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settled

[ set-ld ]
/ ˈsɛt ld /
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adjective

fixed or established; unlikely to change: Like most of us, he has settled habits and opinions.
agreed upon; decided: the rules of settled grammatical usage.
having inhabitants or settlers:settled regions of the country.
having a permanent residence; not wandering:In time the Israelites became a settled people.

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Origin of settled

First recorded in 1550–60; settle1 + -ed2

synonym study for settled

1. See staid.
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