- The definition of colonial is related to the 13 original colonies, or characteristic of the styles of this period in history.
An example of something colonial is a village that depicts life at the time of the 13 colonies.
- A colonial is defined as a person who lives or lived in a colony.
An example of a colonial is a man who lived in New York before the Revolutionary War.
- of or living in a colony or colonies
- [oftenC-] of the thirteen British colonies that became the U.S., or characteristic of the styles of their period
- made up of or having colonies
- characteristic of or having to do with colonialism
- an inhabitant of a colony
- [also C-] a house built in any of various styles of the colonial period, typically a square or rectangular dwelling having two stories, a highly symmetrical exterior, and, often, a central hall from which all downstairs rooms extend
- Of, relating to, possessing, or inhabiting a colony or colonies.
- often Colonial a. Of or relating to the 13 British colonies that became the original United States of America.b. Of or relating to the colonial period in the United States.
- often Colonial Of, relating to, or being a style of architecture and furniture prevalent in the American colonies just before and during the Revolution.
- Living in, consisting of, or forming a colony: colonial organisms.
- An inhabitant of a colony.
- A house designed in an architectural style reminiscent of the one prevalent in the American colonies just before and during the Revolution.
(comparative more colonial, superlative most colonial)
- A person from a country that is or was controlled by another.
- (US) A house that is built in a style reminiscent of the period of the colonization of New England.
From colony + -al