- settlement houses,
- settlement option,
- settlement worker,
- settler's clock,
- settling tank,
Origin of settling
verb (used with object), set·tled, set·tling.
- to secure (property, title, etc.) on or to a person by formal or legal process.
- to terminate (legal proceedings) by mutual consent of the parties.
verb (used without object), set·tled, set·tling.
- to become established in some routine, especially upon marrying, after a period of independence or indecision.
- to become calm or quiet.
- to apply oneself to serious work: There were so many distractions that we weren't able to settle down to studying.
Origin of settle1
Examples from the Web for settling
The stench of corruption is settling over world soccer like a poisonous fog, and players are paying the price.
Some 7,000 Confederates set sail for Brazil in the aftermath of the American Civil War, settling in a city called Americana.
Yet, bloodthirstiness is not the objective of vengeance; getting even and settling the score most certainly is.
Settling over wilderness areas everywhere, like a deadly fog, is the scourge of our time: global warming.
After a year and a half of eighty-hour weeks, writing, editing, settling squabbles, he was all but burned out.Doug Kenney: The Odd Comic Genius Behind ‘Animal House’ and National Lampoon|Robert Sam Anson|March 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He obeyed, settling her among the pillows with infinite tenderness.A Man's Hearth|Eleanor M. Ingram
Things are settling down, and we shall soon feel at home in our new residence.Around The Tea-Table|T. De Witt Talmage
"Well, put the kid's hat on then," George suggested, settling his own with some care at the mantel mirror.The Story Of Julia Page|Kathleen Norris
I'm only twenty-two—nobody thinks of settling down nowadays before she's twenty-five at the very earliest.The Imperialist|(a.k.a. Mrs. Everard Cotes) Sara Jeannette Duncan
Every one knows he isn't capable of settling anything by himself.The Cathedral|Sir Hugh Walpole
Word Origin for settle
Word Origin for settle
"come to rest," Old English setlan "cause to sit, place, put," from setl "a seat" (see settle (n.)). Related: Settling. Cf. German siedeln "to settle, colonize."
From c.1300 of birds, etc., "to alight." From early 14c. as "sink down, descend; cave in." Early 15c. in reference to suspended particles in a liquid. Sense of "establish a permanent residence" first recorded 1620s; that of "decide" is 1620s. Meaning "secure title to by deed" is from 1660s.
Meaning "reconcile" (a quarrel, differences, etc.) perhaps is influenced by Middle English sahtlen "to reconcile," from Old English saht "reconciliation," from Old Norse satt "reconciliation." To settle down "become content" is from 1853; transitive sense from 1520s; as what married couples do in establishing domesticity, from 1718. To settle for "content oneself with" is from 1943.
"long bench," 1550s, from Middle English setle "a seat," from Old English setl "a seat, stall; position, abode; setting of a heavenly body," related to sittan "to sit," from Proto-Germanic *setla- (cf. Middle Low German, Middle Dutch setel, Dutch zetel, German Sessel, Gothic sitls), from PIE *sedla- (cf. Latin sella "seat, chair," Old Church Slavonic sedlo "saddle," Old English sadol "saddle"), from root *sed- (1) "to sit" (see sedentary).