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1. One who settles, becomes fixed, established, etc.

2. Especially, one who establishes himself in a new region or a colony; a colonist; a planter; as, the first settlers of new England.

3. That which settles or finishes; hence, a blow, etc, which settles or decides a contest.

4. A vessel, as a tub, in which something, as pulverized ore suspended in a liquid, is allowed to settle.