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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
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (noun) a unit of play in tennis or squash
    Example Sentence
    • they played two sets of tennis after dinner
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (verb) insert (a nail or screw below the surface, as into a countersink)
    Synonyms : countersink
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (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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