Definition of settler in English:

settler

Pronunciation /ˈsetlər//ˈsed(ə)lər/

noun

  • A person who settles in an area, typically one with no or few previous inhabitants.

    • ‘Colonial settlers generally come to a country with which they have no previous connection.’
    • ‘With only one exception settlers never had to come together and form a government.’
    • ‘Another man died later from wounds and five other settlers were injured, at least one of them seriously.’
    • ‘Other settlers, such as the English and French, have also made an indelible impression.’
    • ‘This precipitous narrow track must have been a sobering welcome for the new settlers.’
    • ‘Empire was, on the whole, economically a very good thing for white settlers.’
    • ‘They attacked free settlers and used terror to intimidate those opposed to slavery.’
    • ‘The site contains the remains of ancient settlers who came to the area from Asia.’
    • ‘In New Zealand, European blackberries introduced by white settlers are common.’
    • ‘The majority of the new settlers lived in rural areas and earned their living through farming.’
    • ‘They came into conflict with the Dutch settlers who had settled much of the area.’
    • ‘Later settlers known as Cajuns made their way from Nova Scotia after being evicted by the British.’
    • ‘Tensions in the area continued to increase, and a settler was murdered two months ago.’
    • ‘Thirty years later the first free settlers arrived and learned their own hard lessons.’
    • ‘The early European settlers in America were often fleeing from religious persecution.’
    • ‘In colonial Rhodesia a handful of white settlers controlled the best land.’
    • ‘The 1641 rebellion briefly veered into an onslaught against the settlers in Ulster.’
    • ‘When settlers did secure control of large areas of land, many depended on their African tenants.’
    • ‘Another thing that I observed is that so many of the settlers have American accents.’
    • ‘In the Baltic provinces old settlers could remain but no Jews could enter as new settlers.’
    colonist, colonizer, frontiersman, frontierswoman, pioneer
    immigrant, newcomer
    incomer
    homesteader, habitant, redemptioner, squatter
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Pronunciation

settler

/ˈsetlər//ˈsed(ə)lər/