What is colonial?

  • (adj): Composed of many distinct individuals united to form a whole or colony.
    Example: "Coral is a colonial organism"
    Synonyms: compound
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on colonial:

First Anglo-Mysore War - Background
... the 1740s and 1750s French and British colonial companies became more active in these local conflicts, and by the Third Carnatic War (1757–1763) the ... the power of the French and British colonial companies to serve their objectives ... The colonial powers sought to influence the local powers to gain either direct control of territory, or the revenues from territory nominally controlled by a local ruler beholden to them for financial and military ...
Guwahati - Etymology
... The name used to be spelled as Gowhatty (pre-colonial and colonial), standardized to Gauhati (colonial-British), which was then changed to the present form in the late 1980s to ...
Hugh Foot, Baron Caradon - Career
... Second World War, he was British Military Administrator of Cyrenaica, 1943 then Colonial Secretary of Cyprus, 1943-1945 ... After the War, he served as Colonial Secretary of Jamaica, 1945–1947, Chief Secretary for Nigeria, 1947–1950 and Captain General and Governor in Chief of Jamaica, 1951-1957 ... He returned to Cyprus as the last colonial Governor and Commander in Chief, 1957-1960 ...
Richard Bellingham
1592 – 7 December 1672) was a colonial magistrate, lawyer, and several-time governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and the last surviving signatory of the ... he was generally in the minority during his early years in the colony, he served ten years as colonial governor, most of them during the delicate years of the English ... king to appear in England, an action that may have contributed to the eventual revocation of the colonial charter in 1684 ...
Colonial - Trains
... Colonial (PRR train), a Pennsylvania Railroad ran between Washington, DC and New York City, and was last operated in 1973 by Amtrak ... Colonial (Amtrak 1976), an Amtrak train that began running between Newport News, Virginia and New York in 1976 ... Colonial (Amtrak 1997), an Amtrak train that began running from Richmond, Virginia to New York train in 1977 and eventually became part of the Northeast Regional ...

More definitions of "colonial":

  • (noun): A resident of a colony.
  • (adj): Of animals who live in colonies, such as ants.
  • (adj): Of or relating to or characteristic of or inhabiting a colony.

Famous quotes containing the word colonial:

    The North will at least preserve your flesh for you; Northerners are pale for good and all. There’s very little difference between a dead Swede and a young man who’s had a bad night. But the Colonial is full of maggots the day after he gets off the boat.
    Louis-Ferdinand Céline (1894–1961)

    Are you there, Africa with the bulging chest and oblong thigh? Sulking Africa, wrought of iron, in the fire, Africa of the millions of royal slaves, deported Africa, drifting continent, are you there? Slowly you vanish, you withdraw into the past, into the tales of castaways, colonial museums, the works of scholars.
    Jean Genet (1910–1986)

    In colonial America, the father was the primary parent. . . . Over the past two hundred years, each generation of fathers has had less authority than the last. . . . Masculinity ceased to be defined in terms of domestic involvement, skills at fathering and husbanding, but began to be defined in terms of making money. Men had to leave home to work. They stopped doing all the things they used to do.
    Frank Pittman (20th century)