Word of the Day - Colony
How to pronounce Colony
Colony - k oh l ax n iy
A group of families living and working together
Soon we might be able to build a colony in space
a group of people who leave their native country to form in a new land a settlement subject to, or connected with, the parent nation.
any people or territory separated from but subject to a ruling power.
a number of people coming from the same country, or speaking the same language, residing in a foreign country or city, or a particular section of it; enclave
any group of individuals having similar interests, occupations, etc., usually living in a particular locality; community :a colony of artists.
Synonyms for colony on Thesaurus.com
outpost, protectorate, province, territory
Dictionary Entries near colony
colonorrhea, colonoscope, colonoscopy, Colonsay, colonus, colony, colony collapse disorder, colony-stimulating factor, colopexostomy, colopexy, colophon
First known use
16 cent: from Latin colōnia, from colere to cultivate, inhabit
Word of the Day colony