settlement /ˈsɛtl̟mənt/ noun
plural settlements
plural settlements
Learner's definition of SETTLEMENT
[count] : a formal agreement or decision that ends an argument or dispute
also : an amount of money that someone receives as part of such an agreement
[singular] : the act or process of settling an argument or disagreement
[noncount] : the act of paying back money that is owed often + of
[count] : a place where people have come to live and where few or no people lived before
[noncount] : the act or process of moving to a new area or place to live there : the act or process of settling an area or place often + of
[count] : a small village