What does the word settlement mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • The act of settling.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • A colonized region.

Usage examples for 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 by W.H.G. Kingston
  2. I'll be along there first thing in the morning and get that settlement fixed up. – Colorado Jim by George Goodchild
  3. The Town on the hill and the Settlement in the valley are better- better apart. – The Heart's Kingdom by Maria Thompson Daviess