Definitions for settlement

Definitions for (noun) settlement

Main entry: liquidation, settlement

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

Main entry: settlement, colonisation, colonization

Definition: the act of colonizing; the establishment of colonies

Usage: the British colonization of America

Main entry: closure, settlement, resolution

Definition: something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making

Usage: 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

Main entry: settlement

Definition: a conclusive resolution of a matter and disposition of it

Main entry: small town, settlement, village

Definition: a community of people smaller than a town

Main entry: settlement, colony

Definition: 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

Usage: the American colony in Paris

Main entry: settlement

Definition: an area where a group of families live together

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