Set - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |set|  American pronunciation of the word set
Brit.  |set|  British pronunciation of the word set
irregular verb:  p.t. — set  p.p. — set
- a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used
- (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)
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- put into a certain place or abstract location (syn: lay, place, pose, position, put)
- 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
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- (usually followed by `to' or `for') on the point of or strongly disposed (syn: fit)
- 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)

Examples

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.

Phrasal verbs

set about  — begin to deal with
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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Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: set
he/she/it: sets
present participle: setting
past tense: set
past participle: set
noun
singular: set
plural: sets
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