Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun settlement

7 senses of settlement

Sense 1
colony, settlement -- (a body of people who settle far from home but maintain ties with their homeland; inhabitants remain nationals of their home state but are not literally under the home state's system of government; "the American colony in Paris")
       => body -- (a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity; "the whole body filed out of the auditorium"; "the student body"; "administrative body")

Sense 2
village, small town, settlement -- (a community of people smaller than a town)
       => community -- (a group of people living in a particular local area; "the team is drawn from all parts of the community")

Sense 3
settlement -- (a conclusive resolution of a matter and disposition of it)
       => agreement, understanding -- (the statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises; "they had an agreement that they would not interfere in each other's business"; "there was an understanding between management and the workers")

Sense 4
colonization, colonisation, settlement -- (the act of colonizing; the establishment of colonies; "the British colonization of America")
       => constitution, establishment, formation, organization, organisation -- (the act of forming or establishing something; "the constitution of a PTA group last year"; "it was the establishment of his reputation"; "he still remembers the organization of the club")

Sense 5
settlement, resolution, closure -- (something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making; "they finally reached a settlement with the union"; "they never did achieve a final resolution of their differences"; "he needed to grieve before he could achieve a sense of closure")
       => decision making, deciding -- (the cognitive process of reaching a decision; "a good executive must be good at decision making")

Sense 6
settlement -- (an area where a group of families live together)
       => geographical area, geographic area, geographical region, geographic region -- (a demarcated area of the Earth)

Sense 7
liquidation, settlement -- (termination of a business operation by using its assets to discharge its liabilities)
       => termination, ending, conclusion -- (the act of ending something; "the termination of the agreement")

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