- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈsɛt.lɚ/, /ˈsɛt.l̩.ɚ/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈsɛt.lə/, /ˈsɛt.l̩.ə/
Audio (Southern England) (file)
- Hyphenation: sett‧ler
- Homophone: settlor
settler (plural settlers)
- Someone who settles in a new location, especially one who takes up residence in a previously uninhabited place; a colonist.
- the first settlers of New England
- 2020 June 9, David M. Halbfinger, Adam Rasgon, “Israel Court Rejects Law Legalizing Thousands of Settlement Homes”, in New York Times:
- The law, which let settlers stay on private land if they had built there without knowing the property belonged to Palestinians or had done so at the state’s direction, was backed by Israel’s most right-wing governing coalition to date.
- Someone who decides or settles something, such as a dispute.
- (colloquial) That which settles or finishes, such as a blow that decides a contest.
- (Britain) The person in a betting shop who calculates the winnings.
- A drink which settles the stomach, especially a bitter drink, often a nightcap.
- 1874, Marcus Clarke, For the Term of His Natural Life, Penguin, published 2009, page 80:
- [H]aving got out the rum bottle for a quiet “settler” just as the victim of his fascinations glided through the carefully adjusted door, he had been persuaded to go on drinking.
- A vessel, such as a tub, in which something, such as pulverized ore suspended in a liquid, is allowed to settle.
- 2011, C. P. Leslie Grady, Jr., Glen T. Daigger, Nancy G. Love, Biological Wastewater Treatment, Third Edition, page 189:
- First, there will be little reaction in the settler so that the concentrations of soluble constituents in the recycle stream are the same as those in the bioreactor.
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someone who settles in a new location
someone who decides something, such as a dispute
person in a betting shop who calculates the winnings
drink that settles the stomach