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
Related terms: body frontier_settlement plantation proprietary_colony Gibraltar plymouth_colony new_netherland demerara new_amsterdam colonial settle colonize colonize
2. [ noun ] (biology,zoology) a group of animals of the same type living together
Related terms: animal_group
3. [ noun ] (geography) one of the 13 British colonies that formed the original states of the United States
Related terms: geographical_area Georgia South_Carolina New_Hampshire New_York Delaware Maryland New_Jersey Massachusetts North_Carolina Pennsylvania Rhode_Island Connecticut Virginia US
4. [ noun ] (geography) a territorial possession controlled by a ruling state
Synonyms: district territory province dominion mandate territorial_dominion
Related terms: possession region development Palestine jurisdiction enclave Attica protectorate Boeotia goldfield residential_district Yukon nunavut Galloway American_Samoa Castile Acadia Northwest_Territories athos Northern_Territory Gilbert_and_Ellice_Islands congressional_district city_district Lothian_Region Faroe_Islands Macao Sabah East_Malaysia borderland West_Malaysia Sarawak Aragon French_Polynesia Catalonia Kordofan british_virgin_islands american_virgin_islands louisiana_purchase Natal acre lake_district possession Palatinate northern_mariana_islands trust_territory mandate administrative_district zone
5. [ noun ] (geography) a geographical area politically controlled by a distant country
Synonyms: dependency
Related terms: geographical_area crown_colony new_netherland
6. [ noun ] (microbiology) a group of organisms grown from a single parent cell
Related terms: animal_group microbiology
Similar spelling:   colon