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Webster 1913 Edition


Colonial

Co-lo′ni-al

,
Adj.
[Cf. F.
colonial
.]
Of or pertaining to a colony;
as,
colonial
rights, traffic, wars
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Colonial

COLONIAL

,
Adj.
[See Colony.] Pertaining to a colony; as colonial government; colonial rights.

Definition 2022


colonial

colonial

English

Adjective

colonial (comparative more colonial, superlative most colonial)

  1. Of or pertaining to a colony.
  2. Of or pertaining to a period when a country or territory was a colony.
    • 2013 June 8, The new masters and commanders”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8839, page 52:
      From the ground, Colombo’s port does not look like much. Those entering it are greeted by wire fences, walls dating back to colonial times and security posts. For mariners leaving the port after lonely nights on the high seas, the delights of the B52 Night Club and Stallion Pub lie a stumble away.
  3. (US) Of or relating to the original Thirteen Colonies of the USA.
  4. (US) Of or relating to the style of architecture prevalent at about the time of the Revolution.

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Noun

colonial (plural colonials)

  1. A person from a country that is or was controlled by another.
  2. (US) A house that is built in a style reminiscent of the period of the colonization of New England.

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Catalan

Adjective

colonial m, f (masculine and feminine plural colonials)

  1. colonial

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kɔ.lɔ.njal/

Adjective

colonial m (feminine singular coloniale, masculine plural coloniaux, feminine plural coloniales)

  1. colonial

Portuguese

Etymology

From colónia (colony) + -al.

Pronunciation

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ko.ˌlo.ni.ˈaw/, /ˌko.lo.ˈnjaw/

Adjective

colonial m, f (plural coloniais, comparable)

  1. (geopolitics) colonial (relating to colonies: regions ruled by another country)
    Governo colonial.
    Colonial government.
  2. (geopolitics) colonial; colonialistic (relating to colonialism)
    Expansão colonial.
    Colonial expansion.
  3. (chiefly art) colonial (relating to the period when a country was a colony)
    Arquitetura colonial.
    Colonial architecture.
  4. (Brazil) relating to the culture of rural immigrant settlements
    Queijo colonial.
    [Type of cheese made by German immigrants].

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Spanish

Adjective

colonial m, f (plural coloniales)

  1. colonial