Definitions for settlementˈsɛt l mənt
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word 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
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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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
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We are not aware of a larger settlement.
A settlement is a logical and rational option.
This settlement is in the best interests of all parties.
I'd guess 80 percent of the settlement will not be paid.
CP looks to reach a negotiated settlement and talks continue.
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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
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