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Synonyms for (noun) set

Synonyms: set, exercise set Definition: several exercises intended to be done in series Usage: he did four sets of the incline bench press

Similar words: physical exercise, physical exertion, exercise, exercising, workout Definition: the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit Usage: the doctor recommended regular exercise; he did some exercising; the physical exertion required by his work kept him fit

Synonyms: set Definition: the act of putting something in position Usage: he gave a final set to his hat

Similar words: position, positioning, placement, locating, location, emplacement Definition: the act of putting something in a certain place

Synonyms: set Definition: any electronic equipment that receives or transmits radio or tv signals Usage: the early sets ran on storage batteries

Similar words: electronic equipment Definition: equipment that involves the controlled conduction of electrons (especially in a gas or vacuum or semiconductor)

Synonyms: stage set, set Definition: representation consisting of the scenery and other properties used to identify the location of a dramatic production Usage: the sets were meticulously authentic

Similar words: representation Definition: a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something

Synonyms: readiness, set Definition: (psychology) being temporarily ready to respond in a particular way Usage: 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

Similar words: cognitive state, state of mind Definition: the state of a person's cognitive processes

Synonyms: set, bent Definition: a relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way Usage: the set of his mind was obvious

Similar words: inclination, disposition, tendency Definition: an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others Usage: he had an inclination to give up too easily; a tendency to be too strict

Synonyms: set Definition: the descent of a heavenly body below the horizon Usage: before the set of sun

Similar words: descent Definition: a movement downward

Synonyms: set Definition: a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used Usage: a set of books; a set of golf clubs; a set of teeth

Similar words: aggregation, accumulation, assemblage, collection Definition: several things grouped together or considered as a whole

Synonyms: set Definition: (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols Usage: the set of prime numbers is infinite

Similar words: abstract entity, abstraction Definition: a general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples

Synonyms: circle, band, lot, set Definition: an unofficial association of people or groups Usage: the smart set goes there; they were an angry lot

Similar words: social group Definition: people sharing some social relation

Synonyms: Set, Seth Definition: evil Egyptian god with the head of a beast that has high square ears and a long snout; brother and murderer of Osiris

Similar words: Egyptian deity Definition: a deity worshipped by the ancient Egyptians

Synonyms: hardening, curing, solidification, solidifying, set Definition: the process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization Usage: the hardening of concrete; he tested the set of the glue

Similar words: natural action, natural process, action, activity Definition: a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings) Usage: the action of natural forces; volcanic activity

Synonyms: set Definition: a unit of play in tennis or squash Usage: they played two sets of tennis after dinner

Similar words: period of play, play, playing period Definition: (in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds Usage: rain stopped play in the 4th inning

Synonyms for (verb) set

Synonyms: set, coif, coiffe, coiffure, do, dress, arrange Definition: arrange attractively Usage: dress my hair for the wedding

Similar words: groom, neaten Definition: care for one's external appearance Usage: He is always well-groomed

Synonyms: fructify, set Definition: bear fruit Usage: the apple trees fructify

Similar words: multiply, reproduce, procreate Definition: have offspring or produce more individuals of a given animal or plant Usage: The Bible tells people to procreate

Synonyms: adjust, correct, set Definition: alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard Usage: Adjust the clock, please; correct the alignment of the front wheels

Similar words: alter, change, modify Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue

Synonyms: set Definition: set to a certain position or cause to operate correctly Usage: set clocks or instruments

Similar words: adjust, correct, set Definition: alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard Usage: Adjust the clock, please; correct the alignment of the front wheels

Synonyms: set Definition: put into a certain state; cause to be in a certain state Usage: set the house afire

Similar words: alter, change, modify Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue

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

Similar words: alter, change, modify Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue

Synonyms: set, set up, lay out Definition: get ready for a particular purpose or event Usage: set up an experiment; set the table; lay out the tools for the surgery

Similar words: set, set up, gear up, fix, prepare, ready Definition: make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc Usage: Get the children ready for school!; prepare for war; I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill

Synonyms: rig, set, set up Definition: equip with sails or masts Usage: rig a ship

Similar words: outfit, equip, fit, fit out Definition: provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose Usage: The expedition was equipped with proper clothing, food, and other necessities

Synonyms: jell, set, congeal Definition: become gelatinous Usage: the liquid jelled after we added the enzyme

Similar words: solidify Definition: become solid Usage: The metal solidified when it cooled

Synonyms: put, place, set Definition: estimate Usage: We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M.

Similar words: judge, approximate, estimate, gauge, guess Definition: judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time) Usage: I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds

Synonyms: limit, set, specify, define, determine, fix Definition: decide upon or fix definitely Usage: fix the variables; specify the parameters

Similar words: select, choose, take, pick out Definition: pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives Usage: Take any one of these cards; Choose a good husband for your daughter; She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her

Synonyms: set, mark Definition: establish as the highest level or best performance Usage: set a record

Similar words: establish, make, lay down Definition: institute, enact, or establish Usage: make laws

Synonyms: set, sic Definition: urge to attack someone Usage: The owner sicked his dogs on the intruders; the shaman sics sorcerers on the evil spirits

Similar words: set on, assail, assault, attack Definition: attack someone physically or emotionally Usage: The mugger assaulted the woman; Nightmares assailed him regularly

Synonyms: set Definition: give a fine, sharp edge to a knife or razor

Similar words: hone Definition: sharpen with a hone Usage: hone a knife

Synonyms: put, place, pose, position, set, lay Definition: put into a certain place or abstract location Usage: Put your things here; Set the tray down; Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children; Place emphasis on a certain point

Similar words: displace, move Definition: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense Usage: Move those boxes into the corner, please; I'm moving my money to another bank; The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant

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

Similar words: sink, bury Definition: embed deeply Usage: She sank her fingers into the soft sand; He buried his head in her lap

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

Similar words: put, place, pose, position, set, lay Definition: put into a certain place or abstract location Usage: Put your things here; Set the tray down; Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children; Place emphasis on a certain point

Synonyms: set Definition: fix in a border Usage: The goldsmith set the diamond

Similar words: set up, arrange Definition: put into a proper or systematic order Usage: arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order

Synonyms: set Definition: put into a position that will restore a normal state Usage: set a broken bone

Similar words: put, place, pose, position, set, lay Definition: put into a certain place or abstract location Usage: Put your things here; Set the tray down; Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children; Place emphasis on a certain point

Synonyms: set Definition: apply or start Usage: set fire to a building

Similar words: start, originate, initiate Definition: bring into being Usage: He initiated a new program; Start a foundation

Synonyms: set, arrange Definition: adapt for performance in a different way Usage: set this poem to music

Similar words: compose, write Definition: write music Usage: Beethoven composed nine symphonies

Synonyms: place, set, localise, localize Definition: locate Usage: The film is set in Africa

Similar words: stage, represent, present Definition: perform (a play), especially on a stage Usage: we are going to stage `Othello'

Synonyms: set, typeset Definition: set in type Usage: My book will be typeset nicely; set these words in italics

Similar words: print, impress Definition: reproduce by printing

Synonyms: set, go down, go under Definition: disappear beyond the horizon Usage: the sun sets early these days

Similar words: go down, come down, fall, descend Definition: move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way Usage: The temperature is going down; The barometer is falling; The curtain fell on the diva; Her hand went up and then fell again

Synonyms for (adjective) set

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

Similar words: hard Definition: resisting weight or pressure

Synonyms: rigid, fixed, set Definition: fixed and unmoving Usage: with eyes set in a fixed glassy stare; his bearded face already has a set hollow look- Connor Cruise O'Brien; a face rigid with pain

Similar words: unmoving, nonmoving Definition: not in motion

Synonyms: laid, set Definition: set down according to a plan:"a carefully laid table with places set for four people" Usage: stones laid in a pattern

Similar words: arranged, ordered Definition: disposed or placed in a particular kind of order Usage: the carefully arranged chessmen; haphazardly arranged interlobular septa; comfortable chairs arranged around the fireplace

Synonyms: primed, set, fit Definition: (usually followed by `to' or `for') on the point of or strongly disposed Usage: 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

Similar words: ready Definition: completely prepared or in condition for immediate action or use or progress Usage: get ready; she is ready to resign; the bridge is ready to collapse; I am ready to work; ready for action; ready for use; the soup will be ready in a minute; ready to learn to read

Synonyms: set, situated, placed, located Definition: situated in a particular spot or position Usage: valuable centrally located urban land; strategically placed artillery; a house set on a hilltop; nicely situated on a quiet riverbank

Similar words: settled Definition: established in a desired position or place; not moving about Usage: nomads...absorbed among the settled people; settled areas; I don't feel entirely settled here; the advent of settled civilization

Synonyms: determined, dictated, set Definition: determined or decided upon as by an authority Usage: date and place are already determined; the dictated terms of surrender; the time set for the launching

Similar words: settled Definition: established or decided beyond dispute or doubt Usage: with details of the wedding settled she could now sleep at night

Synonyms: set Definition: being below the horizon Usage: the moon is set

Similar words: down Definition: being or moving lower in position or less in some value Usage: lay face down; the moon is down; our team is down by a run; down by a pawn; the stock market is down today