Settle

Set"tle

, v. i. 1. To become fixed or permanent; to become stationary; to establish one's self or itself; to assume a lasting form, condition, direction, or the like, in place of a temporary or changing state.
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The wind came about and settled in the west.
Bacon.
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Chyle . . . runs through all the intermediate colors until it settles in an intense red.
Arbuthnot.
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2. To fix one's residence; to establish a dwelling place or home; as, the Saxons who settled in Britain.
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3. To enter into the married state, or the state of a householder.
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As people marry now and settle.
Prior.
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4. To be established in an employment or profession; as, to settle in the practice of law.
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5. To become firm, dry, and hard, as the ground after the effects of rain or frost have disappeared; as, the roads settled late in the spring.
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6. To become clear after being turbid or obscure; to clarify by depositing matter held in suspension; as, the weather settled; wine settles by standing.
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A government, on such occasions, is always thick before it settles.
Addison.
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7. To sink to the bottom; to fall to the bottom, as dregs of a liquid, or the sediment of a reserveir.
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8. To sink gradually to a lower level; to subside, as the foundation of a house, etc.
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9. To become calm; to cease from agitation.
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Till the fury of his highness settle,
Come not before him.
Shak.
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10. To adjust differences or accounts; to come to an agreement; as, he has settled with his creditors.
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11. To make a jointure for a wife.
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He sighs with most success that settles well.
Garth.
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