Province vs Colony - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between province and colony

is that province is a subdivision of government usually one step below the national level; (canada) one of ten of canada's federated entities, recognized by the constitution and having a separate representative of the sovereign (compare territory) while colony is a settlement of emigrants who move to a new place, but remain culturally tied to their original place of origin.

As a proper noun province

is (british) northern ireland.

province

Noun

(en noun)
  • A subdivision of government usually one step below the national level; (Canada) one of ten of Canada's federated entities, recognized by the Constitution and having a separate representative of the Sovereign (compare territory).
  • A territorial area within a country.
  • A jurisdiction; a (literal or figurative) area of authority.
  • Derived terms

    * provincehood * provincewide

    Coordinate terms

    * canton * county * department * oblast * shire * state

    Proper noun

  • (British) Northern Ireland
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    colony

    English

    Noun

    (colonies)
  • A settlement of emigrants who move to a new place, but remain culturally tied to their original place of origin
  • Region or governmental unit created by another country and generally ruled by another country.
  • * Bermuda is a crown colony of Great Britain .
  • A group of people with the same interests or ethnic origin concentrated in a particular geographic area
  • * The in Iowa were settled by people from Germany
  • A group of organisms of same or different species living together in close association.
  • * ant colony
  • * The Portuguese Man O' War (Physalia physalis), also known as the bluebubble, bluebottle or the man-of-war, is commonly thought of as a jellyfish but is actually a siphonophore — a colony of specialized polyps and medusoids. Wikipedia article on (w, Portuguese Man o' War)
  • A collective noun for rabbits.
  • Derived terms

    * colonial (adj., n.) * colonialism (n.) * colonise, colonize * colonist (n.) * colonyhood (n.) * Cologne (city, n.) * penal colony * space colony