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Part of speech: noun

A body of emigrants in a remote region under the control of the parent country; the region so occupied; any association of individuals, as a swarm of bees.

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Usage examples "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", 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)", 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", Harold Bindloss.