Definitions for settlementˈsɛt l mənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. colony, settlement(noun)

    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"

  2. village, small town, settlement(noun)

    a community of people smaller than a town

  3. settlement(noun)

    a conclusive resolution of a matter and disposition of it

  4. colonization, colonisation, settlement(noun)

    the act of colonizing; the establishment of colonies

    "the British colonization of America"

  5. 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"

  6. settlement(noun)

    an area where a group of families live together

  7. liquidation, settlement(noun)

    termination of a business operation by using its assets to discharge its liabilities

Wiktionary

  1. settlement(Noun)

    The state of being settled.

  2. settlement(Noun)

    A colony that is newly established; a place or region newly settled.

  3. settlement(Noun)

    A community of people living together, such as a hamlet, village, town, or city.

  4. settlement(Noun)

    The gradual sinking of a building. Fractures or dislocations caused by settlement.

  5. settlement(Noun)

    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.

  6. settlement(Noun)

    A disposition of property, or the act of granting it.

  7. settlement(Noun)

    A settled place of abode; residence; a right growing out of legal residence.

  8. settlement(Noun)

    A resolution of a dispute.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Settlement(noun)

    the act of setting, or the state of being settled

  2. Settlement(noun)

    establishment in life, in business, condition, etc.; ordination or installation as pastor

  3. Settlement(noun)

    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

  4. Settlement(noun)

    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

  5. Settlement(noun)

    bestowal, or giving possession, under legal sanction; the act of giving or conferring anything in a formal and permanent manner

  6. Settlement(noun)

    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

  7. Settlement(noun)

    that which settles, or is settled, established, or fixed

  8. Settlement(noun)

    matter that subsides; settlings; sediment; lees; dregs

  9. Settlement(noun)

    a colony newly established; a place or region newly settled; as, settlement in the West

  10. Settlement(noun)

    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

  11. Settlement(noun)

    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

  12. Settlement(noun)

    fractures or dislocations caused by settlement

  13. Settlement(noun)

    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

Freebase

  1. Settlement

    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

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'settlement' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2692

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'settlement' in Written Corpus Frequency: #885

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'settlement' in Nouns Frequency: #790


Translations for settlement

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • مستوطنة, مستعمرةArabic
  • assentamentCatalan, Valencian
  • osadaCzech
  • Kolonie, Siedlung, Vergleich, Niederlassung, Ansiedlung, Erledigung, Regelung, RegulierungGerman
  • μεταγραφή, εκκαθάριση, εκχώρηση, εξόφληση, διακανονισμός, τακτοποίηση, συμφωνία, καθίζηση, οικισμός, διευθέτηση, αποικισμόςGreek
  • loĝlokoEsperanto
  • acuerdo, poblado, asentamientoSpanish
  • règlement, arrangement, agglomération, solution, acte de propriété, colonieFrench
  • lonnaíochtIrish
  • התנחלותHebrew
  • településHungarian
  • insediamentoItalian
  • 解決, 植民地, 入植, 前哨地, 定住, 決済Japanese
  • penempatan, penyelesaianMalay
  • nederzettingDutch
  • zapisanie, uregulowanie, zasiedzenie, osiedle, spłacenie, osiadanie, osada, porozumienie, ugoda, rozliczeniePolish
  • assentamento, liquidação, povoaçãoPortuguese
  • колония, поселение, решение, урегулирование, удовлетворениеRussian
  • poravnavaSlovene
  • förlikning, koloniSwedish
  • తర్వాతTelugu
  • การตั้งถิ่นฐานThai

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