environment, time and place of the action in a book (or film, etc.); set, scenery used in a dramatic production; complete set of tableware for one person; arrangement, position; melody accompanying a poem; frame in which a gem is set; (Computers) option within a menu that can be individually adjusted and determines the appearance or function of a program
put, place; determine; fix in place; assign, post, appoint a person for a role; cause to be in a particular condition; arrange, prepare; adjust, align, calibrate to a specific position or setting; insert, inlay
\set"ting\ (?), n. 1.
the act of one who, or that which, sets; as, the setting of type, or of gems; the setting of the sun; the setting (hardening) of moist plaster of paris; the setting (set) of a current. 2.
the act of marking the position of game, as a setter does; also, hunting with a setter. 3.
something set in, or inserted. thou shalt set in it settings of stones. xxviii. 17. 4.
that in which something, as a gem, is set; as, the gold setting of a jeweled pin.setting
coat (arch.), the finishing or last coat of plastering on walls or ceilings.setting
dog, a setter. see setter, n., 2.setting
pole, a pole, often iron-pointed, used for pushing boats along in shallow water.setting
rule. (print.) a composing rule.setting
adj : (of a heavenly body) disappearing below the horizon; "the setting sun" [ant: rising] n 1.
the context and environment in which something is set: "the perfect setting for a ghost story" [syn: scene] 2.
the state of the environment in which a situation exists; "you can't do that in a university setting" [syn: background, scope] 3.
arrangement of scenery and properties to represent the place where a play or movie is enacted [syn: mise en scene, stage setting ] 4.
the physical position of something; "he changed the setting on the thermostat" 5.
a table service for one person; "a place setting of sterling flatware" [syn: place setting] 6.
mounting consisting of a piece of metal (as in a ring or other jewelry) that holds a gem in place; "the diamond was in a plain gold mount" [syn: mount]
trend setting fire setting
The act of observing the situation of any distant object by the compass.
may refer to:
- A location (geography) where something is set
- Set construction in theatrical scenery
- Setting (narrative), the place and time in a work of narrative, especially fiction
- Setting up to fail a manipulative technique to engineer failure
- Stonesetting, in jewelry, when a diamond or gem is set into a frame or bed
- Campaign setting in role playing games
- In computers and electronics, the Computer configuration or options of the software or device
- Set and setting, the context for psychedelic drug experiences
- Setting (knot), the tightening of a knot
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1. the context and environment in which something is set; "the perfect setting for a ghost story"
(hypernym) environment, environs, surroundings, surround
2. the state of the environment in which a situation exists; "you can't do that in a university setting"
(synonym) background, scope
(hyponym) canvas, canvass
3. arrangement of scenery and properties to represent the place where a play or movie is enacted
(synonym) mise en scene, stage setting
4. the physical position of something; "he changed the setting on the thermostat"
(hypernym) position, place
(derivation) put, set, place, pose, position, lay
5. a table service for one person; "a place setting of sterling flatware"
(synonym) place setting
(hypernym) service, table service
(derivation) set up, lay out, set
6. mounting consisting of a piece of metal (as in a ring or other jewelry) that holds a gem in place; "the diamond was in a plain gold mount"
1. (of a heavenly body) disappearing below the horizon; "the setting sun"
(antonym) rising Noun
1. a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used; "a set of books"; "a set of golf clubs"; "a set of teeth"
(hypernym) collection, aggregation, accumulation, assemblage
(hyponym) dentition, teeth
2. (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols; "the set of prime numbers is infinite"
(classification) mathematics, math, maths
3. several exercises intended to be done in series; "he did four sets of the incline bench press"
(synonym) exercise set
(hypernym) exercise, exercising, physical exercise, physical exertion, workout
4. representation consisting of the scenery and other properties used to identify the location of a dramatic production; "the sets were meticulously authentic"
(synonym) stage set
(hyponym) scenery, scene
(part-holonym) mise en scene, stage setting, setting
(part-meronym) set decoration
5. an unofficial association of people or groups; "the smart set goes there"; "they were an angry lot"
(synonym) circle, band, lot
(hypernym) social group
(hyponym) car pool
6. a relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way; "the set of his mind was obvious"
(hypernym) inclination, disposition, tendency
(derivation) specify, determine, fix, limit
7. the act of putting something in position; "he gave a final set to his hat"
(hypernym) placement, location, locating, position, positioning, emplacement
8. a unit of play in tennis or squash; "they played two sets of tennis after dinner"
(hypernym) playing period, period of play, play
9. the process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization; "the hardening of concrete"; "he tested the set of the glue"
(synonym) hardening, solidifying, solidification, curing
(hypernym) natural process, natural action, action, activity
(hyponym) congealment, congelation
(derivation) jell, congeal
10. the descent of a heavenly body below the horizon; "before the set of sun"
11. (psychology) a temporary readiness to respond in a particular way; "the subjects' set led them to solve problems the familiar way and to overlook the simpler solution"; "his instructions deliberately gave them the wrong set"
(hypernym) cognitive state, state of mind
(derivation) set up, lay out
(classification) psychology, psychological science
12. any electronic equipment that receives or transmits radio or tv signals; "the early sets ran on storage batteries"
(hypernym) electronic equipment
(hyponym) receiver, receiving system
(part-holonym) communication system, communication equipmentVerb
1. put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"
(synonym) put, place, pose, position, lay
(hypernym) move, displace
(hyponym) insert, enclose, inclose, stick in, put in, introduce
(see-also) drop, set down, put down, unload, discharge
2. fix conclusively or authoritatively; "set the rules"
(hyponym) identify, place
3. decide upon or fix definitely; "fix the variables"; "specify the parameters"
(synonym) specify, determine, fix, limit
(hypernym) choose, take, select, pick out
4. establish as the highest level or best performance; "set a record"
(hypernym) lay down, establish, make
5. put into a certain state; cause to be in a certain state; "set the house afire"
(hypernym) change, alter, modify
(see-also) cancel, offset, set off
6. fix in a border; "The goldsmith set the diamond"
(hypernym) arrange, set up
7. make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc; "Get the children ready for school!"; "prepare for war"; "I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill"
(synonym) fix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up
(hypernym) change, alter, modify
(hyponym) socialize, socialise
8. set to a certain position or cause to operate correctly; "set clocks or instruments"
(hypernym) adjust, correct
(see-also) advance, set ahead
9. locate; "The film is set in Africa"
(synonym) localize, localise, place
(hypernym) stage, present, represent
10. disappear beyond the horizon; "the sun sets early these days"
(synonym) go down, go under
(antonym) rise, come up, uprise, ascend
(hypernym) descend, fall, go down, come down
(classification) astronomy, uranology
11. adapt for performance in a different way; "set this poem to music"
(hypernym) compose, write
12. put or set (seeds or seedlings) into the ground; "Let's plant flowers in the garden"
(hypernym) put, place, pose, position, lay
13. apply or start; "set fire to a building"
(hypernym) originate, initiate, start
14. become gelatinous; "the liquid jelled after we added the enzyme"
(synonym) jell, congeal
(derivation) hardening, solidifying, solidification, curing
15. put into a position that will restore a normal state; "set a broken bone"
(hypernym) put, place, pose, position, lay
16. insert (a nail or screw below the surface, as into a countersink)
(hypernym) bury, sink
17. give a fine, sharp edge to a knife or razor
18. urge a dog to attack someone
(hypernym) assail, assault, set on, attack
19. estimate; "We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M."
(synonym) place, put
(hypernym) estimate, gauge, approximate, guess, judge
20. equip with sails, masts, etc.; "rig a ship"
(synonym) rig, set up
(hypernym) equip, fit, fit out, outfit
21. get ready for a particular purpose or event; "set up an experiment"; "set the table"; "lay out the tools for the surgery"
(synonym) set up, lay out
(hypernym) fix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up
22. alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard; "Adjust the clock, please"; "correct the alignment of the front wheels"
(synonym) adjust, correct
(hypernym) change, alter, modify
23. bear fruit; "the apple trees fructify"
(hypernym) reproduce, procreate, multiply
24. arrange attractively; "dress my hair for the wedding"
(synonym) dress, arrange, do, coif, coiffe, coiffure
(hypernym) groom, neaten
(verb-group) dress, groom, curryAdjective
1. (usually followed by `to' or `for') on the point of or strongly disposed; "in no fit state to continue"; "fit to drop"; "laughing fit to burst"; "she was fit to scream"; "primed for a fight"; "we are set to go at any time"
(synonym) fit(p), primed(p), set(p)
2. fixed and unmoving; "with eyes set in a fixed glassy stare"; "his bearded face already has a set hollow look"- Connor Cruise O'Brien; "a face rigid with pain"
(synonym) fixed, rigid
(similar) nonmoving, unmoving
3. situated in a particular spot or position; "valuable centrally located urban land"; "strategically placed artillery"; "a house set on a hilltop"; "nicely situated on a quiet riverbank"
(synonym) located, placed, situated
4. set down according to a plan:"a carefully laid table with places set for four people"; "stones laid in a pattern"
(similar) arranged, ordered
5. being below the horizon; "the moon is set"
6. determined or decided upon as by an authority; "date and place are already determined"; "the dictated terms of surrender"; "the time set for the launching"
(synonym) determined, dictated
7. converted to solid form (as concrete)
the preparation of a working system for the completion of the intended job and, if necessary, the resetting of the working system into the original state
n. a setting dog Adblan =
n. a second setting Cychwyniad =
n. a commencement; a setting off Daeriad =
n. a fixing, setting Dodw =
n. a laying, a setting Enddawd =
n. a setting mark Hysiad =
n. snarling, setting on Llysiad =
n. a setting aside, an exception; a rejection Machlud =
n. a setting, a going down Rhengiad =
n. setting in a row Ysgiliad =
n. a setting behind
(p. pr. & vb. n.
The act of one who, or that which, sets; as, the setting of type, or of gems; the setting of the sun; the setting (hardening) of moist plaster of Paris; the setting (set) of a current.
The act of marking the position of game, as a setter does; also, hunting with a setter.
That in which something, as a gem, is set; as, the gold setting of a jeweled pin.
Something set in, or inserted.
Location for training a learner. Also called a site.
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