colonized

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

colonized \colonized\ adjective

1. inhabited by people who were born in or retain strong ties to another country.

Syn: settled. [WordNet 1.5]

2. politically ruled by citizens of another country. [PJC]

3. having a population (of animals or plants) which moved in from another territory.

Syn: colonized. [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Colonize \Col"o*nize\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Colonized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Colonizing}.] [Cf. F. coloniser.] To plant or establish a colony or colonies in; to people with colonists; to migrate to and settle in. --Bacon.

They that would thus colonize the stars with inhabitants. --Howell.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

colonized

adjective

1: inhabited by colonists [syn: {colonized}, {colonised}, {settled}]


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