settle

1
[ set-l ]
/ ˈsɛt l /

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

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

Verb Phrases


Nearby words

  1. setter,
  2. setting,
  3. setting lotion,
  4. setting rule,
  5. setting-up exercise,
  6. settle a score,
  7. settle down,
  8. settle for,
  9. settle in,
  10. settle on

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

Related forms

settle

2
[ set-l ]
/ ˈsɛt l /

noun

a long seat or bench, usually wooden, with arms and a high back.

Origin of settle

2
before 900; Middle English: seat, sitting place, Old English setl; cognate with German Sessel armchair, Gothic sitls seat, Latin sella saddle; akin to sit1

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settle

1
/ (ˈsɛtəl) /

verb


Derived Formssettleable, adjective

Word Origin for settle

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

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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