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set - Dictionary definition and meaning for word set

Definition
(noun) a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used
Example Sentence
  • a set of books
  • a set of golf clubs
  • a set of teeth

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(noun) (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols
Example Sentence
  • the set of prime numbers is infinite

Definition
(noun) several exercises intended to be done in series
Synonyms : exercise set
Example Sentence
  • he did four sets of the incline bench press

Definition
(noun) representation consisting of the scenery and other properties used to identify the location of a dramatic production
Synonyms : stage set
Example Sentence
  • the sets were meticulously authentic

Definition
(noun) an unofficial association of people or groups
Synonyms : band , circle , lot
Example Sentence
  • the smart set goes there
  • they were an angry lot

Definition
(noun) a relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way
Synonyms : bent
Example Sentence
  • the set of his mind was obvious

Definition
(noun) the act of putting something in position
Example Sentence
  • he gave a final set to his hat

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(noun) a unit of play in tennis or squash
Example Sentence
  • they played two sets of tennis after dinner

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(noun) the process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization
Example Sentence
  • the hardening of concrete
  • he tested the set of the glue

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(noun) evil Egyptian god with the head of a beast that has high square ears and a long snout; brother and murderer of Osiris
Synonyms : seth

Definition
(noun) the descent of a heavenly body below the horizon
Example Sentence
  • before the set of sun

Definition
(noun) (psychology) being temporarily ready to respond in a particular way
Synonyms : readiness
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(noun) any electronic equipment that receives or transmits radio or tv signals
Example Sentence
  • the early sets ran on storage batteries

Definition
(verb) put into a certain place or abstract location
Synonyms : lay , place , pose , position , put
Example Sentence
  • Put your things here
  • Set the tray down
  • Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children
  • Place emphasis on a certain point

Definition
(verb) fix conclusively or authoritatively
Synonyms : determine
Example Sentence
  • set the rules

Definition
(verb) decide upon or fix definitely
Synonyms : define , determine , fix , limit , specify
Example Sentence
  • fix the variables
  • specify the parameters

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(verb) establish as the highest level or best performance
Synonyms : mark
Example Sentence
  • set a record

Definition
(verb) put into a certain state; cause to be in a certain state
Example Sentence
  • set the house afire

Definition
(verb) fix in a border
Example Sentence
  • The goldsmith set the diamond

Definition
(verb) make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
Synonyms : fix , gear up , prepare , ready , set up
Example Sentence
  • Get the children ready for school!
  • prepare for war
  • I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill

Definition
(verb) set to a certain position or cause to operate correctly
Example Sentence
  • set clocks or instruments

Definition
(verb) locate
Synonyms : localise , localize , place
Example Sentence
  • The film is set in Africa

Definition
(verb) disappear beyond the horizon
Synonyms : go down , go under
Example Sentence
  • the sun sets early these days

Definition
(verb) adapt for performance in a different way
Synonyms : arrange
Example Sentence
  • set this poem to music

Definition
(verb) put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground
Synonyms : plant
Example Sentence
  • Let's plant flowers in the garden

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(verb) apply or start
Example Sentence
  • set fire to a building

Definition
(verb) become gelatinous
Synonyms : congeal , jell
Example Sentence
  • the liquid jelled after we added the enzyme

Definition
(verb) set in type
Synonyms : typeset
Example Sentence
  • My book will be typeset nicely
  • set these words in italics

Definition
(verb) put into a position that will restore a normal state
Example Sentence
  • set a broken bone

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(verb) insert (a nail or screw below the surface, as into a countersink)
Synonyms : countersink

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(verb) give a fine, sharp edge to a knife or razor
Definition
(verb) urge to attack someone
Synonyms : sic
Example Sentence
  • The owner sicked his dogs on the intruders
  • the shaman sics sorcerers on the evil spirits

Definition
(verb) estimate
Synonyms : place , put
Example Sentence
  • We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M.

Definition
(verb) equip with sails or masts
Synonyms : rig , set up
Example Sentence
  • rig a ship

Definition
(verb) get ready for a particular purpose or event
Synonyms : lay out , set up
Example Sentence
  • set up an experiment
  • set the table
  • lay out the tools for the surgery

Definition
(verb) alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard
Synonyms : adjust , correct
Example Sentence
  • Adjust the clock, please
  • correct the alignment of the front wheels

Definition
(verb) bear fruit
Synonyms : fructify
Example Sentence
  • the apple trees fructify

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(verb) arrange attractively
Synonyms : arrange , coif , coiffe , coiffure , do , dress
Example Sentence
  • dress my hair for the wedding

Definition
(adj) (usually followed by `to' or `for') on the point of or strongly disposed
Synonyms : fit , primed
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(adj) fixed and unmoving
Synonyms : fixed , rigid
Example Sentence
  • with eyes set in a fixed glassy stare
  • his bearded face already has a set hollow look
  • a face rigid with pain

Definition
(adj) situated in a particular spot or position
Synonyms : located , placed , situated
Example Sentence
  • valuable centrally located urban land
  • strategically placed artillery
  • a house set on a hilltop
  • nicely situated on a quiet riverbank

Definition
(adj) set down according to a plan:
Synonyms : laid
Example Sentence
  • a carefully laid table with places set for four people
  • stones laid in a pattern

Definition
(adj) being below the horizon
Example Sentence
  • the moon is set

Definition
(adj) determined or decided upon as by an authority
Synonyms : determined , dictated
Example Sentence
  • date and place are already determined
  • the dictated terms of surrender
  • the time set for the launching

Definition
(adj) converted to solid form (as concrete)
Synonyms : hardened

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