Definition of settler
1 : one that settles something a settler of disputes
2 : someone who settles in a new region or colony the first settlers of New England
Examples of settler in a Sentence
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
Recent Examples of settler from the Web
Carrillo was born in 1881 into an old California family who were among the early settlers of San Diego.
The first space settlers will face some challenges as old as life itself, while other problems will rear... The full text of this article is available to Discover Magazine subscribers only.
Early cases were held in the home of one of the first settlers, George Varble.
Among whites, sauvignon blanc was the star, although chenin blanc, known locally as steen, was by far the most widely planted, having arrived in the 17th century with the earliest Cape settlers, who mainly used it to make cheap plonk and brandy.
And Israel’s coalition government is among the most right wing in its history, whose members not only oppose a Palestinian state but want to annex wide swaths of the West Bank for Jewish settlers.
Still, while the opposition has increased visits to settler communities, the chances of winning them over are limited, said Ibrahim Suffian, executive director at the Merdeka Center for Opinion Research.
Another biennial introduced by settlers that grows wild in our area is common mullein.
It was meant to portray Manifest Destiny, the notion that settlers were destined to spread to the Pacific.
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Definition of settler for English Language Learners
: a person who goes to live in a new place where usually there are few or no people
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