• WordNet 3.6
    • v colonize settle as colonists or establish a colony (in) "The British colonized the East Coast"
    • v colonize settle as a colony; of countries in the developing world "Europeans colonized Africa in the 17th century"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The only South East Asian country that has never been colonized by a Western Power is Thailand
    • v. t Colonize To plant or establish a colony or colonies in; to people with colonists; to migrate to and settle in. "They that would thus colonize the stars with inhabitants."
    • v. i Colonize To remove to, and settle in, a distant country; to make a colony.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: There are 400 species of bacteria in the human colon
    • colonize To plant or establish a colony in; occupy with a colony or colonies: as, England colonized Australia.
    • colonize To form a colony of; establish in a new settlement; settle together as a body: as, to colonize the surplus population; to colonize laborers in a mining region.
    • colonize To migrate to and settle in, especially as the first or the principal inhabitants; occupy as a colony: as, English Puritans colonized New England.
    • colonize To place or settle for the time being in a voting-precinct so as to be able to vote at an election: as, to colonize voters.
    • colonize To form a colony; congregate in a new settlement: as, to colonize in India.
    • colonize Also colonise.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. coloniser,


In literature:

Most Friends were in favor of the Colonization Society; the rest were gradualists.
"The Grimké Sisters" by Catherine H. Birney
Robert Finley, the organization of the American Colonization Society had been very largely due.
"A Social History of The American Negro" by Benjamin Brawley
Inconvenience of want of arrangement in early colonization.
"Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia, Vol 1 (of 2)" by Thomas Mitchell
It was the Colonization Society.
"The Abolitionists" by John F. Hume
Vermont's great success in introducing and colonizing deer is both interesting and valuable.
"Our Vanishing Wild Life" by William T. Hornaday
The configuration of the Shire Valley, too, was favorable to colonization.
"The Personal Life Of David Livingstone" by William Garden Blaikie
This was to become the classic statement of the case for English colonization.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
The Greeks were the first who colonized Sicily; and they founded Syracuse and other towns.
"Robert Kerr's General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 18" by William Stevenson
It was said, however, that such Negroes had usually been educated or aided in some way by the American Colonization Society.
"The Journal of Negro History, Vol. I. Jan. 1916" by Various
Plainly the dependence must be upon colonization.
"Overland through Asia; Pictures of Siberian, Chinese, and Tartar Life" by Thomas Wallace Knox

In poetry:

At length, one proposed for him colonization,
Who said, "He ne'er can get well while he's here;
Besides, I detest an amalgamation,
Which will be the case, as seems to appear."
"The Captive" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
Here snakes and all vile reptiles crawl around you as you walk,
But these you never hear about in Mr. Jordan's talk;
Mosquitoes, too, and sandflies, they will tease you all the night,
And until you get quite colonized you'll be a pretty sight.
"Immigration" by Anonymous Oceania

In news:

Colonoscopy proved far superior to two other common tests for colon cancer in a study that could put pressure on more insurance companies to cover colonoscopy , an expensive screening method.
Ozzy Osbourne and his wife Sharon are teaming up with CBS and New York – Presbyterian Hospital on a public service initiative to increase awareness for colon cancer and promote early colonoscopy screenings to help save lives.
Colonoscopy Could Prevent Up to Half of Colon Cancer Deaths.
There's been some debate in recent months over how effective colonoscopy really is at saving lives — but new research indicates polyp removal during the procedure can actually cut colon cancer deaths in half.
It was suspected that the indigestible fiber they contain could make its way to the colon, lodge in the diverticula and cause inflammation and infection.
Diverticulitis is a disease that affects your colon, or large intestine.
A Diverticulitis is a disease that affects your colon, or large intestine.
Diverticulosis is the occurrence of small pockets, or tics, in the wall of the bowel, primarily the sigmoid colon just above the rectum.
Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, treatment, causes of this common colon disease.
Ann Warren Turner, Author, Raul Colon, Illustrator HarperCollins Children's Books $14.95 (32p) ISBN 978-0-06-024564-1.
Reflection, joy, and angst for the colon-dash-parenthesis.
Colonoscopy Prevents Deaths from Colon Cancer .
Colonoscopy Prevents Deaths from Colon Cancer.
In today's Brazos Valley Physicians Organization Journal of Medicine report Dr Erin Fleener discusses colon cancer.
It's also looking out for your colon .

In science:

We have evidence to believe that if s = n there are no embedded primes, and that the primary components are exactly the two colon ideals mentioned above (without the radical).
s-Hankel hypermatrices and 2 x 2 determinantal ideals
Lee, First Colonization of a Spectral Outpost in Random Matrix Theory, Constr.
Critical asymptotic behavior for the Korteweg-de Vries equation and in random matrix theory
Broad patterns of gene expression revealed by clustering analysis of tumor and normal colon tissues probed by oligonucleotide arrays.
Network-based clustering with mixtures of L1-penalized Gaussian graphical models: an empirical investigation
A semi-colon will always be used to separate arguments corresponding to derivatives with respect to the coordinates (2.22).
Classification of Generalized Symmetries for the Vacuum Einstein Equations
Uncertainties higher than 20% are marked by a colon.
The Montreal Blue Galaxy Survey III. Third list of UV-bright candidates