A seat of any kind.
A bench; especially, a bench with a high back.
A long wooden bench with high back and solid arms. Commonly features drawers or a hinged seat covering a storage space.
A long wooden seat with a back and arms, and possibly a box seat.
To cause to be no longer in a disturbed condition; to render quiet; to still; to calm; to compose.
To clear of dregs and impurities by causing them to sink; to render pure or clear; -- said of a liquid; as, to settle coffee, or the grounds of coffee.
To cause to sink; to lower; to depress; hence, also, to render close or compact; as, to settle the contents of a barrel or bag by shaking it.
To determine, as something which is exposed to doubt or question; to free from unscertainty or wavering; to make sure, firm, or constant; to establish; to compose; to quiet; as, to settle the mind when agitated; to settle questions of law; to settle the succession to a throne; to settle an allowance.
To place in a fixed or permanent condition; to make firm, steady, or stable; to establish; to fix; esp., to establish in life; to fix in business, in a home, or the like.
To establish in the pastoral office; to ordain or install as pastor or rector of a church, society, or parish; as, to settle a minister.
To become fixed or permanent; to become stationary; to establish one's self or itself; to assume a lasting form, condition, direction, or the like, in place of a temporary or changing state.
To fix one's residence; to establish a dwelling place or home; as, the Saxons who settled in Britain.
To adjust, as something in discussion; to make up; to compose; to pacify; as, to settle a quarrel.
Resolving a debt or claim.
Resolving a legal dispute, often using the services of attorneys but not relying on a final court judgement for the resolution.
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"
A place made lower than the rest; a wide step or platform lower than some other part.
A command and a part of the race. This tells the rowers that the crew is going to bring the stroke rate down for the body of the race, but still maintain the same pressure. This is usually the middle of the race.
To lower; as, SETTLE THE TOP-SAIL HALYARDS, lower them.
accept despite complete satisfaction; "We settled for a lower price"
To restore or bring to a smooth, dry, or passable condition; -- said of the ground, of roads, and the like; as, clear weather settles the roads.
To become firm, dry, and hard, as the ground after the effects of rain or frost have disappeared; as, the roads settled late in the spring.
to stay put, perhaps temporarily; to give up the road, even for a moment. See also city, home.
settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground; "dust settled on the roofs"
To adjust differences or accounts; to come to an agreement; as, he has settled with his creditors.
come to rest
come as if by falling; "Night fell"; "Silence fell"
to come to live