Definition of Settle down

1. Verb. Settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground. "Dust settled on the roofs"

Exact synonyms: Settle
Generic synonyms: Lay, Place, Pose, Position, Put, Set
Specialized synonyms: Sediment



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

3. Verb. Become quiet or calm, especially after a state of agitation. "It took a while after the baby was born for things to settle down again."
Exact synonyms: Calm, Calm Down, Chill Out, Cool It, Cool Off, Simmer Down
Generic synonyms: Change State, Turn
Derivative terms: Calm

Definition of Settle down

1. Verb. To become quiet and calm after a period of restlessness. ¹

2. Verb. To establish a settled lifestyle, and especially to marry. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Settle Down

setting expansion
setting fire
setting foot
setting forth
setting hen
setting in
setting off
setting on fire
setting out
setting sail
setting sun sign
setting up
settings
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settle
settle down (current term)
settle for
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settle on
settle someone's hash
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settleables
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settledness
settlement

Literary usage of Settle down

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1. The South in the Building of the Nation: A History of the Southern States by Walter Lynwood Fleming (1909)
"Clark was a frontiersman, and after the war found it difficult to settle down. He considered himself neglected by the state and Federal governments, ..."

2. The Origin and Growth of the English Constitution: An Historical Treatise by Hannis Taylor (1898)
"Teutonic invaders settle down in the midst of the continental nations. Conquest nowhere assumed the form of extermination. all the objects of Roman art, ..."

3. The Works of John C. Calhoun by John Caldwell Calhoun, Richard Kenner Crallé (1883)
"... —the united government of all the States, as well as the individual governments of each,—shall settle down in like concord and harmony. THE END. ..."

4. The Works of John C. Calhoun by John Caldwell Calhoun (1853)
"... —the united government of all the States, as well as the individual governments of each,—shall settle down in like concord and harmony. THE END. ..."

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