colonist

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noun col·o·nist \ˈkä-lə-nist\

Definition of colonist

  1. 1 :  a member or inhabitant of a colony

  2. 2 :  one that colonizes or settles in a new country

Examples of colonist in a Sentence

  1. British colonists settled the area in the 18th century.

  2. over time the colonists began to sense that they were becoming a people unto themselves

1701

First Known Use of colonist

1701


COLONIST Defined for English Language Learners

colonist

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noun col·o·nist \ˈkä-lə-nist\

Definition of colonist for English Language Learners

  • : a person who lives in a colony

  • : a person who helps to create a colony


COLONIST Defined for Kids

colonist

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noun col·o·nist \ˈkä-lə-nəst\

Definition of colonist for Students

  1. 1 :  a person living in a colony

  2. 2 :  a person who helps to found a colony



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