Colonial (adjective)

  1. Relating to a colony or colonies.
  2. Relating to or characteristic of a period of colonization.
  3. Having the characteristics of the architecture or design of the colonial period.
  4. Having the characteristics of the culture or society of a colonial period.


Late 16th century: from latin colonia "colony" + -al.


  1. The city has many colonial buildings from the 19th century.
  2. The colonial period was characterized by territorial expansion and the exploitation of resources.
  3. The colonial style of architecture was based on traditional forms and materials.
  4. The colonial society was divided into strict social classes and racial hierarchies.
  5. The colonial culture was influenced by European ideas and values.
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