- 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.
The wind came about and settled in the west. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]
As people marry now and settle. --Prior. [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]
A government, on such occasions, is always thick before it settles. --Addison. [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]
11. To make a jointure for a wife. [1913 Webster]
He sighs with most success that settles well. --Garth. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.