[in-ter-kuh-loh-nee-uh l]


between colonies, as of one country.
of or relating to two or more colonies.

Origin of intercolonial

First recorded in 1850–55; inter- + colonial
Related formsin·ter·co·lo·ni·al·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for intercolonial

Historical Examples of intercolonial

  • Because of these and other facts there was an excellent chance for an intercolonial war.

    A Virginia Scout

    Hugh Pendexter

  • The effort to secure the construction of the Intercolonial Railway was renewed in 1861.

    Wilmot and Tilley

    James Hannay

  • I found my way to the Intercolonial Bank; there was no need to ask it.

  • Intercolonial trade was indeed forbidden, and permission to travel from one colony to another had to be obtained.

  • As to Cape Breton, he said the agent of the Intercolonial could tell us all about that, and put us on the route.

    Baddeck and That Sort of Thing

    Charles Dudley Warner