colonization, n. settling, peopling, establishing, founding, forming a colony; subjugation, conquest, dominion, rule, sovereignty,
colonnade, n. 1. peristyle, columniation, peripteros, columnar building; portico, porch, veranda, gallery, Chiefly Brit, piazza, arcade, covered walk, cloister; columns, pillars, piers, posts, shafts, poles.
2. series, row, line, file, rank, string, sequence, succession, progression.
colony, n. 1. settlement, Hist, plantation, U.S. homestead, frontier fort, stockade.
2. dependency, territory, province, dominion, possession, mandate, protectorate, daughter country, satellite.
3. village, town, hamlet; community, group, cluster, aggregation; section, district, quarter, neighborhood, block.
color, n. 1. hue, tint, tinge, tinct, tincture; tone, shade, cast.
2. complexion, skin color or coloring or tone, coloring; bloom, glow, warmth, rosiness, brightness, ruddiness; blush, flush.
3. (all in literary composition) emphasis, force, strength, power, intensity; vividness, reality, sense, meaning, significance; life, vivacity, vibrancy, animation, vigor; brilliance, richness.
4. pigment, dye, paint, tint, colorant, crayon.
5. colors a. badge, insignia, rosette, ribbon,
b. attitude, position, bent, bias, warp, slant, prejudice; personality, characteristics; aspects, stripe, vein, mold, grain, breed, strain, stamp,
c. flag, standard, banner.
6. outward appearance, guise, semblance, show, mere show, facade, front, face; cloak, mask, disguise, masquerade.
7. plausibility, credibility, conceivability, possibility; probability, likelihood.
8. pretext, excuse, poor or lame excuse, likely story, Inf. alibi; justification, reason, grounds, defense, plea, protestation.
9. change color a. blush, flush, redden, crimson, glow, burn, flame, warm, color up.
b. pale, turn or grow pale, turn white, whiten, blanch.
flying colors victory, triumph, success.
-v. 11. tinge, tincture, temper, tint, shade, paint, dye, stain, daub, chalk; illuminate, brighten, blazon, emblazon; (all with color) imbue, infuse, suffuse, instill, breathe.
12. (all of a narrative, report, explanation, etc.) distort, twist, pervert, warp, slant, garble, slur, misconstrue, misstate, misquote, misrender, misrepresent, belie, falsify; torture, stretch, strain, exaggerate, overstate, overdraw, understate; disguise, mask, camouflage, gloss over, whitewash, varnish; embroider, embellish, adorn, ornament, titivate, dress up, paint in glowing colors or terms, deodorize.
colorable, adj. 1. plausible, credible, tenable, believable, conceivable, feasible; specious.
2. deceptive, tricky, slippery, Inf. shady; ostensible, apparent, pretended, feigned, simulated, spurious, bogus, counterfeit, fraudulent, sham, false, fake, Inf. phony.
color blindness, n. achromatopsy, Daltonism, chromo-blindness, Ophthalm. monochromatism; Oph-thalm. deuteranopia, green blindness; Ophthalm. pro-tanopia, red blindness; Ophthalm. tritanopia, blue blindness, yellow blindness,
colorful, adj. 1. multicolored, many-colored, variegated, kaleidoscopic, psychedelic; rich, brilliant, lustrous, luxuriant, intense, full-toned, bright-hued, high-colored, deep-colored; gaudy, garish, showy, loud, screaming, Sl. jazzy.