Definitions For Colony


  • A group of organisms of the same type living or growing together
  • (microbiology) a group of organisms grown from a single parent cell
  • 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
  • A geographical area politically controlled by a distant country
  • A place where a group of people with the same interest or occupation are concentrated
  • One of the 13 British colonies that formed the original states of the United States
  • An area that is controlled by or belongs to a country and is usually far away from it
  • A group of people sent by a country to live in such a colony
  • A group of plants or animals living or growing in one place

Is Colony a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

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Words with Friends

The word Colony is worth 11 points in Scrabble and 13 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Colony in a Sentence

  • Massachusetts was one of the original 13 British colonies that later became the United States.
  • A former French colony in Africa

Synonyms for Colony

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