Definition of settler
- a settler of disputes
- the first settlers of New England
settlers learning to live in peace with the natives
in 1889 Jane Addams, in an effort to provide Chicago's latest wave of settlers with much-needed services, founded the city's first settlement house
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: a person who goes to live in a new place where usually there are few or no people
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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