Definitions for

Overview of noun settlement

The noun settlement has 7 senses? (first 5 from tagged texts)
1. (7) colony, settlement

(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")

2. (2) village, small town, settlement

(a community of people smaller than a town)

3. (2) settlement

(a conclusive resolution of a matter and disposition of it)

4. (2) colonization, colonisation, settlement

(the act of colonizing; the establishment of colonies; "the British colonization of America")

5. (1) settlement, resolution, closure

(something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making; "they finally reached a settlement with the union"; "they never did achieve a final resolution of their differences"; "he needed to grieve before he could achieve a sense of closure")

6. settlement

(an area where a group of families live together)

7. liquidation, settlement

(termination of a business operation by using its assets to discharge its liabilities) © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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