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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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
Examples of settlement in a Sentence
This settlement agreement is an opportunity for us to do all we can to make sure children are as safe as possible now and into the future.
We have an opportunity today that we didn't have six or 12 months ago to see if it's really possible to achieve that political settlement, we don't know if we're going to be successful, but the administration is determined.
The market is getting more aware of [settlement] technology and that it is a step forward, there is more willingness by market participants to spend money.
I recognise this plan is ambitious under the current circumstances, but I also believe that the priorities I have outlined are the utmost necessity in the achievement of a lasting peace settlement, our resources remain constrained until peace is achieved.
The NDRC will soon release a new antitrust settlement, qualcomm will be fined several times the total amount the NDRC fined last year.
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Translations for settlement
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- 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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