Part of speech: noun

The act of settling.

Part of speech: noun

A colonized region.

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Usage examples "settlement":

  1. The waggon had gained the last height, from the top of which, our guide told us, we should be able to catch sight of the settlement. - "Afar in the Forest", W.H.G. Kingston.
  2. I'll be along there first thing in the morning and get that settlement fixed up. - "Colorado Jim", George Goodchild.
  3. The Town on the hill and the Settlement in the valley are better- better apart. - "The Heart's Kingdom", Maria Thompson Daviess.