Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “settlement”

settlement

noun [C or U] (PAYMENT)    /ˈset.l̩.mənt/ US  /ˈset̬-/
the action of paying money to someone: The settlement of his debts took him several months . I enclose a cheque in settlement of your claim . Her mother made a settlement on her (= made a formal arrangement to give her money ) when she started college .Costs and expenses
(Definition of settlement noun (PAYMENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of settlement

Definitions of “settlement” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

cookery

the skill or activity of preparing and cooking food

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More