[kuh-loh-nee-uh l] /kəˈloʊ ni əl/
of, concerning, or pertaining to a colony or colonies:
the colonial policies of France.
of, concerning, or pertaining to colonialism; colonialistic.
(often initial capital letter) pertaining to the 13 British colonies that became the United States of America, or to their period.
Ecology. forming a colony.
(initial capital letter) Architecture, Furniture.
an inhabitant of a .
a house in or imitative of the Colonial style.
of, characteristic of, relating to, possessing, or inhabiting a colony or colonies
(often capital) characteristic of or relating to the 13 British colonies that became the United States of America (1776)
(often capital) of or relating to the colonies of the British Empire
denoting, relating to, or having the style of Neoclassical architecture used in the British colonies in America in the 17th and 18th centuries
of or relating to the period of Australian history before Federation (1901)
(of organisms such as corals and bryozoans) existing as a colony of polyps
(of animals and plants) having become established in a community in a new environment
a native of a colony
1756, from Latin colonia (see colony) + -al (1), or directly from colony on model of baronoinal. Meaning “from or characteristic of America during colonial times” is from 1776. The noun meaning “inhabitant of a colony” is recorded from 1865.
noun, Biology. 1. a collective life form comprising associations of individual organisms that are incompletely separated, as corals and moss animals. 2. any of the individual organisms in such a life form.
- Colonial experience
noun 1. (Austral, history) experience of farming, etc, gained by a young Englishman in colonial Australia
- Colonial goose
noun 1. (NZ) an old-fashioned name for stuffed roast mutton
noun 1. a town in central Virginia.