settler

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set·tler

 (sĕt′lər)
n.
1. One who settles in a new region, especially a region that has few occupants or that is occupied by people of a different ethnic or religious group.
2. One who settles or decides something.
3. Law Variant of settlor.

settler

(ˈsɛtlə)
n
a person who settles in a new country or a colony

set•tler

(ˈsɛt lər, ˈsɛt l ər)

n.
1. a person or thing that settles.
2. a person who settles in a new country or area.
[1590–1600]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.settler - a person who settles in a new colony or moves into new countrysettler - a person who settles in a new colony or moves into new country
migrant, migrator - traveler who moves from one region or country to another
Pilgrim Father, Pilgrim - one of the colonists from England who sailed to America on the Mayflower and founded the colony of Plymouth in New England in 1620
pioneer - one the first colonists or settlers in a new territory; "they went west as pioneers with only the possessions they could carry with them"
sourdough - a settler or prospector (especially in western United States or northwest Canada and Alaska)
homesteader, nester, squatter - someone who settles lawfully on government land with the intent to acquire title to it
2.settler - a negotiator who settles disputes
negotiant, negotiator, treater - someone who negotiates (confers with others in order to reach a settlement)
3.settler - a clerk in a betting shop who calculates the winnings
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
clerk - an employee who performs clerical work (e.g., keeps records or accounts)

settler

noun colonist, immigrant, pioneer, colonizer, frontiersman settlers from the Volga region
Translations
مُسْتَوْطِن
osadník
bosætternybygger
telepes
landnemi
naseljenec

settler

[ˈsetləʳ] Ncolonizador(a) m/f

settler

[ˈsɛtlər] ncolon mset-to [ˈsɛttuː] n (= quarrel) → prise f de bec set-top box nterminal m numérique

settler

nSiedler(in) m(f)

settler

[ˈsɛtləʳ] ncolonizzatore/trice

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.
References in classic literature ?
Crouching in holes or hidden in thickets, he had tried to read the faces of unsuspecting free settlers working in the clearings or passing along the paths within a foot or two of his eyes.
There is much jealousy between the children of the rich emancipist and the free settlers, the former being pleased to consider honest men as interlopers.
Nicole said: "We came as free settlers. I'm very proud of that being part of our heritage - that we were the people who were willing to do that and explore new horizons.
A work of historical fiction, "The Mind's Own Place" is partly based on the actual experiences of historical figures: a pair of convicts from respectable backgrounds, talented and enterprising, but troubled; two female immigrants, free settlers not equally fortunate or resilient; and the first detective in Western Australia who eventually uncovers more than he intends.
Most were free settlers who wished to escape the poverty and overcrowding of England and start a better life on what was literally the other side of the world.
The tension between the free settlers and the criminal interlopers made for a highly charged atmosphere, and one in need of a firm hand.
The initial population were convicts and their jailers; they were not free settlers and they had not chosen to emigrate.