Definitions of settle:
- noun: a long wooden bench with a back
- verb: dispose of; make a financial settlement
- verb: take up residence and become established
Example: "The immigrants settled in the Midwest"
- verb: form a community
Example: "The Swedes settled in Minnesota"
- verb: become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style
Example: "He finally settled down"
- verb: establish or develop as a residence
Example: "He settled the farm 200 years ago"
- verb: become resolved, fixed, established, or quiet
Example: "The roar settled to a thunder"
- verb: settle conclusively; come to terms
Example: "We finally settled the argument"
- verb: end a legal dispute by arriving at a settlement
Example: "The two parties finally settled"
- verb: accept despite complete satisfaction
Example: "We settled for a lower price"
- verb: get one's revenge for a wrong or an injury
Example: "I finally settled with my old enemy"
- verb: arrange or fix in the desired order
Example: "She settled the teacart"
- verb: cause to become clear by forming a sediment (of liquids)
- verb: become clear by the sinking of particles
Example: "The liquid gradually settled"
- verb: come to rest
- verb: settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground
Example: "Dust settled on the roofs"
- verb: bring to an end; settle conclusively
- verb: fix firmly
- verb: sink down or precipitate
- verb: go under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned"
- verb: come as if by falling
- verb: make final; put the last touches on; put into final form
- verb: come to terms
- name: A surname (rare: 1 in 33333 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #3831)
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