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Colonial definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

COLONIAL, a. [See Colony.] Pertaining to a colony; as colonial government; colonial rights.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: of or relating to or characteristic of or inhabiting a colony
2: of animals who live in colonies, such as ants
3: composed of many distinct individuals united to form a whole or colony; "coral is a colonial organism" [syn: colonial, compound] n
1: a resident of a colony

Merriam Webster's

I. adjective Date: 1768 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of a colony 2. often capitalized of or relating to the original 13 colonies forming the United States: as a. made or prevailing in America during the colonial period <colonial architecture> b. adapted from or reminiscent of an American colonial mode of design <colonial furniture> 3. forming or existing in a colony <colonial organisms> 4. possessing or composed of colonies <a colonial empire> colonialize transitive verb colonially adverb colonialness noun II. noun Date: 1798 1. a member or inhabitant of a colony 2. a. a product (as a coin or stamp) made for use in a colony b. a product exhibiting colonial style; especially often capitalized a house built in the neoclassical style of the American colonial period

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. & n. --adj. 1 of, relating to, or characteristic of a colony or colonies, esp. of a British Crown Colony. 2 (esp. of architecture or furniture) built or designed in, or in a style characteristic of, the period of the British colonies in America before independence. --n. 1 a native or inhabitant of a colony. 2 a house built in colonial style. Phrases and idioms: colonial goose Austral. & NZ a boned and stuffed roast leg of mutton. Derivatives: colonially adv.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Colonial Co*lo"ni*al, a. [Cf. F. colonial.] Of or pertaining to a colony; as, colonial rights, traffic, wars.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

1. Colonial means relating to countries that are colonies, or to colonialism. ...the 31st anniversary of Jamaica's independence from British colonial rule. ...the colonial civil service. ADJ: ADJ n 2. A Colonial building or piece of furniture was built or made in a style that was popular in America in the 17th and 18th centuries. (mainly AM) ...the white colonial houses on the north side of the campus... ADJ: usu ADJ n


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