Definition for settling (2 of 2)
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