settle

  • 1 settle — set·tle vb set·tled, set·tling vt 1: to resolve conclusively settle a question of law 2: to establish or secure permanently a settled legal principle 3 …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 settle — set‧tle [ˈsetl] verb 1. [intransitive, transitive] to end an argument by agreeing to do something: • The two companies signed a pact that settled the patent suit. • Before the second phase of the trial, the companysettled out of court (= ended… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Settle — steht für: Settle (North Yorkshire), Stadt in North Yorkshire, Vereinigtes Königreich Settle Junction, stillgelegter Bahnhof, Beginn der Bahnstrecke Settle Carlisle Settle ist der Nachname folgender Personen: Elkanah Settle (1648 1724),… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 5 settle — Ⅰ. settle [1] ► VERB 1) reach an agreement or decision about (an argument or problem). 2) (often settle down) adopt a more steady or secure life, especially through establishing a permanent home. 3) sit, come to rest, or arrange comfortably or… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 Settle — Datos generales Origen Easton, Pensilvania, Estados Unidos Estado activos Información artística …

    Wikipedia Español

  • 7 settle — settle1 [set′ l] n. [ME settel < OE setl (akin to Ger sessel) < IE * sedla < base * sed > SIT] a long wooden bench with a back, armrests, and sometimes a chest beneath the seat settle2 [set′ l] vt. settled, settling [ME setlen < OE …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 settle — [v1] straighten out, resolve achieve, adjudicate, adjust, appoint, arrange, call the shots*, choose, cinch, clean up, clear, clear up, clinch, come to a conclusion, come to a decision, come to an agreement, complete, concert, conclude, confirm,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 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. [1913 Webster] 2. A bench; especially, a bench… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 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. [1913 Webster] The wind came about… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 11 Settle — Settle …

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  • 12 Settle — (spr. ßéttl), Marktstadt im Westbezirk von Yorkshire (England), am Ribble und am Fuß eines Kalkfelsens, mit gotischer Kirche, Musikhalle, Baumwollindustrie, Gerberei und (1901) 2302 Einw …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 13 settle — 1 *set, fix, establish Analogous words: *secure, anchor, moor, rivet: *order, arrange Antonyms: unsettle 2 *calm, compose, quiet, quieten, still, lull, soothe, tranquilize Analogous words: placate, appease, * …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 14 settle — set|tle W2S2 [ˈsetl] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(end argument)¦ 2¦(decide)¦ 3¦(start living in a place)¦ 4¦(comfortable)¦ 5¦(quiet/calm)¦ 6¦(move down)¦ 7¦(pay money)¦ 8¦(organize business/money)¦ 9 settle a score/account 10 some …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 settle — set|tle1 [ setl ] verb *** ▸ 1 end disagreement ▸ 2 go and live somewhere ▸ 3 fall & rest on ground ▸ 4 pay all money owed to someone ▸ 5 decide something definitely ▸ 6 gradually sink down ▸ 7 finish dealing with something ▸ 8 make someone… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 settle — 1 / setl/ verb 1 MAKE COMFORTABLE/SAFE a) (intransitive always + adv/prep, transitive always + adv/prep) to put yourself or someone else in a comfortable position (+ back/into/down): Mel settled back in his chair and closed his eyes. | settle… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 Settle — Infobox UK place official name= Settle country= England region= Yorkshire and the Humber static static image caption = Settle Town Centre population= 2,421 [Census, 2001] os grid reference= SD816640 latitude= 54.07213 longitude= 2.28189 post town …

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  • 18 settle — I UK [ˈset(ə)l] / US verb Word forms settle : present tense I/you/we/they settle he/she/it settles present participle settling past tense settled past participle settled *** 1) a) [intransitive/transitive] to end an argument by making an… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 settle — [[t]se̱t(ə)l[/t]] ♦♦ settles, settling, settled 1) VERB If people settle an argument or problem, or if something settles it, they solve it, for example by making a decision about who is right or about what to do. [V n] They agreed to try to… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 settle — v. 1) to settle peacefully (to settle a dispute peacefully) 2) (d; intr.) to settle for ( to be content with ) (they had to settle for a very modest house with no garage) 3) (d; intr.) ( to decide ) to settle on (have you settled on a place for… …

    Combinatory dictionary