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set·tle·ment

 (sĕt′l-mənt)
n.
1. The act or process of settling: the settlement of sediment.
2.
a. The settling or establishment of a person or a group of people, as in a new region or in a business.
b. A newly colonized region.
3. A small community.
4.
a. An arrangement or agreement reached, as in business proceedings or negotiating a dispute: a wage settlement; a peace settlement.
b. The resolution of a lawsuit or dispute by settling.
c. The process of reaching such an arrangement, agreement, or resolution.
5. Law
a. The legal determination of title to property.
b. The process of making the determinations and distributions associated with a trust.
6. A center providing community services in an underprivileged area. Also called settlement house.

settlement

(ˈsɛtəlmənt)
n
1. the act or state of settling or being settled
2. the establishment of a new region; colonization
3. (Human Geography) a place newly settled; colony
4. (Human Geography) a collection of dwellings forming a community, esp on a frontier
5. a community formed by members of a group, esp of a religious sect
6. (Social Welfare) a public building used to provide educational and general welfare facilities for persons living in deprived areas
7. (Building) a subsidence of all or part of a structure
8. (Banking & Finance)
a. the payment of an outstanding account, invoice, charge, etc
b. (as modifier): settlement day.
9. (Banking & Finance) an adjustment or agreement reached in matters of finance, business, etc
10. (Law) law
a. a conveyance, usually to trustees, of property to be enjoyed by several persons in succession
b. the deed or other instrument conveying such property
c. the determination of a dispute, etc, by mutual agreement without resorting to legal proceedings

set•tle•ment

(ˈsɛt l mənt)

n.
1. the act or state of settling or the state of being settled.
2. the act of making stable or putting on a permanent basis.
3. a state of stability or permanence.
4. an arrangement or adjustment, as of business affairs.
5. an agreement signed after labor negotiations between union and management.
6. the settling of persons in a new country or place.
7. a colony, esp. in its early stages.
8. a small community or group of houses in a thinly populated area.
9. a community formed by members of a particular religious or ideological group.
10. the satisfying of a claim or demand; a coming to terms.
11.
a. final disposition, through legal proceedings, of opposing claims, an estate, etc.
b. the settling of property, title, etc., upon a person.
c. the property so settled.
12. Also called set′tlement house`. an establishment in an underprivileged area providing social services to local residents.
13. a subsidence or sinking of all or part of a structure.
[1620–1630]

Settlement

 a community settled in a locality, 1697.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.settlement - a body of people who settle far from home but maintain ties with their homelandsettlement - 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"
body - a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity; "the whole body filed out of the auditorium"; "the student body"; "administrative body"
frontier settlement, outpost - a settlement on the frontier of civilization
Plantation - a newly established colony (especially in the colonization of North America); "the practice of sending convicted criminals to serve on the Plantations was common in the 17th century"
proprietary colony - a colony given to a proprietor to govern (in 17th century)
colonial - a resident of a colony
2.settlement - a community of people smaller than a townsettlement - a community of people smaller than a town
community - a group of people living in a particular local area; "the team is drawn from all parts of the community"
moshav - a cooperative Israeli village or settlement comprised of small farms
3.settlement - a conclusive resolution of a matter and disposition of it
agreement, understanding - the statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises; "they had an agreement that they would not interfere in each other's business"; "there was an understanding between management and the workers"
accommodation - a settlement of differences; "they reached an accommodation with Japan"
conclusion - a final settlement; "the conclusion of a business deal"; "the conclusion of the peace treaty"
out-of-court settlement - resolution of a dispute prior to the rendering of a final decision by the trial court
property settlement - (matrimonial law) the division of property owned or acquired by marriage partners during their marriage
accord and satisfaction - the settlement of a debt by paying less than the amount demanded in exchange for extinguishing the debt
4.settlement - the act of colonizingsettlement - the act of colonizing; the establishment of colonies; "the British colonization of America"
establishment, constitution, formation, organisation, organization - the act of forming or establishing something; "the constitution of a PTA group last year"; "it was the establishment of his reputation"; "he still remembers the organization of the club"
population - the act of populating (causing to live in a place); "he deplored the population of colonies with convicted criminals"
5.settlement - 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"
deciding, decision making - the cognitive process of reaching a decision; "a good executive must be good at decision making"
6.settlement - an area where a group of families live together
village, hamlet - a settlement smaller than a town
7.settlement - termination of a business operation by using its assets to discharge its liabilitiessettlement - termination of a business operation by using its assets to discharge its liabilities
ending, termination, conclusion - the act of ending something; "the termination of the agreement"
viaticus settlement, viatical settlement - sale of an insurance policy by a terminally ill policy holder

settlement

noun
3. payment, clearing, discharge, clearance, defrayal ways to delay the settlement of debts
5. colonization, settling, peopling, populating the settlement of America

settlement

noun
A settlement of differences through mutual concession:
Translations
إتِّفاقمُسْتَوْطَنَه
dohodaosada
=-bosættelsebosættelseforlig
egyezségtelepülés
samfélagsamkomulag
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dogovornaselbina
anlaşmameskûn yeryerleşim alanı

settlement

[ˈsetlmənt] N
1. (= payment) [of claim, bill, debt] → liquidación f; (= dowry) → dote f
please find enclosed my cheque in full settlement ofadjunto le remito el talón a cuenta de la total liquidación de ...
2. (= agreement) → acuerdo m
to reach a settlementllegar a un acuerdo
to secure a peace settlementalcanzar un acuerdo de paz
3. (= colony, village) → colonia f, poblado m; (= archaeological site) → asentamiento m
4. (= act of settling persons) → establecimiento m; [of land] → colonización f
5. (Jur) (= sum of money) she accepted an out-of-court settlement of £4000aceptó una compensación de 4000 libras a cambio de no seguir adelante con el juicio

settlement

[ˈsɛtəlmənt] n
(= payment) → règlement m
in settlement of our account → en règlement de notre compte
(= sum paid) (to settle legal dispute)dommages et intérêts mpl
the biggest libel settlement ever → les dommages et intérêts pour diffamation les plus importants jamais payés
(= agreement) → accord m
a peace settlement → un accord de paix
(= resolution) → règlement m
a peaceful settlement → un règlement pacifique
a political settlement → un règlement politique
a negotiated settlement → un règlement négocié
(= place where people live, colony) → colonie f (= small village) → hameau m
The village is a settlement of just 50 houses → Le village est un hameau de tout juste 50 maisons.
(= colonization) → peuplement m

settlement

n
(act, = deciding) → Entscheidung f; (= sorting out)Regelung f, → Erledigung f; (of problem, question etc)Klärung f; (of dispute, differences etc)Beilegung f, → Schlichtung f; (of estate)Regelung f; (of bill, claim)Bezahlung f; (of account)Ausgleich m; (= contract, agreement etc)Übereinkunft f, → Übereinkommen nt; an out-of-court settlement, a settlement out of court (Jur) → ein außergerichtlicher Vergleich; to reach a settlementsich einigen, einen Vergleich treffen; the terms of the settlement (Jur) → die Bedingungen des Übereinkommens; this payment is made in settlement of all claimsmit dieser Zahlung werden alle Forderungen beglichen; in settlement of our accountzum Ausgleich unseres Kontos; settlement discountSkonto nt or m
(= settling of money)Übertragung f, → Überschreibung f (→ on auf +acc); (esp in will) → Vermächtnis nt; (of annuity, income)Aussetzung f; (= document, agreement)Schenkungsvertrag m; he receives £10,000 by the settlementauf ihn wurden £ 10.000 übertragen or überschrieben, ihm wurden £ 10.000 vermacht
(of building)Senkung f; (of sediment)Absetzen nt
(= colony, village)Siedlung f, → Niederlassung f; (= act of settling persons)Ansiedlung f; (= colonization)Besiedlung f
(US: also settlement house, = institution) → Wohlfahrtseinrichtung f; (= building)Gemeindezentrum nt

settlement

[ˈsɛtlmənt] n
a. (of bill, debt) → pagamento, saldo; (of question) → soluzione f; (of dispute) → composizione f
in settlement of our account (Comm) → a saldo del nostro conto
b. (agreement) → accordo
c. (village) → insediamento, comunità f inv; (colony) → colonia

settle

(ˈsetl) verb
1. to place in a position of rest or comfort. I settled myself in the armchair.
2. to come to rest. Dust had settled on the books.
3. to soothe. I gave him a pill to settle his nerves.
4. to go and live. Many Scots settled in New Zealand.
5. to reach a decision or agreement. Have you settled with the builders when they are to start work?; The dispute between management and employees is still not settled.
6. to pay (a bill).
ˈsettlement noun
1. an agreement. The two sides have at last reached a settlement.
2. a small community. a farming settlement.
ˈsettler noun
a person who settles in a country that is being newly populated. They were among the early settlers on the east coast of America.
settle down
1. to (cause to) become quiet, calm and peaceful. He waited for the audience to settle down before he spoke; She settled the baby down at last.
2. to make oneself comfortable. She settled (herself) down in the back of the car and went to sleep.
3. to begin to concentrate on something, eg work. He settled down to (do) his schoolwork.
settle in
to become used to and comfortable in new surroundings.
settle on
to agree about or decide.
settle up
to pay (a bill). He asked the waiter for the bill, and settled up.

settlement

n. [account] arreglo, ajuste.
References in classic literature ?
What a life the old woman had led since she went away from the frontier settlement and what a strong, capable little old thing she was
We are a good distance from a settlement," agreed the guide.
He had relatives in Bismarck, a German settlement to the north of us, but for a year now he had been working for grandfather.
Sometimes he fancied the wary savage, despairing of passing the army of Montcalm in safety, was holding his way toward a well-known border settlement, where a distinguished officer of the crown, and a favored friend of the Six Nations, held his large possessions, as well as his usual residence.
We remained there undisturbed during the Winter; and on the first day of May, 1770, my brother returned home to the settlement by himself, for a new recruit of horses and ammunition, leaving me by myself, without bread, salt or sugar, without company of my fellow creatures, or even a horse or dog.
Conspicuous among the dusty passengers, the two pretty and youthful faces of the daughters of Philip Carr, mining superintendent and engineer, looked from the windows with no little anxiety towards their future home in the straggling settlement below, that occasionally came in view at the turns of the long zigzagging road.
A natural spring of soft and pleasant water--a rare treasure on the sea-girt peninsula where the Puritan settlement was made--had early induced Matthew Maule to build a hut, shaggy with thatch, at this point, although somewhat too remote from what was then the centre of the village.
It is now nearly two centuries and a quarter since the original Briton, the earliest emigrant of my name, made his appearance in the wild and forest -- bordered settlement which has since become a city.
Moreover, in the infancy of the first Australian settlement, the emigrants were several times saved from starvation by the benevolent biscuit of the whale-ship luckily dropping an anchor in their waters.
This child's husband is in the settlement, and will be here tonight," said Simeon.
If my esteemed neighbor, the State's ambassador, who will devote his days to the settlement of the question of human rights in the Council Chamber, instead of being threatened with the prisons of Carolina, were to sit down the prisoner of Massachusetts, that State which is so anxious to foist the sin of slavery upon her sister--though at present she can discover only an act of inhospitality to be the ground of a quarrel with her--the Legislature would not wholly waive the subject of the following winter.
Within a few years we have witnessed the phenomenon of a southeastward migration, in the settlement of Australia; but this affects us as a retrograde movement, and, judging from the moral and physical character of the first generation of Australians, has not yet proved a successful experiment.