Definitions for Colonialkəˈloʊ ni əl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

co•lo•ni•alkəˈloʊ ni əl(adj.)

  1. of or pertaining to a colony or colonies.

    Category: Government

  2. (often cap.) of or pertaining to the 13 British colonies that became the United States of America, or to their period.

    Category: American History

  3. (of an animal) having a way of life that requires being part of a community of its own kind: being a partly attached life form.

    Penguins are colonial birds.

    Category: Animal Behavior, Zoology

  4. (cap.) of, pertaining to, or imitative of the styles of architecture, ornament, and furnishings of the British colonies in America in the 17th and 18th centuries.

    Category: Architecture, Furniture

  5. (n.)an inhabitant of a colony.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  6. a house in or imitative of the Colonial style.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Architecture

Origin of colonial:

1770–80, Amer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. colonial(adj)

    a resident of a colony

  2. colonial(adj)

    of or relating to or characteristic of or inhabiting a colony

  3. colonial(adj)

    of animals who live in colonies, such as ants

  4. colonial, compound(adj)

    composed of many distinct individuals united to form a whole or colony

    "coral is a colonial organism"

Wiktionary

  1. colonial(Noun)

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

  2. colonial(Noun)

    A house that is built in a style reminiscent of the period of the colonization of New England.

  3. colonial(Adjective)

    of or pertaining to a colony.

  4. colonial(Adjective)

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

  5. colonial(Adjective)

    of or relating to the original Thirteen Colonies of the USA.

  6. colonial(Adjective)

    of or relating to the style of architecture prevalent at about the time of the Revolution

Webster Dictionary

  1. Colonial(adj)

    of or pertaining to a colony; as, colonial rights, traffic, wars

Freebase

  1. Colonial

    The Colonial, also known as the Colonial Express, was a service of the Pennsylvania Railroad and New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad between Union Station in Washington, DC and South Station in Boston, Massachusetts. It was operated until 1973 by Amtrak.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Colonial' in Adjectives Frequency: #747


Translations for Colonial

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

colonial(adjective)

Britain was formerly a colonial power.

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