colony colony  /ˈkɑ lə ni/


  1. (n) 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
  2. (n) a group of organisms of the same type living or growing together
  3. (n) one of the 13 British colonies that formed the original states of the United States
  4. (n) a place where a group of people with the same interest or occupation are concentrated
  5. (n) a geographical area politically controlled by a distant country
  6. (n) (microbiology) a group of organisms grown from a single parent cell



  1. Attack Involving Two Inmates at California Men's Colony

    SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif.- Officials with the California Men's Colony tell Central Coast News an inmate stabbed another inmate multiple times in the head.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: FOX 11 Santa Maria

  2. The Colony PD is rolling out a brand new look

    Photos courtesy of the city of The Colony. The Colony Police Department’s previous design won first place recognition for the western United States in Law & Order Magazine and the department is hoping to do the same with this new design.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Colony Courier-Leader

  3. Buhach Colony High School class awarded for civic education

    The women's studies class at Buhach Colony High School in Atwater has received a key state award for its groundbreaking efforts to empower students to achieve success. The class taught by Annie Delgado received the Civic Learning Award of Merit, cosponsored by Tom Torlakson, state superintendent of public instruction, and state Supreme Court Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Merced Sun-Star

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  1. "If you read this report, one would think that it is written for a young, small colony that they are imposing these conditions on," Talabani said. "We are a sovereign country."
    on Dec 10, 2006 By: Jalal Talabani Source: Forbes

  2. "Two militants were killed in an operation on June 25 in Krankshivan colony of Sopore. The LeT is active there," he added.
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: P Chidambaram Source: Oneindia

  3. "We are not in Afghanistan to create a colony, but to help an independent country and now a democratic country run its own affairs," Miliband said.
    on Feb 5, 2008 By: David Miliband Source: FOXNews

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