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:

Leif Ericson
... 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 ... was based at the family estate Brattahlíð in the so-called Eastern Settlement, where Leif had his upbringing ... who succeeded Leif as chieftain of the Greenland settlement ...
Victoria Zdrok - Personal Life
... Alexander Zdrok, sued her for monetary damages under their 1996 divorce property settlement, in which Victoria agreed to pay Alexander 15% of earnings from ... Victoria claimed the settlement was invalid, and sought to seal the trial, but the court declined to do so ... Pet of the Year, Alexander Zdrok again sued to overturn the most recent settlement ...
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 ...
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
... 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 ... This archaeological site is a witness to the early settlements and defensive structures that developed during the Calcolithic period, although Paleolithic camps ...

More definitions of "settlement":

  • (noun): A conclusive resolution of a matter and disposition of it.
  • (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
  • (noun): Termination of a business operation by using its assets to discharge its liabilities.
    Synonyms: liquidation
  • (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

Famous quotes containing the word settlement:

    I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in providence, for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth.
    John Adams (1735–1826)

    The difficult and risky task of meeting and mastering the new—whether it be the settlement of new lands or the initiation of new ways of life—is not undertaken by the vanguard of society but by its rear. It is the misfits, failures, fugitives, outcasts and their like who are among the first to grapple with the new.
    Eric Hoffer (1902–1983)

    The Settlement ... is an experimental effort to aid in the solution of the social and industrial problems which are engendered by the modern conditions of life in a great city. It insists that these problems are not confined to any one portion of the city. It is an attempt to relieve, at the same time, the overaccumulation at one end of society and the destitution at the other ...
    Jane Addams (1860–1935)