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set·tle·ment

settlement

 
 
pronunciation:
se tl mnt
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of settling, or the condition of being settled.
The settlement of the American West was a time of difficulty as well as adventure.
synonyms:
establishment, settling
similar words:
agreement, decision
definition 2: a place where people have recently settled; colony.
In the 1800s many settlements sprang up across the Great Plains.
synonyms:
colonization, hamlet
definition 3: an agreement.
They reached a settlement that satisfied both of them.
synonyms:
deal
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