Definition of SETTLING

noun : SETTLING

Source: WordNet 3.1

verb : SETTLING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground; "dust settled on the roofs" ;

  • 2. (

    ) bring to an end; settle conclusively; "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" ;

  • 4. (

    ) take up residence and become established; "The immigrants settled in the Midwest" ;

  • 8. (

    ) become resolved, fixed, established, or quiet; "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" ;

  • 9. (

    ) establish or develop as a residence; "He settled the farm 200 years ago"; "This land was settled by Germans" ;

  • 11. (

    ) arrange or fix in the desired order; "She settled the teacart" ;

  • 12. (

    ) accept despite lack of complete satisfaction; "We settled for a lower price" ;

  • 13. (

    ) end a legal dispute by arriving at a settlement; "The two parties finally settled" ;

  • 14. (

    ) dispose of; make a financial settlement ;

  • 15. (

    ) become clear by the sinking of particles; "the liquid gradually settled" ;

  • 16. (

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

  • 17. (

    ) sink down or precipitate; "the mud subsides when the waters become calm" ;

  • 19. (

    ) get one's revenge for a wrong or an injury; "I finally settled with my old enemy" ;

  • 21. (

    ) form a community; "The Swedes settled in Minnesota" ;


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