When one chooses to become romantically involved with someone who is not as impressive, but just as simple to be with, as the best available because it's easier.
A person who is looking out for herself should never settle out of spite, but perhaps can playfully think it.
by Ereck Flowers March 15, 2015
the act of giving up someone you love or something of value for less than desired, the act of not being able to satisfy your need or want and choosing someone or something of lower standard or value.
after Jack broke-up with Sasha because of her craziness, Sasha had to settle for a loser to marry who would put with her naggin'.
by Sgthawk December 19, 2013
when someone says something risque, or something risque is noticed, the word "settle" is said while pointing it out
by macca_oz April 11, 2006