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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 col·o·ny /ˈkɑləni/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 col·o·ny /ˈkɑlənɪ/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Col·o·ny n.; pl. Colonies
 1. A company of people transplanted from their mother country to a remote province or country, and remaining subject to the jurisdiction of the parent state; as, the British colonies in America.
    The first settlers of New England were the best of Englishmen, well educated, devout Christians, and zealous lovers of liberty. There was never a colony formed of better materials.   --Ames.
 2. The district or country colonized; a settlement.
 4. A company of persons from the same country sojourning in a foreign city or land; as, the American colony in Paris.
 5. Nat. Hist. A number of animals or plants living or growing together, beyond their usual range.
 7.  Zool. A cluster or aggregation of zooids of any compound animal, as in the corals, hydroids, certain tunicates, etc.
 8.  Zool. A community of social insects, as ants, bees, etc.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a body of people who settle far from home but maintain ties
           with their homeland; inhabitants remain nationals of
           their home state but are not literally under the home
           state's system of government [syn: settlement]
      2: a group of animals of the same type living together
      3: one of the 13 British colonies that formed the original
         states of the United States
      4: a geographical area politically controlled by a distant
         country [syn: dependency]
      5: (microbiology) a group of organisms grown from a single
         parent cell

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    The city of Philippi was a Roman colony (Acts 16:12), i.e., a
    military settlement of Roman soldiers and citizens, planted
    there to keep in subjection a newly-conquered district. A colony
    was Rome in miniature, under Roman municipal law, but governed
    by military officers (praetors and lictors), not by proconsuls.
    It had an independent internal government, the jus Italicum;
    i.e., the privileges of Italian citizens.