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  • n  a long wooden bench with a back
  • v  settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground
    dust settled on the roofs
  • v  bring to an end; settle conclusively
  • v  settle conclusively; come to terms
    We finally settled the argument
  • v  take up residence and become established
    The immigrants settled in the Midwest
  • v  come to terms
  • v  go under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned"
  • v  become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style
    He finally settled down
  • v  become resolved, fixed, established, or quiet
    The roar settled to a thunder
    The wind settled in the West
    A cough settled in her chest
    Her mood settled into lethargy
  • v  establish or develop as a residence
    He settled the farm 200 years ago
    This land was settled by Germans
  • v  come to rest
  • v  arrange or fix in the desired order
    She settled the teacart
  • v  accept despite lack of complete satisfaction
    We settled for a lower price
  • v  end a legal dispute by arriving at a settlement
    The two parties finally settled
  • v  dispose of; make a financial settlement
  • v  become clear by the sinking of particles
    the liquid gradually settled
  • v  cause to become clear by forming a sediment (of liquids)
  • v  sink down or precipitate
  • v  fix firmly
  • v  get one's revenge for a wrong or an injury
    I finally settled with my old enemy
  • v  make final; put the last touches on; put into final form
  • v  form a community
    The Swedes settled in Minnesota
  • v  come as if by falling

  • While I was away earlier this week, I asked you which actors or series you dreamed of winning each category, which ones you'd settle for, and which ones you actually expect to win.
  • Jones' attorneys deny rumors they're ready to settle.
  • E-Mail a Friend Why settle for two-wheeled scooters when you can have three? The Trikke may look a little silly, with its oversized polyurethane wheels and its odd, swiveling .
News & Articles


  • Barack Obama in ABC News
    We can't afford to settle for a Washington where our energy policy, and our health care policy, and our tax policy is sold to the highest-bidding lobbyist,Obama said, and criticized Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Sen. Hillary Clinton, DN.Y.,...
  • Mark Hurd in MSNBC
    Mr Hurd said HP was "pleased to settle this matter with the attorney-general and are committed to ensuring that HP regains its standing as a global leader in corporate ethics and responsibility".
  • Daniel Tani in Guardian Unlimited
    I can't wait to settle into my new home,Tani said after being awoken to the song "Dancing in the Moonlight."

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