- Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see settle, on.
- The grounds settled on the bottom of the pot.
- To make a decision or selection; to decide, arrange, or agree on.
- He looked at all the colors for a long time before finally settling on a sage green.
- settle on a plan
- To confer (an annuity, etc) upon by permanent grant; to assure to. (Compare settle (“formally, legally secure”).)