What is settlement?

  • (noun): A community of people smaller than a town.
    Synonyms: village, small town
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on settlement, settlements:

Eretria - History - Prehistory
... It is therefore unclear whether a permanent settlement existed at that time ... The first known settlement from the Early Helladic period (3000-2000 BC) was located in the plain ... This settlement was moved to the top of the Acropolis in the Middle Helladic period (2000-1600 BC), because the plain was flooded by the nearby lagoon ...
Oeiras Municipality, Portugal - History
... soils and geographically privileged location at the mouth of the Tagus River attracted early settlement to this region ... conditioned cultivation and allowed the settlement of several small agricultural castros within the regions limits, such as Castro of Leceia (which was classified ... This archaeological site is a witness to the early settlements and defensive structures that developed during the Calcolithic period, although Paleolithic camps, such as Gruta da Ponte da Laje suggest earlier ...
Veternik - History
... The first settlement at this location was mentioned in 1848 and its name was Neu Ilof ... It was a settlement for workers that worked in the nearby estate whose last owner was count Kotek ... The modern settlement was founded in 1918 as a settlement for Serb veterans from World War I ...
Leif Ericson
... to the Sagas of Icelanders, he established a Norse settlement at Vinland, tentatively identified with the Norse L'Anse aux Meadows on the northern tip of Newfoundland in modern-day Canada ... was based at the family estate BrattahlĂ­Ă° in the so-called Eastern Settlement, where Leif had his upbringing ... in the Hebrides and Thorkell, who succeeded Leif as chieftain of the Greenland settlement ...

More definitions of "settlement":

  • (noun): A conclusive resolution of a matter and disposition of it.
  • (noun): Termination of a business operation by using its assets to discharge its liabilities.
    Synonyms: liquidation
  • (noun): Something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making.
    Example: "The finally reached a settlement with the union"
    Synonyms: resolution, closure
  • (noun): A body of people who settle far from home but maintain ties with their homeland; inhabitants remain nationals of their home state but are not literally under the home state's system of government.
    Synonyms: colony
  • (noun): An area where a group of families live together.

Famous quotes containing the word settlement:

    The Settlement ... is an experimental effort to aid in the solution of the social and industrial problems which are engendered by the modern conditions of life in a great city. It insists that these problems are not confined to any one portion of the city. It is an attempt to relieve, at the same time, the overaccumulation at one end of society and the destitution at the other ...
    Jane Addams (1860–1935)

    [The Settlement House] must be grounded in a philosophy whose foundation is on the solidarity of the human race, a philosophy which will not waver when the race happens to be represented by a drunken woman or an idiot boy.
    Jane Addams (1860–1935)

    The settlement of America had its origins in the unsettlement of Europe. America came into existence when the European was already so distant from the ancient ideas and ways of his birthplace that the whole span of the Atlantic did not widen the gulf.
    Lewis Mumford (1895–1990)