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settle


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Settle  \Set"tle\,  n.  [OE.  setel,  setil,  a  seat,  AS  setl:  akin 
  to  OHG.  sezzal  G.  sessel,  Goth.  sitls,  and  E.  sit 
  [root]154.  See  {Sit}.] 
  1.  A  seat  of  any  kind  [Obs.]  ``Upon  the  settle  of  his 
  majesty''  --Hampole. 
 
  2.  A  bench;  especially,  a  bench  with  a  high  back 
 
  3.  A  place  made  lower  than  the  rest;  a  wide  step  or  platform 
  lower  than  some  other  part 
 
  And  from  the  bottom  upon  the  ground,  even  to  the 
  lower  settle,  shall  be  two  cubits,  and  the  breadth 
  one  cubit.  --Ezek.  xliii. 
  14. 
 
  {Settle  bed},  a  bed  convertible  into  a  seat.  [Eng.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Settle  \Set"tle\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Settled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Settling}.]  [OE.  setlen,  AS  setlan.  [root]154.  See 
  {Settle},  n.  In  senses  7,  8,  and  9  perhaps  confused  with  OE 
  sahtlen  to  reconcile,  AS  sahtlian  fr  saht  reconciliation, 
  sacon  to  contend,  dispute.  Cf  {Sake}.] 
  1.  To  place  in  a  fixed  or  permanent  condition;  to  make  firm, 
  steady,  or  stable;  to  establish;  to  fix;  esp.,  to 
  establish  in  life;  to  fix  in  business,  in  a  home,  or  the 
  like 
 
  And  he  settled  his  countenance  steadfastly  upon  him 
  until  he  was  ashamed.  --2  Kings 
  viii.  11. 
  (Rev.  Ver.) 
 
  The  father  thought  the  time  drew  on  Of  setting  in 
  the  world  his  only  son.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  To  establish  in  the  pastoral  office;  to  ordain  or  install 
  as  pastor  or  rector  of  a  church,  society,  or  parish;  as 
  to  settle  a  minister.  [U.  S.] 
 
  3.  To  cause  to  be  no  longer  in  a  disturbed  condition;  to 
  render  quiet;  to  still  to  calm;  to  compose. 
 
  God  settled  then  the  huge  whale-bearing  lake. 
  --Chapman. 
 
  Hoping  that  sleep  might  settle  his  brains.  --Bunyan. 
 
  4.  To  clear  of  dregs  and  impurities  by  causing  them  to  sink; 
  to  render  pure  or  clear;  --  said  of  a  liquid;  as  to 
  settle  coffee,  or  the  grounds  of  coffee. 
 
  5.  To  restore  or  bring  to  a  smooth,  dry,  or  passable 
  condition;  --  said  of  the  ground,  of  roads,  and  the  like 
  as  clear  weather  settles  the  roads. 
 
  6.  To  cause  to  sink;  to  lower;  to  depress;  hence  also  to 
  render  close  or  compact;  as  to  settle  the  contents  of  a 
  barrel  or  bag  by  shaking  it 
 
  7.  To  determine,  as  something  which  is  exposed  to  doubt  or 
  question;  to  free  from  unscertainty  or  wavering;  to  make 
  sure  firm,  or  constant;  to  establish;  to  compose;  to 
  quiet;  as  to  settle  the  mind  when  agitated;  to  settle 
  questions  of  law;  to  settle  the  succession  to  a  throne;  to 
  settle  an  allowance. 
 
  It  will  settle  the  wavering,  and  confirm  the 
  doubtful.  --Swift. 
 
  8.  To  adjust  as  something  in  discussion;  to  make  up  to 
  compose;  to  pacify;  as  to  settle  a  quarrel. 
 
  9.  To  adjust  as  accounts;  to  liquidate;  to  balance;  as  to 
  settle  an  account. 
 
  10.  Hence  to  pay  as  to  settle  a  bill.  [Colloq.]  --Abbott. 
 
  11.  To  plant  with  inhabitants;  to  colonize;  to  people;  as 
  the  French  first  settled  Canada;  the  Puritans  settled  New 
  England;  Plymouth  was  settled  in  1620. 
 
  {To  settle  on}  or  {upon},  to  confer  upon  by  permanent  grant; 
  to  assure  to  ``I  .  .  .  have  settled  upon  him  a  good 
  annuity.''  --Addison. 
 
  {To  settle  the  land}  (Naut.),  to  cause  it  to  sink,  or  appear 
  lower,  by  receding  from  it 
 
  Syn:  To  fix;  establish;  regulate;  arrange;  compose;  adjust 
  determine;  decide. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Settle  \Set"tle\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  become  fixed  or  permanent;  to  become  stationary;  to 
  establish  one's  self  or  itself  to  assume  a  lasting  form 
  condition,  direction,  or  the  like  in  place  of  a  temporary 
  or  changing  state. 
 
  The  wind  came  about  and  settled  in  the  west. 
  --Bacon. 
 
  Chyle  .  .  .  runs  through  all  the  intermediate  colors 
  until  it  settles  in  an  intense  red.  --Arbuthnot. 
 
  2.  To  fix  one's  residence;  to  establish  a  dwelling  place  or 
  home;  as  the  Saxons  who  settled  in  Britain. 
 
  3.  To  enter  into  the  married  state,  or  the  state  of  a 
  householder. 
 
  As  people  marry  now  and  settle.  --Prior. 
 
  4.  To  be  established  in  an  employment  or  profession;  as  to 
  settle  in  the  practice  of  law. 
 
  5.  To  become  firm,  dry,  and  hard,  as  the  ground  after  the 
  effects  of  rain  or  frost  have  disappeared;  as  the  roads 
  settled  late  in  the  spring. 
 
  6.  To  become  clear  after  being  turbid  or  obscure;  to  clarify 
  by  depositing  matter  held  in  suspension;  as  the  weather 
  settled;  wine  settles  by  standing. 
 
  A  government,  on  such  occasions,  is  always  thick 
  before  it  settles.  --Addison. 
 
  7.  To  sink  to  the  bottom;  to  fall  to  the  bottom,  as  dregs  of 
  a  liquid,  or  the  sediment  of  a  reserveir. 
 
  8.  To  sink  gradually  to  a  lower  level;  to  subside,  as  the 
  foundation  of  a  house,  etc 
 
  9.  To  become  calm;  to  cease  from  agitation. 
 
  Till  the  fury  of  his  highness  settle,  Come  not 
  before  him  --Shak. 
 
  10.  To  adjust  differences  or  accounts;  to  come  to  an 
  agreement;  as  he  has  settled  with  his  creditors. 
 
  11.  To  make  a  jointure  for  a  wife. 
 
  He  sighs  with  most  success  that  settles  well 
  --Garth. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  settle 
  n  :  a  long  wooden  bench  with  a  back  [syn:  {settee}] 
  v  1:  settle  into  a  position  [syn:  {settle  down}] 
  2:  bring  to  an  end  settle  conclusively;  "The  case  was 
  decided";  "The  judge  decided  the  case  in  favor  of  the 
  plaintiff"  [syn:  {decide},  {resolve}] 
  3:  settle  conclusively;  come  to  terms;  "We  finally  settled  the 
  argument"  [syn:  {square  off},  {square  up},  {determine}] 
  4:  take  up  residence  and  become  established;  "The  immigrants 
  settled  in  the  Midwest"  [syn:  {locate},  {relocate}] 
  5:  come  to  terms;  "After  some  discussion  we  finally  made  up" 
  [syn:  {reconcile},  {patch  up},  {make  up},  {conciliate}] 
  6:  go  under  "The  raft  sank  and  its  occupants  drowned"  [syn:  {sink}, 
  {go  down},  {go  under}]  [ant:  {float}] 
  7:  become  settled  or  established  and  stable  in  one's  residence 
  or  life  style;  "He  finally  settled  down"  [syn:  {take  root}, 
  {steady  down},  {settle  down}] 
  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" 
  10:  come  to  rest  [syn:  {halt}] 
  11:  arrange  or  fix  in  the  desired  order  "She  settled  the 
  teacart" 
  12:  accept  despite  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:  cause  to  settle,  as  of  liquids 
  16:  sink  or  fall  [syn:  {subside}] 
  17:  fix  firmly;  "He  ensconced  himself  in  the  chair"  [syn:  {ensconce}] 
  18:  get  one's  revenge  for  a  wrong  or  an  injury;  "I  finally 
  settled  with  my  old  enemy"  [syn:  {get  back}] 
  19:  make  final;  put  the  last  touches  on  put  into  final  form 
  "let's  finalize  the  proposal"  [syn:  {finalize},  {nail 
  down}] 
  20:  form  a  community;  "The  Swedes  settled  in  Minnesota" 




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