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/ˈsetl/,
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settled, past tense; settles, 3rd person singular present; settled, past participle; settling, present participle;
  1. Resolve or reach an agreement about (an argument or problem)
    • - every effort was made to settle the dispute
  2. End (a legal dispute) by mutual agreement
    • - the matter was settled out of court
    • - he sued for libel and then settled out of court
  3. Determine; decide on
    • - exactly what goes into the legislation has not been settled
    • - they had not yet settled on a date for the wedding
  4. Pay (a debt or account)
    • - his bill was settled by charge card
    • - I settled up with your brother for my board and lodging
  5. Complete the administration and distribution of a decedent's estate

  6. Give money or property to (someone) through a deed of settlement or a will

  7. Accept or agree to (something that one considers to be less than satisfactory)
    • - it was too cold for champagne so they settled for a cup of tea
  8. Silence (someone considered a nuisance) by some means
    • - he told me to hold my tongue or he would find a way to settle me
  9. Adopt a more steady or secure style of life, esp. in a permanent job and home
    • - one day I will settle down and raise a family
  10. Make one's permanent home somewhere
    • - in 1863 the family settled in London
  11. Begin to feel comfortable or established in a new home, situation, or job
    • - she settled in happily with a foster family
    • - he had settled into his new job
  12. Establish a colony in
    • - European immigrants settled much of Australia
  13. Turn one's attention to; apply oneself to
    • - Catherine settled down to her studies
  14. Become or make calmer or quieter
    • - after a few months the controversy settled down
    • - try to settle your puppy down before going to bed
  15. Sit or come to rest in a comfortable position
    • - he settled into an armchair
  16. Make (someone) comfortable in a particular place or position
    • - she allowed him to settle her in the taxi
  17. Move or adjust (something) so that it rests securely
    • - she settled her bag on her shoulder
  18. Fall or come down on to a surface
    • - dust from the mill had settled on the roof
  19. (of suspended particles) Sink slowly in a liquid to form sediment; (of a liquid) become clear or still through this process
    • - sediment settles near the bottom of the tank
    • - he pours a glass and leaves it on the bar to settle
  20. (of an object or objects) Gradually sink down under its or their own weight
    • - they listened to the soft ticking and creaking as the house settled
  21. (of a ship or boat) Sink gradually

Noun
  1. A wooden bench with a high back and arms, typically incorporating a box under the seat


  1. a long wooden bench with a back
  2. settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground; "dust settled on the roofs"
  3. decide: bring to an end; settle conclusively; "The case was decided"; "The judge decided the case in favor of the plaintiff"; "The father adjudicated when the sons were quarreling over their inheritance"
  4. settle conclusively; come to terms; "We finally settled the argument"
  5. take up residence and become established; "The immigrants settled in the Midwest"
  6. reconcile: come to terms; "After some discussion we finally made up"
  7. Settle is a small market town and civil parish within the Craven district of North Yorkshire, England. It is served by the Settle railway station, which is located near the town centre, and Giggleswick railway station which is a mile away. ...
  8. Settle is an indie rock band from the Easton, Pennsylvania currently signed to Epitaph Records whose debut album, At Home We Are Tourists, was released May 19, 2009. "." Allmusic. Retrieved July 18, 2009.Kellehar, Rachel (June 2009). "Settle – At Home We Are Tourists." Rock Sound (123): 86. ...
  9. In mechanics, a constraint algorithm is a method for satisfying constraints for bodies that obey Newton's equations of motion. ...
  10. A settle is a wooden bench, usually with arms and a high back, long enough to accommodate three or four sitters.
  11. (Settled) A settler is a person who has migrated to an area and established permanent residence there, often to colonize the area. Settlers are generally people who take up residence on land and cultivate it, as opposed to nomads. ...
  12. (Settlement (closing)) Closing (or settlement) is the final step in executing a real estate transaction.
  13. A seat of any kind; A long bench, often with a high back and arms, with storage space underneath for linen; A place made lower than the rest; a wide step or platform lower than some other part; To place in a fixed or permanent condition; to make firm, steady, or stable; to establish; to fix; ...
  14. (settled) Comfortable and at ease, especially after a period of change or unrest
  15. (settlement) The state of being settled; A colony that is newly established; a place or region newly settled; The gradual sinking of a building. ...
  16. (settling) Dregs; sediment
  17. (Settled) Denotes that the trade has been completed and that the wire has been processed. Settled trades are eligible to receive electronic confirmations.
  18. To meet settled requirements, a person must have been lawfully resident in Australia usually for a period of 2 years.
  19. (SETTLEMENT) Act or process of adjusting or determining; an adjusting; an adjustment between persons concerning their dealings or difficulties; an agreement by which parties having disputed matters between them reach or ascertain what is coming from one to the other; arrangement of difficulties; ...
  20. (Settlement (Closing)) Meeting between buyer, seller and lender or their agents at which property funds legally change hands.
  21. (Settlement) (Also called Closing. ) The completion of a real estate transfer, where the title passes from seller to buyer, or a mortgage lien is given to secure debt undertaken to purchase the home.
  22. (Settlement (Closing)) The process by which all financial dealings and contractual arrangements are completed for the buyer and seller. At the time of settlement, or closing, all debts are paid, adjustments made and money disbursed, and a deed is prepared in the new owner's name.
  23. (Settlement) All properties settle to some extent, and this can show as cracking and/or distortion in walls.  Very often minor settlement is not of great significance to the building as a whole.
  24. (Settlement) An agreement between you and the insurance company about your workers’ compensation payments and future medical care. Settlements must be reviewed by a workers’ compensation judge to make sure they are adequate.
  25. (Settlement) General disturbance in a structure showing as distortion in walls etc., possibly a result of major structural failure, very dry weather conditions etc. Sometimes of little current significance. (See also Subsidence).