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colony

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of colony

  1. 1 a settlement in a new country or region <the early history of New York City when it was a Dutch colony> Synonyms plantation Related Words camp, diaspora, exclave, habitation, outpost, post; dependency, mandate, possession, protectorate, territory

  2. 2 a group of people with a common interest living in one place <New Hampshire's MacDowell colony was founded as a summer residence for writers and composers> Synonyms communityRelated Words circle, clique, coterie, set, society; band, company, troop; clan, family




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