1. a body of people who settle far from home but maintain ties with their homeland; inhabitants remain nationals of their home state but are not literally under the home state's system of government

Similar word(s): colony

Definition categories: group, body

2. a community of people smaller than a town

Similar word(s): village

Definition categories: group, community

3. a conclusive resolution of a matter and disposition of it

Definition categories: communication, agreement, understanding

4. the act of colonizing; the establishment of colonies

Similar word(s): colonisation, colonization

Definition categories: act, constitution, establishment, formation, organisation, organization

5. something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making

- they finally reached a settlement with the union

Similar word(s): closure, resolution

Definition categories: thought, deciding

6. an area where a group of families live together

Definition categories: location

7. termination of a business operation by using its assets to discharge its liabilities

Similar word(s): liquidation

Definition categories: act, conclusion, ending, termination