What is settlement?

  • (noun): A community of people smaller than a town.
    Synonyms: village, small town
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on settlement, settlements:

Eretria - History - Prehistory
... It is therefore unclear whether a permanent settlement existed at that time ... The first known settlement from the Early Helladic period (3000-2000 BC) was located in the plain ... This settlement was moved to the top of the Acropolis in the Middle Helladic period (2000-1600 BC), because the plain was flooded by the nearby lagoon ...
Oeiras Municipality, Portugal - History
... location at the mouth of the Tagus River attracted early settlement to this region ... The rugged hilltops of the interior conditioned cultivation and allowed the settlement of several small agricultural castros within the regions limits, such as Castro of Leceia (which was classified in ... This archaeological site is a witness to the early settlements and defensive structures that developed during the Calcolithic period, although Paleolithic camps, such as Gruta da Ponte da ...
Veternik - History
... The first settlement at this location was mentioned in 1848 and its name was Neu Ilof ... It was a settlement for workers that worked in the nearby estate whose last owner was count Kotek ... The modern settlement was founded in 1918 as a settlement for Serb veterans from World War I ...
Victoria Zdrok - Personal Life
... for monetary damages under their 1996 divorce property settlement, in which Victoria agreed to pay Alexander 15% of earnings from her work for the next decade ... Victoria claimed the settlement was invalid, and sought to seal the trial, but the court declined to do so ... named Penthouse Pet of the Year, Alexander Zdrok again sued to overturn the most recent settlement ...
Leif Ericson
... to the Sagas of Icelanders, he established a Norse settlement at Vinland, tentatively identified with the Norse L'Anse aux Meadows on the northern tip of Newfoundland in modern-da ... and was based at the family estate BrattahlĂ­Ă° in the so-called Eastern Settlement, where Leif had his upbringing ... in the Hebrides and Thorkell, who succeeded Leif as chieftain of the Greenland settlement ...

More definitions of "settlement":

  • (noun): A conclusive resolution of a matter and disposition of it.
  • (noun): An area where a group of families live together.
  • (noun): Something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making.
    Example: "The finally reached a settlement with the union"
    Synonyms: resolution, closure
  • (noun): Termination of a business operation by using its assets to discharge its liabilities.
    Synonyms: liquidation
  • (noun): A body of people who settle far from home but maintain ties with their homeland; inhabitants remain nationals of their home state but are not literally under the home state's system of government.
    Synonyms: colony

Famous quotes containing the word settlement:

    A Settlement is above all a place for enthusiasms, a spot to which those who have a passion for the equalization of human joys and opportunities are early attracted.
    Jane Addams (1860–1935)

    [The Settlement House] must be grounded in a philosophy whose foundation is on the solidarity of the human race, a philosophy which will not waver when the race happens to be represented by a drunken woman or an idiot boy.
    Jane Addams (1860–1935)

    Before I get through with you, you will have a clear case for divorce and so will my wife. Now, the first thing to do is arrange for a settlement. You take the children, your husband takes the house, Junior burns down the house, you take the insurance and I take you!
    S.J. Perelman, U.S. screenwriter, Arthur Sheekman, Will Johnstone, and Norman Z. McLeod. Groucho Marx, Monkey Business, terms for a divorce settlement proposed while trying to woo Lucille Briggs (Thelma Todd)