"settling" in the noun sense
1. settling, subsiding, subsidence
a gradual sinking to a lower level
"settling" in the verb sense
1. settle, settle down
settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground
"dust settled on the roofs"
2. decide, settle, resolve, adjudicate
bring to an end settle conclusively
"The case was decided"
"The judge decided the case in favor of the plaintiff"
"The father adjudicated when the sons were quarreling over their inheritance"
3. settle, square off, square up, determine
settle conclusively come to terms
"We finally settled the argument"
4. settle, locate
take up residence and become established
"The immigrants settled in the Midwest"
5. reconcile, patch up, make up, conciliate, settle
come to terms
"After some discussion we finally made up"
6. sink, settle, go down, go under
"The raft sank and its occupants drowned"
7. settle, root, take root, steady down, settle down
become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style
"He finally settled down"
become resolved, fixed, established, or quiet
"The roar settled to a thunder"
"The wind settled in the West"
"it is settling to rain"
"A cough settled in her chest"
"Her mood settled into lethargy"
establish or develop as a residence
"He settled the farm 200 years ago"
"This land was settled by Germans"
come to rest
arrange or fix in the desired order
"She settled the teacart"
accept despite lack of complete satisfaction
"We settled for a lower price"
end a legal dispute by arriving at a settlement
"The two parties finally settled"
dispose of make a financial settlement
become clear by the sinking of particles
"the liquid gradually settled"
cause to become clear by forming a sediment (of liquids)
17. subside, settle
sink down or precipitate
"the mud subsides when the waters become calm"
18. ensconce, settle
"He ensconced himself in the chair"
19. settle, get back
get one's revenge for a wrong or an injury
"I finally settled with my old enemy"
20. finalize, finalise, settle, nail down
make final put the last touches on put into final form
"let's finalize the proposal"
form a community
"The Swedes settled in Minnesota"
22. fall, descend, settle
come as if by falling
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