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[kuh-losh-uh nz]
noun (used with a singular verb)
  1. a book of the New Testament, written by Paul. Abbreviation: Col.
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[kuh-losh-uh n]
  1. a native or inhabitant of Colossae.
  2. one of the Christians of Colossae, to whom Paul addressed one of his Epistles.
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  1. of or relating to Colossae or its inhabitants.
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Origin of Colossian

< Latin Coloss(ae) (< Greek Kolossaî) + -ian
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Examples from the Web for colossians

Historical Examples of colossians

  • Colossians 3:15 says, "Let the peace of God rule in your hearts."

    The Calvary Road

    Roy Hession

  • And the clergyman's text was in Colossians 1:12, "Meet to be partakers of the inheritance."

    Christie's Old Organ

    Mrs. O. F. Walton

  • Among these, beside the Galatians, were the Ephesians and the Colossians.

  • To the Colossians from his prison he writes, "Remember my bonds."

  • The Colossians were the inhabitants of Colossus, in Phrygia.

British Dictionary definitions for colossians


  1. (functioning as singular) a book of the New Testament (in full The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Colossians)
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  1. a native or inhabitant of Colossae
  2. New Testament any of the Christians of Colossae to whom St Paul's Epistle was addressed
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