What does settlement mean?

Definitions for settlementˈsɛt l mənt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word settlement.

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.

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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

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of settlement in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of settlement in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Lauren Bacall:

    In Hollywood, an equitable divorce settlement means each party getting fifty percent of publicity.

  2. Oscar Wilde:

    Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.

  3. Joe Sims:

    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.

  4. Fernando Bermudez:

    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.

  5. Department of Transportation:

    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
  • 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
  • ConlocationemLatin
  • 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
  • giải quyếtVietnamese

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