(1)   Termination of a business operation by using its assets to discharge its liabilities
(2)   The act of colonizing; the establishment of colonies
"The British colonization of America"
(3)   Something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making
"The finally reached a settlement with the union"
"They never did achieve a final resolution of their differences"
"He needed to grieve before he could achieve a sense of closure"
(4)   A conclusive resolution of a matter and disposition of it
(5)   A community of people smaller than a town
(6)   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
(7)   An area where a group of families live together


  1. The state of being settled.
  2. A colony newly established; a place or region newly settled.
  3. The gradual sinking of a building. Fractures or dislocations caused by settlement.
  4. The delivery of goods by the seller and payment for them by the buyer, under a previously agreed trade or transaction or contract entered into.
  5. A disposition of property, or the act of granting it.
  6. A settled place of abode; residence; a right growing out of legal residence.
  7. A resolution of a dispute.