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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)

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.

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."