The new civilisation was well settled before the pilgrimage began.
She told all this to Coupeau just as if her plan of life was well settled.
In a little while the black box was well settled in the hole, and the dirt was thrown upon it.
well settled, I feel confident, you will be, if settled at all.
The earth over the new drain should be six inches higher than the surface of the field, that, when well settled, it may be level.
When November came our explorers were well settled in their winter-quarters.
"I can't blame you very much," the Major continued, after they were well settled.
This is well settled, although the reasons for it have not been understood.
In some well settled districts it may be possible to secure one by cancelling, but such chances are few.
Mercy Bascom was glad to have them well settled, if the truth were known.
"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+)