colonist

noun col·o·nist \ ˈkä-lə-nist \
Updated on: 23 May 2018
1 : a member or inhabitant of a colony
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

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First Known Use of colonist

1701

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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COLONIST Defined for English Language Learners

colonist

  • : a person who lives in a colony

  • : a person who helps to create a colony


COLONIST Defined for Kids

colonist

noun col·o·nist \ ˈkä-lə-nəst \
1 : a person living in a colony
2 : a person who helps to found a colony


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