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Definition of "settlement" []

  • The act or process of settling. (noun)
  • Establishment, as of a person in a business or of people in a new region. (noun)
  • A newly colonized region. (noun)
  • A small community. (noun)
  • An arrangement, adjustment, or other understanding reached, as in financial or business proceedings: a divorce settlement. (noun)
  • The act or state of settling or being settled (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The establishment of a new region; colonization (noun)
  • A place newly settled; colony (noun)
  • A collection of dwellings forming a community, esp on a frontier (noun)
  • A community formed by members of a group, esp of a religious sect (noun)
  • A public building used to provide educational and general welfare facilities for persons living in deprived areas (noun)
  • A subsidence of all or part of a structure (noun)
  • The payment of an outstanding account, invoice, charge, etc (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • An adjustment or agreement reached in matters of finance, business, etc (noun)
  • A conveyance, usually to trustees, of property to be enjoyed by several persons in succession (noun)
  • The deed or other instrument conveying such property (noun)
  • The determination of a dispute, etc, by mutual agreement without resorting to legal proceedings (noun)

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Use "settlement" in a sentence
  • "A person with knowledge of the talks told The Associated Press that the term "settlement negotiations" doesn't necessarily mean an agreement is near."
  • "The start the girl gave when the word settlement was spoken gave Hetty pause."
  • "If money or land received in settlement is wasted that will be it."