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Definitions of settlement

  1. the act of colonizing; the establishment of colonies; "the British colonization of America" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making; "the finally reached a settlement with the union"; "they never did achieve a final resolution of their differences" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. an area where a group of families live together Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a conclusive resolution of a matter and disposition of it Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a community of people smaller than a town Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making; "the finally reached a settlement with the union"; "they never did achieve a final resolution of their differences"; "he needed to grieve before he could achieve a sense of closure" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. The act of setting, or the state of being settled. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Establishment in life, in business, condition, etc.; ordination or installation as pastor. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. The act of peopling, or state of being peopled; act of planting, as a colony; colonization; occupation by settlers; as, the settlement of a new country. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. The act or process of adjusting or determining; composure of doubts or differences; pacification; liquidation of accounts; arrangement; adjustment; as, settlement of a controversy, of accounts, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. A disposition of property for the benefit of some person or persons, usually through the medium of trustees, and for the benefit of a wife, children, or other relatives; jointure granted to a wife, or the act of granting it. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. That which settles, or is settled, established, or fixed. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Matter that subsides; settlings; sediment; lees; dregs. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A colony newly established; a place or region newly settled; as, settlement in the West. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. That which is bestowed formally and permanently; the sum secured to a person; especially, a jointure made to a woman at her marriage; also, in the United States, a sum of money or other property formerly granted to a pastor in additional to his salary. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. The gradual sinking of a building, whether by the yielding of the ground under the foundation, or by the compression of the joints or the material. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Fractures or dislocations caused by settlement. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. A settled place of abode; residence; a right growing out of residence; legal residence or establishment of a person in a particular parish or town, which entitles him to maintenance if a pauper, and subjects the parish or town to his support. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. The act of establishing, fixing, etc.; state of being established or fixed; establishment in life, business, or condition; a disposition of money for the benefit of someone; payment or adjustment of an account, dispute, etc.; a colony newly settled; legal residence. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. Act of settling: state of being settled: payment: arrangement: a colony newly settled: a sum newly settled on a woman at her marriage. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. Act of settling; adjustment; colony; place settled; jointure. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  22. The act of settling. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. A colonized region. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. The act of settling; a state of being settled; subsidence; a jointure; place settled; adjustment; a colony; legal residence. Act of Settlement, the statute of the 12th and 13th of William III., by which the crown was limited to the royal house of Hanover. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  25. The act of settling, or state of being settled; a jointure granted to a wife; the act of entering into a domestic state; the act of planting, as a colony; the colony itself; right to parochial relief, or the residence by which it is claimed; liquidation or payment; adjustment, as of differences or a claim. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for settlement

  1. He lived for many years thereafter, and remained to the last the leading man of the settlement – American Men of Action by Burton E. Stevenson
  2. But you ain't used to this sort o' thing, an' maybe you'd better keep on the trail for another half- mile till you come to a little settlement – The Boy With the U. S. Foresters by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
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