colony - definition and synonyms

 
 
noun [countable] 

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/ˈkɒləni/
singularcolony
pluralcolonies
  1. 1
    a country that is controlled by another country

    a former British colony

    1. a.
      one of the parts of North America that was ruled by Britain before becoming the US
  2. 3
    Indian English a planned area within a city for people to live and work in