set

phonetic symbol: / sét / 

set - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ several exercises intended to be done in series
e.g.)
・he did four sets of the incline bench press
exercise set

[ noun ]
■ the act of putting something in position
e.g.)
・he gave a final set to his hat

[ noun ]
■ any electronic equipment that receives or transmits radio or tv signals
e.g.)
・the early sets ran on storage batteries

[ noun ]
■ representation consisting of the scenery and other properties used to identify the location of a dramatic production
e.g.)
・the sets were meticulously authentic
stage set

[ noun ]
■ (psychology) being temporarily ready to respond in a particular way
e.g.)
・the subjects' set led them to solve problems the familiar way and to overlook the simpler solution
・his instructions deliberately gave them the wrong set
readiness

[ noun ]
■ a relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way
e.g.)
・the set of his mind was obvious
bent

[ noun ]
■ the descent of a heavenly body below the horizon
e.g.)
・before the set of sun

[ noun ]
■ a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used
e.g.)
・a set of books
・a set of golf clubs
・a set of teeth

[ noun ]
■ (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols
e.g.)
・the set of prime numbers is infinite

[ noun ]
■ an unofficial association of people or groups
e.g.)
・the smart set goes there
band , circle , lot

[ noun ]
■ evil Egyptian god with the head of a beast that has high square ears and a long snout
■ brother and murderer of Osiris
seth

[ noun ]
■ the process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization
e.g.)
・he tested the set of the glue
curing , hardening , solidification , solidifying

[ noun ]
■ a unit of play in tennis or squash
e.g.)
・they played two sets of tennis after dinner

[ verb ]
■ arrange attractively
arrange , coif , coiffe , coiffure , do , dress

[ verb ]
■ bear fruit
fructify

[ verb ]
■ alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard
adjust , correct

[ verb ]
■ set to a certain position or cause to operate correctly
e.g.)
・set clocks or instruments

[ verb ]
■ put into a certain state
■ cause to be in a certain state
e.g.)
・set the house afire

[ verb ]
■ make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
fix , gear up , prepare , ready , set up

[ verb ]
■ get ready for a particular purpose or event
e.g.)
・set up an experiment
・set the table
lay out , set up

[ verb ]
■ equip with sails or masts
rig , set up

[ verb ]
■ become gelatinous
congeal , jell

[ verb ]
■ estimate
place , put

[ verb ]
■ fix conclusively or authoritatively
e.g.)
・set the rules
determine

[ verb ]
■ decide upon or fix definitely
define , determine , fix , limit , specify

[ verb ]
■ establish as the highest level or best performance
e.g.)
・set a record
mark

[ verb ]
■ urge to attack someone
sic

[ verb ]
■ give a fine, sharp edge to a knife or razor

[ verb ]
■ put into a certain place or abstract location
e.g.)
・Set the tray down
・Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children
lay , place , pose , position , put

[ verb ]
■ insert (a nail or screw below the surface, as into a countersink)
countersink

[ verb ]
■ put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground
plant

[ verb ]
■ fix in a border
e.g.)
・The goldsmith set the diamond

[ verb ]
■ put into a position that will restore a normal state
e.g.)
・set a broken bone

[ verb ]
■ apply or start
e.g.)
・set fire to a building

[ verb ]
■ adapt for performance in a different way
e.g.)
・set this poem to music
arrange

[ verb ]
■ locate
e.g.)
・The film is set in Africa
localise , localize , place

[ verb ]
■ set in type
e.g.)
・My book will be typeset nicely
・set these words in italics
typeset

[ verb ]
■ disappear beyond the horizon
e.g.)
・the sun sets early these days
go down , go under

[ adjective satellite ]
■ converted to solid form (as concrete)
hardened

[ adjective satellite ]
■ fixed and unmoving
e.g.)
・with eyes set in a fixed glassy stare
・his bearded face already has a set hollow look
fixed , rigid

[ adjective satellite ]
■ set down according to a plan:
e.g.)
・a carefully laid table with places set for four people
laid

[ adjective satellite ]
■ (usually followed by `to' or `for') on the point of or strongly disposed
e.g.)
・we are set to go at any time
fit , primed

[ adjective satellite ]
■ situated in a particular spot or position
e.g.)
・a house set on a hilltop
located , placed , situated

[ adjective satellite ]
■ determined or decided upon as by an authority
e.g.)
・the time set for the launching
determined , dictated

[ adjective satellite ]
■ being below the horizon
e.g.)
・the moon is set

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