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Set meaning

set - 77 dictionary results

  1. 1. bear fruit; " the apple trees fructify"
  2. 2. alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard; " Adjust the clock, please"; " correct the alignment of the front wheels"
  3. 3. set to a certain position or cause to operate correctly; " set clocks or instruments"
  4. 4. put into a certain state; cause to be in a certain state; " set the house afire"
  5. 5. equip with sails, masts, etc.; " rig a ship"
  6. 6. establish as the highest level or best performance; " set a record"
  7. 7. give a fine, sharp edge to a knife or razor
  8. 8. fix in a border; " The goldsmith set the diamond"
  9. 9. put into a position that will restore a normal state; " set a broken bone"
  10. 10. apply or start; " set fire to a building"
  11. 11. disappear beyond the horizon; " the sun sets early these days"
  12. 12. Any of various standards of measurement of the fineness of cloth; specif., the number of reeds in one inch and the number of threads in each reed. The exact meaning varies according to the location where it is used. Sometimes written sett.
  13. 13. A stone, commonly of granite, shaped like a short brick and usually somewhat larger than one, used for street paving. Commonly written sett.
  14. 14. Camber of a curved roofing tile.
  15. 15. The manner, state, or quality of setting or fitting; fit; as, the set of a coat.
  16. 16. To cause to sit; to make to assume a specified position or attitude; to give site or place to; to place; to put; to fix; as, to set a house on a stone foundation; to set a book on a shelf; to set a dish on a table; to set a chest or trunk on its bottom or on end.
  17. 17. Hence, to attach or affix ( something) to something else, or in or upon a certain place.
  18. 18. To make to assume specified place, condition, or occupation; to put in a certain condition or state ( described by the accompanying words); to cause to be.
  19. 19. To fix firmly; to make fast, permanent, or stable; to render motionless; to give an unchanging place, form, or condition to.
  20. 20. To cause to stop or stick; to obstruct; to fasten to a spot; hence, to occasion difficulty to; to embarrass; as, to set a coach in the mud.
  21. 21. To fix beforehand; to determine; hence, to make unyielding or obstinate; to render stiff, unpliant, or rigid; as, to set one's countenance.
  22. 22. To fix in the ground, as a post or a tree; to plant; as, to set pear trees in an orchard.
  23. 23. To fix, as a precious stone, in a border of metal; to place in a setting; hence, to place in or amid something which serves as a setting; as, to set glass in a sash.
  24. 24. To render stiff or solid; especially, to convert into curd; to curdle; as, to set milk for cheese.
  25. 25. To put into a desired position or condition; to adjust; to regulate; to adapt.
  26. 26. To put in order in a particular manner; to prepare; as, to set ( that is, to hone) a razor; to set a saw.
  27. 27. To extend and bring into position; to spread; as, to set the sails of a ship.
  28. 28. To give a pitch to, as a tune; to start by fixing the keynote; as, to set a psalm.
  29. 29. To reduce from a dislocated or fractured state; to replace; as, to set a broken bone.
  30. 30. To make to agree with some standard; as, to set a watch or a clock.
  31. 31. To lower into place and fix solidly, as the blocks of cut stone in a structure.
  32. 32. To stake at play; to wager; to risk.
  33. 33. To fit with music; to adapt, as words to notes; to prepare for singing.
  34. 34. To determine; to appoint; to assign; to fix; as, to set a time for a meeting; to set a price on a horse.
  35. 35. To adorn with something infixed or affixed; to stud; to variegate with objects placed here and there.
  36. 36. To establish as a rule; to furnish; to prescribe; to assign; as, to set an example; to set lessons to be learned.
  37. 37. To suit; to become; as, it sets him ill.
  38. 38. To compose; to arrange in words, lines, etc.; as, to set type; to set a page.
  39. 39. To pass below the horizon; to go down; to decline; to sink out of sight; to come to an end.
  40. 40. To fit music to words.
  41. 41. To place plants or shoots in the ground; to plant.
  42. 42. To be fixed for growth; to strike root; to begin to germinate or form; as, cuttings set well; the fruit has set well ( i. e., not blasted in the blossom).
  43. 43. To become fixed or rigid; to be fastened.
  44. 44. To congeal; to concrete; to solidify.
  45. 45. To have a certain direction in motion; to flow; to move on; to tend; as, the current sets to the north; the tide sets to the windward.
  46. 46. To fit or suit one; to sit; as, the coat sets well.
  47. 47. Fixed in position; immovable; rigid; as, a set line; a set countenance.
  48. 48. Firm; unchanging; obstinate; as, set opinions or prejudices.
  49. 49. Regular; uniform; formal; as, a set discourse; a set battle.
  50. 50. Established; prescribed; as, set forms of prayer.
  51. 51. Adjusted; arranged; formed; adapted.
  52. 52. The act of setting, as of the sun or other heavenly body; descent; hence, the close; termination.
  53. 53. That which is set, placed, or fixed.
  54. 54. A young plant for growth; as, a set of white thorn.
  55. 55. That which is staked; a wager; a venture; a stake; hence, a game at venture.
  56. 56. Permanent change of figure in consequence of excessive strain, as from compression, tension, bending, twisting, etc.; as, the set of a spring.
  57. 57. A kind of punch used for bending, indenting, or giving shape to, metal; as, a saw set.
  58. 58. A piece placed temporarily upon the head of a pile when the latter cannot be reached by the weight, or hammer, except by means of such an intervening piece.
  59. 59. A short steel spike used for driving the head of a nail below the surface.
  60. 60. A number of things of the same kind, ordinarily used or classed together; a collection of articles which naturally complement each other, and usually go together; an assortment; a suit; as, a set of chairs, of china, of surgical or mathematical instruments, of books, etc.
  61. 61. A number of persons associated by custom, office, common opinion, quality, or the like; a division; a group; a clique.
  62. 62. Direction or course; as, the set of the wind, or of a current.
  63. 63. In dancing, the number of persons necessary to execute a quadrille; also, the series of figures or movements executed.
  64. 64. The deflection of a tooth, or of the teeth, of a saw, which causes the the saw to cut a kerf, or make an opening, wider than the blade.
  65. 65. A young oyster when first attached.
  66. 66. Collectively, the crop of young oysters in any locality.
  67. 67. A series of as many games as may be necessary to enable one side to win six. If at the end of the tenth game the score is a tie, the set is usually called a deuce set, and decided by an application of the rules for playing off deuce in a game. See Deuce.
  68. 68. That dimension of the body of a type called by printers the width.
  69. 69. To value; to rate; - with at.
  70. 70. To point out the seat or position of, as birds, or other game; - said of hunting dogs.
  71. 71. To begin to move; to go out or forth; to start; - now followed by out.
  72. 72. To indicate the position of game; - said of a dog; as, the dog sets well; also, to hunt game by the aid of a setter.
  73. 73. To apply one's self; to undertake earnestly; - now followed by out.
  74. 74. A number of things belonging together; number of persons associated; direction.
  75. 75. Fixed; regular; prescribed.
  76. 76. To place; put; fix; spread, as sails; stud or adorn.
  77. 77. To sink below the horizon; become fixed or firm; tend; apply one's self.

set - examples of usage

  1. How Robin Married and set up for Himself.
  2. Set them away to get cold.
  3. Set it away to get cold.
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