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Noun settlement has 7 senses
  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
    --1 is a kind of body
    --1 has members: colonial
    --1 has particulars:
     frontier settlement, outpost; Plantation; proprietary colony; Demerara; Gibraltar, Rock of Gibraltar, Calpe; Plymouth Colony; New Amsterdam
    Derived forms: verb settle9, verb settle21, verb settle4
  2. village, small town, settlement - a community of people smaller than a town
    --2 is a kind of community
    --2 has particulars: moshav
  3. settlement - a conclusive resolution of a matter and disposition of it
    --3 is a kind of
    agreement, understanding
    --3 has particulars:
     accommodation; conclusion; out-of-court settlement; property settlement; accord and satisfaction
    Derived forms: verb settle14, verb settle3, verb settle2
  4. colonization, colonisation, settlement - the act of colonizing; the establishment of colonies; "the British colonization of America"
    --4 is a kind of constitution, establishment, formation, organization, organisation
    --4 has particulars: population
    Derived form: verb settle4
  5. settlement, resolution, closure - something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making; "the 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"
    --5 is a kind of decision making, deciding
    Derived form: verb settle14
  6. settlement - an area where a group of families live together
    --6 is a kind of
    geographical area, geographic area, geographical region, geographic region
    --6 has particulars: village, hamlet
    Derived forms: verb settle9, verb settle21, verb settle4
  7. liquidation, settlement - termination of a business operation by using its assets to discharge its liabilities
    --7 is a kind of termination, ending, conclusion
    --7 has particulars: viatical settlement, viaticus settlement
    Derived forms: verb settle15, verb settle13
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