- noting or pertaining to the styles of architecture, ornament, and furnishings of the British colonies in America in the 17th and 18th centuries, mainly adapted to local materials and demands from prevailing English styles.
- noting or pertaining to various imitations of the work of American colonial artisans.
- colonel blimp,
- colonial animal,
- colonial experience,
- colonial goose,
- colonial heights,
- colonial siding
Origin of colonial
Examples from the Web for colonial
During the colonial period the Punjabi Muslims formed the prized martial class for the British Raj.
There were men dressed in colonial garb complete with knee-breeches and powdered wigs.
In the eloquent words of colonial preacher John Winthrop, “When a man is to wade through deep water, there is required tallness.”For Short Men in 2014, The News Is Surprisingly Good|Kevin Bleyer|September 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The British comedian has posted a web-exclusive video to celebrate what he calls 'the day of Colonial Aggression.'Viral Video of the Day: John Oliver Recaps Your 4th of July (NSFW)|Alex Chancey|July 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In 1776 the United States was a small, colonial nation on the Atlantic coast of North America.P.J. O'Rourke: 27 Sensitive, Caring, Green, and Politically Committed Reasons to Ban July 4th|P. J. O’Rourke|July 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This eighteenth-century Colonial narrative gives a vivid description of Roger's Rangers.A Mother's List of Books for Children|Gertrude Weld Arnold
The education which he received was an excellent one, considering his colonial environment.
Compare the way immigrants come to-day with the way they came in colonial times.History of the United States|Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
However, we got on board after a good deal of fatigue, and were rewarded by receiving many letters, both English and Colonial.
He conducted many of the negotiations with Great Britain on colonial affairs.
1756, from Latin colonia (see colony) + -al (1), or directly from colony on model of baronoinal. Meaning "from or characteristic of America during colonial times" is from 1776. The noun meaning "inhabitant of a colony" is recorded from 1865.