Colonist and Settler


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Colonist noun – A person who settles in a new region.
Usage example: over time the colonists began to sense that they were becoming a people unto themselves

Settler is a synonym for colonist. In some cases you can use "Settler" instead a noun "Colonist". popular alternative
Nearby Words: colony, colonial, colonization, colonize, colonizer
Synonyms for Colonist


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Settler noun – A person who settles in a new region.
Usage example: settlers learning to live in peace with the natives

Colonist is a synonym for settler in pioneer topic. You can use "Colonist" instead a noun "Settler", if it concerns topics such as colonizer. popular alternative
Nearby Words: settle, settled, settlement, settling, settlor
Synonyms for Settler

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early early colonist early settler

Both words in one sentence

  • The first Settler planet in the later Isaac Asimov Robot novels was named BaleyWorld, after its founding colonist Bentley Baley, the son of Elijah Baley, the protagonist of the earlier Robot novels.
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