n.1.A seat of any kind.
2.A bench; especially, a bench with a high back.
3.A place made lower than the rest; a wide step or platform lower than some other part.
Settle bed
a bed convertible into a seat.
v. t.1.To place in a fixed or permanent condition; to make firm, steady, or stable; to establish; to fix; esp., to establish in life; to fix in business, in a home, or the like.
[imp. & p. p. Settled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Settling .]
And he settled his countenance steadfastly upon him, until he was ashamed.
- 2 Kings viii. 11. (Rev. Ver.
2.To establish in the pastoral office; to ordain or install as pastor or rector of a church, society, or parish; as, to settle a minister.
3.To cause to be no longer in a disturbed condition; to render quiet; to still; to calm; to compose.
Hoping that sleep might settle his brains.
- Bunyan.
4.To clear of dregs and impurities by causing them to sink; to render pure or clear; - said of a liquid; as, to settle coffee, or the grounds of coffee.
5.To restore or bring to a smooth, dry, or passable condition; - said of the ground, of roads, and the like; as, clear weather settles the roads.
6.To cause to sink; to lower; to depress; hence, also, to render close or compact; as, to settle the contents of a barrel or bag by shaking it.
7.To determine, as something which is exposed to doubt or question; to free from unscertainty or wavering; to make sure, firm, or constant; to establish; to compose; to quiet; as, to settle the mind when agitated; to settle questions of law; to settle the succession to a throne; to settle an allowance.
8.To adjust, as something in discussion; to make up; to compose; to pacify; as, to settle a quarrel.
9.To adjust, as accounts; to liquidate; to balance; as, to settle an account.
10.Hence, to pay; as, to settle a bill.
11.To plant with inhabitants; to colonize; to people; as, the French first settled Canada; the Puritans settled New England; Plymouth was settled in 1620.
To settle on
a - to confer upon by permanent grant; to assure to.
b - to choose; to decide on; - sometimes with the implication that the choice is not ideal, but the best available.
- Addison.
To settle the land
(Naut.) to cause it to sink, or appear lower, by receding from it.
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.
2.To fix one's residence; to establish a dwelling place or home; as, the Saxons who settled in Britain.
3.To enter into the married state, or the state of a householder.
As people marry now and settle.
- Prior.
4.To be established in an employment or profession; as, to settle in the practice of law.
5.To become firm, dry, and hard, as the ground after the effects of rain or frost have disappeared; as, the roads settled late in the spring.
6.To become clear after being turbid or obscure; to clarify by depositing matter held in suspension; as, the weather settled; wine settles by standing.
7.To sink to the bottom; to fall to the bottom, as dregs of a liquid, or the sediment of a reserveir.
8.To sink gradually to a lower level; to subside, as the foundation of a house, etc.
9.To become calm; to cease from agitation.
10.To adjust differences or accounts; to come to an agreement; as, he has settled with his creditors.
11.To make a jointure for a wife.
Noun1.settle - a long wooden bench with a back
Synonyms: settee
Verb1.settle - settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground; "dust settled on the roofs"
Synonyms: settle down
2.settle - bring to an end; settle conclusively; "The case was decided"; "The judge decided the case in favor of the plaintiff"; "The father adjudicated when the sons were quarreling over their inheritance"
3.settle - settle conclusively; come to terms; "We finally settled the argument"
4.settle - take up residence and become established; "The immigrants settled in the Midwest"
Synonyms: locate
5.settle - come to terms; "After some discussion we finally made up"
6.settle - go under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned"
Synonyms: go under, go down, sink
7.settle - become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style; "He finally settled down"
8.settle - become resolved, fixed, established, or quiet; "The roar settled to a thunder"; "The wind settled in the West"; "it is settling to rain"; "A cough settled in her chest"; "Her mood settled into lethargy"
9.settle - establish or develop as a residence; "He settled the farm 200 years ago"; "This land was settled by Germans"
10.settle - come to rest
11.settle - become clear by the sinking of particles; "the liquid gradually settled"
12.settle - arrange or fix in the desired order; "She settled the teacart"
13.settle - accept despite complete satisfaction; "We settled for a lower price"
14.settle - end a legal dispute by arriving at a settlement; "The two parties finally settled"
15.settle - dispose of; make a financial settlement
16.settle - cause to become clear by forming a sediment (of liquids)
17.settle - sink down or precipitate; "the mud subsides when the waters become calm"
Synonyms: subside
18.settle - fix firmly; "He ensconced himself in the chair"
Synonyms: ensconce
19.settle - get one's revenge for a wrong or an injury; "I finally settled with my old enemy"
Synonyms: get back
20.settle - make final; put the last touches on; put into final form; "let's finalize the proposal"
21.settle - form a community; "The Swedes settled in Minnesota"
22.settle - come as if by falling; "Night fell"; "Silence fell"
Synonyms: descend, fall

TO SETTLE. To adjust or ascertain to pay.
     2. Two contracting parties are said to settle an account when they ascertain what is justly due by one to the other; when one pays the balance or debt due by him, he is said to settle such debt or balance. 11 Alab. R. 419

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