settle

1
[ set-l ]
/ ˈsɛt l /

verb (used with object), set·tled, set·tling.

verb (used without object), set·tled, set·tling.

Verb Phrases

Origin of settle

1
before 1000; Middle English set(t)len, Old English setlan (attested once) to place, derivative of setl settle2; compare Dutch zetelen

OTHER WORDS FROM settle

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British Dictionary definitions for settle on (1 of 2)

settle1
/ (ˈsɛtəl) /

verb

Derived forms of settle

settleable, adjective

Word Origin for settle

Old English setlan; related to Dutch zetelen; see settle ²

British Dictionary definitions for settle on (2 of 2)

settle2
/ (ˈsɛtəl) /

noun

a seat, for two or more people, usually made of wood with a high back and arms, and sometimes having a storage space in the boxlike seat

Word Origin for settle

Old English setl; related to Old Saxon, Old High German sezzal
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Idioms and Phrases with settle on

settle on

Also, settle upon.

1

Decide something, as in They finally settled on Bermuda for their vacation. [Second half of 1700s]

2

Give property or a title to someone, as in She settled an annuity on her husband. [Mid-1600s]

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