Definition of 'colonist'
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But it is not clear that will be possible for the first colonists. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Why had so many colonists died in a land so rich in potential? America Past and Present (1995)The conditions were awful, and many colonists died of tropical disease. WHEN SCOTLAND RULED THE WORLD: The Story of the Golden Age of Genius, Creativity and Exploration (2002)They learnt their languages and customs and were aided by other European colonists. Times, Sunday Times (2010) English colonists crossed the Atlantic for many different reasons. America Past and Present (1995)It is unusual because the prehistoric ground surface is intact and undisturbed, allowing archaeologists a rare glimpse into the world found by the first colonists. Times, Sunday Times (2015)About 80 percent of all American colonists heard him preach at least once. Christianity Today (2000)For most of the century, the theoretical advantages enjoyed by the English colonists did them little good. America Past and Present (1995)White was on board to produce visual records of what they found, intended to encourage further investment and colonists for an English settlement. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The new colonists, many of them male and female servants employed by the company, were marched to work by the beat of the drum. America Past and Present (1995)Although the American colonists had objected to the demands of feudal land tenure, they found it difficult to escape the sense of social hierarchy that it imbued. MEASURING AMERICA (2002)
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Used Occasionally. colonist is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'colonist'
British English: colonist NOUN
Colonists are the people who start a colony or the people who are among the first to live in a particular colony.
The apple was brought over here by the colonists when they came.
Definition of colonist from the Collins English Dictionary
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