settler

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noun set·tler \ˈset-lər, ˈse-təl-ər\

Definition of settler

  1. 1 :  one that settles something a settler of disputes

  2. 2 :  someone who settles in a new region or colony the first settlers of New England

Examples of settler in a Sentence

  1. settlers learning to live in peace with the natives

  2. 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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First Known Use of settler

1598


SETTLER Defined for English Language Learners

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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


SETTLER Defined for Kids

settler

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noun set·tler \ˈset-lər\

Definition of settler for Students

  1. :  a person who settles in a new region :  colonist



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