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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
colony /'kɔləni/
  • danh từ
    • thuộc địa
    • kiều dân; khu kiều dân; khu (những người cùng nghề)
    • (động vật học) bầy, đàn, tập đoàn
      • a colony of ants: đàn kiến
    • (thực vật học) khóm, cụm
Concise Dictionary
+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 group of animals of the same type living together
+one of the 13 British colonies that formed the original states of the United States
+a geographical area politically controlled by a distant country
+(microbiology) a group of organisms grown from a single parent cell

Advanced English Dictionary
+ noun (plural colonies)
1 [C] a country or an area that is governed by people from another, more powerful, country: former British colonies + the Declaration of Independence of the 13 colonies and the creation of the United States
2 [sing.+sing./pl. v.] a group of people who go to live permanently in a colony
3 [C+sing./pl. v.] a group of people from the same place or with the same work or interests who live in a particular city or country or who live together: the American colony in Paris + an artists' colony
4 [C+sing./pl. v.] (biology) a group of plants or animals that live together or grow in the same place: a colony of ants + a bird colony
Collocation Dictionary

1 country ruled by another country


Britain's overseas colonies
| self-governing | penal, plantation


Settlers established a new colony in the early 18th century.


in a/the ~

2 group of animals/plants


huge, large, thriving | small | breeding | ant, bird, seal, etc. | coral


Some of the insects will leave to form a new colony.


in a/the ~
The birds nest in huge colonies.
| ~ of
a colony of ants

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