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Synonyms of settlement

Noun


1. colony, settlement, body

usage: 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; "the American colony in Paris"

2. village, small town, settlement, community

usage: a community of people smaller than a town

3. settlement, agreement, understanding

usage: a conclusive resolution of a matter and disposition of it

4. colonization, colonisation, settlement, constitution, establishment, formation, organization, organisation

usage: the act of colonizing; the establishment of colonies; "the British colonization of America"

5. settlement, resolution, closure, decision making, deciding

usage: something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making; "they finally reached a settlement with the union"; "they never did achieve a final resolution of their differences"; "he needed to grieve before he could achieve a sense of closure"

6. settlement, geographical area, geographic area, geographical region, geographic region

usage: an area where a group of families live together

7. liquidation, settlement, termination, ending, conclusion

usage: termination of a business operation by using its assets to discharge its liabilities

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