The Joyce estate had settled with Shloss, but it was handed legal bills of a quarter of a million dollars.
Realistically, Zelaya should have settled for an exit from office in an official ceremonial capacity.
We settled into our usual seats (the eighth row up) to wait for the movie to start.
I know you're married with kids and settled now, but what's the craziest thing you've done in the past to impress a girl?
What is more impressive is the narration: the calm, settled, often witty, always perceptive, tone of voice.
All was reconciled and settled; Viola had her way, and selected her own opera.
This is the first good spring since leaving the settled districts.
Besides, they were displeased at the manner in which she had settled the succession.
He leaned back, and began to puff leisurely at his pipe, as if this settled the matter.
We have settled that you are to become a nurse, but first you must get quite well.
"firmly fixed," also "quiet, orderly, steady," 1550s, past participle adjective from settle (v.).
"come to rest," Old English setlan "cause to sit, place, put," from setl "a seat" (see settle (n.)). Related: Settling. Cf. German siedeln "to settle, colonize."
From c.1300 of birds, etc., "to alight." From early 14c. as "sink down, descend; cave in." Early 15c. in reference to suspended particles in a liquid. Sense of "establish a permanent residence" first recorded 1620s; that of "decide" is 1620s. Meaning "secure title to by deed" is from 1660s.
Meaning "reconcile" (a quarrel, differences, etc.) perhaps is influenced by Middle English sahtlen "to reconcile," from Old English saht "reconciliation," from Old Norse satt "reconciliation." To settle down "become content" is from 1853; transitive sense from 1520s; as what married couples do in establishing domesticity, from 1718. To settle for "content oneself with" is from 1943.
"long bench," 1550s, from Middle English setle "a seat," from Old English setl "a seat, stall; position, abode; setting of a heavenly body," related to sittan "to sit," from Proto-Germanic *setla- (cf. Middle Low German, Middle Dutch setel, Dutch zetel, German Sessel, Gothic sitls), from PIE *sedla- (cf. Latin sella "seat, chair," Old Church Slavonic sedlo "saddle," Old English sadol "saddle"), from root *sed- (1) "to sit" (see sedentary).
To imprison, esp for a life sentence: Foley was ''pinched'' and ''settled'' in San Quentin (1899+)