HyperDic: settlement

English > 7 senses of the word settlement:
NOUNgroupsettlement, colonya body of people who settle far from home / home / home but maintain ties with their homeland
groupsettlement, village, small towna community of people smaller than a town
communicationsettlementa conclusive resolution of a matter and disposition of it
actsettlement, colonization, colonisationthe act of colonizing
cognitionsettlement, resolution, closuresomething settled or resolved
locationsettlementan area where a group of families live together
actsettlement, liquidationtermination of a business operation by using its assets to discharge its liabilities / liabilities
settlement > pronunciation
Soundsseh'tahlmahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > settlement: 7 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningA body of people who settle far from home / home / 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.
Synonymcolony
InstancesDemeraraA former Dutch colony in South America
Gibraltar, Rock of Gibraltar, Calpelocation of a colony of the United Kingdom on a limestone promontory at the southern tip of Spain
New AmsterdamA settlement established by the Dutch near the mouth of Hudson River and the southern end of Manhattan Island
Plymouth ColonyColony formed by the Pilgrims when they arrived at Plymouth Rock in 1620
MemberscolonialA resident of a colony
NarrowerPlantationA newly established colony (especially in the colonization of North America)
frontier settlement, outpostA settlement on the frontier of civilization
proprietary colonyA colony given to a proprietor to govern (in 17th century)
BroaderbodyA group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity
Spanishasentamiento, colonia, poblado
Catalancolònia
Verbssettletake up residence and become established
settleform a community / community
settleestablish or develop as a residence
English > settlement: 7 senses > noun 2, group
MeaningA community of people smaller than a town.
Synonymsvillage, small town
NarrowermoshavA cooperative Israeli village or settlement comprised of small farms
BroadercommunityA group of people living in a particular local area
Spanishaldea, poblado, pueblito, pueblo
Catalanpoblat, poble
English > settlement: 7 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningA conclusive resolution of a matter and disposition of it.
NarroweraccommodationA settlement of differences
accord and satisfactionThe settlement of a debt by paying less than the amount demanded in exchange for extinguishing the debt
conclusionA final / final / final settlement
out-of-court settlementresolution of a dispute prior to the rendering of a final decision by the trial court
property settlement(matrimonial law) the division of property owned or acquired by marriage partners during their marriage
Broaderagreement, understandingThe statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises
Spanishresolución
Catalanajust, resolució
Verbssettlebring to an end
settlesettle conclusively
settleend a legal dispute by arriving at a settlement
English > settlement: 7 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningThe act of colonizing; the establishment of colonies.
Synonymscolonization, colonisation
NarrowerpopulationThe act of populating (causing to live in a place)
Broaderconstitution, establishment, formation, organization, organisationThe act of forming or establishing something
Spanishcolonización
Catalancolonització
Verbssettletake up residence and become established
English > settlement: 7 senses > noun 5, cognition
MeaningSomething settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making.
Example"they finally reached a settlement with the union"
Synonymsresolution, closure
Broaderdecision making, decidingThe cognitive process of reaching a decision
Spanishacuerdo, resolución
Catalanresolució
Verbssettleend a legal dispute by arriving at a settlement
English > settlement: 7 senses > noun 6, location
MeaningAn area where a group of families live together.
Narrowervillage, hamletA settlement smaller than a town
Broadergeographical area, geographic area, geographical region, geographic regionA demarcated area of the Earth
Spanishasentamiento, localidad, población, pueblo, villa
Catalanassentament, vila
Verbssettletake up residence and become established
settleform a community / community
settleestablish or develop as a residence
English > settlement: 7 senses > noun 7, act
Meaningtermination of a business operation by using its assets to discharge its liabilities / liabilities.
Synonymliquidation
Narrowerviatical settlement, viaticus settlementsale of an insurance policy by a terminally ill policy holder
Broadertermination, ending, conclusionThe act of ending something
Spanishliquidación
Catalanliquidació
Verbssettleaccept despite lack of complete satisfaction
settledispose of

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