1) ADJ: ADJ n Colonial means relating to countries that are colonies, or to colonialism.

...the 31st anniversary of Jamaica's independence from British colonial rule.

...the colonial civil service.

2) N-COUNT: usu pl People who have lived for a long time in a colony but who belong to the colonizing country are sometimes referred to as colonials.

...a group of ex-colonials.

3) ADJ: usu ADJ n A Colonial building or piece of furniture was built or made in a style that was popular in America in the 17th and 18th centuries. [mainly AM]

...the white colonial houses on the north side of the campus...

I sat on the Colonial bench that was just to the left of the office doorway.

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Colonial — puede referirse a: Lo relativo a la colonia, término polisémico Lo relativo a la colonización, término polisémico Coloniales puede referirse a: El plural de colonial La antigua denominación de los productos coloniales o ultramarinos y de las… …   Wikipedia Español

  • colonial — colonial, iale, iaux [ kɔlɔnjal, jo ] adj. et n. • 1776; de colonie 1 ♦ Relatif aux colonies. Régime colonial; expansion coloniale (⇒ colonialisme, impérialisme) . Comptoir colonial. Produits coloniaux, provenant des colonies (⇒ exotique) .… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Colonial — or The Colonial may refer to: Colonial, of, relating to, or characteristic of a colony Colonial history of the United States, the period of American history from the 17th century to 1776, under the rule of Great Britain, France and Spain Spanish… …   Wikipedia

  • colonial — COLONIÁL, Ă, coloniali, e, adj. Care ţine de colonii1 şi de colonialism, privitor la colonii; aflat în colonii, provenind din colonii; în stare de colonie. ♢ Putere colonială = stat cu una sau mai multe colonii. Politică colonială = colonialism.… …   Dicționar Român

  • colonial — colonial, ale (ko lo ni al, a l ) adj. Qui provient des colonies, qui est relatif aux colonies. Produits coloniaux. Questions coloniales.    Système colonial, celui qui réserve le marché des colonies à la métropole et réciproquement, ou celui qui …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • colonial — adjetivo 1. De la época de las colonias: administración colonial, periodo colonial. 2. Que se produce en las colonias o que imita las costumbres o productos coloniales: arquitectura colonial, ciencia colonial, productos coloniales. sustantivo… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • Colonial — Co*lo ni*al, a. [Cf. F. colonial.] Of or pertaining to a colony; as, colonial rights, traffic, wars. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • colonial — (adj.) 1756, from L. colonia (see COLONY (Cf. colony)) + AL (Cf. 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… …   Etymology dictionary

  • colonial — adj. 2 g. 1. Das colônias ou a elas relativo. 2. Diz se de estilo arquitetônico ou artístico característico da época colonial. • s. 2 g. 3. Aquele que conhece bem as colônias ou se dedica a assuntos coloniais.   ‣ Etimologia: colônia + al …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • colonial — index provincial Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • colonial — [adj] pioneering, relating to a nonindependent or new territory crude, dependent, dominion, early American, emigrant, frontier, immigrant, new, outland, pilgrim, pioneer, prerevolutionary, primitive, provincial, puritan, territorial, transplanted …   New thesaurus

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