Setting - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈsetɪŋ|  American pronunciation of the word setting
Brit.  |ˈsɛtɪŋ|  British pronunciation of the word setting
- this word is used as a present participle form of the verb 'to be'to set
- the context and environment in which something is set (syn: scene)
- the state of the environment in which a situation exists (syn: background, scope)
- arrangement of scenery and properties to represent the place where a play or movie is enacted
- the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event (syn: circumstance, context)
- the physical position of something
- a table service for one person
- a mounting consisting of a piece of metal (as in a ring or other jewelry) that holds a gem in place (syn: mount)


This would be a beautiful setting for a picnic.

The movie changes the play's setting from the late 18th century to the year 2000.

She uses modern-day Los Angeles as the setting for her book.

The setting is more valuable than the jewel.

Cyprus is the perfect setting for a beach holiday.

Verona is best known as the setting for two of Shakespeare's plays.

The island was used by Dickens as the setting for Oliver Twist.

The heating system was already on its highest setting.

the perfect setting for a ghost story

you can't do that in a university setting

he changed the setting on the thermostat

a place setting of sterling flatware

I remember setting my bag right here.

Setting up a bank account

diamonds in a setting of 24-karat gold

Word forms

singular: setting
plural: settings
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