Definition of Settling

1. Noun. A gradual sinking to a lower level.

Exact synonyms: Subsidence, Subsiding
Generic synonyms: Sinking
Derivative terms: Settle, Subside, Subside



Definition of Settling

1. n. The act of one who, or that which, settles; the act of establishing one's self, of colonizing, subsiding, adjusting, etc.

Definition of Settling

1. Verb. (present participle of settle) ¹

2. Noun. (context: usually plural) Dregs; sediment. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Settling

1. sediment [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Settling

settled down
settled someone's hash
settled up
settledness
settlement
settlement agreement
settlement agreements
settlement house
settlements
settler
settlers
settles
settles down
settles someone's hash
settles up
settling (current term)
settling down
settling someone's hash
settling up
settlings
settlor
settlors
setts
setuale
setuales
setula
setulae
setule
setules
setulose

Literary usage of Settling

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1. Index of Economic Material in Documents of the States of the United States by Adelaide Rosalia Hasse (1907)
"Extended comment on law of 1838 revising terms of payment for settling land. (AR land agt. ... Table of acreage of and receipts from settling land sold. ..."

2. Index of Economic Material in Documents of the States of the United States by Adelaide Rosalia Hasse (1907)
"Extended comment on law of 1838 revising terms of payment for settling land. ... Table of acreage of and receipts from settling land sold. (H. doc. ..."

3. A Handbook of the Petroleum Industry by David Talbot Day (1922)
"In completing the cycle of operations in the cold-settling process, the wax-free naphtha ... A modification of the cold-settling method, in which the ..."

4. Elements of Metallurgy: A Practical Treatise on the Art of Extracting Metals by John Arthur Phillips (1887)
"settling-Tanks.—The stuff discharged from the battery is conveyed, in suspension, by the water escaping through the screens, by troughs, to settling-tanks ..."

5. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1892)
"settling again in Kilmarnock he was in frequent collision with the authorities through the vehemence of his political criticisms. ..."

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