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Set (IPA: /ˈsɛt/)


Set (imp. & p. p.)

of Set

Set (v. t.)

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.

Set (v. t.)

Hence, to attach or affix (something) to something else, or in or upon a certain place.

Set (v. t.)

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.

Set (v. t.)

To fix firmly; to make fast, permanent, or stable; to render motionless; to give an unchanging place, form, or condition to.

Set (v. t.)

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.

Set (v. t.)

To fix beforehand; to determine; hence, to make unyielding or obstinate; to render stiff, unpliant, or rigid; as, to set one's countenance.

Set (v. t.)

To fix in the ground, as a post or a tree; to plant; as, to set pear trees in an orchard.

Set (v. t.)

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.

Set (v. t.)

To render stiff or solid; especially, to convert into curd; to curdle; as, to set milk for cheese.

Set (v. t.)

To put into a desired position or condition; to adjust; to regulate; to adapt.

Set (v. t.)

To put in order in a particular manner; to prepare; as, to set (that is, to hone) a razor; to set a saw.

Set (v. t.)

To extend and bring into position; to spread; as, to set the sails of a ship.

Set (v. t.)

To give a pitch to, as a tune; to start by fixing the keynote; as, to set a psalm.

Set (v. t.)

To reduce from a dislocated or fractured state; to replace; as, to set a broken bone.

Set (v. t.)

To make to agree with some standard; as, to set a watch or a clock.

Set (v. t.)

To lower into place and fix solidly, as the blocks of cut stone in a structure.

Set (v. t.)

To stake at play; to wager; to risk.

Set (v. t.)

To fit with music; to adapt, as words to notes; to prepare for singing.

Set (v. t.)

To determine; to appoint; to assign; to fix; as, to set a time for a meeting; to set a price on a horse.

Set (v. t.)

To adorn with something infixed or affixed; to stud; to variegate with objects placed here and there.

Set (v. t.)

To value; to rate; -- with at.

Set (v. t.)

To point out the seat or position of, as birds, or other game; -- said of hunting dogs.

Set (v. t.)

To establish as a rule; to furnish; to prescribe; to assign; as, to set an example; to set lessons to be learned.

Set (v. t.)

To suit; to become; as, it sets him ill.

Set

Fundamental mathematical concept related to the notions of belonging or inclusion

Set

Sports terminology

Set

Abstract data type in computer science

Set

Collection of objects in music theory lily&jazz

Set

Sequence of games in darts

Set (Last Name / Surname)

Set is the #108,199 most common last name / surname from the 2010 United States Census. The census reported that 164 people had that surname.

Example Sentence (Quote)

" (About Tanis) He's not brave enough to set me up." - Underworld: Evolution

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A class is a set of objects that share a common structure and a common behavior" - Grady Booch

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes." - Hugh Downs

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A man may write at any time if he set himself doggedly to it." - Authors

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A man may write at any time, if he will set himself doggedly." - Samuel Johnson


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