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"
Search for set at other dictionaries: OneLook, Answers.com, Merriam-Webster
"Works flawlessly!": RhymeZone apps for iPhone/iPad and Android!
Help, Feedback, Privacy, Customize, Android app, iPhone/iPad app
Copyright © 2013 Datamuse