about the beginning of January 1694-5; and I, with my man Friday, went on board, in the Downs, the 8th; having, besides that sloop which I mentioned above, a very considerable cargo of all kinds of necessary things for my colony, which, if I did not find in good condition, I resolved to leave so.
l pipeline 100 mm & 150 mm i/d in various streets in newly approved colonies(Indira Colony, Lakhpati Colony, Lai Vihar Colony, Maya Ram Colony, Dabar Colony, Pehlowan Colony & Prem Colony) and all other works contingent thereto.
Termite colonies have a long life cycle, wherein the colony needs to mature before being able to invest in reproduction (Nutting 1969).
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