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kəˈloʊ ni əlcolo·nial

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. colonialadjective

    a resident of a colony

  2. colonialadjective

    of or relating to or characteristic of or inhabiting a colony

  3. colonialadjective

    of animals who live in colonies, such as ants

  4. colonial, compoundadjective

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

    "coral is a colonial organism"

Wiktionary

  1. colonialnoun

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

  2. colonialnoun

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

  3. colonialadjective

    of or pertaining to a colony.

  4. colonialadjective

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

  5. colonialadjective

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

  6. colonialadjective

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Colonialadjective

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

  2. Etymology: [Cf. F. colonial.]

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.

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  1. Adjectives Frequency

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of colonial in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of colonial in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of colonial in a Sentence

  1. Kevin Streelman:

    There will probably be four, five, six of us who will split a plane to get to Colonial, the tour has chartered planes, like big ones, for all the players and caddies in between events, trying to keep our bubble nice and tight.

  2. Bernie Fanaroff:

    We don't accept that South Africa has to remain on the edge of civilization. That we don't accept, that's the old colonial way of thinking, for South Africa and Africa (this could be) the next great economic growth story.

  3. Heiko Maas:

    Our goal was and is to find a common path to genuine reconciliation in memory of the victims. This includes naming the events of the German colonial period in what is now Namibia, and in particular the atrocities in the period from 1904 to 1908, without sparing or glossing over them. We will now also officially call these events what they were from today's perspective : a genocide.

  4. Jack Gary:

    We're going to put Colonial Williamsburg back exactly where Colonial Williamsburg was, colonial Williamsburg'll be sitting in Colonial Williamsburg exact footprint, as it was the day the congregation built Colonial Williamsburg in the early 1800s.

  5. Heiko Maas:

    The crimes of German colonial rule have long burdened relations with Namibia. There can be no closing of the book on the past. However, the recognition of guilt and our request for apology is an important step towards coming to terms with the crimes and shaping the future together.

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