Definitions for set

Definitions for (noun) set

Main entry: set, exercise set

Definition: several exercises intended to be done in series

Usage: he did four sets of the incline bench press

Main entry: set

Definition: the act of putting something in position

Usage: he gave a final set to his hat

Main entry: set

Definition: any electronic equipment that receives or transmits radio or tv signals

Usage: the early sets ran on storage batteries

Main entry: 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

Main entry: 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

Main entry: set, bent

Definition: a relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way

Usage: the set of his mind was obvious

Main entry: set

Definition: the descent of a heavenly body below the horizon

Usage: before the set of sun

Main entry: 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

Main entry: set

Definition: (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols

Usage: the set of prime numbers is infinite

Main entry: circle, band, lot, set

Definition: an unofficial association of people or groups

Usage: the smart set goes there; they were an angry lot

Main entry: 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

Main entry: 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

Main entry: set

Definition: a unit of play in tennis or squash

Usage: they played two sets of tennis after dinner

Definitions for (verb) set

Main entry: set, coif, coiffe, coiffure, do, dress, arrange

Definition: arrange attractively

Usage: dress my hair for the wedding

Main entry: fructify, set

Definition: bear fruit

Usage: the apple trees fructify

Main entry: 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

Main entry: set

Definition: set to a certain position or cause to operate correctly

Usage: set clocks or instruments

Main entry: set

Definition: put into a certain state; cause to be in a certain state

Usage: set the house afire

Main entry: 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

Main entry: 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

Main entry: rig, set, set up

Definition: equip with sails or masts

Usage: rig a ship

Main entry: jell, set, congeal

Definition: become gelatinous

Usage: the liquid jelled after we added the enzyme

Main entry: put, place, set

Definition: estimate

Usage: We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M.

Main entry: determine, set

Definition: fix conclusively or authoritatively

Usage: set the rules

Main entry: limit, set, specify, define, determine, fix

Definition: decide upon or fix definitely

Usage: fix the variables; specify the parameters

Main entry: set, mark

Definition: establish as the highest level or best performance

Usage: set a record

Main entry: set, sic

Definition: urge to attack someone

Usage: The owner sicked his dogs on the intruders; the shaman sics sorcerers on the evil spirits

Main entry: set

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

Main entry: 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

Main entry: set, countersink

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

Main entry: set, plant

Definition: put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground

Usage: Let's plant flowers in the garden

Main entry: set

Definition: fix in a border

Usage: The goldsmith set the diamond

Main entry: set

Definition: put into a position that will restore a normal state

Usage: set a broken bone

Main entry: set

Definition: apply or start

Usage: set fire to a building

Main entry: set, arrange

Definition: adapt for performance in a different way

Usage: set this poem to music

Main entry: place, set, localise, localize

Definition: locate

Usage: The film is set in Africa

Main entry: set, typeset

Definition: set in type

Usage: My book will be typeset nicely; set these words in italics

Main entry: set, go down, go under

Definition: disappear beyond the horizon

Usage: the sun sets early these days

Definitions for (adj) set

Main entry: set, hardened

Definition: converted to solid form (as concrete)

Main entry: 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

Main entry: 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

Main entry: 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

Main entry: 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

Main entry: 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

Main entry: set

Definition: being below the horizon

Usage: the moon is set

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