Definitions for settle

Definitions for (noun) settle

Main entry: settee, settle

Definition: a long wooden bench with a back

Definitions for (verb) settle

Main entry: descend, settle, fall

Definition: come as if by falling

Usage: Night fell; Silence fell

Main entry: settle, locate

Definition: take up residence and become established

Usage: The immigrants settled in the Midwest

Main entry: settle

Definition: form a community

Usage: The Swedes settled in Minnesota

Main entry: settle, settle down, root, take root, steady down

Definition: become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style

Usage: He finally settled down

Main entry: finalise, finalize, settle, nail down

Definition: make final; put the last touches on; put into final form

Usage: let's finalize the proposal

Main entry: settle

Definition: establish or develop as a residence

Usage: He settled the farm 200 years ago; This land was settled by Germans

Main entry: settle

Definition: become resolved, fixed, established, or quiet

Usage: The roar settled to a thunder; The wind settled in the West; it is settling to rain; A cough settled in her chest; Her mood settled into lethargy

Main entry: settle, decide, adjudicate, resolve

Definition: bring to an end; settle conclusively

Usage: 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

Main entry: square off, square up, settle, determine

Definition: settle conclusively; come to terms

Usage: We finally settled the argument

Main entry: settle

Definition: end a legal dispute by arriving at a settlement

Usage: The two parties finally settled

Main entry: reconcile, settle, patch up, conciliate, make up

Definition: come to terms

Usage: After some discussion we finally made up

Main entry: settle

Definition: accept despite lack of complete satisfaction

Usage: We settled for a lower price

Main entry: settle, get back

Definition: get one's revenge for a wrong or an injury

Usage: I finally settled with my old enemy

Main entry: settle

Definition: arrange or fix in the desired order

Usage: She settled the teacart

Main entry: ensconce, settle

Definition: fix firmly

Usage: He ensconced himself in the chair

Main entry: settle, subside

Definition: sink down or precipitate

Usage: the mud subsides when the waters become calm

Main entry: settle

Definition: cause to become clear by forming a sediment (of liquids)

Main entry: settle

Definition: become clear by the sinking of particles

Usage: the liquid gradually settled

Main entry: settle

Definition: come to rest

Main entry: settle, settle down

Definition: settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground

Usage: dust settled on the roofs

Main entry: sink, settle, go down, go under

Definition: go under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned"

Main entry: settle

Definition: dispose of; make a financial settlement

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