What does the word settler mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A colonist.

  • Part of speech: present participle

  • Setting.

Usage examples for settler

  1. As I surveyed the busy scene below me, the gentleman who accompanied me to the summit of the mountain, informed me that forty- three years ago his father was the first settler, and that then there was but his one hut in the place where now stood the splendid town. – Diary in America, Series One by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
  2. That there old settler, I have crossed a few words with him, and I believe he would do noble to travel with. – Lahoma by John Breckinridge Ellis
  3. Whenever the Indians attacked a settlement, the settler who saw them first took his gun and fired it three times. – Stories of American Life and Adventure by Edward Eggleston
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