settling[ set-ling, -l-ing ]SEE DEFINITION OF settling
Synonyms for settling
- put an end to
- work out
- call the shots
- clean up
- clear up
- come to a conclusion
- come to a decision
- come to an agreement
- form judgment
- make a decision
- make certain
- nail down
- put into order
- set to rights
Antonyms for settling
- mix up
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SETTLING
The settling of this region well deserves a place in history.
This has not been his fault but his misfortune—the settling of an estate, it may be, or the death of a master.
Her act of abandonment was really an arrangement for settling her son permanently in life.
She had disappeared, and I supposed she was just settling under water.
The solicitor was by no means pleased with this way of settling the matter.
All my family at Homburg, settling down tranquilly in the enemy's country.
The next morning, just as we were all settling to work, my father entered the school.
Well, now the thing had to be done again—for the settling of Marcia.
There were projects of giving up India and settling at home.
The silent gentlemen, settling their mustachios, followed in the rear.
"come to rest," Old English setlan "cause to sit, place, put," from setl "a seat" (see settle (n.)). Related: Settling. Cf. German siedeln "to settle, colonize."
From c.1300 of birds, etc., "to alight." From early 14c. as "sink down, descend; cave in." Early 15c. in reference to suspended particles in a liquid. Sense of "establish a permanent residence" first recorded 1620s; that of "decide" is 1620s. Meaning "secure title to by deed" is from 1660s.
Meaning "reconcile" (a quarrel, differences, etc.) perhaps is influenced by Middle English sahtlen "to reconcile," from Old English saht "reconciliation," from Old Norse satt "reconciliation." To settle down "become content" is from 1853; transitive sense from 1520s; as what married couples do in establishing domesticity, from 1718. To settle for "content oneself with" is from 1943.
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