a body of people who settle far from home but maintain ties with their homeland; inhabitants remain nationals of their home state but are not literally under the home state's system of government
"the American colony in Paris"
village, small town, settlement(noun)
a community of people smaller than a town
a conclusive resolution of a matter and disposition of it
colonization, colonisation, settlement(noun)
the act of colonizing; the establishment of colonies
"the British colonization of America"
settlement, resolution, closure(noun)
something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making
"they 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"
an area where a group of families live together
termination of a business operation by using its assets to discharge its liabilities
The state of being settled.
A colony that is newly established; a place or region newly settled.
A community of people living together, such as a hamlet, village, town, or city.
The gradual sinking of a building. Fractures or dislocations caused by settlement.
The delivery of goods by the seller and payment for them by the buyer, under a previously agreed trade or transaction or contract entered into.
A disposition of property, or the act of granting it.
A settled place of abode; residence; a right growing out of legal residence.
A resolution of a dispute.
the act of setting, or the state of being settled
establishment in life, in business, condition, etc.; ordination or installation as pastor
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
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
bestowal, or giving possession, under legal sanction; the act of giving or conferring anything in a formal and permanent manner
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
that which settles, or is settled, established, or fixed
matter that subsides; settlings; sediment; lees; dregs
a colony newly established; a place or region newly settled; as, settlement in the West
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
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
fractures or dislocations caused by settlement
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
In law, a settlement is a resolution between disputing parties about a legal case, reached either before or after court action begins. The term "settlement" also has other meanings in the context of law. Structured settlements provide for a periodic payment.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'settlement' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2692
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'settlement' in Written Corpus Frequency: #885
Rank popularity for the word 'settlement' in Nouns Frequency: #790
The numerical value of settlement in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of settlement in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
In Hollywood, an equitable divorce settlement means each party getting fifty percent of publicity.
Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.
There are no settlement talks under way. There is no additional settlement being considered, i don't think there's any realistic possibility that there will be a settlement.
My family and I are thankful that we have finally reached a settlement, of course, the settlement will never erase the injustice that I experienced as an innocent man in prison.
Our experts are still analyzing data and conducting daily inspections of the viaduct, but to date, no significant settlement has been observed beyond the initial settlement we reported publicly on Dec. 5.
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Translations for settlement
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- مستوطنة, مستعمرةArabic
- assentamentCatalan, Valencian
- Kolonie, Siedlung, Vergleich, Niederlassung, Ansiedlung, Erledigung, Regelung, RegulierungGerman
- μεταγραφή, εκκαθάριση, εκχώρηση, εξόφληση, διακανονισμός, τακτοποίηση, συμφωνία, καθίζηση, οικισμός, διευθέτηση, αποικισμόςGreek
- acuerdo, poblado, asentamientoSpanish
- règlement, arrangement, agglomération, solution, acte de propriété, colonieFrench
- 解決, 植民地, 入植, 前哨地, 定住, 決済Japanese
- penempatan, penyelesaianMalay
- zapisanie, uregulowanie, zasiedzenie, osiedle, spłacenie, osiadanie, osada, porozumienie, ugoda, rozliczeniePolish
- assentamento, liquidação, povoaçãoPortuguese
- колония, поселение, решение, урегулирование, удовлетворениеRussian
- förlikning, koloniSwedish
- giải quyếtVietnamese
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