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 for Colony
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Colony \Col"o*ny\ (k[o^]l"[-o]*n[y^]), n.; pl. Colonies
     (k[o^]l"[-o]*n[i^]z). [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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. The district or country colonized; a settlement.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. a territory subject to the ruling governmental authority
        of another country and not a part of the ruling country.
        [PJC]
  
     4. A company of persons from the same country sojourning in a
        foreign city or land; as, the American colony in Paris.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     5. (Nat. Hist.) A number of animals or plants living or
        growing together, beyond their usual range.
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     6. (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.
        [PJC]
  
     7. (Zool.) A cluster or aggregation of zooids of any compound
        animal, as in the corals, hydroids, certain tunicates,
        etc.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     8. (Zool.) A community of social insects, as ants, bees, etc.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     9. (Microbiology) a group of microorganisms originating as
        the descendents of one individual cell, growing on a
        gelled growth medium, as of gelatin or agar; especially,
        such a group that has grown to a sufficient number to be
        visible to the naked eye.
        [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  colony
      n 1: a body of people who settle far from home but maintain ties
           with their homeland; inhabitants remain nationals of their
           home state but are not literally under the home state's
           system of government; "the American colony in Paris" [syn:
           colony, settlement]
      2: a group of organisms of the same type living or growing
         together
      3: one of the 13 British colonies that formed the original
         states of the United States
      4: a place where a group of people with the same interest or
         occupation are concentrated; "a nudist colony"; "an artists'
         colony"
      5: a geographical area politically controlled by a distant
         country [syn: colony, dependency]
      6: (microbiology) a group of organisms grown from a single
         parent cell

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  156 Moby Thesaurus words for "colony":
     adverse possession, ally, alodium, archduchy, archdukedom, army,
     ashram, body, body politic, buffer state, bunch, burgage,
     captive nation, caste, chieftaincy, chieftainry, city-state, claim,
     clan, class, commonweal, commonwealth, commune, community, country,
     county, de facto, de jure, dependency, derivative title, domain,
     dominion, drift, drive, drove, duchy, dukedom, earldom,
     economic class, empery, empire, endogamous group, extended family,
     family, fee fief, fee position, fee simple, fee simple absolute,
     fee simple conditional, fee simple defeasible,
     fee simple determinable, fee tail, feodum, feud, fiefdom, flock,
     frankalmoign, free city, free socage, freehold, gam, gang,
     gavelkind, gens, grand duchy, having title to, herd, hold, holding,
     host, kennel, kingdom, kinship group, knight service, land,
     lay fee, lease, leasehold, legal claim, legal possession, litter,
     mandant, mandate, mandated territory, mandatee, mandatory, moiety,
     nation, nationality, nuclear family, occupancy, occupation, order,
     original title, owning, pack, phratria, phratry, phyle, pod, polis,
     polity, possessing, possession, power, preoccupancy, preoccupation,
     prepossession, prescription, pride, principality, principate,
     property, property rights, proprietary rights, protectorate,
     province, puppet government, puppet regime, realm, republic,
     satellite, school, seisin, seneschalty, settlement, shoal, skulk,
     sloth, socage, social class, society, sovereign nation, squatting,
     state, subcaste, sublease, sultanate, superpower, tenancy,
     tenantry, tenure, tenure in chivalry, territory, title, toparchia,
     toparchy, totem, trip, troop, underlease, undertenancy, usucapion,
     villein socage, villeinhold, villenage
  
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  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.
     

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Colony, OK -- U.S. town in Oklahoma
     Population (2000):    147
     Housing Units (2000): 79
     Land area (2000):     0.938574 sq. miles (2.430895 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.938574 sq. miles (2.430895 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            16400
     Located within:       Oklahoma (OK), FIPS 40
     Location:             35.350996 N, 98.673305 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     73021
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Colony, OK
      Colony
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Colony, AL -- U.S. town in Alabama
     Population (2000):    385
     Housing Units (2000): 154
     Land area (2000):     2.243851 sq. miles (5.811547 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.005210 sq. miles (0.013494 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    2.249061 sq. miles (5.825041 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            16684
     Located within:       Alabama (AL), FIPS 01
     Location:             33.945011 N, 86.899465 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Colony, AL
      Colony
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Colony, KS -- U.S. city in Kansas
     Population (2000):    397
     Housing Units (2000): 186
     Land area (2000):     0.499542 sq. miles (1.293809 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.499542 sq. miles (1.293809 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            14950
     Located within:       Kansas (KS), FIPS 20
     Location:             38.070803 N, 95.366109 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     66015
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Colony, KS
      Colony
  

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