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Setting meaning

setting - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. The act of one who, or that which, sets; as, the setting of type, or of gems; the setting of the sun; the setting ( hardening) of moist plaster of Paris; the setting ( set) of a current.
  2. 2. The act of marking the position of game, as a setter does; also, hunting with a setter.
  3. 3. Something set in, or inserted.
  4. 4. That in which something, as a gem, is set; as, the gold setting of a jeweled pin.
  5. 5. Direction; something which is set; mounting of a jewel.

setting - examples of usage

  1. Many of the Erisaig people would still be watching their setting- out; and was it to be supposed that they had taken this doited old body as one of the crew? - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
  2. Moreover, they were setting an example to the other boys about. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
  3. The mysterious stranger then was on the point of setting off. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
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