What does colonial mean?

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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. Travis Parno:

    The site represents a period of monumental change when European colonists inserted themselves into a diverse, politically and socially complex world of Native peoples, the ramifications of the initial colonial settlement and interactions between the colonists and the Yaocomaco, Piscataway, and other Native groups would shape the course of Maryland’s colonial history.

  2. Angelo Falcon:

    Puerto Rico at one point was a big American showcase of how the United States took over this island and turned it into this great democracy, right now that colonial experiment is not going so well, it looks like it's failing.

  3. John Kennedy, Autobiography of malcolm x:

    Our nation was born in genocide when it embraced the doctrine that the original American, the Indian, was an inferior race. Even before there were large numbers of Negroes on our shore, the scar of our racial hatred had already disfigured colonial society. From the sixteenth century forward, blood flowed in battles over racial supremacy. We are perhaps the only nation which tried as a matter of national policy to wipe out its indigenous population. Moreover, we elevated that tragic experience into a noble crusade. Indeed, even today we have not permitted ourselves to reject or feel remorse for this shameful episode. Our literature, our films, our drama, our folklore all exalt it. Our children are still taught to respect the violence which reduced a red-skinned people of an earlier culture into a few fragmented groups herded into impoverished reservations.

  4. Kendall Brown:

    Clearly, colonial Spanish American mining was industrial in scale, and the belief that a dramatic man-made impact on the environment only began in the 18th century is a Euro-centric construct.

  5. Mike Pompeo:

    We shut down 10,000 jobs with the Keystone Pipeline here in the United States of America and then they permitted the Russian pipeline to continue to be built that will threaten the heart of Europe's energy infrastructure and of course you were referring to the cyber attack on the Colonial Pipeline, president Trump and our team were very clear about what we would do in response to cyber attacks. We changed. It's a pretty arcane idea, but we changed the NSPM, the rules that permitted us to respond to these attacks. I hope that the Biden administration will use the tools that we provided.

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