Definitions for settlementˈsɛt l mənt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
set•tle•mentˈsɛt l mənt(n.)
the act or state of settling or the state of being settled.
the act of making stable or putting on a permanent basis.
a state of stability or permanence.
an arrangement or adjustment, as of business affairs.
an agreement signed after labor negotiations between union and management.
Category: Commerce, Business
the settling of persons in a new country or place.
a colony, esp. in its early stages.
a small community or group of houses in a thinly populated area.
a community formed by members of a particular religious or ideological group.
the satisfying of a claim or demand; a coming to terms.
final disposition, through legal proceedings, of opposing claims, an estate, etc. the settling of property, title, etc., upon a person. the property so settled.
Also called set′tlement house`. an establishment in an underprivileged area providing social services to local residents.
a subsidence or sinking of all or part of a structure.
Origin of settlement:
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
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
settlement(noun)ˈsɛt l mənt
a legal agreement to end a disagreement
a peace settlement; Doctors and the insurance company have finally reached a settlement.
settlementˈsɛt l mənt
a previously empty place where a small group has come to live
a new settlement on the edge of the desert
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.
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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
Translations for settlement
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
The two sides have at last reached a settlement.
- acordoPortuguese (BR)
- συμφωνία, ρύθμιση, διακανονισμόςGreek
- acuerdo, convenioSpanish
- nagodba, ugovorCroatian
- susitarimas, sprendimasLithuanian
- vienošanās; (jautājuma) nokārtošanaLatvian
- ordning, avtaleNorwegian
- ميشتېدنه، استوګنه، ځاى په ځا كېدنه، تل ته ناست، تل ته كښېناستونكى: دحسابونو پرېكړه، تصفيه، حساب سپينونه: شك لرې كونه، اختلاف حل كونه: په پردۍ خاوره كې ميشتېدنه: يو څوكوره (چې يو ځاى سره پراته وي): بانډه، دېرهPashto
- 協議Chinese (Trad.)
- угода, домовленістьUkrainian
- تصفیہ، سمجھوتاUrdu
- sự dàn xếpVietnamese
- 解决，协议Chinese (Simp.)
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