Definitions for settleˈsɛt l

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

set•tleˈsɛt l(v.)-tled, -tling.

  1. (v.t.)to appoint, fix, or resolve definitely and conclusively; agree upon, as price or conditions.

  2. to place in a desired state or in order:

    to settle one's affairs.

  3. to pay, as a bill.

  4. to close (an account) by making full payment.

    Category: Business

  5. to migrate to and organize (an area, territory, etc.); colonize.

  6. to cause to take up residence.

  7. to furnish (a place) with inhabitants or settlers.

  8. to quiet, calm, or bring to rest:

    to settle one's nerves.

  9. to relieve nausea or other distress in:

    to settle a queasy stomach.

  10. to stop from annoying or opposing.

  11. to conclude or resolve:

    to settle a dispute.

  12. to make stable; place in a permanent position or on a permanent basis.

  13. to cause (a liquid) to become clear by depositing dregs.

  14. to cause (dregs, sediment, etc.) to sink or be deposited.

  15. to cause to sink down gradually; make firm or compact.

  16. to dispose of finally; close out (sometimes fol. by up) :

    to settle an estate.

    Category: Business

  17. to secure (property, title, etc.) on or to a person by formal or legal process. to terminate (legal proceedings) by mutual consent of the parties.

    Category: Law

  18. (v.i.)to decide, arrange, or agree (often fol. by on or upon):

    to settle on a plan.

  19. to arrange matters in dispute; come to an agreement:

    to settle with a person.

  20. to pay a bill; make a financial arrangement (often fol. by up).

    Category: Business

  21. to take up residence in a new country or place.

  22. to come to rest, as from flight:

    a bird settling on a bough.

  23. to gather, collect, or become fixed in a particular place, direction, etc.

  24. to become calm or composed (often fol. by down).

  25. to stop activity in order to rest or sleep (often fol. by in or down):

    We settled in for the night at a country inn.

  26. to sink down gradually; subside.

  27. to become clear by the sinking of suspended particles, as a liquid.

  28. to sink to the bottom, as sediment.

  29. to become firm or compact, as the ground.

  30. (of a female animal) to become pregnant; conceive.

  31. settle down, to achieve personal and professional stability, esp. upon marrying. to become calm or quiet. to apply oneself to serious work.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  32. settle for, to be satisfied with.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  33. settle into, to become established in.

    Category: Verb Phrase

Origin of settle:

bef. 1000; ME set(t)len, OE setlan to place, der. of setlsettle2; cf. D zetelen

set′tled•ness(n.)

set•tleˈsɛt l(n.)

  1. a long seat or bench, usu. wooden, with arms and a high back.

    Category: Furniture

Origin of settle:

bef. 900; ME: seat, sitting place, OE setl, c. OHG sezzal armchair, Go sitls seat, L sella saddle; akin to sit

Princeton's WordNet

  1. settle, settee(verb)

    a long wooden bench with a back

  2. settle, settle down(verb)

    settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground

    "dust settled on the roofs"

  3. decide, settle, resolve, adjudicate(verb)

    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"

  4. settle, square off, square up, determine(verb)

    settle conclusively; come to terms

    "We finally settled the argument"

  5. settle, locate(verb)

    take up residence and become established

    "The immigrants settled in the Midwest"

  6. reconcile, patch up, make up, conciliate, settle(verb)

    come to terms

    "After some discussion we finally made up"

  7. sink, settle, go down, go under(verb)

    go under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned"

  8. settle, root, take root, steady down, settle down(verb)

    become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style

    "He finally settled down"

  9. settle(verb)

    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"

  10. settle(verb)

    establish or develop as a residence

    "He settled the farm 200 years ago"; "This land was settled by Germans"

  11. settle(verb)

    come to rest

  12. settle(verb)

    arrange or fix in the desired order

    "She settled the teacart"

  13. settle(verb)

    accept despite lack of complete satisfaction

    "We settled for a lower price"

  14. settle(verb)

    end a legal dispute by arriving at a settlement

    "The two parties finally settled"

  15. settle(verb)

    dispose of; make a financial settlement

  16. settle(verb)

    become clear by the sinking of particles

    "the liquid gradually settled"

  17. settle(verb)

    cause to become clear by forming a sediment (of liquids)

  18. subside, settle(verb)

    sink down or precipitate

    "the mud subsides when the waters become calm"

  19. ensconce, settle(verb)

    fix firmly

    "He ensconced himself in the chair"

  20. settle, get back(verb)

    get one's revenge for a wrong or an injury

    "I finally settled with my old enemy"

  21. finalize, finalise, settle, nail down(verb)

    make final; put the last touches on; put into final form

    "let's finalize the proposal"

  22. settle(verb)

    form a community

    "The Swedes settled in Minnesota"

  23. fall, descend, settle(verb)

    come as if by falling

    "Night fell"; "Silence fell"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. settle(verb)ˈsɛt l

    to end a disagreement

    The law firm helped to settle the dispute.; Both sides in the case agreed to settle.

  2. settleˈsɛt l

    to sit or lie comfortably, or make sb sit or lie comfortably

    She settled into her chair.; We settled ourselves on the couch.

  3. settleˈsɛt l

    to begin living in a city, country, etc.

    The family settled in San Antonio.

  4. settleˈsɛt l

    to fall slowly onto a place and stay there

    I threw the shell and watched it settle on the ocean bottom.

  5. settleˈsɛt l

    to do sth in revenge for sth bad sb did to you

    He had an old score to settle.

Wiktionary

  1. settle(Noun)

    A seat of any kind.

  2. settle(Noun)

    A long bench, often with a high back and arms, with storage space underneath for linen.

  3. settle(Noun)

    A place made lower than the rest; a wide step or platform lower than some other part.

    And from the bottom upon the ground, even to the lower settle, shall be two cubits, and the breadth one cubit. --Ezek. xliii.

  4. settle(Verb)

    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.

  5. settle(Verb)

    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.

  6. settle(Verb)

    To cause to be no longer in a disturbed condition; to render quiet; to still; to calm; to compose.

  7. settle(Verb)

    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.

  8. settle(Verb)

    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.

  9. settle(Verb)

    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.

  10. settle(Verb)

    To determine, as something which is exposed to doubt or question; to free from uncertainty 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.

  11. settle(Verb)

    To adjust, as something in discussion; to make up; to compose; to pacify; as, to settle a quarrel.

  12. settle(Verb)

    To adjust, as accounts; to liquidate; to balance; as, to settle an account.

  13. settle(Verb)

    To pay; as, to settle a bill. --Abbott.

  14. settle(Verb)

    To plant with inhabitants; to colonize; to people; as, the French first settled Canada; the Puritans settled New England; Plymouth was settled in 1620.

  15. settle(Verb)

    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.

  16. settle(Verb)

    To fix one's residence; to establish a dwelling place or home; as, the Saxons who settled in Britain.

  17. settle(Verb)

    To enter into the married state, or the state of a householder.

  18. settle(Verb)

    To be established in an employment or profession; as, to settle in the practice of law.

  19. settle(Verb)

    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.

  20. settle(Verb)

    To become clear after being turbid or obscure; to clarify by depositing matter held in suspension; as, the weather settled; wine settles by standing.

  21. settle(Verb)

    To sink to the bottom; to fall to the bottom, as dregs of a liquid, or the sediment of a reservoir.

  22. settle(Verb)

    To sink gradually to a lower level; to subside, as the foundation of a house, etc.

  23. settle(Verb)

    To become calm; to cease from agitation.

  24. settle(Verb)

    To adjust differences or accounts; to come to an agreement; as, he has settled with his creditors.

  25. settle(Verb)

    To make a jointure for a wife.

  26. Origin: From Old English setl, from *setla-, representing sed-lo-, from . Cognate with German Sessel, Dutch zetel; and with Greek ἑλλά, Latin sedo, Russian седло. The verb (Old English setlan) developed from the noun.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Settle(noun)

    a seat of any kind

  2. Settle(noun)

    a bench; especially, a bench with a high back

  3. Settle(noun)

    a place made lower than the rest; a wide step or platform lower than some other part

  4. Settle(noun)

    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

  5. Settle(noun)

    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

  6. Settle(noun)

    to cause to be no longer in a disturbed condition; to render quiet; to still; to calm; to compose

  7. Settle(noun)

    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

  8. Settle(noun)

    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

  9. Settle(noun)

    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

  10. Settle(noun)

    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

  11. Settle(noun)

    to adjust, as something in discussion; to make up; to compose; to pacify; as, to settle a quarrel

  12. Settle(noun)

    to adjust, as accounts; to liquidate; to balance; as, to settle an account

  13. Settle(noun)

    hence, to pay; as, to settle a bill

  14. Settle(noun)

    to plant with inhabitants; to colonize; to people; as, the French first settled Canada; the Puritans settled New England; Plymouth was settled in 1620

  15. Settle(verb)

    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

  16. Settle(verb)

    to fix one's residence; to establish a dwelling place or home; as, the Saxons who settled in Britain

  17. Settle(verb)

    to enter into the married state, or the state of a householder

  18. Settle(verb)

    to be established in an employment or profession; as, to settle in the practice of law

  19. Settle(verb)

    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

  20. Settle(verb)

    to become clear after being turbid or obscure; to clarify by depositing matter held in suspension; as, the weather settled; wine settles by standing

  21. Settle(verb)

    to sink to the bottom; to fall to the bottom, as dregs of a liquid, or the sediment of a reserveir

  22. Settle(verb)

    to sink gradually to a lower level; to subside, as the foundation of a house, etc

  23. Settle(verb)

    to become calm; to cease from agitation

  24. Settle(verb)

    to adjust differences or accounts; to come to an agreement; as, he has settled with his creditors

  25. Settle(verb)

    to make a jointure for a wife

Freebase

  1. Settle

    Settle is a small market town and civil parish within the Craven district of North Yorkshire, England. Historically within the West Riding of Yorkshire, it is served by the Settle railway station, which is located near the town centre, and Giggleswick railway station which is a mile away. It is 29 miles from Leeds Bradford Airport. The main road running through Settle is the B6480, which links to the A65, connecting Settle to Skipton and Kendal. The town has a population of 2,421 according to the 2001 Census.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'settle' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3905

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'settle' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3462

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'settle' in Verbs Frequency: #285


Translations for settle

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

settle(verb)

to place in a position of rest or comfort

I settled myself in the armchair.

  • gerieflik maakAfrikaans
  • يَضَعُ بصورَةٍ مُريحَه، يُجْلِسُArabic
  • разполагам (се)Bulgarian
  • pôr(-se) à vontadePortuguese (BR)
  • uvelebit seCzech
  • sich niederlassenGerman
  • sætte sig til retteDanish
  • κάθομαι αναπαυτικάGreek
  • instalar, colocarSpanish
  • (mugavalt) sisse seadmaEstonian
  • ساكن شدنFarsi
  • istuutuaFinnish
  • (s')installerFrench
  • לְהִשתַּקֵעHebrew
  • आराम करनाHindi
  • smjestiti se, namjestiti seCroatian
  • elhelyezkedikHungarian
  • menempatkanIndonesian
  • setjast, koma sér fyrirIcelandic
  • sistemarsi, mettersiItalian
  • 落着くJapanese
  • 자리잡다Korean
  • įsitaisytiLithuanian
  • novietot; novietoties; iekārtotiesLatvian
  • meletakkan diri dalam keadaan yang selesaMalay
  • zich installerenDutch
  • anbringe, sette (seg) til retteNorwegian
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  • ساكن شدنPersian
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  • pôr(-se) à vontadePortuguese
  • a se instala (confortabil)Romanian
  • усаживаться, устраиватьсяRussian
  • uvelebiť saSlovak
  • namestiti (se)Slovenian
  • smestiti seSerbian
  • sätta (lägga) till rättaSwedish
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  • yerleşmekTurkish
  • 安坐Chinese (Trad.)
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