Definition of Colonial

1. Noun. A resident of a colony.

Group relationships: Colony, Settlement
Generic synonyms: Occupant, Occupier, Resident



2. Adjective. Of or relating to or characteristic of or inhabiting a colony.
Partainyms: Colony
Derivative terms: Colony, Colony

3. Adjective. Of animals who live in colonies, such as ants.
Partainyms: Colony
Derivative terms: Colony

4. Adjective. Composed of many distinct individuals united to form a whole or colony. "Coral is a colonial organism"
Exact synonyms: Compound
Category relationships: Zoological Science, Zoology
Similar to: Complex

Definition of Colonial

1. a. Of or pertaining to a colony; as, colonial rights, traffic, wars.

Definition of Colonial

1. Adjective. of or pertaining to a colony. ¹

2. Adjective. of or pertaining to a period when a country or territory was a colony. ¹

3. Adjective. (American English) of or relating to the original Thirteen Colonies of the USA. ¹

4. Adjective. (American English) of or relating to the style of architecture prevalent at about the time of the Revolution ¹

5. Noun. A person from a country that is or was controlled by another. ¹

6. Noun. (American English) A house that is built in a style reminiscent of the period of the colonization of New England. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Colonial

1. a citizen of a colony [n -S]

Colonial Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Colonial

colon transversum
colonalgia
colonate
colone
colonel
colonelcies
colonelcy
colonels
colonelship
coloner
coloners
colones
colonette
colonettes
coloni
colonial (current term)
colonialism
colonialisms
colonialist
colonialistic
colonialists
coloniality
colonialization
colonializations
colonialize
colonialized
colonializes
colonializing
colonially
colonialness

Literary usage of Colonial

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1909)
"Moreover, colonial grievances were aggravated by the fact that the French treated their colonies with more insight and sympathy, and deferred more obviously ..."

2. Harper's New Monthly Magazine by Henry Mills Alden (1900)
"In fornier days colonial business was transacted along with other affairs of stute. ... Although the greater portion of the colonial empire is recent, ..."

3. Publications by Mississippi Historical Society (1916)
"To the Committee for the Preservation of Existing colonial Records:— As Archivist for the colonial Dames of America in the State of Mississippi and as the ..."

4. History of Manufactures in the United States by Victor Selden Clark (1916)
"colonial period,. Influence of England's industrial development upon colonial ... Influence of natural resources and markets upon colonial manufactures, 8. ..."

5. American Debate: A History of Political and Economic Controversy in the by Marion Mills Miller (1916)
"... Virginia Companies—colonial History of Virginia —Negro Slavery—Controversy between Landed Aristocracy and Freeholders—Bacon's Rebellion—Controversy over ..."

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