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setting

 
Adjective setting has 1 sense
  1. setting - (of a heavenly body) disappearing below the horizon; "the setting sun"
    Antonym:
    rising
Noun setting has 6 senses
  1. setting, scene - the context and environment in which something is set; "the perfect setting for a ghost story"
    --1 is a kind of environment, environs, surroundings, surround
    --1 has particulars: scenario
  2. setting, background, scope - the state of the environment in which a situation exists; "you can't do that in a university setting"
    --2 is a kind of environment
    --2 has particulars: canvas, canvass; showcase, show window
  3. mise en scene, stage setting, setting - arrangement of scenery and properties to represent the place where a play or movie is enacted
    --3 is a kind of stage
    --3 has parts: flat; property, prop; stage set, set
  4. setting - the physical position of something; "he changed the setting on the thermostat"
    --4 is a kind of
    position, place
    Derived forms: verb set1, verb set8
  5. place setting, setting - a table service for one person; "a place setting of sterling flatware"
    --5 is a kind of service, table service
    Derived form: verb set21
  6. mount, setting - mounting consisting of a piece of metal (as in a ring or other jewelry) that holds a gem in place; "the diamond was in a plain gold mount"
    --6 is a kind of mounting
    --6 has particulars: pave
    Derived form: verb set6
Verb set has 24 senses
  1. put, set, place, pose, position, lay - put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"
    --1 is one way to move, displace
    Derived forms: noun set7, noun setting4
    Sample sentence:
    They set the bags on the table
  2. determine, set - fix conclusively or authoritatively; "set the rules"
    Derived form: noun set6
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
    Somebody ----s to somebody
  3. specify, set, determine, fix, limit - decide upon or fix definitely; "fix the variables"; "specify the parameters"
    --3 is one way to choose, take, select, pick out
    Derived form: noun set6
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  4. set, mark - establish as the highest level or best performance; "set a record"
    --4 is one way to lay down, establish, make
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  5. set - put into a certain state; cause to be in a certain state; "set the house afire"
    --5 is one way to
    change, alter, modify
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s something Adjective/Noun
    Somebody ----s something PP
  6. set - fix in a border; "The goldsmith set the diamond"
    --6 is one way to
    arrange, set up
    Derived forms: noun set7, noun setting6
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  7. fix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up, set - make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc; "Get the children ready for school!"; "prepare for war"; "I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill"
    --7 is one way to change, alter, modify
    Derived form: noun set12
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
    Somebody ----s something PP
    Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
  8. set - set to a certain position or cause to operate correctly; "set clocks or instruments"
    --8 is one way to
    adjust, set, correct
    Derived form: noun setting4
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  9. set, localize, localise, place - locate; "The film is set in Africa"
    --9 is one way to stage, present, represent
    Derived form: noun set7
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something PP
  10. set, go down, go under - disappear beyond the horizon; "the sun sets early these days"
    --10 is one way to descend, fall, go down, come down
    Antonyms: rise, come up, uprise, ascend
    Sample sentence:
    The moon will soon set
  11. arrange, set - adapt for performance in a different way; "set this poem to music"
    --11 is one way to compose, write
    Sample sentence:
    Did he set his major works over a short period of time?
  12. plant, set - put or set (seeds or seedlings) into the ground; "Let's plant flowers in the garden"
    --12 is one way to put, set, place, pose, position, lay
    Derived form: noun set7
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  13. set - apply or start; "set fire to a building"
    --13 is one way to
    originate, initiate, start
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  14. jell, set, congeal - become gelatinous; "the liquid jelled after we added the enzyme"
    --14 is one way to solidify
    Derived form: noun set9
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  15. set - put into a position that will restore a normal state; "set a broken bone"
    --15 is one way to
    put, set, place, pose, position, lay
    Derived form: noun set7
    Sample sentence:
    Did he set his foot?
  16. set, countersink - insert (a nail or screw below the surface, as into a countersink)
    --16 is one way to bury, sink
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  17. set - give a fine, sharp edge to a knife or razor
    --17 is one way to
    hone
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  18. sic, set - urge a dog to attack someone
    --18 is one way to assail, assault, set on, attack
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something on somebody
  19. place, put, set - estimate; "We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M."
    --19 is one way to estimate, gauge, approximate, guess, judge
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  20. rig, set, set up - equip with sails, masts, etc.; "rig a ship"
    --20 is one way to equip, fit, fit out, outfit
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  21. set up, lay out, set - get ready for a particular purpose or event; "set up an experiment"; "set the table"; "lay out the tools for the surgery"
    --21 is one way to fix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up, set
    Derived forms: noun set12, noun setting5
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  22. adjust, set, correct - alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard; "Adjust the clock, please"; "correct the alignment of the front wheels"
    --22 is one way to change, alter, modify
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
  23. fructify, set - bear fruit; "the apple trees fructify"
    --23 is one way to reproduce, procreate, multiply
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  24. dress, arrange, set, do, coif, coiffe, coiffure - arrange attractively; "dress my hair for the wedding"
    --24 is one way to groom, neaten
    Sample sentence:
    They set their hair
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