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Live vs. Settle — What's the Difference?

Live vs. Settle — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Live and Settle

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Live

Remain alive
Both cats lived to a ripe age
The doctors said she had only six months to live

Settle

To end or resolve (a dispute, for example) by making a decision or coming to an agreement.

Live

Make one's home in a particular place or with a particular person
I've lived in the East End all my life
They lived with his grandparents

Settle

To resolve (a lawsuit or dispute) by mutual agreement of the parties rather than by court decision.

Live

Not dead or inanimate; living
Live animals
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Settle

To make the determinations and distributions of (a trust).

Live

Relating to a musical performance given in concert, not on a recording
There is traditional live music played most nights
A live album

Settle

To make compensation for (a claim).

Live

(of a wire or device) connected to a source of electric current.

Settle

To pay (a debt).

Live

(of a question or subject) of current or continuing interest and importance
The future organization of Europe has become a live issue

Settle

To put into order; arrange as desired
Settle one's affairs.

Live

As or at an actual event or performance
The match will be televised live

Settle

To place or arrange in a desired position
Settled the blanket over the baby.
Settled herself in an armchair.

Live

To be alive; exist.

Settle

To agree to or fix in advance
Settled the date of the meeting in June.

Live

To continue to be alive
Lived through a bad accident.

Settle

To establish as a resident or residents
Settled her family in Ohio.

Live

To support oneself; subsist
Living on rice and fish.
Lives on a small inheritance.

Settle

To migrate to and establish residence in; colonize
Pioneers settled the West.

Live

To reside; dwell
Lives on a farm.

Settle

To establish in a residence, business, or profession
Was finally settled in his own law practice.

Live

To conduct one's life in a particular manner
Lived frugally.

Settle

To restore calmness or comfort to
The hot tea settled his nerves.

Live

To pursue a positive, satisfying existence; enjoy life
Those who truly live.

Settle

To cause to sink, become compact, or come to rest
Shook the box to settle the raffle tickets.

Live

To remain in human memory
An event that lives on in our minds.

Settle

To cause (a liquid) to become clear by forming a sediment.

Live

To spend or pass (one's life).

Settle

To discontinue moving and come to rest in one place
The ball settled in the grass near the green.

Live

To go through; experience
Lived a nightmare.

Settle

To move downward; sink or descend, especially gradually
Darkness settled over the fields. Dust settled in the road.

Live

To practice in one's life
Live one's beliefs.

Settle

To become clear by the sinking of suspended particles. Used of liquids.

Live

Having life; alive
Live animals.

Settle

To be separated from a solution or mixture as a sediment.

Live

Of, related to, or occurring during the life of one that is living
A live birth.
The live weight of an animal before being slaughtered.

Settle

To become compact by sinking, as sediment when stirred up.

Live

Of current interest or relevance
A live topic.
Still a live option.

Settle

To establish one's residence
Settled in Canada.

Live

(Informal) Full of life, excitement, or activity; lively
A live crowd at the parade.
A live party.

Settle

To become established or localized
The cold settled in my chest.

Live

Glowing; burning
Live coals.

Settle

To reach a decision; decide
We finally settled on a solution to the problem.

Live

Not yet exploded but capable of being fired
Live ammunition.

Settle

To come to an agreement, especially to resolve a lawsuit out of court.

Live

(Electricity) Carrying an electric current or energized with electricity
Live cables lying dangerously on the ground.

Settle

To provide compensation for a claim.

Live

Not mined or quarried; in the natural state
Live ore.

Settle

To pay a debt.

Live

Broadcast while actually being performed; not taped, filmed, or recorded
A live television program.

Settle

A long wooden bench with a high back, often including storage space beneath the seat.

Live

Involving performers or spectators who are physically present
Live entertainment.
A live audience.

Settle

To conclude or resolve (something):

Live

Of, relating to, or containing living bacteria or active viruses, sometimes in an attenuated form
Live yogurt cultures.
A live measles vaccine.

Settle

(transitive) To determine (something which was exposed to doubt or question); to resolve conclusively; to set or fix (a time, an order of succession, etc).
His fears were settled
She hopes to settle and questions about the plans.
The question of the succession to a throne needs to be settled.

Live

(Printing) Not yet set into type
Live copy.

Settle

(transitive) To conclude, to cause (a dispute) to finish.
To settle a quarrel

Live

(Sports) In play
A live ball.

Settle

(transitive) To close, liquidate or balance (an account) by payment, sometimes of less than is owed or due.

Live

At, during, or from the time of actual occurrence or performance
The landing on the moon was telecast live.

Settle

To pay (a bill).
To settle a bill

Live

(intransitive) To be alive; to have life.
He's not expected to live for more than a few months.

Settle

(intransitive) To adjust differences or accounts; to come to an agreement on matters in dispute.
He has settled with his creditors.

Live

(intransitive) To have permanent residence somewhere, to inhabit, to reside.
I live at 2a Acacia Avenue.
He lives in LA, but he's staying here over the summer.

Settle

(intransitive) To conclude a lawsuit by agreement of the parties rather than a decision of a court.

Live

(of an object) to have its proper place; to normally be stored.
I washed your gravy boat. Where does it live?

Settle

(transitive) To place or arrange in(to) a desired (especially: calm) state, or make final disposition of (something).
To settle my affairs
To settle her estate

Live

(intransitive) To survive; to persevere; to continue.

Settle

(transitive) To put into (proper) place; to make sit or lie properly.

Live

(intransitive) To endure in memory; to escape oblivion.
Her memory lives in that song.

Settle

(transitive) To cause to no longer be in a disturbed, confused or stormy; to quiet; to calm (nerves, waters, a boisterous or rebellious child, etc).

Live

To cope.
You'll just have to live with it!
I can't live in a world without you.

Settle

To silence, especially by force.

Live

(intransitive) To pass life in a specified manner.
It is difficult to live in poverty.
And they lived happily ever after.

Settle

To kill.

Live

(transitive) To spend, as one's life; to pass; to maintain; to continue in, constantly or habitually.
To live an idle or a useful life.

Settle

(transitive) To bring or restore (ground, roads, etc) to a smooth, dry, or passable condition.
Clear weather settles the roads

Live

(transitive) To act habitually in conformity with; to practice; to exemplify in one's way of life.

Settle

(intransitive) To become calm, quiet, or orderly; to stop being agitated.
The weather settled.
Wait until the crowd settles before speaking.

Live

To live as; to live being.

Settle

(intransitive) To become firm, dry, and hard, like the ground after the effects of rain or frost have disappeared.
The roads settled late in the spring.

Live

(intransitive) To outlast danger; to float (said of a ship, boat, etc).
No ship could live in such a storm.

Settle

To establish or become established in a steady position:

Live

To maintain or support one's existence; to provide for oneself; to feed; to subsist.
It is hard to live on the minimum wage.
They lived on stale bread.
Man shall not live by bread alone.

Settle

(transitive) To place in(to) a fixed or permanent condition or position or on(to) a permanent basis; to make firm, steady, or stable; to establish or fix.

Live

To make the most of life; to experience a full, rich life.
I'm sick of spending every day studying at home: I want to go out there and live!

Settle

(transitive) In particular, to establish in life; to fix in business, in a home, etc.

Live

(only used attributively) Having life; that is alive.
The post office will not ship live animals.

Settle

To formally, legally secure (an annuity, property, title, etc) on (a person).

Live

Being in existence; actual.
He is a live example of the consequences of excessive drinking.

Settle

(intransitive) To become married, or a householder.

Live

Having active properties; being energized.
Because the vaccinia virus is live, it is important to follow care instructions for the vaccination site.

Settle

To be established in a profession or in employment.

Live

Operational; in actual use rather than in testing etc.

Settle

To become stationary or fixed; to come to rest.
They settled down at an inn.
The hawk settled on a branch.

Live

(programming) Of an object or value: that may potentially be used in the future execution of a program.

Settle

(intransitive) To fix one's residence in a place; to establish a dwelling place, home, or colony. settle down.}}
The Saxons who settled in Britain

Live

Taken from a living animal.
Live feathers

Settle

To colonize (an area); to migrate to (a land, territory, site, etc).
The French first settled Canada
The Puritans settled New England
Plymouth was settled in 1620.

Live

(engineering) Imparting power; having motion.
The live spindle of a lathe
A live, or driving, axle

Settle

(transitive) To move (people) to (a land or territory), so as to colonize it; to cause (people) to take residence in (a place).

Live

(sports) Still in active play.
A live ball

Settle

To sink, or cause (something, or impurities within it) to sink down, especially so as to become clear or compact.

Live

(card games) Of a card: not yet dealt or played.

Settle

(transitive) To clear or purify (a liquid) of dregs and impurities by causing them to sink.
To settle coffee, or the grounds of coffee

Live

(broadcasting) Being broadcast ("on the air"), as it happens.
The station presented a live news program every evening.
Are we live?

Settle

(transitive) To cause to sink down or to be deposited (dregs, sediment, etc).
To settle the sediment out of the water

Live

(of a performance or speech) In person.
This nightclub has a live band on weekends.

Settle

(transitive) To render compact or solid; to cause to become packed down.
To settle the chips in the potato chip bag by shaking it

Live

Recorded from a performance in front of an audience.
A live album

Settle

(intransitive) To sink to the bottom of a body of liquid, as dregs of a liquid, or the sediment of a reservoir.

Live

Of firearms or explosives, capable of causing harm.
The air force practices dropping live bombs on the uninhabited island.

Settle

(intransitive) To sink gradually to a lower level; to subside, for example the foundation of a house, etc.

Live

Of an environment where sound is recorded: having noticeable reverberation.

Settle

(intransitive) To become compact due to sinking.
The chips in the bag of potato chips settled during shipping.

Live

(circuitry) Electrically charged or energized, usually indicating that the item may cause electrocution if touched.
Use caution when working near live wires.

Settle

(intransitive) To become clear due to the sinking of sediment. Used especially of liquid. also used figuratively.
Wine settles by standing

Live

(poker) Being a bet which can be raised by the bettor, usually in reference to a blind or straddle.
Tommy's blind was live, so he was given the option to raise.

Settle

To make a jointure for a spouse.

Live

(film) Featuring humans; not animated, in the phrases “live actors” or “live action”.

Settle

(ambitransitive) Of an animal: to make or become pregnant.

Live

Being in a state of ignition; burning.
A live coal; live embers

Settle

(archaic) A seat of any kind.

Live

(obsolete) Vivid; bright.

Settle

A long bench with a high back and arms, often with chest or storage space underneath.

Live

(slang)

Settle

(obsolete) A place made lower than the rest; a wide step or platform lower than some other part. Compare a depression.

Live

(dated) Energetic, attentive, active.
A live man, or orator

Settle

A seat of any kind.

Live

Outstanding, top-notch, exhilarating.

Settle

A bench; especially, a bench with a high back.

Live

Of an event, as it happens; in real time; direct.
The concert was broadcast live by radio.

Settle

A place made lower than the rest; a wide step or platform lower than some other part.
And from the bottom upon the ground, even to the lower settle, shall be two cubits, and the breadth one cubit.

Live

Of making a performance or speech, in person.
He'll be appearing live at the auditorium.

Settle

To place in a fixed or permanent condition; to make firm, steady, or stable; to establish; to fix; esp., to establish in life; to fix in business, in a home, or the like.
And he settled his countenance steadfastly upon him, until he was ashamed.
The father thought the time drew onOf setting in the world his only son.

Live

To be alive; to have life; to have, as an animal or a plant, the capacity of assimilating matter as food, and to be dependent on such assimilation for a continuance of existence; as, animals and plants that live to a great age are long in reaching maturity.
Thus saith the Lord God unto these bones; Behold, I will . . . lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live.

Settle

To establish in the pastoral office; to ordain or install as pastor or rector of a church, society, or parish; as, to settle a minister.

Live

To pass one's time; to pass life or time in a certain manner, as to habits, conduct, or circumstances; as, to live in ease or affluence; to live happily or usefully.
O death, how bitter is the remembrance of thee to a man that liveth at rest in his possessions!

Settle

To cause to be no longer in a disturbed condition; to render quiet; to still; to calm; to compose.
God settled then the huge whale-bearing lake.
Hoping that sleep might settle his brains.

Live

To make one's abiding place or home; to abide; to dwell; to reside; as, to live in a cottage by the sea.
Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years.

Settle

To clear of dregs and impurities by causing them to sink; to render pure or clear; - said of a liquid; as, to settle coffee, or the grounds of coffee.

Live

To be or continue in existence; to exist; to remain; to be permanent; to last; - said of inanimate objects, ideas, etc.
Men's evil manners live in brass; their virtuesWe write in water.

Settle

To restore or bring to a smooth, dry, or passable condition; - said of the ground, of roads, and the like; as, clear weather settles the roads.

Live

To enjoy or make the most of life; to be in a state of happiness; as, people want not just to exist, but to live.
What greater curse could envious fortune giveThan just to die when I began to live?

Settle

To cause to sink; to lower; to depress; hence, also, to render close or compact; as, to settle the contents of a barrel or bag by shaking it.

Live

To feed; to subsist; to be nourished or supported; - with on; as, horses live on grass and grain.

Settle

To determine, as something which is exposed to doubt or question; to free from unscertainty or wavering; to make sure, firm, or constant; to establish; to compose; to quiet; as, to settle the mind when agitated; to settle questions of law; to settle the succession to a throne; to settle an allowance.
It will settle the wavering, and confirm the doubtful.

Live

To have a spiritual existence; to be quickened, nourished, and actuated by divine influence or faith.
The just shall live by faith.

Settle

To adjust, as something in discussion; to make up; to compose; to pacify; as, to settle a quarrel.

Live

To be maintained in life; to acquire a livelihood; to subsist; - with on or by; as, to live on spoils.
Those who live by labor.

Settle

To adjust, as accounts; to liquidate; to balance; as, to settle an account.

Live

To outlast danger; to float; - said of a ship, boat, etc.; as, no ship could live in such a storm.
A strong mast that lived upon the sea.

Settle

Hence, to pay; as, to settle a bill.

Live

To spend, as one's life; to pass; to maintain; to continue in, constantly or habitually; as, to live an idle or a useful life.

Settle

To plant with inhabitants; to colonize; to people; as, the French first settled Canada; the Puritans settled New England; Plymouth was settled in 1620.

Live

To act habitually in conformity with; to practice.
To live the Gospel.

Settle

To become fixed or permanent; to become stationary; to establish one's self or itself; to assume a lasting form, condition, direction, or the like, in place of a temporary or changing state.
The wind came about and settled in the west.
Chyle . . . runs through all the intermediate colors until it settles in an intense red.

Live

Having life; alive; living; not dead.
If one man's ox hurt another's, that he die; then they shall sell the live ox, and divide the money of it.

Settle

To fix one's residence; to establish a dwelling place or home; as, the Saxons who settled in Britain.

Live

Being in a state of ignition; burning; having active properties; as, a live coal; live embers.

Settle

To enter into the married state, or the state of a householder.
As people marry now and settle.

Live

Full of earnestness; active; wide awake; glowing; as, a live man, or orator.

Settle

To be established in an employment or profession; as, to settle in the practice of law.

Live

Vivid; bright.

Settle

To become firm, dry, and hard, as the ground after the effects of rain or frost have disappeared; as, the roads settled late in the spring.

Live

Imparting power; having motion; as, the live spindle of a lathe; live steam.

Settle

To become clear after being turbid or obscure; to clarify by depositing matter held in suspension; as, the weather settled; wine settles by standing.
A government, on such occasions, is always thick before it settles.

Live

Connected to a voltage source; as, a live wire.

Settle

To sink to the bottom; to fall to the bottom, as dregs of a liquid, or the sediment of a reserveir.

Live

Being transmitted instantaneously, as events occur, in contrast to recorded.

Settle

To sink gradually to a lower level; to subside, as the foundation of a house, etc.

Live

Still in active play; - of a ball being used in a game; as, a live ball.

Settle

To become calm; to cease from agitation.
Till the fury of his highness settle,Come not before him.

Live

Pertaining to an entertainment event which was performed (and possibly recorded) in front of an audience; contrasted to performances recorded in a studio without an audience.

Settle

To adjust differences or accounts; to come to an agreement; as, he has settled with his creditors.

Live

Life.

Settle

To make a jointure for a wife.
He sighs with most success that settles well.

Live

Make one's home or live in;
She resides officially in Iceland
I live in a 200-year old house
These people inhabited all the islands that are now deserted
The plains are sparsely populated

Settle

A long wooden bench with a back

Live

Lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style;
We had to live frugally after the war

Settle

Settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground;
Dust settled on the roofs

Live

Continue to live; endure or last;
We went without water and food for 3 days
These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America
The racecar driver lived through several very serious accidents

Settle

Bring to an end; settle conclusively;
The case was decided
The judge decided the case in favor of the plaintiff
The father adjudicated when the sons were quarreling over their inheritance

Live

Support oneself;
He could barely exist on such a low wage
Can you live on $2000 a month in New York City?
Many people in the world have to subsist on $1 a day

Settle

Settle conclusively; come to terms;
We finally settled the argument

Live

Have life, be alive;
Our great leader is no more
My grandfather lived until the end of war

Settle

Take up residence and become established;
The immigrants settled in the Midwest

Live

Have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations;
I know the feeling!
Have you ever known hunger?
I have lived a kind of hell when I was a drug addict
The holocaust survivors have lived a nightmare
I lived through two divorces

Settle

Come to terms;
After some discussion we finally made up

Live

Pursue a positive and satisfying existence;
You must accept yourself and others if you really want to live

Settle

Go under,
The raft sank and its occupants drowned

Live

Actually being performed at the time of hearing or viewing;
A live television program
Brought to you live from Lincoln Center
Live entertainment involves performers actually in the physical presence of a live audience

Settle

Become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style;
He finally settled down

Live

Showing characteristics of life; exerting force or containing energy;
Live coals
Tossed a live cigarette out the window
Got a shock from a live wire
Live ore is unmined ore
A live bomb
A live ball is one in play

Settle

Become resolved, fixed, established, or quiet;
The roar settled to a thunder
The wind settled in the West
It is settling to rain
A cough settled in her chest
Her mood settled into lethargy

Live

Highly reverberant;
A live concert hall

Settle

Establish or develop as a residence;
He settled the farm 200 years ago
This land was settled by Germans

Live

Charged with an explosive;
Live ammunition
A live bomb

Settle

Come to rest

Live

Rebounds readily;
Clean bouncy hair
A lively tennis ball
As resiliant as seasoned hickory
Springy turf

Settle

Become clear by the sinking of particles;
The liquid gradually settled

Live

Abounding with life and energy;
The club members are a really live bunch

Settle

Arrange or fix in the desired order;
She settled the teacart

Live

In current use or ready for use;
Live copy is ready to be set in type or already set but not yet proofread

Settle

Accept despite complete satisfaction;
We settled for a lower price

Live

Of current relevance;
A live issue
Still a live option

Settle

End a legal dispute by arriving at a settlement;
The two parties finally settled

Live

Charged or energized with electricity;
A hot wire
A live wire

Settle

Dispose of; make a financial settlement

Live

Having life;
A live canary
Hit a live nerve
Famous living painters
Living tissue

Settle

Cause to become clear by forming a sediment (of liquids)

Live

Capable of erupting;
A live volcano
The volcano is very much alive

Settle

Sink down or precipitate;
The mud subsides when the waters become calm

Live

Not recorded;
The opera was broadcast live

Settle

Fix firmly;
He ensconced himself in the chair

Settle

Get one's revenge for a wrong or an injury;
I finally settled with my old enemy

Settle

Make final; put the last touches on; put into final form;
Let's finalize the proposal

Settle

Form a community;
The Swedes settled in Minnesota

Settle

Come as if by falling;
Night fell
Silence fell

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