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Definition of "colonist" [col•o•nist]

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

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "colonist" in a sentence
  • "My great+ grandfather was an Austin colonist and his son, my great+ uncle, was at San Jacinto."
  • "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."
  • "The potential value of a grown-up colonist is supposed to be $300."