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1colonial

adjective co·lo·nial \kə-ˈlō-nē-əl, -nyəl\

: of or relating to a colony

: owning or made up of colonies

: of or relating to the original 13 colonies forming the United States

Full Definition of COLONIAL

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>
co·lo·nial·ize \-nē-ə-ˌlīz, -nyə-ˌlīz\ transitive verb
co·lo·nial·ly adverb
co·lo·nial·ness noun
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Examples of COLONIAL

  1. The country was a colonial power.
  2. a colonial nation and its colonial empire
  3. The book describes life in Colonial America.
  4. an example of colonial architecture
  5. The port had been very important in colonial times.

First Known Use of COLONIAL

1768

2colonial

noun

: a two-story house built in a style that was first popular in the U.S. during the American colonial period (before 1776)

: a person who is part of a colony

Full Definition of COLONIAL

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

Examples of COLONIAL

  1. They bought a Colonial on a quiet street.
  2. increasing tension between colonials and the mother country

First Known Use of COLONIAL

1798
COLONIALIZE Defined for Kids

1colonial

adjective co·lo·nial \kə-ˈlō-nē-əl\

Definition of COLONIAL for Kids

1
:  of, relating to, or characteristic of a colony
2
often cap :  of or relating to the original 13 colonies that formed the United States

2colonial

noun

Definition of COLONIAL for Kids

:  a member of or a person living in a colony

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