Dictionary: COL-LU'SION – COL'O-NIZE

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COL-LU'SION, n. [s as z. L. collusio. See Collude.]

  1. In law, a deceitful agreement or compact between two or more persons, for the one party to bring an action against the other, for some evil purpose, as to defraud a third person of his right. – Cowel. A secret understanding between two parties, who plead or proceed fraudulently against each other, to the prejudice of a third person. – Encyc.
  2. In general, a secret agreement for a fraudulent purpose.


Fraudulently concerted between two or more; as, a collusive agreement.


By collusion; by secret agreement to defraud.


The quality of being collusive.


Carrying on a fraud by a secret concert; containing collusion.

COL-LU'VI-ES, n. [L.]

Filth; a sink; a mixed mass of refuse matter.

COL'LY, or COL'LOW, n. [Supposed to be from coal.]

The black grime or soot of coal or burnt wood. – Woodward. Burton.

COL'LY, v.t.

To make foul; to grime with the smut of coal. – Shak.

COL'LY-RITE, n. [Gr. κολλυριον, infra.]

A variety of clay, or a white color, with shades of gray, red, or yellow. – Cleaveland.

COL-LYR'I-UM, n. [L. Gr. κολλυριον. Qu. from κωλυω, to check, and ῥεος, defluxion.]

Eye-salve; eye-wash; a topical remedy for disorders of the eyes. – Coxe. Encyc.

COL'MAR, n. [Fr.]

A sort of pear.

COL'O-CYNTH, n. [Gr. κολοκυνθις.]

The coloquintida, or bitter apple of the shops, a kind of cucumber, from Aleppo and from Crete. It contains a bitter pulp, which is a drastic purge. Encyc.


The supposed active medicinal principle of the colocynth.

CO-LOGNE'-EARTH, n. [colone-earth.]

A kind of light bastard ocher, of a deep brown color, not a pure native fossil, but containing more vegetable than mineral matter; supposed to be the remains of wood long buried in the earth. – Hill. It is an earthy variety of lignite or brown coal. – Cleaveland.

CO-LOGNE'-WA-TER, n. [colone-water.]

A liquor composed of spirits of wine, oil of lavender, oil of rosemary, essence of lemon, and oil of cinnamon.

COL'O-LITE, n. [Gr. κωλον, the colon.]

Fossil dung of fishes.

CO'LON, n. [Gr. κωλον, the colon, a member or limb.]

  1. In anatomy, the largest of the intestines, or rather the largest division of the intestinal canal; beginning at the cæcum, and ascending by the right kidney, it passes under the hollow part of the liver, and the bottom of the stomach, to the spleen; thence descending by the left kidney, it passes in the form of an S, to the upper part of the os sacrum, where, from its straight course, the canal takes the name of rectum. – Encyc. Quincy.
  2. In grammar, a point or character formed thus [:], used to mark a pause, greater than that of a semicolon, but less than that of a period; or rather it is used when the sense of the division of a period is complete, so as to admit a full point; but something is added by way of illustration, or the description is continued by an additional remark, without a necessary dependence on the foregoing members of the sentence. Thus, A brute arrives at a point of perfection he can never pass: in a few years he has all the endowments he is capable of. – Spect. No. iii. The colon is often used before an address, quotation or example. “Mr. Grey was followed by Mr. Erskine, who spoke thus: 'I rise to second the motion of my honorable friend.'” But the propriety of this depends on the pause, and this depends on the form of introducing the quotation; for, after say, said, or a like word, the colon is not used, and seems to be improper. Thus, in our version of the Scriptures, such members are almost invariably followed by a comma. “But Jesus said to them, 'Ye know not what ye ask.'” The use of the colon is not uniform; nor is it easily defined and reduced to rules. Indeed, the use of it might be dispensed with without much inconvenience.

COL'O-NEL, a. [cur'nel; Fr. colonel; It. colonnello; Arm. coronal; Sp. coronel; Port. coronel; from It. colonna, Fr. colonne, a column, It. colonnello, the column of a book.]

The chief commander of a regiment of troops, whether infantry or cavalry. He ranks next below a brigadier-general. In England, colonel-lieutenant is the commander of a regiment of guards, of which the king, prince, or other person of eminence is colonel. Lieutenant-colonel is the second officer in a regiment, and commands it in the absence of the colonel.

COL-O'NEL-CY, or COL-O'NEL-SHIP, n. [cur'nelcy, or cur'nelship.]

The office, rank or mission of a colonel. – Swift. Washington.

CO-LO'NI-AL, a. [See Colony.]

Pertaining to a colony; as, colonial government; colonial rights. [Colonical is not in use.]

COL'O-NIST, n. [See Colony.]

An inhabitant of a colony. – Blackstone. Marshall, Life of Washington.


The act of colonizing, or state of being colonized.


A friend to colonization; particularly to the colonization of Africa by emigrants from the colored population of the United States.

COL'O-NIZE, v.i.

To remove and settle in a distant country; as, to colonize in India. – Buchanan.

COL'O-NIZE, v.t. [See Colony.]

  1. To plant or establish a colony in; to plant or settle a number of the subjects of a kingdom or state in a remote country, for the purpose of cultivation, commerce or defense, and for permanent residence. – Bacon. The Greeks colonized the South of Italy and of France.
  2. To migrate and settle in, as inhabitants. English Puritans colonized New England.