Settle
Settle Set"tle, v. i. 1. 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. [1913 Webster]

The wind came about and settled in the west. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

Chyle . . . runs through all the intermediate colors until it settles in an intense red. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

2. To fix one's residence; to establish a dwelling place or home; as, the Saxons who settled in Britain. [1913 Webster]

3. To enter into the married state, or the state of a householder. [1913 Webster]

As people marry now and settle. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

4. To be established in an employment or profession; as, to settle in the practice of law. [1913 Webster]

5. 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. [1913 Webster]

6. To become clear after being turbid or obscure; to clarify by depositing matter held in suspension; as, the weather settled; wine settles by standing. [1913 Webster]

A government, on such occasions, is always thick before it settles. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

7. To sink to the bottom; to fall to the bottom, as dregs of a liquid, or the sediment of a reserveir. [1913 Webster]

8. To sink gradually to a lower level; to subside, as the foundation of a house, etc. [1913 Webster]

9. To become calm; to cease from agitation. [1913 Webster]

Till the fury of his highness settle, Come not before him. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

10. To adjust differences or accounts; to come to an agreement; as, he has settled with his creditors. [1913 Webster]

11. To make a jointure for a wife. [1913 Webster]

He sighs with most success that settles well. --Garth. [1913 Webster]


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