a country or area controlled politically by a more powerful country that is often far away殖民地
a group of people who live in a colony殖民地定居者群体
a group of people with a shared interest or job who live together in a way that is separate from other people（具有共同爱好或工作的）聚居人群，群体
specialized biology a group of animals, insects, or plants of the same type that live together（动物、昆虫或植物的）群，群落；生物群
Many behavioural patterns have been identified in the chimp colony.
India was a British colony.
Australia and New Zealand are former British colonies.
Europe saw its colonies as a source of raw material and a malleable workforce.
Indian English an area surrounded by fences or walls that contains a group of houses, for example houses that have been built by an employer for its workers（有篱笆或围墙环绕的）住宅区