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settlement

noun

1 settlement

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.

synonym: colony.

Roget 184: location, localization; lodgment; deposition, reposition; stowage, package; collocation; packing, lading; establishment, settlement, installation; fixation; ... show more

Roget 188: inhabitant; resident, residentiary; dweller, indweller; addressee; occupier, occupant; householder, lodger, inmate, tenant, incumbent, sojourner, ... show more

Roget 762: consent; assent etc. 488; acquiescence; approval etc. 931; compliance, agreement, concession; yieldance, yieldingness; accession, ... show more

Roget 769: compact, contract, agreement, bargain; affidation; pact, paction; bond, covenant, indenture; bundobast, deal.    stipulation, settlement, ... show more

Roget 771: security; guaranty, guarantee; gage, warranty, bond, tie, pledge, plight, mortgage, collateral, debenture, hypothecation, ... show more

Roget 780: property, possession, suum cuique [Lat.], meum et tuum [Lat.].    ownership, proprietorship, lordship; seignority; empire etc. (dominion) 737.    interest, stake, ... show more

Dutch: kolonie, nederzetting
Polish: osada



2 settlement

A community of people smaller than a town.

synonyms: small town, village.

Polish: wieś

3 settlement

A conclusive resolution of a matter and disposition of it.

Dutch: arrangement, oplossing, regeling
Polish: ugoda

4 settlement

The act of colonizing; the establishment of colonies.

synonyms: colonisation, colonization.

Dutch: kolonisatie
Polish: osiedlenie się

5 settlement

Something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making:
— They finally reached a settlement with the union.

synonyms: closure, resolution.

Polish: rozstrzygnięcie

6 settlement

An area where a group of families live together.

Dutch: kern, kolonie, nederzetting, vestiging
Polish: osada

7 settlement

Termination of a business operation by using its assets to discharge its liabilities.

synonym: liquidation.

Roget 807: payment, defrayment; discharge; acquittance, quittance; settlement, clearance, liquidation, satisfaction, reckoning, arrangement.    acknowledgment, release; receipt, ... show more

Dutch: liquidatie
Polish: likwidacja


Moby thesaurus: abalienation, abatement of differences, absolute indication, absolute interest, accommodation, acquitment, acquittal, acquittance, adjustment, affirmation, agreement, alienation, ally, amortization, amortizement, anchorage, appanage, arbitration, archduchy, archdukedom ... show more.

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