English

Definition of 'settlement'

See related content

Synonyms of "settlement"
Synonyms of "settlement"
French Definition of "settlement"
French Definition of "settlement"
Word lists "Law terms"
Word lists "Law terms"
Translator
Translator
Spanish Definition of "settlement"
Spanish Definition of "settlement"
NEW from Collins!
NEW from Collins!
Easy Learning English Grammar
Easy Learning English Grammar

Video: pronunciation of 'settlement'

Example sentences containing 'settlement'

These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
Their popularity has been rising and they can already be considered by the courts when deciding settlements. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The university agreed to the settlement just before the case went to a final hearing. Times, Sunday Times (2006)In the last chapter this process of settlement was referred to as closure. Yearley, Steven Science, Technology, and Social Change (1988)She has told them she will repay the benefits when she receives her divorce settlement. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Settlement agreements will be introduced in the summer. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We have a constitutional settlement in this country. Times, Sunday Times (2006)To provide in advance for settlement of disputes is therefore elementary hygiene. Peter F. Drucker MANAGEMENT: task, responsibilities, practices (1974)An out of court settlement was subsequently reached. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Some settlements are just clusters of dwellings. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He had already agreed to process outstanding settlement applications by the end of the month. The Sun (2009)These were people from the settlement where we had spent the night on our way down to the whale hunt. Edward Beauclerk Maurice THE LAST OF THE GENTLEMEN ADVENTURERS: Coming of Age in the Arctic (2004)At the far end of the settlement is the former judge's residence. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Unable to prove it, they had come to a settlement. Claudia Hammond EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER: A Journey Through the Science of Feelings (2005) Building settlements is the most important commandment in the Torah. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The Czechs in 1943 had arranged their own settlement over the frontiers and future government of their country. Grenville, J. A. S. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)Just as important is a lasting settlement to the conflict in Cyprus, which remains at an impasse. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It has asked you to pay 500 in full and final settlement of the debt, which you have agreed to. Times, Sunday Times (2010)

Synonyms of 'settlement'

colonization, settling, peopling, populating

Word Lists

Law terms

Trends of 'settlement'

Very Common. settlement is one of the 4000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary

View usage over:

Translations for 'settlement'

British English: settlement NOUN
A settlement is an official agreement between two sides who were involved in a conflict or argument.
Our objective must be to secure a peace settlement.

Source

Definition of settlement from the Collins English Dictionary
New collocations added to dictionary
Collocations are words that are often used together and are brilliant at providing natural sounding language for your speech and writing.
Read more
Study guides for every stage of your learning journey
Whether you're in search of a crossword puzzle, a detailed guide to tying knots, or tips on writing the perfect college essay, Harper Reference has you covered for all your study needs.
Read more
Learning English: Making suggestions when travelling
Take a boat? Stay overnight somewhere? This article looks at some useful phrases you can use when discussing options about what to do when travelling.
Read more
New collocations added to dictionary
Collocations are words that are often used together and are brilliant at providing natural sounding language for your speech and writing.
Read more
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Read more
Word lists
We have almost 200 lists of words from topics as varied as types of butterflies, jackets, currencies, vegetables and knots! Amaze your friends with your new-found knowledge!
Read more
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.
Read more
13th edition of the Collins Dictionary out now!
Updated with all the very latest new words and senses, this new 13th edition is an unparalleled resource for word lovers, word gamers, and word geeks everywhere. #homeoflivingenglish
Read more
Create an account and sign in to access this FREE content
Register now or login in to access