What does the word colony mean?

Usage examples for colony

  1. Some said that they ought to send away the women, the sick, and the old men; others proposed to abandon the town, and found a colony far away. – Salammbo by Gustave Flaubert
  2. Marcius, strengthened by this division of the command, marched to the town of Circeii, a Roman colony. – Plutarch's Lives, Volume I (of 4) by Plutarch
  3. Allinson had met Murray for the first time that morning, and noticed that the man, a government official in a West African colony, looked at him rather intently when they were introduced. – For the Allinson Honor by Harold Bindloss