Definition of Settle

1. Noun. A long wooden bench with a back.

Exact synonyms: Settee
Generic synonyms: Bench



2. Verb. Settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground. "Dust settled on the roofs"
Exact synonyms: Settle Down
Generic synonyms: Lay, Place, Pose, Position, Put, Set
Specialized synonyms: Sediment

3. Verb. Bring to an end; settle conclusively. "The father adjudicated when the sons were quarreling over their inheritance"
Exact synonyms: Adjudicate, Decide, Resolve
Generic synonyms: End, Terminate
Specialized synonyms: Judge, Adjust
Derivative terms: Adjudicative, Adjudicatory, Judge, Deciding, Decisive, Resolve, Settlement, Settler

4. Verb. Settle conclusively; come to terms. "We finally settled the argument"
Exact synonyms: Determine, Square Off, Square Up
Specialized synonyms: Clear, Solve, Concert, Clinch, Compromise
Generic synonyms: Conclude, Resolve
Derivative terms: Determination, Determination, Determiner, Settlement

5. Verb. Take up residence and become established. "The immigrants settled in the Midwest"
Exact synonyms: Locate
Specialized synonyms: Colonise, Colonize, Resettle
Entails: Move
Derivative terms: Location, Location, Settlement, Settlement, Settlement, Settler

6. Verb. Come to terms. "After some discussion we finally made up"

7. Verb. Go under,. "They settle "; "The raft sank and its occupants drowned"
Exact synonyms: Go Down, Go Under, Sink
Generic synonyms: Come Down, Descend, Fall, Go Down
Specialized synonyms: Subside, Founder, Submerge, Submerse
Related verbs: Sink
Antonyms: Float
Also: Sink In
Derivative terms: Sinker, Sinking

8. Verb. Become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style. "He finally settled down"
Exact synonyms: Root, Settle Down, Steady Down, Take Root
Generic synonyms: Stabilise, Stabilize
Specialized synonyms: Roost

9. Verb. Become resolved, fixed, established, or quiet. "Her mood settled into lethargy"
Generic synonyms: Become, Get, Go

10. Verb. Establish or develop as a residence. "This land was settled by Germans"
Generic synonyms: Build Up, Develop
Derivative terms: Settlement, Settlement

11. Verb. Come to rest.
Generic synonyms: Halt, Stop

12. Verb. Arrange or fix in the desired order. "She settled the teacart"
Generic synonyms: Arrange, Set Up

13. Verb. Accept despite lack of complete satisfaction. "We settled for a lower price"
Generic synonyms: Accept, Consent, Go For
Derivative terms: Settlement

14. Verb. End a legal dispute by arriving at a settlement. "The two parties finally settled"
Generic synonyms: Agree, Concord, Concur, Hold
Derivative terms: Settlement, Settlement

15. Verb. Dispose of; make a financial settlement.
Specialized synonyms: Prorate, Pay, Square, Compensate, Make Up, Pay, Pay Off, Liquidate, Clean Up
Generic synonyms: Arrange, Fix Up
Derivative terms: Settlement

16. Verb. Become clear by the sinking of particles. "The liquid gradually settled"
Generic synonyms: Change

17. Verb. Cause to become clear by forming a sediment (of liquids).
Generic synonyms: Sink
Derivative terms: Settlings

18. Verb. Sink down or precipitate. "The mud subsides when the waters become calm"
Exact synonyms: Subside
Generic synonyms: Go Down, Go Under, Sink
Derivative terms: Settling, Settlings

19. Verb. Fix firmly. "He ensconced himself in the chair"
Exact synonyms: Ensconce
Generic synonyms: Lay, Place, Pose, Position, Put, Set

20. Verb. Get one's revenge for a wrong or an injury. "I finally settled with my old enemy"
Exact synonyms: Get Back
Generic synonyms: Contend, Fight, Struggle

21. Verb. Make final; put the last touches on; put into final form. "Let's finalize the proposal"
Exact synonyms: Finalise, Finalize, Nail Down
Generic synonyms: End, Terminate
Derivative terms: Finalisation, Finalization
Also: Settle On

22. Verb. Form a community. "The Swedes settled in Minnesota"
Specialized synonyms: Homestead
Entails: Migrate, Transmigrate
Derivative terms: Settlement, Settlement, Settler

23. Verb. Come as if by falling. "Silence fell"
Exact synonyms: Descend, Fall
Generic synonyms: Come
Related verbs: Fall

Definition of Settle

1. n. A seat of any kind.

2. v. t. To place in a fixed or permanent condition; to make firm, steady, or stable; to establish; to fix; esp., to establish in life; to fix in business, in a home, or the like.

3. v. i. To become fixed or permanent; to become stationary; to establish one's self or itself; to assume a lasting form, condition, direction, or the like, in place of a temporary or changing state.

Definition of Settle

1. Noun. (archaic) A seat of any kind. ¹

2. Noun. A long bench, often with a high back and arms, with storage space underneath for linen. ¹

3. Noun. (obsolete) A place made lower than the rest; a wide step or platform lower than some other part. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To place in a fixed or permanent condition; to make firm, steady, or stable; to establish; to fix; esp., to establish in life; to fix in business, in a home, or the like. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive obsolete US) To establish in the pastoral office; to ordain or install as pastor or rector of a church, society, or parish; as, to '''settle''' a minister. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To cause to be no longer in a disturbed condition; to render quiet; to still; to calm; to compose. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To clear of dregs and impurities by causing them to sink; to render pure or clear; -- said of a liquid; as, to '''settle''' coffee, or the grounds of coffee. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To restore or bring to a smooth, dry, or passable condition; -- said of the ground, of roads, and the like;as, clear weather '''settles''' the roads. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) To cause to sink; to lower; to depress; hence, also, to render close or compact; as, to '''settle''' the contents of a barrel or bag by shaking it. ¹

10. Verb. (transitive) To determine, as something which is exposed to doubt or question; to free from uncertainty or wavering; to make sure, firm, or constant; to establish; to compose; to quiet; as, to '''settle''' the mind when agitated; to '''settle''' questions of law; to '''settle''' the succession to a throne; to '''settle''' an allowance. ¹

11. Verb. (transitive) To adjust, as something in discussion; to make up; to compose; to pacify; as, to '''settle''' a quarrel. ¹

12. Verb. (transitive archaic) To adjust, as accounts; to liquidate; to balance; as, to '''settle''' an account. ¹

13. Verb. (transitive colloquial) To pay; as, to settle a bill. --Abbott. ¹

14. Verb. (transitive) To plant with inhabitants; to colonize; to people; as, the French first '''settled''' Canada; the Puritans '''settled''' New England; Plymouth was settled in 1620. ¹

15. Verb. (intransitive) To become fixed or permanent; to become stationary; to establish one's self or itself; to assume a lasting form, condition, direction, or the like, in place of a temporary or changing state. ¹

16. Verb. (intransitive) To fix one's residence; to establish a dwelling place or home; as, the Saxons who '''settled''' in Britain. ¹

17. Verb. (intransitive) To enter into the married state, or the state of a householder. ¹

18. Verb. (intransitive) To be established in an employment or profession; as, to '''settle''' in the practice of law. ¹

19. Verb. (intransitive) To become firm, dry, and hard, as the ground after the effects of rain or frost have disappeared; as, the roads '''settled''' late in the spring. ¹

20. Verb. (intransitive) To become clear after being turbid or obscure; to clarify by depositing matter held in suspension; as, the weather '''settled'''; wine '''settles''' by standing. ¹

21. Verb. (intransitive) To sink to the bottom; to fall to the bottom, as dregs of a liquid, or the sediment of a reservoir. ¹

22. Verb. (intransitive) To sink gradually to a lower level; to subside, as the foundation of a house, etc. ¹

23. Verb. (intransitive) To become calm; to cease from agitation. ¹

24. Verb. (intransitive) To adjust differences or accounts; to come to an agreement; as, he has '''settled''' with his creditors. ¹

25. Verb. (intransitive obsolete) To make a jointure for a wife. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Settle

1. to place in a desired state or order [v -TLED, -TLING, -TLES]

Medical Definition of Settle

1. 1. To place in a fixed or permanent condition; to make firm, steady, or stable; to establish; to fix; especially, to establish in life; to fix in business, in a home, or the like. "And he settled his countenance steadfastly upon him, until he was ashamed." (2 Kings viii. 11. (Rev. Ver)) "The father thought the time drew on Of setting in the world his only son." (Dryden) 2. To establish in the pastoral office; to ordain or install as pastor or rector of a church, society, or parish; as, to settle a minister. 3. To cause to be no longer in a disturbed condition; to render quiet; to still; to calm; to compose. "God settled then the huge whale-bearing lake." (Chapman) "Hoping that sleep might settle his brains." (Bunyan) 4. To clear of dregs and impurities by causing them to sink; to render pure or clear; said of a liquid; as, to settle coffee, or the grounds of coffee. 5. To restore or bring to a smooth, dry, or passable condition; said of the ground, of roads, and the like; as, clear weather settles the roads. 6. To cause to sink; to lower; to depress; hence, also, to render close or compact; as, to settle the contents of a barrel or bag by shaking it. 7. To determine, as something which is exposed to doubt or question; to free from unscertainty or wavering; to make sure, firm, or constant; to establish; to compose; to quiet; as, to settle the mind when agitated; to settle questions of law; to settle the succession to a throne; to settle an allowance. "It will settle the wavering, and confirm the doubtful." (Swift) 8. To adjust, as something in discussion; to make up; to compose; to pacify; as, to settle a quarrel. 9. To adjust, as accounts; to liquidate; to balance; as, to settle an account. 10. Hence, to pay; as, to settle a bill. 11. To plant with inhabitants; to colonize; to people; as, the French first settled Canada; the Puritans settled new England; Plymouth was settled in 1620. To settle on or upon, to confer upon by permanent grant; to assure to. "I . . . Have settled upon him a good annuity." . To settle the land, to cause it to sink, or appear lower, by receding from it. Synonym: To fix, establish, regulate, arrange, compose, adjust, determine, decide. Origin: OE. Setlen, AS. Setlan. See Settle, In senses 7, 8, and 9 perhaps confused with OE. Sahtlen to reconcile, AS. Sahtlian, fr. Saht reconciliation, sacon to contend, dispute. Cf. Sake. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Settle

setting back
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setting fire
setting foot
setting forth
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setting in
setting off
setting on fire
setting out
setting sail
setting sun sign
setting up
settings
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settle (current term)
settle down
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settledness

Literary usage of Settle

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1. Journal by New York (State). Legislature. Senate (1921)
"451) entitled "An act to authorize the Canal Board to compromise, settle and adjust the claim and demands of ..."

2. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1844)
"... as between the mortgagee and the persons claiming under him, without the privity of the mortgagor they cannot add to what is due, settle the account, ..."

3. Biennial Report by California Dept. of Agriculture, California State Commission of Horticulture (1887)
"... to renew his investigation« and settle more definitely the modus operandi. Leaving aside the question of artificial remedies, we turn to the question of ..."

4. The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin (1909)
"... Great Gale—Beagle Channel — Ponsonby Sound — Build Wigwams and settle the Fuegians—Bifurcation of the Beagle Channel —Glaciers—Return to the Ship—Second ..."

5. Journal of Researches Into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries by Charles Darwin (1876)
"... gale—Beagle Channel —Ponsonby Sound—Build wigwams and settle the Fuegians—Bifurcation of the Beagle Channel—Glaciers—Return to the ship—Second visit in ..."

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