The hot tea settled his nerves.
He settled his family in London.
Settle one's affairs.
Settled the blanket over the baby; settled herself in an armchair.
Settled the date of the meeting in June.
Settled her family in Ohio.
Pioneers settled the West.
Was finally settled in his own law practice.
The ball settled in the grass near the green.
Darkness settled over the fields. Dust settled in the road.
We finally settled on a solution to the problem.
Settled in Canada.
The cold settled in my chest.
To settle one's affairs.
To settle oneself in a chair.
New York was settled by the Dutch.
The rain settled the dust.
The car settled in the mud.
He'll settle for any kind of work.
To settle coffee, or the grounds of coffee.
Clear weather settles the roads.
To settle the contents of a barrel or bag by shaking it.
To settle the mind when agitated; to settle questions of law; to settle the succession to a throne; to settle an allowance.
To settle a quarrel.
To settle an account.
The French first settled Canada; the Puritans settled New England; Plymouth was settled in 1620.
The Saxons who settled in Britain.
To settle in the practice of law.
The roads settled late in the spring.
The weather settled; wine settles by standing.
He has settled with his creditors.
An example of settle is someone organizing their legal documents.
An example of settle is dust falling to the ground after a sand storm.
An example of settle is paying off a car loan.
Shook the box to settle the raffle tickets.
- To relieve one's indigestion or nausea.
- To silence or subdue.
- to take up permanent residence, a regular job, etc.; lead a more routine, stable life, as after marriage
- to become less nervous, restless, or erratic
- to become calm as by diminishing in force
- to apply oneself steadily or attentively
- to determine what is owed and make the necessary adjustments
Origin of settle
- Middle English setlen to seat from Old English setlan from setl seat sed- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition