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Definitions of set:

  • noun:   several exercises intended to be done in series
    Example: "He did four sets of the incline bench press"
  • noun:   the act of putting something in position
    Example: "He gave a final set to his hat"
  • noun:   any electronic equipment that receives or transmits radio or tv signals
    Example: "The early sets ran on storage batteries"
  • noun:   (psychology) a temporary readiness to respond in a particular way
    Example: "The subjects' set led them to solve problems the familiar way and to overlook the simpler solution"
  • noun:   the descent of a heavenly body below the horizon
    Example: "Before the set of sun"
  • noun:   a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used
    Example: "A set of books"
  • noun:   (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols
    Example: "The set of prime numbers is infinite"
  • noun:   an unofficial association of people or groups
    Example: "The smart set goes there"
  • noun:   evil beast-headed Egyptian god with high square ears and a long snout; brother and murderer of Osiris
  • noun:   a unit of play in tennis or squash
    Example: "They played two sets of tennis after dinner"
  • noun:   representation consisting of the scenery and other properties used to identify the location of a dramatic production
    Example: "The sets were meticulously authentic"
  • noun:   a relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way
    Example: "The set of his mind was obvious"
  • noun:   the process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization
    Example: "He tested the set of the glue"
  • verb:   set to a certain position or cause to operate correctly
    Example: "Set clocks or instruments"
  • verb:   put into a certain state; cause to be in a certain state
    Example: "Set the house afire"
  • verb:   establish as the highest level or best performance
    Example: "Set a record"
  • verb:   give a fine, sharp edge to a knife or razor
  • verb:   insert (a nail or screw below the surface, as into a countersink)
  • verb:   fix in a border
    Example: "The goldsmith set the diamond"
  • verb:   put into a position that will restore a normal state
    Example: "Set a broken bone"
  • verb:   apply or start
    Example: "Set fire to a building"
  • verb:   locate
    Example: "The film is set in Africa"
  • verb:   disappear beyond the horizon
    Example: "The sun sets early these days"
  • verb:   alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard
  • verb:   equip with sails, masts, etc.
  • verb:   become gelatinous
  • verb:   bear fruit
  • verb:   fix conclusively or authoritatively
    Example: "Set the rules"
  • verb:   decide upon or fix definitely
  • verb:   urge a dog to attack someone
  • verb:   put into a certain place or abstract location
    Example: "Set the tray down"
  • verb:   put or set (seeds or seedlings) into the ground
  • verb:   adapt for performance in a different way
    Example: "Set this poem to music"
  • verb:   get ready for a particular purpose or event
    Example: "Set up an experiment"
  • verb:   arrange attractively
  • verb:   estimate
  • verb:   make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
  • adjective:   fixed and unmoving
    Example: "With eyes set in a fixed glassy stare"
  • adjective:   set down according to a plan:"a carefully laid table with places set for four people"
  • adjective:   converted to solid form (as concrete)
  • adjective:   situated in a particular spot or position
    Example: "A house set on a hilltop"
  • adjective:   determined or decided upon as by an authority
    Example: "The time set for the launching"


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