From King Dictionary of Contemporary English settler set‧tler / ˈsetlə $ -ər / ●○○ noun [countable ] SA LIVE SOMEWHERE someone who goes to live in a country or area where not many people like them have lived before, and that is a long way from any towns or cities early settlers in Australia Examples from the Corpus settler • Settlers found a plentiful supply of fruit and game in the nearby forests. • He anticipated the motives of explorers, conquerors, and settlers for a couple of centuries to come. • By the mid-1970s the conflict between the army, the Bengali settlers and the tribespeople was under way. • Many of the earliest settlers here dies from disease and hunger. • Eddie's grandfather was one of the town's first settlers. • As the influx of settlers continued, the Nez Perce now stood alone. • The number of graves found in Upper Halling suggests that these were of settlers. • Two months later, there was an inconclusive exchange of shots between a Nez Perce and one of the settlers. • The settlers dispatched messengers to warn their comrades and seek help. • The settlers, who view themselves as the vanguard before the camp, are here to make sure that they will be. • Sustainable development will depend on a more positive incorporation of women settlers.