colonialism

Definitions

  • French Colonial Types
    French Colonial Types
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n colonialism exploitation by a stronger country of weaker one; the use of the weaker country's resources to strengthen and enrich the stronger country
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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

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In the United States there are about three million honey producing colonies
    • n colonialism A practice, idiom, or phrase peculiar to a colony.
    • n colonialism Collectively, the characteristics of colonial life.
    • n colonialism The colonial principle or system: as, British colonialism works well.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Ants are social insects and live in colonies which may have as many as 500,000 individuals.
    • ns Colonialism a trait of colonial life or speech
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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

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. coloniacolonus, a husbandman—colĕre, to till.

Usage

In literature:

EDEN SILENT quickly became COLONY FEARED LOST and progressed normally to COLONY WIPED OUT.
"Eight Keys to Eden" by Mark Irvin Clifton
Distinguish superficial from deep colonies and note the characters of the individual colonies.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
He neither had nor wished to have colonies.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
When the American Colonies secured their independence, each colony of the thirteen was a helpless independent unit.
"The Red Watch" by J. A. Currie
By the operations of British sea power, Germany had now practically lost her colonial empire.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume I (of 8)" by Various
Before leaving, the survivors of the winter had had a consultation with Gates and Somers about future prospects for the colony.
"Medicine in Virginia, 1607-1699" by Thomas P. Hughes
John Chew was another man of great distinction in the colony.
"Patrician and Plebeian" by Thomas J. Wertenbaker
That force had its inception in the infant colony at Jamestown.
"Agriculture in Virginia, 1607-1699" by Lyman Carrier
There were those who sought profit in supporting the colonies, as well as those who knowingly faced loss in defending the king.
"The Siege of Boston" by Allen French
Carthage was a Phoenician colony.
"The Railroad Question" by William Larrabee
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In poetry:

I vonder if dose tales are true,
Ve lose most all our ships,
Our colonies and commerce too;
I hear tings mit my lips.
"Hans Begins To Wonder" by Abner Cosens
Full many a tale of wild romance, and myth,
In large hyperbole the New World told,
And down from days of Raleigh and of Smith
The Colonies meant gold.
"Arms And The Man - The Oaks And The Tempest" by James Barron Hope
Colonial, stately; 'mid shade and shine
Of the locust-tree and the Southern pine;
With its orchard acres and meadowlands
Stretched out before it like welcoming hands.
"The Road Home" by Madison Julius Cawein
Imperial Federation! What stronger can there be,
Than sending forth our choicest, as gifts unasked and free?
It means the Colonies are bound by ties of Love and Life
In danger's hour to triumph or to fall in England's' strife;
"The Transvaal Contingent" by Anonymous Oceania
"Nay, Newport, a child in years, the bright-eyed maid,
Yet with heart of gold and mother wit
Working e'er to save our colony from ruin.
He who dares vile slander make or evil think
Is unworthy woman's love or England's trust."
"Pocahontas - III Smith And Newport" by Virginia Carter Castleman
In sixty-one this daring youth commenced his wild career,
With a heart that knew no danger, no foeman did he fear.
He stuck up the Beechworth mail-coach, and robbed Judge MacEvoy,
Who trembled, and gave up his gold to the wild Colonial Boy.
"The Wild Colonial Boy" by Anonymous Oceania

In news:

If you were a young unemployed Portuguese person moving to Rio in the former colony of Brazil must seem like a no-brainer.
Two new emperor penguin colonies spied in Antarctica.
One of the new emperor penguin colonies observed by French researchers on Nov 1.
Oaks Possibility Colonial Empress Works.
Colonial Empress worked four furlongs in:48 2/5 at Churchill Downs on April 25.
In military fatigues and regalia that spanned from Colonial times to the 1960s, re-enactors in Womelsdorf paid homage over the weekend to the men and women of the area who fought in the nation's wars.
THE COLONY — Through the first 40 minutes of Wednesday night's Class 5A Region I bi-district playoff game between Guyer and Plano, there was an overwhelming feeling that Plano was going to take control of the game.
A battle of "historic" proportion is brewing between the new owner of one of the first Spanish-colonial homes built in La Jolla Shores and neighbors who don't want him to redevelop the property in a more contemporary style.
In this Thursday, Oct 25, 2012, photo, a sign attracts job-seekers during a job fair at the Marriott Hotel in Colonie, N.Y.
The country, once an Italian colony, was isolated for years because of its history of bloody conflict, and today spending your vacation here is like visiting a vintage shop.
ArtWalk at Marco Island's Esplanade bittersweet as Artist Colony given notice.
"Artists of the Caribbean" theme for 17 artists in the Artists Colony at the Esplanade on Marco Island, including entertainment and light refreshments.
City Manager Bill Weeks will dust off his archaeological skills as he takes on the excavation of a Colonial-era cemetery recently discovered on the grounds of the old Glynn Middle School.
Herbert S Small has been involved with the funeral business since 1952 when his brother and a business partner opened a funeral home in Colonial Heights.
In the late 1950's, as the winds of independence swept across Africa, Gabon was the only one of 14 French colonies in Africa to vote to join France as a department.
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In science:

The above renormalisation program was developed for various choices of the single-colony state space.
Renormalisation of hierarchically interacting Cannings processes
So far, two important classes of single-colony processes could not be treated: Anderson diffusions [GH07] and jump processes.
Renormalisation of hierarchically interacting Cannings processes
The reason behind this reduction is that our single-colony process is a superposition of a C Λ -process and a Fleming-Viot process with state-independent resampling rates and that both these processes renormalise to a multiple of the latter.
Renormalisation of hierarchically interacting Cannings processes
If the single-colony process would be a superposition of a C Λ -process and a Fleming-Viot process with state-dependent resampling rate, i.e., g would not be a constant but a function of the state, then the renormalisation transformation would be much more complicated.
Renormalisation of hierarchically interacting Cannings processes
This model describes the evolution of allelic types of finitely many individuals living in a single colony.
Renormalisation of hierarchically interacting Cannings processes
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