Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An original settler or founder of a colony.
  • noun An inhabitant of a colony.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An inhabitant of a colony; a settler in a colony; a member of a colonizing expedition.
  • noun An animal or a plant found in a country or region in which it is not indigenous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A member or inhabitant of a colony.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A person who is a founder of a colony.
  • noun The original persons of a colony.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a person who settles in a new colony or moves into new country

Etymologies

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colon(y) +‎ -ist

Examples

  • My great+ grandfather was an Austin colonist and his son, my great+ uncle, was at San Jacinto.

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  • Radu Dracul, a colonist from the alien world Twilight, having chosen to leave his home and become a starship crew member, discovers he has abilities he never dreamed of.

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  • Radu Dracul, a colonist from the alien world Twilight, having chosen to leave his home and become a starship crew member, discovers he has abilities he never dreamed of.

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  • The potential value of a grown-up colonist is supposed to be $300.

    Imperial Defence and Tariff Reform

  • The book takes the form of a memoir of Casseia Majumdar, a human inhabitant of Mars in the place of "inhabitant", I nearly wrote "colonist"--the main conflict of the novel lays in the difference between those two terms.

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  • The book takes the form of a memoir of Casseia Majumdar, a human inhabitant of Mars in the place of "inhabitant", I nearly wrote "colonist"--the main conflict of the novel lays in the difference between those two terms.

    Moving Mars

  • A colonist is the most beautiful crittur in natur to try experiments on, you ever see; for he is so simple and good-natured he don't know no better; and so weak, he couldn't help himself if he did.

    The Attaché; or, Sam Slick in England — Complete

  • A colonist is the most beautiful crittur in natur to try experiments on, you ever see; for he is so simple and good-natured he don't know no better; and so weak, he couldn't help himself if he did.

    The Attaché; or, Sam Slick in England — Volume 02

  • He was not going to allow himself to be pushed onto anything foolish, whether this "colonist" could read his mind or not.

    Star Born

  • He was not going to allow himself to be pushed onto anything foolish, whether this "colonist" could read his mind or not.

    Star Born

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