colonial

Definitions

  • French Colonial Types
    French Colonial Types
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj colonial composed of many distinct individuals united to form a whole or colony "coral is a colonial organism"
    • adj colonial of or relating to or characteristic of or inhabiting a colony
    • adj colonial of animals who live in colonies, such as ants
    • n colonial a resident of a colony
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Jamestown Island, Virginia. On this small island—half forest and half marsh—was planted the English colony of which Raleigh and Gilbert dreamed Jamestown Island, Virginia. On this small island—half forest and half marsh—was planted the English colony of which...
The Jamestown cooper was a busy craftsman. Many barrels, hogsheads, and casks were needed in the colony, and large quantities of barrel staves were made for shipping to England. (Painting by Sidney E. King.) The Jamestown cooper was a busy craftsman. Many barrels, hogsheads, and casks were needed in the colony, and large...
THE COLONIAL SURPRISE-PARTY AT TRENTON THE COLONIAL SURPRISE-PARTY AT TRENTON
A GREBE COLONY IN SASKATCHEWAN A GREBE COLONY IN SASKATCHEWAN
BROWN PELICANS IN FLORIDA The Pelicans nest in colonies, and the young feed from the parents' throats. Range: Gulf coast of U. S. and southward. Habitat Group in The American Museum of Natural History BROWN PELICANS IN FLORIDA The Pelicans nest in colonies, and the young feed from the parents' throats. Range: Gulf...
Views of Old Colony Strong Plow, about 1732 Views of Old Colony Strong Plow, about 1732
Section where Raleigh's various colonies were located Section where Raleigh's various colonies were located
The English Colonies and the French Claims in 1754 The English Colonies and the French Claims in 1754

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the United States there are about three million honey producing colonies
    • a Colonial Of or pertaining to a colony; as, colonial rights, traffic, wars.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1638, Sweden founded a colony in the New World in the Delaware River Valley. It was called New Sweden.
    • colonial Pertaining or belonging to a colony: as, colonial government; colonial rights; specifically, in American history, relating to the thirteen British colonies which became the United States of America, or to their period. See colony.
    • colonial In zoology, forming colonies; consisting of or living as colonies; not separate; aggregative; social: as, the colonial Anthozoa.
    • n colonial A member or citizen of a colony, especially of one of the British colonies in the eastern hemisphere.
    • n colonial plural Colonial products, securities, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The population of the American colonies in 1610 was 350.
    • adj Colonial pertaining to a colony
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Quotations

  • Benjamin Disraeli
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    “Colonies do not cease to be colonies because they are independent.”
  • James F. Cooper
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    “America owes most of its social prejudices to the exaggerated religious opinions of the different sects which were so instrumental in establishing the colonies.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. colonial,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. coloniacolonus, a husbandman—colĕre, to till.

Usage

In literature:

They then landed to select a location for their colonial village.
"King Philip" by John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
They are doing grand things in maintaining the rights of the Colonies.
"Daughters of the Revolution and Their Times" by Charles Carleton Coffin
Maine, however, remained a part of the Bay Colony to the end of the colonial period.
"The Fathers of New England" by Charles M. Andrews
In 1783 the Treaty of Paris granted independence to the Thirteen Colonies.
"The Fathers of Confederation" by A. H. U. Colquhoun
They nest in enormous colonies on islands in the interior of the country and in smaller colonies on the coasts.
"The Bird Book" by Chester A. Reed
PLAN OF THE RED RIVER COLONY .
"The Red River Colony" by Louis Aubrey Wood
Strong English colonies in former Spanish and French territories would be powerful deterrents to future colonial wars.
"The Road to Independence: Virginia 1763-1783" by Virginia State Dept. of Education
It was the first colony ever founded by charity.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, v. 13" by Various
It is equally visible in the forms of colonial administration.
"The Fighting Governor" by Charles W. Colby
But the colony was too young and feeble, and James could hardly be expected to give his consent.
"Virginia under the Stuarts 1607-1688" by Thomas J. Wertenbaker
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In poetry:

Seest thou these hatchments? Knowest thou this blood
Nourished the heroes of Colonial days--
Sent to the dim and savage-haunted wood
Those sad-eyed Puritans with hymns of praise?
"On William Francis Bartlett" by Francis Bret Harte
And, instant as some star's slant flame,
That scores the swarthy cheek of night,
Perhaps behold Colonial dame
And gentleman in stately white
Go glimmering down the pale moonlight.
"A Street Of Ghosts" by Madison Julius Cawein
Yes, it is true, my Countrymen,
We are rich in names and blood,
And red have been the blossoms
From the first Colonial bud,
While her names have blazed as meteors
By many a field and flood.
"The Lee Memorial Ode" by James Barron Hope
We enter; and between great rows
Of locusts winds a grass-grown road;
And at its glimmering end,--o'erflowed
With quiet light,--the white front shows
Of an old mansion, grand and broad,
With grave Colonial porticoes.
"The Brothers" by Madison Julius Cawein
'Tis of a wild Colonial Boy, Jack Doolan was his name,
Of poor but honest parents he was born in Castlemaine.
He was his father's only hope, his mother's pride and joy,
And dearly did his parents love the wild Colonial Boy.
"The Wild Colonial Boy" by Anonymous Oceania
When we landed in this colony to different masters went
For little trifling offences boys to Hobart Town gaol were sent
Now the second sentence we received and ordered for to be
Sent to Macquarie Harbour that place of tyranny
"Cyprus Brig" by Anonymous Oceania

In news:

Shaker and Colonie had strong performances at Saturday's Colonie Relays.
The Shaker boys team edged Shenendehowa for first place, 112.5 points to 109.5 pointa, while Colonie finished third with 91 points.
The nuptials were followed by a reception at the Colonial Country Club, also in Fort Myers.
The lounge has a rather colonial aura.
February's First Friday gallery tour led me to the awkwardly named Indy Indie Artist Colony at 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue.
They were believed to be extinct, until a small colony was discovered in 1981 in Wyoming.
Governors Island is already one of our favorite places on earth: a playground of uncrowded pathways, colonial architecture, and pristine views unspoiled by out-of-control condo development—no one lives there.
When in danger of drowning, a colony of the critters — thousands of them — will save themselves by joining forces and forming a raft.
France Flexing Military Muscles in Libya, Former Colony Ivory Coast.
With a new governor in office, a former Manson family member serving a life term at California Men’s Colony has his best chance at freedom after a parole board recommended his release Thursday.
Restored Colonial garden makes a colorful addition to Fort Ticonderoga .
Split Foyer to French Colonial.
Emmy-winning actor David Hyde Pierce has just listed his stunning Spanish Colonial in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles for $7,500,000.
A woman walks past a plastic containers for sale, outside a colonial-era building in Freetown , Sierra Leone Friday, Nov 16, 2012.
What Women Want: "The United States and its colonial feminists have been irrelevant for the majority of Iraqi women," writes Haifa Zangana in her newest book.
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In science:

Since we have introduced a spatial structure, we now allow, on all hierarchical levels k simultaneously, a reproduction event where each individual treats the k-block around its present location as a macro-colony and uses it for its resampling.
Renormalisation of hierarchically interacting Cannings processes
Note that the reshuffling-resampling affects all the individuals in a macro-colony simultaneously and in the same manner.
Renormalisation of hierarchically interacting Cannings processes
Note that each of the N k colonies in a k-block can trigger reshuffling-resampling in that block, and for each colony the block is chosen at rate N −2k .
Renormalisation of hierarchically interacting Cannings processes
We note that in the continuum mass limit the reshuffling-resampling operation takes the following form when it acts on the states in the colonies: (1.32) xζ is replaced by (1 − r)yη ,k + rδa for all ζ ∈ Bk (η) with a ∈ E drawn from yη ,k .
Renormalisation of hierarchically interacting Cannings processes
Note that in the mean-field case and in the single-colony case, a ∈ E is drawn from xζ (cf. (1.14)) 7 .
Renormalisation of hierarchically interacting Cannings processes
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