Set - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols
- several exercises intended to be done in series
- representation consisting of the scenery and other properties used to identify the location of a dramatic production
- an unofficial association of people or groups (syn: band, circle, lot)
- the act of putting something in position
- a unit of play in tennis or squash
- the process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization (syn: curing, solidification)
- evil Egyptian god with the head of a beast that has high square ears and a long snout; brother and murderer of Osiris
- the descent of a heavenly body below the horizon
- (psychology) being temporarily ready to respond in a particular way (syn: readiness)
- any electronic equipment that receives or transmits radio or tv signals
- fix conclusively or authoritatively (syn: determine)
- decide upon or fix definitely (syn: define, determine, fix, limit, specify)
- establish as the highest level or best performance (syn: mark)
- put into a certain state; cause to be in a certain state
- make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc (syn: fix, gear up, prepare, ready, set up)
- set to a certain position or cause to operate correctly
- locate (syn: localise, localize, place)
- disappear beyond the horizon (syn: go down, go under)
- adapt for performance in a different way (syn: arrange)
- put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground (syn: plant)
- apply or start
- become gelatinous (syn: congeal, jell)
- set in type
- put into a position that will restore a normal state
- insert (a nail or screw below the surface, as into a countersink) (syn: countersink)
- give a fine, sharp edge to a knife or razor
- urge to attack someone (syn: sic)
- estimate (syn: place, put)
- equip with sails or masts (syn: rig, set up)
- get ready for a particular purpose or event (syn: lay out, set up)
- alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard (syn: adjust, correct)
- bear fruit (syn: fructify)
- arrange attractively (syn: arrange, coif, coiffure, do, dress)
- fixed and unmoving (syn: fixed, rigid)
- situated in a particular spot or position (syn: located, placed, situated)
- set down according to a plan (syn: laid)
- being below the horizon
- determined or decided upon as by an authority (syn: determined)
- converted to solid form (as concrete) (syn: hardened)
We need to set some extra chairs around the table.
He set the ladder against the wall and walked away.
I remember setting my bag right here.
They set the bricks along the walkway.
The jeweler can set the stone several different ways.
He turned off the car and set the parking brake.
Rangers will set a trap to catch the bear.
We set an extra place at the table for our guest.
I need to buy a new set of golf clubs.
The kids are allowed to watch two hours of television. After that, I turn off the set.
We met on the set of Hamlet.
Her college is set in the countryside.
Their house is set back from the road.
A man with deep-set eyes
She has very set ideas about how children should behave.
set apart — select something or someone for a specific purpose
set aside — give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause
set back — hold back to a later time
set down — put down in writing; of texts, musical compositions, etc.
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present participle: setting
past tense: set
past participle: set