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Definitions of settle

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. To fix; establish; make quiet or clear; decide; adjust; pay; colonise. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. To fix; determine; adjust; pay. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. To still; calm. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. To people; colonize. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. 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
  9. To fix one's residence; to establish a dwelling place or home; as, the Saxons who settled in Britain. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To enter into the married state, or the state of a householder. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To be established in an employment or profession; as, to settle in the practice of law. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. To sink to the bottom; to fall to the bottom, as dregs of a liquid, or the sediment of a reserveir. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To sink gradually to a lower level; to subside, as the foundation of a house, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To become calm; to cease from agitation. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To adjust differences or accounts; to come to an agreement; as, he has settled with his creditors. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To make a jointure for a wife. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. To become fixed; fix one's residence; grow clear; sink; adjust accounts. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  22. 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
  23. come as if by falling; "Night fell"; "Silence fell" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. fix firmly; "He ensconced himself in the chair" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. go under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  26. come to rest Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  27. take up residence and become established; "The immigrants settled in the Midwest" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  28. become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style; "He finally settled down" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  29. dispose of; make a financial settlement Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  30. 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
  31. form a community; "The Swedes settled in Minnesota" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  32. establish or develop as a residence; "He settled the farm 200 years ago"; "This land was settled by Germans" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  33. end a legal dispute by arriving at a settlement; "The two parties finally settled" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  34. accept despite complete satisfaction; "We settled for a lower price" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  35. arrange or fix in the desired order; "She settled the teacart" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  36. cause to become clear by forming a sediment (of liquids) Wordnet Dictionary DB
  37. become clear by the sinking of particles; "the liquid gradually settled" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  38. 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
  39. To become clarfied, as a liquid; sink. As dregs. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  40. To come to rest; adjust differences; subside. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  41. To fix one's abodc. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  42. To pay one's bill; adjust accounts by payment. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. A seat of any kind. Webster Dictionary DB
  46. A bench; especially, a bench with a high back. Webster Dictionary DB
  47. A place made lower than the rest; a wide step or platform lower than some other part. Webster Dictionary DB
  48. 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
  49. 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
  50. To cause to be no longer in a disturbed condition; to render quiet; to still; to calm; to compose. Webster Dictionary DB
  51. 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
  52. To adjust, as something in discussion; to make up; to compose; to pacify; as, to settle a quarrel. Webster Dictionary DB
  53. To adjust, as accounts; to liquidate; to balance; as, to settle an account. Webster Dictionary DB
  54. Hence, to pay; as, to settle a bill. Webster Dictionary DB
  55. 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
  56. 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
  57. 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
  58. A highbacked bench. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  59. 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.
  60. Long bench with a back. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  61. Same as SETTEE. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  62. A long bench with a high back. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  63. 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.

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Usage examples for settle

  1. That ought to settle the question. – The Dark Tower by Phyllis Bottome
  2. That ought to settle the matter. – From the Housetops by George Barr McCutcheon
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