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settle
c. 1865 English settle by
Philip Webb (1831-1915)

set·tle

 (sĕt′l)
v. set·tled, set·tling, set·tles
v.tr.
1. To end or resolve (a dispute, for example) by making a decision or coming to an agreement. See Synonyms at decide.
2. Law
a. To resolve (a lawsuit or dispute) by mutual agreement of the parties rather than by court decision.
b. To make the determinations and distributions of (a trust).
3.
a. To make compensation for (a claim).
b. To pay (a debt).
4.
a. To put into order; arrange as desired: settle one's affairs.
b. To place or arrange in a desired position: settled the blanket over the baby; settled herself in an armchair.
c. To agree to or fix in advance: settled the date of the meeting in June.
5.
a. To establish as a resident or residents: settled her family in Ohio.
b. To migrate to and establish residence in; colonize: Pioneers settled the West.
c. To establish in a residence, business, or profession: was finally settled in his own law practice.
6. To restore calmness or comfort to: The hot tea settled his nerves.
7.
a. To cause to sink, become compact, or come to rest: shook the box to settle the raffle tickets.
b. To cause (a liquid) to become clear by forming a sediment.
v.intr.
1. To discontinue moving and come to rest in one place: The ball settled in the grass near the green.
2. To move downward; sink or descend, especially gradually: Darkness settled over the fields. Dust settled in the road.
3.
a. To become clear by the sinking of suspended particles. Used of liquids.
b. To be separated from a solution or mixture as a sediment.
c. To become compact by sinking, as sediment when stirred up.
4.
a. To establish one's residence: settled in Canada.
b. To become established or localized: The cold settled in my chest.
5. To reach a decision; decide: We finally settled on a solution to the problem.
6. To come to an agreement, especially to resolve a lawsuit out of court.
7.
a. To provide compensation for a claim.
b. To pay a debt.
n.
A long wooden bench with a high back, often including storage space beneath the seat.
Phrasal Verbs:
settle down
1. To begin living a stable and orderly life: He settled down as a farmer with a family.
2. To become calm or composed.
settle for
To accept in spite of incomplete satisfaction: had to settle for a lower wage than the one requested.
Idioms:
settle (one's) stomach
To relieve one's indigestion or nausea.
settle (someone's) hash Slang
To silence or subdue.

[Middle English setlen, to seat, from Old English setlan, from setl, seat; see sed- in Indo-European roots.]

set′tle·a·ble adj.

settled

(ˈsɛtəld)
adj
resolved, agreed, or arrangedsteady; predictable; not likely to changecomfortable and at home
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.settled - established or decided beyond dispute or doubt; "with details of the wedding settled she could now sleep at night"
unsettled - still in doubt; "an unsettled issue"; "an unsettled state of mind"
2.settled - established in a desired position or place; not moving about; "nomads...absorbed among the settled people"; "settled areas"; "I don't feel entirely settled here"; "the advent of settled civilization"
unsettled - not settled or established; "an unsettled lifestyle"
3.settled - inhabited by colonists
inhabited - having inhabitants; lived in; "the inhabited regions of the earth"
4.settled - not changeable; "a period of settled weather"
calm - (of weather) free from storm or wind; "calm seas"

settled

adjective
1. balanced, established, permanent, sustained, enduring, long-standing His house was the only settled home I had as a child.
2. content, contented, satisfied, comfortable, fulfilled, at ease, willing to accept After a few years of being a diplomat she still didn't feel settled.

settled

adjective
Translations

settled

[ˈsetld] ADJ
1. (= fixed, established) [ideas, opinions] → fijo; [order, rhythm] → estable; [team] → fijo, estable
a settled social orderun orden social estable
the first settled civilizationla primera civilización estable
to feel settled (in a place, job) → sentirse adaptado
to get settledadaptarse, amoldarse
2. (= colonized) the eastern settled regions of the countrylos poblados or asentamientos permanentes de las regiones del este del país
3. [weather] → estable, asentado

settled

[ˈsɛtəld] adj
[life] → rangé(e); [home] → stable
His house was the only settled home I had as a child → Sa maison était le seul foyer stable que j'ai eu pendant mon enfance.
[situation, routine] → bien établi(e); [weather] → stable
There has been a period of settled weather → Il y a eu une période de temps stable.
(= comfortable, at home) → qui a pris ses marques
I still don't feel settled here → Je n'ai toujours pas pris mes marques ici.
I am very settled in my job and I don't want to leave → J'ai bien pris mes marques dans mon travail et je ne veux pas partir.

settled

adj weatherbeständig; way of lifegeregelt; opinionsfest; procedurefeststehend, festgelegt; to be settledin geregelten Verhältnissen leben, etabliert sein; (in place) → sesshaft sein; (= have permanent job etc)festen Fuß gefasst haben; (in a house) → sich häuslich niedergelassen haben; (= be less restless)ruhiger or gesetzter sein; to feel settledsich wohlfühlen; I don’t feel very settled at the momentich hänge zurzeit in der Luft (inf), → ich fühle mich zurzeit verunsichert
References in classic literature ?
That settled it, and telling him of Meg's mishap, Jo gratefully accepted and rushed up to bring down the rest of the party.
There he settled down with his young wife and began buying a house on the installment plan.
Well, if that's all settled, I guess I'll go back home and pack up," said Mr.
This last remark made me bashful, and I shook my head and settled down to `Jesse James.
That lady seemed at a loss to make a selection, but finally settled upon a stick of nougat, wondering if it were not too rich; whether it could possibly hurt her.
When it is remembered that the Dutch (who first settled New York), the English, and the French, all gave appellations to the tribes that dwelt within the country which is the scene of this story, and that the Indians not only gave different names to their enemies, but frequently to themselves, the cause of the confusion will be understood.
And so you are most comfortably settled in your little cottage and want for nothing
My mind is settled at last, and I am now able to accept the services which you have so unreservedly offered to me.
I have settled it in my mind to give my step- daughter Zinita in marriage to Masilo, but the marriage gift is not yet agreed on.
Sure enough the bird settled slowly down upon it, covering it with its wings to keep it warm, and I cowered close beside the egg in such a position that one of the bird's feet, which was as large as the trunk of a tree, was just in front of me.
If he means to be but little at Netherfield, it would be better for the neighbourhood that he should give up the place entirely, for then we might possibly get a settled family there.
In short, every thing was settled in the most satisfactory manner, Mr.