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Settler Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • a person who settles in a new colony or moves into new country
  • a clerk in a betting shop who calculates the winnings
  • a negotiator who settles disputes

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • a person who settles in a new colony or moves into new country ,
  • a negotiator who settles disputes ,
  • a clerk in a betting shop who calculates the winnings

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Settler Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A settler is a person who has migrated to an area and made a permanent home there. Many times the reason is to colonize the area.

Many times in history settlers live on land which used to belong to people who had lived there a long time. These people are known as indigenous people. Other names are natives, Aborigines or, in the Americas, Indians. This land is usually settled against the wishes of the indigenes. It is then controlled, defended and grown by force.



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Settler Sample Sentences in News


  • Israel OKs plans for 500 E.Jerusalem settler homes: NGO
    Israel approved Monday plans for some 500 new settler homes in occupied east Jerusalem, a watchdog said, a week after a government pledge to build the structures drew Palestinian ire. The interior ministry gave the go-ahead for the units located in the existing settlement of Ramat Shlomo in volatile east Jerusalem, the Peace Now non-governmental organisation told Read more on this news related to 'Settler'
  • US warns Israel new settler plans 'exacerbate' tensions
    The United States Wednesday sharply condemned Israeli plans to build 200 new settler homes in Arab east Jerusalem warning such moves would only "exacerbate" spiralling tensions in the city. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki also denounced the torching of a West Bank mosque blamed on suspected Jewish extremists calling it a "hateful and provocat Read more on this news related to 'Settler'
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    The settler tried to ram his vehicle into a Palestinian man in Bethlehem's al-Khader town, but the latter narrowly escaped the attack, the witnesses said. Read more on this news related to 'Settler'

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