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Dictionary Definition

colonial adj
1 of or relating to or characteristic of or inhabiting a colony
2 of animals who live in colonies, such as ants
3 composed of many distinct individuals united to form a whole or colony; "coral is a colonial organism" [syn: compound] n : a resident of a colony

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English

Etymology

From

Pronunciation

  • a UK /kəˈləʊ.ni.əl/, /k@"l@U.ni.@l/

Adjective

  1. of or pertaining to a colony.
  2. of or pertaining to a period when a country or territory was a colony.
  3. of or relating to the original Thirteen Colonies of the USA.
  4. of or relating to the style of architecture prevalent at about the time of the Revolution

Translations

Of or pertaining to a colony
of or pertaining to a period when a country or territory was a colony
US: Of or relating to the original thirteen colonies of the USA
US: Of or relating to the style of architecture
  • ttbc Greek: αποικιακός

Noun

  1. A person, territory or period that is or was formerly controlled by an outside state.
  2. A person from a country that controls or controlled another.
  3. A person from a country that is or was controlled by another.
  4. A house that is built in a style reminiscent of the period of the colonization of New England.

Translations

person, territory or period that is or was formerly controlled by an outside state
person from a country that controls or controlled another
person from a country that is or was controlled by another
US: house built in a style reminiscent of the colonial period

Related terms

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /kɔ.lɔ.njal/
  • SAMPA: /kO.lO.njal/

Adjective

  1. colonial (1)

Extensive Definition

Colonial can refer to:
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