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From Latin colōnia (colony), from colōnus (farmer; colonist), from colō (till, cultivate, worship), from earlier *quelō, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷel- (to move; to turn (around)).


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkɒ.lə.ni/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈkɔ.lə.ni/, /ˈkɑ.lə.ni/


colony (plural colonies)

  1. A governmental unit created on land of another country owned by colonists from a country.
  2. A settlement of emigrants who move to a new place, but remain culturally tied to their place of origin
  3. Region or governmental unit created by another country and generally ruled by another country.
  4. (India) An apartment complex or neighborhood.
  5. A group of people with the same interests or ethnic origin concentrated in a particular geographic area
  6. (biology) A group of organisms of same or different species living together in close association.
  7. A local group of Beaver Scouts.

Derived terms

Related terms

  • Cologne (city, n.)
  • Crown colony
  • cult
  • culture


See also

  • metropole

  • a settlement of emigrants in a new land.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)