Synonyms for settlement

Grammar : Noun
Spell : set-l-muh nt
Phonetic Transcription : ˈsɛt l mənt

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Définition of settlement

Origin :
  • 1620s, "act of fixing or steadying;" from settle (v.) + -ment. Meaning "a colony," especially a new one, "tract of country newly developed" is attested from 1690s; that of "small village on the frontier" is from 1827, American English. Sense of "payment of an account" is from 1729; legal sense "a settling of arrangements" (of divorce, property transfer, etc.) is from 1670s.
  • noun decision, conclusion
  • noun community
Example sentences :
  • They had no children and this settlement assured them a peaceful old age.
  • Extract from : « Ancient Man » by Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • The draught of the settlement you may see whenever you will.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • He might begin to talk and maybe they could arrange a settlement.
  • Extract from : « Dust » by Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
  • The history of her first settlement at Liesse, in Picardy, is thus related.
  • Extract from : « Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II » by Francis Augustus Cox
  • As to the settlement of poor papa's affairs, my interest in that is not very selfish.
  • Extract from : « Little Dorrit » by Charles Dickens
  • They were told that when things should come to a settlement, all would be paid.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 9 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • They shook their heads in speaking of the settlement, and had no comfort to give him.
  • Extract from : « Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit » by Charles Dickens
  • They were early actors in the settlement and development of Ohio.
  • Extract from : « Cleveland Past and Present » by Maurice Joblin
  • In the fifth year of the settlement these salaries, reckoned in money, amounted to from £350 to £600.
  • Extract from : « Freeland » by Theodor Hertzka
  • But the case was different with all who now came to the settlement.
  • Extract from : « Freeland » by Theodor Hertzka

Antonyms for settlement

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