from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of settle.
  • n. Dregs; sediment.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of one who, or that which, settles; the act of establishing one's self, of colonizing, subsiding, adjusting, etc.
  • n. That which settles at the bottom of a liquid; lees; dregs; sediment.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of one who or that which settles, in any sense of that word.
  • n. plural Lees; dregs; sediment.
  • n. Reconciliation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a gradual sinking to a lower level


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  • The enormous impact Chic made in settling disputes between Eritrea and Ethiopia is equally riveting, although, as most Americans, my own ignorance on events in that part of Africa dampen my understanding and appreciation of what appears to have been Chic's Herculean efforts.

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  • The terms of the settlement are confidential and I'm not at liberty to discuss them, but in settling the litigation, Jay Ward's widow and daughter, Ramona and Tiffany, acknowledged my original contributions as the creator of the characters.

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  • Insurance companies don't like large-scale events - as witnessed by their hardball tactics they used in settling losses in New Orleans.

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  • Immigrants from Haiti could help revitalize the Midwestern and Northeastern states with stagnant population growth, and since many Haitians are from rural communities with experience as farmers, perhaps some of them would be interested in settling in moribund Midwestern farm towns, if they were given land, equipment, and access to credit.

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  • The promise of a better life, a new chance at Utopia, was an early driving factor in settling the Americas.

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  • For the amount spent on the useless Obama Stimulus, spread over ten or twenty years, the United States could not just establish a base on Mars but begin settling the asteroids.

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