Dictionary Results for settlement


1. settlement - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): colony

Hypernym(s): body




2. settlement - noun

· a community of people smaller than a town

Synonym(s): village, small_town

Hypernym(s): community




3. settlement - noun

· a conclusive resolution of a matter and disposition of it

Hypernym(s): agreement, understanding




4. settlement - noun

· the act of colonizing; the establishment of colonies; "the British colonization of America"

Synonym(s): colonization, colonisation

Hypernym(s): constitution, establishment, formation, organization, organisation




5. settlement - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): resolution, closure

Hypernym(s): decision_making, deciding




6. settlement - noun

· an area where a group of families live together

Hypernym(s): geographical_area, geographic_area, geographical_region, geographic_region




7. settlement - noun

· termination of a business operation by using its assets to discharge its liabilities

Synonym(s): liquidation

Hypernym(s): termination, ending, conclusion





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