The American colony in Paris.
The Hungarian colony of Cleveland, an artists' colony.
An example of a colony was Massachusetts under British rule during the 17th and 18th centuries.
An example of a colony is a group of ants.
An island penal colony.
Other Word Forms
Origin of colony
- Middle English colonie from Latin colōnia from colōnus settler from colere to cultivate kwel-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition