Definition of Settle on

1. Verb. Become fixed (on). "Her eyes fixated on a point on the horizon"

Exact synonyms: Fixate
Generic synonyms: Freeze, Stop Dead



Definition of Settle on

1. Verb. (idiomatic) To make a decision or selection; to decide. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Settle On

setting forth
setting hen
setting in
setting off
setting on fire
setting out
setting sail
setting sun sign
setting up
settings
settlable
settle
settle down
settle for
settle in
settle on (current term)
settle someone's hash
settle up
settle upon
settleable
settleables
settled
settled down
settled someone's hash
settled up
settledness
settlement
settlement agreement
settlement agreements
settlement house

Literary usage of Settle on

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1. Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties by Charles Joseph Kappler (1904)
"If any citizen of the United States, or other person not being an NO citizen of united Indian, shall attempt to settle on any of the Creeks lands, ..."

2. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: With by Great Britain Court of King's Bench, Richard Vaughan Barnewall, John Leycester Adolphus (1832)
"The question is, whether the pauper is to be considered as having come to settle on the tenements in Sculcoates on the 25th of October or the 23d of ..."

3. A Journal of the Proceedings in Georgia, Beginning October 20, 1737: By by William Stephens (1906)
"... i740. to look for some Place to settle on, where they may be 3^y more easy, not liking (it seems) the Situation of Affairs at present, where they were. ..."

4. The Library of American Biography by Jared Sparks (1847)
"They settle on Rhode Island. — Williams's Agency in the Purchase of the Island. — Relations of the Colony at Providence with Massachusetts. ..."

5. The Rights of Man to Property!: Being a Proposition to Make it Equal Among by Thomas E. Skidmore (1829)
"As well might the squatters, as they are called, who settle on our public lands, without the consent of the nation, contend that possession gives them a ..."

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