settler

Definitions

  • Settlers run from the native inhabitants
    Settlers run from the native inhabitants
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n settler a person who settles in a new colony or moves into new country
    • n settler a clerk in a betting shop who calculates the winnings
    • n settler a negotiator who settles disputes
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Additional illustrations & photos:

For everyday use the Jamestown settlers wore hardwearing clothes made of homespun cloth. (Conjectural sketch by Sidney E. King.) For everyday use the Jamestown settlers wore hardwearing clothes made of homespun cloth. (Conjectural sketch by...
A few farm tools used by an early settler for cultivating his newly cleared land A few farm tools used by an early settler for cultivating his newly cleared land
Settlers trading with the Indians—bartering casting counters and other trade goods for furs. (Conjectural sketch by Sidney E. King.) Settlers trading with the Indians—bartering casting counters and other trade goods for furs. (Conjectural sketch by...

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The name "cranberry" comes from German and Dutch settlers. The berry was intially called "crane berry." The reason it was called this was because when the flowers bloom, the petals of the flowers twist backwards and look very much like the head of a crane. Eventually the name was shortened down to be "cranberry."
    • Settler A vessel, as a tub, in which something, as pulverized ore suspended in a liquid, is allowed to settle.
    • Settler Especially, one who establishes himself in a new region or a colony; a colonist; a planter; as, the first settlers of New England.
    • Settler One who settles, becomes fixed, established, etc.
    • Settler That which settles or finishes; hence, a blow, etc., which settles or decides a contest.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: 1892 By Presidential Proclamation 1.8 million acres of Crow Indian reservation in Montana were opened to White settlers. The U.S. government had induced the Crow to give up a sizable portion of their land in the mountainous western area of Montana. The Crow received 50 cents per acre for their land.
    • n settler One who settles; particularly, one who fixes his residence in a new colony.
    • n settler A separator; a tub, pan, vat, or tank in which a separation can be effected by settling. In metallurgy, a tub for separating the quicksilver and amalgam from the pulp in the Washoe process (which see, under pan,3).
    • n settler That which seltles or decides anything definitely; that which gives a quietus: as, that argument was a settler; his last blow was a settler.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: What is the difference between a yam and a sweet potato? According to the Mayo Clinic dietician, a true yam is a large, starchy root that can get up to 100 pounds. It is native to Africa and Asia and is seldom available in the USA. The sweet potato is a native American plant. It was a staple for early settlers and was actually brought to Europe by Columbus. There are two varieties of sweet potatoes: One is moist and orange-fleshed, the other is drier and yellow. The orange-fleshed potato is commonly - and incorrectly - called a yam. This common practice has resulted in confusion when it comes to labels. Some stores incorrectly label the darker of the two sweet potatoes as being a yam, and they list the nutrient content for yams. True yams have no vitamin A. So consumers mistakenly think that the product has no vitamin A, even though it actually does. Consumers are most likely eating sweet potatoes - and sweet potatoes are rich in vitamin A, vitamin C and fiber.
    • Settler one who settles: a colonist
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Quotations

  • William S. Burroughs
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    “America is not a young land: it is old and dirty and evil before the settlers, before the Indians. The evil is there waiting.”
  • Elwyn Brooks White
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    “Commuters give the city its tidal restlessness; natives give it solidity and continuity; but the settlers give it passion.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. setlan, to fix—setl, a seat.

Usage

In literature:

Most of the members of the expedition remained as settlers, and farms sprang up on the veldt.
"An African Adventure" by Isaac F. Marcosson
On our way to Kentucky we began to hear terrible stories of the Indian attacks on the new settlers.
"In The Boyhood of Lincoln" by Hezekiah Butterworth
The settler expects to have a better choice of lands, and at original government prices.
"The History of Minnesota and Tales of the Frontier" by Charles E. Flandrau
Still new settlers flocked over, and a township began to be formed on the banks of the Yarra.
"History of Australia and New Zealand" by Alexander Sutherland
The proclamation inviting settlers for Ulster was dated at Edinburgh, March 28, 1609.
"An Historical Account of the Settlements of Scotch Highlanders in America" by J. P. MacLean
The settlers lived largely on venison during the fall and winter.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
Were some other settlers blessed with as much nerve and courage as the gentleman I allude to, Bush-rangers would soon become less numerous.
"Trade and Travel in the Far East" by G. F. Davidson
Many of these settlers have made good improvements, and have already secured a comfortable independency.
"First History of New Brunswick" by Peter Fisher
Spreading north the frontiersmen had reached the Rappahannock and the Potomac by 1650, and settlers began moving into Lancaster County.
"Tobacco in Colonial Virginia" by Melvin Herndon
I rode through this settlement about one year after the arrival of the settlers.
"The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon" by José Maria Gordon
Another circumstance at this time served to rouse them the more against the settlers.
"The Adventures of Daniel Boone: the Kentucky rifleman" by Uncle Philip
Trees are scarce in that region, and the settlers make the most of them.
"Lorimer of the Northwest" by Harold Bindloss
The white settlers pushed on across mountain ranges and through valleys.
"The American Empire" by Scott Nearing
The settlers still haven't grown used to this planet, though we have orientation talks every night.
"Deathworld" by Harry Harrison
The task of cutting highways through the great forests was more than the first settlers could undertake.
"Patrician and Plebeian" by Thomas J. Wertenbaker
They wouldn't dare to attack the settlers; for they have always been beaten by the white man.
"The Cabin on the Prairie" by C. H. (Charles Henry) Pearson
Rarely seen, himself, by the settlers, he continued to direct the movements of his warriors.
"Boys' Book of Indian Warriors" by Edwin L. Sabin
In Vermont, the settlers living west of the mountains were now practically defenceless.
"Burgoyne's Invasion of 1777" by Samuel Adams Drake
The missionaries were "settlers," and a settler is tied to his home duties.
"A History of the English Church in New Zealand" by Henry Thomas Purchas
Two opinions have been expressed respecting the early settlers of Iowa.
"History of the Constitutions of Iowa" by Benjamin F. Shambaugh
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In poetry:

That hamlet now a city is,
Its log-built huts are palaces;
The wood-path of the settler's cow
Is Traffic's crowded highway now.
"Haverhill" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Ye Striplings, light of heart and gay,
Bold settlers on some foreign shore,
Give, when your thoughts are turned this way,
A sigh to him whom we deplore.
"Address To The Scholars Of The Village School Of ---" by William Wordsworth
Then sweeping down below Virginia's Capes,
From Chesapeake to where Savannah flows,
We find the settlers laughing 'mid their grapes
And ignorant of snows.
"Arms And The Man - The Southern Colonies" by James Barron Hope
"Tarry with us," the settlers cried,
"Thou man of God, as our ruler and guide."
And Captain Underhill bowed his head.
"The will of the Lord be done!" he said.
And the morrow beheld him sitting down
In the ruler's seat in Cocheco town.
"John Underhill" by John Greenleaf Whittier
At the last Old Settlers' Meetin' we went j'intly, you and me--
Your hosses and my wagon, as you wanted it to be;
And sence I can remember, from the time we've neghbored here,
In all sich friendly actions you have double-done your sheer.
"To My Old Friend, William Leachman" by James Whitcomb Riley
Goodly and stately and grave to see,
Into the clearing's space rode he,
With the sun on the hilt of his sword in sheath,
And his silver buckles and spurs beneath,
And the settlers welcomed him, one and all,
From swift Quampeagan to Gonic Fall.
"John Underhill" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

'Settlers of Catan' Players Log Real Face Time.
The tale begins with Jacob I Bogardus, one of Lehman Township's early settlers.
Cabot 's Pueblo Museum in Desert Hot Springs was built by the white settler who discovered hot springs near Palm Springs in 1913.
When Europeans first came to the US as settlers, there were roughly a billion acres of ancient forests.
The settlers of the region tried and failed to gain the federal government's protection for their business interests.
Exhibit showcases Washington State Attracted Settlers in Early 1900s Through Poignant Promotional Photographs at Tacoma History Museum Plaza.
Maxwell residents will Stroll Down Memory Lane during Old Settlers.
Israel moved ahead with plans to build 3,000 settler homes in one of the most sensitive areas of the West Bank, as the European Union summoned Israel's envoy to add.
The first settler in the town was Adam Peckinpaugh, who came from Morgantown, W.Va.
Whalers Fall to Settlers, Face Mercy Wednesday.
Old Settler Sez/More on Old Settlers and Chat Fest .
Once Again, the Iroquois Offer Corn to the Settlers.
A Georgia county is purchasing the site of Fort Daniel, a frontier outpost that protected settlers during the War of 1812.
Israeli soldiers are deployed in some areas during the harvests to try to prevent clashes with settlers.
The Moral and Intellectual Corruption of Settler Ideology .
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In science:

Global poverty is in flight becoming a primarily urban phenomenon in the developing world. 2 billion new urban settlers in the next 20 years will live in slums on no more than $1 a day, adding to 1 billion already living there .
Random Walks Estimate Land Value
Settlers This domain revolves around the management of resources, measured using metric valued variables.
The 3rd International Planning Competition: Results and Analysis
Each domain (other than Settlers, Freecell and UM-Translog-2) was presented to the competitors for at least the four different levels previously identified: strips, numeric simpletime and time.
The 3rd International Planning Competition: Results and Analysis
The Settlers domain is based on resource-management computer games, in which resources must be accumulated and used to construct new resource centres, with new specialised production and capabilities.
The 3rd International Planning Competition: Results and Analysis
There were eight domains, one of which was intended for the hand coded planners only (the um-translog domain), and two solely for the fully-automated planners (the FreeCell and Settlers domains).
The 3rd International Planning Competition: Results and Analysis
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