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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Colony  \Col"o*ny\,  n. 
  1.  (Bot.)  A  cell  family  or  group  of  common  origin,  mostly  of 
  unicellular  organisms,  esp.  among  the  lower  alg[ae].  They 
  may  adhere  in  chains  or  groups,  or  be  held  together  by  a 
  gelatinous  envelope. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Colony  \Col"o*ny\,  n.;  pl  {Colonies}.  [L.  colonia,  fr  colonus 
  farmer,  fr  colere  to  cultivate,  dwell:  cf  F.  colonie.  Cf 
  {Culture}.] 
  1.  A  company  of  people  transplanted  from  their  mother  country 
  to  a  remote  province  or  country,  and  remaining  subject  to 
  the  jurisdiction  of  the  parent  state;  as  the  British 
  colonies  in  America. 
 
  The  first  settlers  of  New  England  were  the  best  of 
  Englishmen,  well  educated,  devout  Christians,  and 
  zealous  lovers  of  liberty.  There  was  never  a  colony 
  formed  of  better  materials.  --Ames. 
 
  2.  The  district  or  country  colonized;  a  settlement. 
 
  3.  A  company  of  persons  from  the  same  country  sojourning  in  a 
  foreign  city  or  land;  as  the  American  colony  in  Paris. 
 
  4.  (Nat.  Hist.)  A  number  of  animals  or  plants  living  or 
  growing  together,  beyond  their  usual  range. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  colony 
  n  1:  a  body  of  people  who  settle  far  from  home  but  maintain  ties 
  with  their  homeland  [syn:  {settlement}] 
  2:  a  group  of  animals  of  the  same  type  living  together 
  3:  a  territorial  possession  controlled  by  a  ruling  state  [syn: 
  {territory},  {dominion},  {territorial  dominion},  {province}, 
  {mandate}] 
  4:  one  of  the  13  British  colonies  that  formed  the  original 
  states  of  the  United  States  [syn:  {Colony}] 
  5:  (microbiology)  a  group  of  organisms  grown  from  a  single 
  parent  cell 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Colony,  AL  (town,  FIPS  16684) 
  Location:  33.94138  N,  86.90118  W 
  Population  (1990):  298  (106  housing  units) 
  Area:  5.0  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Colony,  KS  (city,  FIPS  14950) 
  Location:  38.07064  N,  95.36216  W 
  Population  (1990):  447  (197  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.3  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  66015 
  Colony,  OK  (town,  FIPS  16400) 
  Location:  35.34765  N,  98.67011  W 
  Population  (1990):  163  (78  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.4  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  73021 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Colony 
  The  city  of  Philippi  was  a  Roman  colony  (Acts  16:12),  i.e.,  a 
  military  settlement  of  Roman  soldiers  and  citizens,  planted 
  there  to  keep  in  subjection  a  newly-conquered  district.  A  colony 
  was  Rome  in  miniature,  under  Roman  municipal  law,  but  governed 
  by  military  officers  (praetors  and  lictors),  not  by  proconsuls. 
  It  had  an  independent  internal  government,  the  jus  Italicum 
  i.e.,  the  privileges  of  Italian  citizens. 
 




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