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Definitions of settle

  1. bring to an end; settle conclusively, as of a conflict; "The case was decided"; "The judge decided the case in favor of the plaintiff"; "The father adjudicated when the sons were quarreling over their inheritance" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. come to terms; "After some discussion we finally made up" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. come as if by falling; "Night fell"; "Silence fell" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. settle conclusively; come to terms; "We finally settled the argument" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. fix firmly; "He ensconced himself in the chair" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. make final; put the last touches on; put into final form; "let's finalize the proposal" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. get one's revenge for a wrong or an injury; "I finally settled with my old enemy" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. go under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. come to rest Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. take up residence and become established; "The immigrants settled in the Midwest" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style; "He finally settled down" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. a long wooden bench with a back Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. dispose of; make a financial settlement Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. become resolved, fixed, established, or quiet; "The roar settled to a thunder"; "The wind settled in the West"; "it is settling to rain"; "A cough settled in her chest"; "Her mood settled into lethargy" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. form a community; "The Swedes settled in Minnesota" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. establish or develop as a residence; "He settled the farm 200 years ago"; "This land was settled by Germans" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. end a legal dispute by arriving at a settlement; "The two parties finally settled" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. accept despite complete satisfaction; "We settled for a lower price" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground; "dust settled on the roofs" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. sink down or precipitate; "the mud subsides when the waters become calm" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. bring to an end; settle conclusively; "The case was decided"; "The judge decided the case in favor of the plaintiff"; "The father adjudicated when the sons were quarreling over their inheritance" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  22. arrange or fix in the desired order; "She settled the teacart" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  23. cause to become clear by forming a sediment (of liquids) Wordnet Dictionary DB
  24. become clear by the sinking of particles; "the liquid gradually settled" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  25. A seat of any kind. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. A bench; especially, a bench with a high back. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. A place made lower than the rest; a wide step or platform lower than some other part. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. To place in a fixed or permanent condition; to make firm, steady, or stable; to establish; to fix; esp., to establish in life; to fix in business, in a home, or the like. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. To establish in the pastoral office; to ordain or install as pastor or rector of a church, society, or parish; as, to settle a minister. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. To cause to be no longer in a disturbed condition; to render quiet; to still; to calm; to compose. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. To cause to sink; to lower; to depress; hence, also, to render close or compact; as, to settle the contents of a barrel or bag by shaking it. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. To determine, as something which is exposed to doubt or question; to free from unscertainty or wavering; to make sure, firm, or constant; to establish; to compose; to quiet; as, to settle the mind when agitated; to settle questions of law; to settle the succession to a throne; to settle an allowance. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. To adjust, as something in discussion; to make up; to compose; to pacify; as, to settle a quarrel. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. To adjust, as accounts; to liquidate; to balance; as, to settle an account. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. Hence, to pay; as, to settle a bill. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. To plant with inhabitants; to colonize; to people; as, the French first settled Canada; the Puritans settled New England; Plymouth was settled in 1620. Webster Dictionary DB
  37. To become fixed or permanent; to become stationary; to establish one's self or itself; to assume a lasting form, condition, direction, or the like, in place of a temporary or changing state. Webster Dictionary DB
  38. To fix one's residence; to establish a dwelling place or home; as, the Saxons who settled in Britain. Webster Dictionary DB
  39. To enter into the married state, or the state of a householder. Webster Dictionary DB
  40. To be established in an employment or profession; as, to settle in the practice of law. Webster Dictionary DB
  41. To become firm, dry, and hard, as the ground after the effects of rain or frost have disappeared; as, the roads settled late in the spring. Webster Dictionary DB
  42. To become clear after being turbid or obscure; to clarify by depositing matter held in suspension; as, the weather settled; wine settles by standing. Webster Dictionary DB
  43. To sink to the bottom; to fall to the bottom, as dregs of a liquid, or the sediment of a reserveir. Webster Dictionary DB
  44. To sink gradually to a lower level; to subside, as the foundation of a house, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  45. To become calm; to cease from agitation. Webster Dictionary DB
  46. To adjust differences or accounts; to come to an agreement; as, he has settled with his creditors. Webster Dictionary DB
  47. To make a jointure for a wife. Webster Dictionary DB
  48. To clear of dregs and impurities by causing them to sink; to render pure or clear; - said of a liquid; as, to settle coffee, or the grounds of coffee. Webster Dictionary DB
  49. To restore or bring to a smooth, dry, or passable condition; - said of the ground, of roads, and the like; as, clear weather settles the roads. Webster Dictionary DB
  50. To place in a fixed state; establish; as, the family were settled in a new home; free from doubt or uncertainty; as, to settle a difficult problem; to quiet; as, to settle one's nerves; to make up, as a quarrel; adjust the balance of, as an account; pay; as, to settle a bill; make pure or clear of dregs; as, to settle coffee; colonize; as, the Quakers settled Pennsylvania. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  51. To become fixed, or permanent; descend or stop; grow calm or clear; sink to the bottom, or by its own weight; adjust differences or accounts; marry and establish a home. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  52. A highbacked bench. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  53. Settler. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  54. To determine. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  55. To set or place in a fixed state: to fix: to establish in a situation or business: to render quiet, clear, etc.: to decide: to free from uncertainty: to quiet: to compose: to fix by gift or legal act: to adjust: to liquidate or pay: to colonize. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  56. To become fixed or stationary: to fix one's residence: to grow calm or clear: to sink by its own weight: to sink to the bottom: to cease from agitation: to adjust differences or accounts. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  57. A long bench with a high back for sitting on: (B.) also, a platform lower than another part. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  58. Long bench with a back. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  59. To become fixed; fix one's residence; grow clear; sink; adjust accounts. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  60. To fix; establish; make quiet or clear; decide; adjust; pay; colonise. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  61. To fix; determine; adjust; pay. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  62. To still; calm. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  63. To people; colonize. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  64. To become clarfied, as a liquid; sink. As dregs. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  65. To come to rest; adjust differences; subside. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  66. To fix one's abodc. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  67. To pay one's bill; adjust accounts by payment. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  68. Same as SETTEE. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  69. A long bench with a high back. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  70. To place in a permanent condition; to establish; to establish in business; to marry, as a daughter; to determine; to render fixed; to make compact; to fix by gift or grant; to fix firmly; to cause to sink or subside; to compose; to ordain; to colonize; to adjust; to liquidate. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  71. To fall to the bottom of liquor; to subside; to deposit; to fix one's habitation; to marry and establish a domestic state; to become fixed, stationary, or permanent; to become calm; to adjust differences or accounts. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  72. A long seat or bench with a high back; a stool. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  73. To fix or establish in business, or in any way of life; to establish; to confirm; to make close or compact; to tranquillise; to fix by gift or legal act, as an annuity; to colonise; to establish or ordain over a church or parish; to close by amicable agreement or otherwise, as a dispute; to balance or pay, as an account; to sink or fall to the bottom, as dregs or impurities; to become stationary or permanent; to quit an irregular for a methodical or regular life; to grow or become calm after agitation; to marry and establish a domestic state; to sink by its own weight, as a building; to subside; to rest or repose. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  74. To clear of dregs and impurities by causing them to sink; to render pure or clear; -- said of a liquid; as, to settle coffee, or the grounds of coffee. mso.anu.edu.au
  75. To restore or bring to a smooth, dry, or passable condition; -- said of the ground, of roads, and the like; as, clear weather settles the roads. mso.anu.edu.au
  76. To clear of dregs and impurities by causing them to sink; to render pure or clear; said of a liquid; as, to settle coffee, or the grounds of coffee. dictgcide_fs
  77. To restore or bring to a smooth, dry, or passable condition; said of the ground, of roads, and the like; as, clear weather settles the roads. dictgcide_fs
  78. set'l, v.t. to set or place in a fixed state: to fix: to establish in a situation or business: to render quiet, clear, &c.: to decide: to free from uncertainty: to quiet: to compose: to fix by gift or legal act: to adjust: to liquidate or pay: to colonise.--v.i. to become fixed or stationary: to fix one's residence or habits of life (often with down): to grow calm or clear: to sink by its own weight: to sink to the bottom: to cease from agitation.--adj. SETT'LED, fixed, firmly seated or decided: quiet, sober.--ns. SETT'LEDNESS; SETT'LEMENT, act of settling: state of being settled: payment: arrangement: a colony newly settled: a subsidence or sinking of a wall, &c.: a sum newly settled on a woman at her marriage; SETT'LER, one who settles: a colonist; SETT'LING, the act of making a settlement: the act of subsiding: the adjustment of differences: sediment: dregs; SETT'LING-DAY, a date fixed by the Stock Exchange for the completion of transactions--in consols, once a month; in all other stocks, twice a month, each settlement occupying three days (contango-day, name-day, and pay-day). [A.S. setlan, to fix--setl, a seat.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  79. set'l, v.t. to decide, conclude: to fix, appoint: regulate: to pay, balance: to restore to good order.--v.i. to adjust differences or accounts: to meet one's pecuniary obligations fully. [A.S. sahtlian, to reconcile, saht, reconciliation--sacan, to contend. Confused in both form and meaning with the preceding.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  80. set'l, n. a long high-backed bench for sitting on: (B.) also, a platform lower than another part.--n. SETT'LE-BED, a bed which is folded or shut up so as to form a seat by day. [A.S. setl--sittan, to sit; Ger. sessel.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  81. Bench with high back& arms& often with chest from seat to floor. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  82. Establish or become established in more or less permanent abode or place or way of life (often down), (cause to) sit down or down to stay for some time, cease from wandering or motion or change or disturbance or turbidity (often down), bring to or attain fixity or composure or certainty or clarity or decision, determine, agree upon, decide, appoint, (he settled detachments of Jews in Assyria; shall s. in London, Australia; s. feet in stirrups, plant\'s root well down in ground, invalid among pillows, oneself in chair; s. down to dinner, whist, reading, married life; settled down to defensive play, a series of skirmishes; marry& s. down; cannot s. to work, to anything, of restless or excited or desultory person; bird settles on tree, alights; stand beer to s., get clear; let the excitement s. down; things will soon s. into shape; must get it settled up, finally arranged; s. coffee, soup, with white of egg, clarify; man, expression, of settled convictions, melancholy; settled order, state, habitation, government, weather; a liqueur to s. one\'s dinner, facilitate digestion; s. the day, fix date; s. quarrel, question, doubts, the pattern of, waverers; what have you settled on or settled?; s. the succession, determine who shall succeed; that settles the matter or question, there is no more to be said; s. one\'s affairs, esp. before death by making will &c.); colonize, establish colonists in, s. as colonists in, (country); subside, sink to bottom of liquid or into lower position, (the solid matter soon settles; soil, house, foundation, settles, comes gradually to lower level by gravitation& giving way of what is below; ship settles, shows loss of buoyancy, tends to sink); deal effectually with, dispose or get rid of, do for, pay (bill), pay bill, (s. person, get rid of his importunity or obstruction by argument or conflict or killing; let us s. up our accounts or s. up, draw up& liquidate balance; s. person\'s hash or business; settled, written on paid bill in acknowledging payment; will you s. for me?, pay the bill; s. with creditors, pay their bills or such proportion as they will agree to accept; settling-day, esp. fortnightly account day at Stock Exchange); bestow legally for life on (settled an annuity on him; settled all his property on his wife; settled estate, held by tenant for life under specified conditions). [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  83. n. [Anglo Saxon] A wide step or platform lower than some other part;-a bench with a nigh back; a seat; a stool. Cabinet Dictionary

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