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Dictionary definition for: Colony

1. (n) 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

2. (n) a group of animals of the same type living together

3. (n) one of the 13 British colonies that formed the original states of the United States

4. (n) a geographical area politically controlled by a distant country

5. (n) (microbiology) a group of organisms grown from a single parent cell

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