Definitions for settleˈsɛt l

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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"

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

  26. Origin: [OE. setel, setil, a seat, AS. setl: akin to OHG. sezzal, G. sessel, Goth. sitls, and E. sit. 154. See Sit.]

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


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