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  • n. One who establishes or joins a colony; a colonist

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who promotes or establishes a colony; a colonist.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who colonizes; one who establishes colonies. Also coloniser.

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

  • n. someone who helps to found a colony


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  • "colonizer" -- an underground union organizer -- in a meatpacking plant in Chicago.

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