[ UK /sˈɛtə‍lmənt/ ]
[ US /ˈsɛtəɫmənt/ ]
  1. a community of people smaller than a town
  2. termination of a business operation by using its assets to discharge its liabilities
  3. something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making
    he needed to grieve before he could achieve a sense of closure
    they never did achieve a final resolution of their differences
    they finally reached a settlement with the union
  4. a body of people who settle far from home but maintain ties with their homeland; inhabitants remain nationals of their home state but are not literally under the home state's system of government
    the American colony in Paris
  5. the act of colonizing; the establishment of colonies
    the British colonization of America
  6. a conclusive resolution of a matter and disposition of it
  7. an area where a group of families live together
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How To Use settlement In A Sentence

  • The resettlement fee shall be calculated according to the number of agricultural population to be resettled.
  • The ICR would have the authority to annul laws or dismiss public officials to uphold the Kosovo settlement.
  • His work underscores the aeriality embedded in the rational geometric order of the region’s settlement.
  • A family law barrister close to the Crikey crew advises that many men attempt to talk down their earning capacity when they are negotiating settlements with former wives.
  • They died before they had an opportunity to be interviewed and considered for resettlement.
  • But the settlements prevailed, delusory shortcuts to a palpable proof that the Jewish people were truly blessed by God. The Chosen Peoples
  • Excavations of the site have revealed an Iron Age settlement.
  • an arbitrational settlement
  • In the mid-1830s the Kendall settlers gave impetus to the westward movement of Norwegians by founding a settlement in the Fox River area of Illinois.
  • There are no permanent settlements in the Qattara Depression. Saharan halophytics
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