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Definitions of set

  1. arrange attractively; "dress my hair for the wedding" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. adapt for performance in a different way; "set this poem to music" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the state of the environment in which a situation exists; "you can't do that in a university setting" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. an unofficial association of people or groups; "the smart set goes there"; "they were an angry lot" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way; "the set of his mind was obvious" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. become gelatinous; "the liquid jelled after we added the enzyme" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. insert (a nail or screw below the surface, as into a countersink) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. decide upon or fix definitely; "fix the variables"; "specify the parameters" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. fix conclusively or authoritatively; "set the rules" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. determined or decided upon as by an authority; "date and place are already determined"; "the dictated terms of surrender"; "the time set for the launching" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. several exercises intended to be done in series; "he did four sets of the incline bench press" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. (usually followed by `to' or `for') on the point of or strongly disposed; "in no fit state to continue"; "fit to drop"; "laughing fit to burst"; "she was fit to scream"; "primed for a fight"; "we are set to go at any time" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. fixed and unmoving; "with eyes set in a fixed glassy stare"; "his bearded face already has a set hollow look"- Connor Cruise O'Brien; "a face rigid with pain" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. disappear beyond the horizon; of celestial bodies such as the sun and the moon Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. converted to solid form (as concrete) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. the process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization; "the hardening of concrete"; "he tested the set of the glue" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. set down according to a plan:"a carefully laid table with places set for four people"; "stones laid in a pattern" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. get ready for a particular purpose or event; "set up an experiment"; "set the table"; "lay out the tools for the surgery" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. locate; "The film is set in Africa" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. situated in a particular spot or position; "valuable centrally located urban land"; "strategically placed artillery"; "a house set on a hilltop"; "nicely situated on a quiet riverbank" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. put or set (seeds or seedlings) into the ground; "Let's plant flowers in the garden" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. estimate; "We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M." Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. (psychology) a temporary readiness to respond in a particular way; "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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. the act of putting something in position; "he gave a final set to his hat" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  26. any electronic equipment that receives or transmits radio or tv signals; "the early sets ran on storage batteries" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  27. representation consisting of the scenery and other properties used to identify the location of a dramatic production; "the sets were meticulously authentic" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  28. the descent of a heavenly body below the horizon; "before the set of sun" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  29. a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used; "a set of books"; "a set of golf clubs"; "a set of teeth" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  30. (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols; "the set of prime numbers is infinite" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  31. evil beast-headed god with high square ears and a long snout; brother and murderer of Osiris Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  32. a unit of play in tennis or squash; "they played two sets of tennis after dinner" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  33. being below the horizon; "the moon is set" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  34. urge a dog to attack someone Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  35. evil beast-headed Egyptian god with high square ears and a long snout; brother and murderer of Osiris Wordnet Dictionary DB
  36. bear fruit; "the apple trees fructify" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  37. alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard; "Adjust the clock, please"; "correct the alignment of the front wheels" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  38. set to a certain position or cause to operate correctly; "set clocks or instruments" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  39. put into a certain state; cause to be in a certain state; "set the house afire" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  40. equip with sails, masts, etc.; "rig a ship" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  41. establish as the highest level or best performance; "set a record" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  42. give a fine, sharp edge to a knife or razor Wordnet Dictionary DB
  43. fix in a border; "The goldsmith set the diamond" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  44. put into a position that will restore a normal state; "set a broken bone" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  45. apply or start; "set fire to a building" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  46. disappear beyond the horizon; "the sun sets early these days" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  47. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  48. A stone, commonly of granite, shaped like a short brick and usually somewhat larger than one, used for street paving. Commonly written sett. Webster Dictionary DB
  49. Camber of a curved roofing tile. Webster Dictionary DB
  50. The manner, state, or quality of setting or fitting; fit; as, the set of a coat. Webster Dictionary DB
  51. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  52. Hence, to attach or affix (something) to something else, or in or upon a certain place. Webster Dictionary DB
  53. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  54. To fix firmly; to make fast, permanent, or stable; to render motionless; to give an unchanging place, form, or condition to. Webster Dictionary DB
  55. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  56. To fix beforehand; to determine; hence, to make unyielding or obstinate; to render stiff, unpliant, or rigid; as, to set one's countenance. Webster Dictionary DB
  57. To fix in the ground, as a post or a tree; to plant; as, to set pear trees in an orchard. Webster Dictionary DB
  58. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  59. To render stiff or solid; especially, to convert into curd; to curdle; as, to set milk for cheese. Webster Dictionary DB
  60. To put into a desired position or condition; to adjust; to regulate; to adapt. Webster Dictionary DB
  61. To put in order in a particular manner; to prepare; as, to set (that is, to hone) a razor; to set a saw. Webster Dictionary DB
  62. To extend and bring into position; to spread; as, to set the sails of a ship. Webster Dictionary DB
  63. To give a pitch to, as a tune; to start by fixing the keynote; as, to set a psalm. Webster Dictionary DB
  64. To reduce from a dislocated or fractured state; to replace; as, to set a broken bone. Webster Dictionary DB
  65. To make to agree with some standard; as, to set a watch or a clock. Webster Dictionary DB
  66. To lower into place and fix solidly, as the blocks of cut stone in a structure. Webster Dictionary DB
  67. To stake at play; to wager; to risk. Webster Dictionary DB
  68. To fit with music; to adapt, as words to notes; to prepare for singing. Webster Dictionary DB
  69. To determine; to appoint; to assign; to fix; as, to set a time for a meeting; to set a price on a horse. Webster Dictionary DB
  70. To adorn with something infixed or affixed; to stud; to variegate with objects placed here and there. Webster Dictionary DB
  71. To establish as a rule; to furnish; to prescribe; to assign; as, to set an example; to set lessons to be learned. Webster Dictionary DB
  72. To suit; to become; as, it sets him ill. Webster Dictionary DB
  73. To compose; to arrange in words, lines, etc.; as, to set type; to set a page. Webster Dictionary DB
  74. To pass below the horizon; to go down; to decline; to sink out of sight; to come to an end. Webster Dictionary DB
  75. To fit music to words. Webster Dictionary DB
  76. To place plants or shoots in the ground; to plant. Webster Dictionary DB
  77. 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). Webster Dictionary DB
  78. To become fixed or rigid; to be fastened. Webster Dictionary DB
  79. To congeal; to concrete; to solidify. Webster Dictionary DB
  80. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  81. To fit or suit one; to sit; as, the coat sets well. Webster Dictionary DB
  82. Fixed in position; immovable; rigid; as, a set line; a set countenance. Webster Dictionary DB
  83. Firm; unchanging; obstinate; as, set opinions or prejudices. Webster Dictionary DB
  84. Regular; uniform; formal; as, a set discourse; a set battle. Webster Dictionary DB
  85. Established; prescribed; as, set forms of prayer. Webster Dictionary DB
  86. Adjusted; arranged; formed; adapted. Webster Dictionary DB
  87. The act of setting, as of the sun or other heavenly body; descent; hence, the close; termination. Webster Dictionary DB
  88. That which is set, placed, or fixed. Webster Dictionary DB
  89. A young plant for growth; as, a set of white thorn. Webster Dictionary DB
  90. That which is staked; a wager; a venture; a stake; hence, a game at venture. Webster Dictionary DB
  91. Permanent change of figure in consequence of excessive strain, as from compression, tension, bending, twisting, etc.; as, the set of a spring. Webster Dictionary DB
  92. A kind of punch used for bending, indenting, or giving shape to, metal; as, a saw set. Webster Dictionary DB
  93. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  94. A short steel spike used for driving the head of a nail below the surface. Webster Dictionary DB
  95. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  96. A number of persons associated by custom, office, common opinion, quality, or the like; a division; a group; a clique. Webster Dictionary DB
  97. Direction or course; as, the set of the wind, or of a current. Webster Dictionary DB
  98. In dancing, the number of persons necessary to execute a quadrille; also, the series of figures or movements executed. Webster Dictionary DB
  99. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  100. A young oyster when first attached. Webster Dictionary DB
  101. Collectively, the crop of young oysters in any locality. Webster Dictionary DB
  102. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  103. That dimension of the body of a type called by printers the width. Webster Dictionary DB
  104. To value; to rate; - with at. Webster Dictionary DB
  105. To point out the seat or position of, as birds, or other game; - said of hunting dogs. Webster Dictionary DB
  106. To begin to move; to go out or forth; to start; - now followed by out. Webster Dictionary DB
  107. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  108. To apply one's self; to undertake earnestly; - now followed by out. Webster Dictionary DB
  109. Readiness to think or respond in a predetermined way when confronted with a problem or stimulus situation. Medical Dictionary DB
  110. To place or put in any position; fix; plant; make secure; put on a neet of eggs; as, to set a hen; fit; as, to set a poem to music; render motionless; adjust; as, to set a broken limb; assign or prescribe; as, to set a time for a meeting; in printing, to arrange in words, lines, etc.; as, to set type. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  111. To sink below the horizon, as the sun; plant; be fixed firmly; to harden; as, the jelly will set quickly; apply oneself; as, to set to work; flow or tend; as, the current sets to the north; start; as, to set out upon a journey. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  112. Fixed or established; regular; determined; firm; formal; as, a set speech; immovable. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  113. The descent of a heavenly body; flow or direction; a number of persons associated together; as, the younger set in society; a number of things of the same kind intended for use together; as, a set of tea things; a young plant ready to set out; in lawn tennis, a series of as many games as will enable one side to win six. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  114. Set. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  115. Setting. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  116. Popular term for correcting a dislocated joint. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  117. To make to sit: to place: to fix: to put in a condition: to render motionless: to determine beforehand: to obstruct: to plant: to fix in metal, as to arrange the teeth of a saw so as to cut narrow or wide: to assign, as a price: to put in order for use: to sharpen: to spread, as sails: to pitch, as a tune: to adapt music to: to adorn with something fixed: to stud: to point, as a dog. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  118. To sink below the horizon: to decline: to plant: to become fixed: to congeal: to have a certain direction in motion: to point out game: to apply (one's self):-pr.p. setting; pa.t. and pa.p. set. -To SET ASIDE, to put away, to omit or reject:-AT NAUGHT, to despise: BY (B.), to value or esteem:- FORTH, to exhibit: to publish: (B.) to set off to advantage: to set out on a journey:-FORWARD (B.) to further, promote:-IN, to put in the way: to begin:-OFF, to adorn: to place against as an equivalent:-ON (B.), to attack:-TO, to affix. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  119. Seated, so in B.: fixed: firm: determined: regular: established. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  120. A number of things similar or suited to each other, set or used together: a number of persons associated: direction. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  121. A number of things belonging together; number of persons associated; direction. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  122. Fixed; regular; prescribed. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  123. To place; put; fix; spread, as sails; stud or adorn. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  124. To sink below the horizon; become fixed or firm; tend; apply one's self. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  125. To cause to sit; to put in place; place; put; appoint; settle. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  126. To fix (a price). The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  127. To pass below the horizon; decline; sink; fade. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  128. To solidify; become fixed. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  129. To tend; incline. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  130. To exert one's powers. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  131. To fit, as a garment. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  132. Fixed; obstinate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  133. Established or prescribed. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  134. Rigid; stationary. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  135. A collection; class; group. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  136. Position or direction. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  137. The act of sinking below the horizon, as a heavenly body. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  138. Regular; formal; fixed in opinion; determined; pre-determined; prescribed. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  139. A number of things of the same kind, or fitted to be used together; a number of persons associated; a number of particular things united in the formation of a whole; a young plant for growth; descent below the horizon; flow; a permanent twist. A dead set, the act of a setter dog when it discovers the game; a concerted scheme to defraud; a determined stand. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  140. To place in any situation; to locate; to put; to fix; to regulate; to adapt; to plant; to stud; to point; to replace; to appoint; to bring to a fine edge; to spread. To set before, to exhibit. To set by the compass, to observe the bearing or situation of a distant object by the compass. To set about, to begin, or apply to. To set one's self against, to place one's self in a state of opposition. To set against, to oppose. To set apart, to separate from the rest. To set aside, to omit for the present; to reject. To set abroach, to spread. To set a going, to cause to begin to move. To set by, to set apart. To set down, to place upon the ground; to register. To set forth, to manifest; to exhibit. To set forward, to advance. To set off, to adorn; to eulogize. To set upon, to incite. To set out, to assign; to adorn; to state at large. To set up, to erect; to institute. To set at naught, to undervalue. To set in order, to reduce to method. To set eyes on, to behold. To set the teeth on edge, to affect the teeth with a painful sensation. To set over, to appoint or constitute. To set right, to put in order. To set sail, to commence sailing. To set at ease, to tranquillize. To set free, to release from confinement. To set at work, to cause to enter on work. To set on fire, to communicate fire to; to irritate. To set before, to propose. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  141. To pass below the horizon; to be fixed hard; to fix music to words; to congeal or concrete; to plant; to flow; to point at, as a dog; to apply one's self. To set one's self about, to enter upon. To set one's self, to apply one's self. To set about, to fall on. To set in, to begin. To set forward, to begin to march. To set on or upon, to assault. To set out, to begin a journey. To set to, to apply one's self to. To set up, to begin business. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  142. of Set Webster Dictionary DB
  143. Regular; formal; determined; obstinate; established or fixed. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  144. A number or collection of things of the same kind, or of a similar form, intended to be used together; a number of things united in the formation of a whole; a complete assortment; a number of persons usually or officially united; a clique; a lot; a young plant for putting into the soil for growth; the descent of a heavenly body below the horizon. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  145. To put or place into any condition or state; to put, place, or fix; to cause to rest in a standing posture; to regulate or adjust, as a timepiece; to adapt to music, as words; to spread, as sails; to fix in metal; to bring to a fine edge, as a razor; to sink below the horizon, as the sun; to be fixed; to change fluidity for firmness; to plant; to begin a journey-always with out. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  146. To value; to rate; -- with at. mso.anu.edu.au
  147. To point out the seat or position of, as birds, or other game; -- said of hunting dogs. mso.anu.edu.au
  148. To begin to move; to go out or forth; to start; -- now followed by out. mso.anu.edu.au
  149. 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. mso.anu.edu.au
  150. To apply one's self; to undertake earnestly; -- now followed by out. mso.anu.edu.au
  151. To value; to rate; with at. dictgcide_fs
  152. To point out the seat or position of, as birds, or other game; said of hunting dogs. dictgcide_fs
  153. To congeal; to concrete; to solidify; of cements, glues, gels, concrete, substances polymerizing into plastics, etc. dictgcide_fs
  154. To begin to move; to go out or forth; to start; now followed by out. dictgcide_fs
  155. 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. dictgcide_fs
  156. To apply one's self; to undertake earnestly; now followed by out. dictgcide_fs
  157. A short steel spike used for driving the head of a nail below the surface. Called also nail set. dictgcide_fs
  158. Any collection or group of objects considered together. dictgcide_fs
  159. An evil beast-headed god with high square ears and a long snout; his was the brother and murderer of Osiris. Called also Seth dictgcide_fs
  160. set, v.t. to make to sit: to place: to fix: to put in a condition for use, to make ready, to arrange, prepare, furnish, draw up: to render motionless: to determine beforehand: to obstruct: to plant, place so as to promote growth: to place a brooding fowl on a nest containing eggs: to fix in metal: to put and fix in its proper place, as a broken limb, &c.: to assign, as a price: to sharpen: to spread, as sails: to pitch, as a tune: to adapt music to: to frame, mount, or adorn with something fixed: to stud: to point, as a dog: to accompany part or the whole of the way: (Scot.) to let to a tenant: to compose, put into type: (prov.) to become, as a dress, &c.--v.i. to sink below the horizon: to decline: to become fixed: to congeal: to begin the growth of fruit: to have a certain direction in motion: to acquire a set or bend: to point out game: to apply (one's self):--pr.p. set'ting; pa.t. and pa.p. set.--n. SET'-BACK, a check to progress: an overflow.--adj. SET-BY' (Scot.), proud, reserved.--ns. SET'-DOWN, a rebuke, snubbing; SET'-OFF, a claim set up against another: a counterbalance: an ornament; SET'-OUT, preparations: a display of dishes, dress, &c.: a company, clique; SET'-TO, a conflict in boxing, argument, &c.; SET'-UP, bearing of a person.--adj. hilarious, tipsy.--SET ABOUT, to begin; SET ABROACH, to tap and leave running: to give publicity to; SET AGAINST, to oppose; SET AGOING, to make begin to move; SET APART, to separate from the rest, to reserve: (B.) to promote; SET ASIDE, to put away, to omit or reject; SET AT EASE, to quiet, content; SET AT NAUGHT (see NAUGHT); SET AT WORK, to put to a task; SET BEFORE, to put in front of one; SET BY, to put aside: (B.) to value or esteem; SET BY THE COMPASS, to note the bearing by the compass; SET DOWN, to lay on the ground: to put down in writing: to fix in one's mind: to attribute, charge: to lay down authoritatively: to give a severe rebuke to; SET EYES ON, to see, fix one's eyes on; SET FORTH, to exhibit, display: to praise, recommend: to publish: (B.) to set off to advantage: to set out on a journey; SET FORWARD (B.), to further, promote; SET FREE, to release, put at liberty; SET IN, to put in the way: to begin; SET IN ORDER, to adjust or arrange; SET LITTLE, MUCH, &c., BY, to regard, esteem little, much, &c.; SET OFF, to adorn: to place against as an equivalent; SET ON (B.), to attack; SET ON, or upon, to instigate: to employ: to fix upon: (B.) to attack; SET ONE'S FACE, to turn one's self resolutely towards; SET ONE'S HAND TO, to sign; SET ONE'S SELF, to bend one's energies toward anything; SET ONE'S SELF AGAINST, to discountenance, oppose; SET ONE'S TEETH, to set one's teeth together, as in a strong resolution; SET ON FIRE, to apply fire; SET ON FOOT, to set agoing, to start; SET OUT, to mark off, to assign: (Bacon) to publish, to adorn: to equip, to furnish: to recommend: to prove: to start; SET OVER, to appoint as ruler over; SET SAIL (see SAIL); SET THE FASHION, to lead or establish the fashion; SET THE TEETH ON EDGE (see EDGE); SET TO, to affix: to apply one's self; SET UP, to erect, to exalt: to begin: to enable to begin: to place in view: (print.) to put in type: to begin a new course: to make pretensions. [A.S. settan; cog. with Ger. setzen, Ice. setja, Goth. satjan; settan is the weak causative of sittan, to sit.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  161. set, adj. fixed: firm: determined: regular: established: having reached the full growth: (B.) seated.--n. a number of things similar or suited to each other, set or used together: a group of games played together: the full number of eggs set under a hen: the couples that take part in a square dance, also the movements in a country-dance or quadrille: a number of persons associated: direction, drift, tendency: act of setting: a young plant ready for setting out, a cutting, slip: the appearance of young oysters in a district in any season: a mine or set of mines on lease, a distance set off for excavation, a system of pumps in a mine (also SETT): a tool for dressing forged iron: any permanent change of shape or bias of mind: fit, way in which a dress hangs: the pattern of a tartan, &c.: bearing, carriage, build.--n. SET'-SQUARE, a triangular piece of wood having one of its angles a right angle, used in mechanical drawing.--SET FAIR, a barometric indication of steady, fair weather; SET PIECE, a piece of theatrical scenery with a supporting framework, as distinguished from a side-scene or drop-scene; SET SPEECH, a speech carefully premeditated. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  162. (set). Put, lay, stand (trans.), (usu. with adv. or advl phr.; s. load or passenger down, statue up, meat before person, flowers in water, one brick on another, his bow in heaven; s. foot, tread on; s. thing against another, balance, reckon as counterpoise or compensation; s. apart, reserve, separate; s. aside, reserve, reject, disregard, annul; s. by, reserve, save for future use; s. stone out, lay it with edge projecting beyond one below; s. person over others or thing, put in authority); apply (thing) to (s. pen to paper, bugle to one\'s lips, spurs to horse; s. one\'s hand, seal, to document, sign, seal; s. one\'s hand to task, begin; s. fire to, kindle; s. the axe to, begin to cut down or destroy; s. one\'s wits to question, try to solve; s. one\'s wits to another\'s, argue with him; s. shoulder to wheel); station, place ready, place or turn in right or specified position or direction, dispose suitably for use or action or display, (s. a or naut. the watch, put sentinels &c. in place; s. chairs, for visitors &c.; s. clock or watch, put hands to right time; s. alarum, provide for its sounding at desired time; s. hen, cause to sit on eggs; s. eggs, place for hen to sit on; s. seed, plant, put in ground; QUICKS.; s. butterfly &c., arrange as specimen; s. sail, hoist, also= start on voyage; s. trap; s. razor, give even edge to after grinding; s. saw, give teeth alternate outward inclination; s. table, lay for meal; s. or s. up type, arrange it in words &c.; s. up MS., put it in type; s. close, wide, &c., print with small, large, spaces between words or letters; s. out, s. wide; s. one\'s cap at); join, attach, fasten, fix, determine, decide, appoint, settle, establish, (s. leg, bone, joint, put parts into right relative position after fracture or dislocation, also by extension s. fracture or dislocation; s. eyes on catch sight of; s. diamond &c., insert in gold &c. as frame or foil; s. stake in ground; close-s., inserted with little interval; s. one\'s heart, mind, hopes, &c., on, aspire confidently to, expect, be resolved to get; s. one\'s life on a chance &c. metaph. from gambling, risk it; s. price on, announce salable value of; s. person against another or a thing, fill with settled dislike for; s. price on one\'s life or head, offer specified reward for his killing; s. store or much by, & ellipt. s. by, estimate or value highly; s. one\'s face or oneself against, stedfastly oppose or discountenance; s. one\'s teeth, clench them, esp. fig. = make up one\'s mind inflexibly; often in p.p., = unmoving, fixed, as s. smile, eyes, look, purpose; of s. purpose, intentionally, deliberately; s. time, prearranged; s. scene, built up of more or less solid material; s. piece in fireworks, built up on scaffolding; s. forms of prayer &c., not extempore; s. speech, composed beforehand; s. fair of weather, fine without sign of breaking; s. on or upon, determined to get, absorbed in; batsman is s., has got his eye in); bring by placing, arranging, impelling, or other means, into specified state (s. things right, to rights, in order, in motion; s. one\'s house in order, often fig., introduce reforms; s. question, persons heart, at rest; s. machine going, cask abroach; s. person on his feet lit. & fig., box on its end; s. one in the way, direct him; s. one on his way archaic, go part way with him; s. one right, disabuse him of error, correct, often with implication of officiousness &c.; s. one at ease, relieve his anxieties or bashfulness; s. at liberty, release; s. persons by the ears, at variance or logger-heads, produce quarrel; s. on fire, kindle; s. Thames on fire; s. movement &c. on foot, start it; s. table, company, &c., laughing or on or in a roar, stir laughter; s. teeth on edge); s. at defiance, defy; s. at naught, mock, disregard; make sit down to task, order to apply energies to doing, cause to work, apply oneself to work, (s. him to dictation, wood-chopping, work at his Greek; shall s. to work now, begin; s. oneself to do, make up one\'s mind, resolve or undertake); exhibit or arrange as pattern or as material to be dealt with (often w. ind. obj.; s., s. person, an example, task, problem, &c., to be followed, done, solved, by him; s. the fashion, the pace, determine it by leading; s. paper, draw up questions to be answered by examinees; s. the temperament in piano-tuning, arrange intervals of one octave as standard for the rest); s. (to music), provide (song, words) with music usu. composed for the purpose; make insertions in (surface) with (gold, field, sky, s. with gems, daisies, stars; shall s. top of wall with broken glass, this bed with geraniums); turn (i., rarely t.) to solid or hard or rigid from liquid or soft or mobile state, curdle, solidify, harden, take shape, develop (usu. intr.) into definiteness or maturity, (egg sets, by cooking or incubation; hard-s.; blossom sets, forms into fruit; fruit sets, develops out of blossom; tree sets, develops fruit; plaster of Paris sets quickly; the jelly, junket, has or is s.; when his body, character, has s.; THICKS.; over-exercise sets a boy\'s muscles prematurely; face sets, takes hard expression; eyes s., become motionless in death, swoon, &c.); sink below horizon (sun, moon, sets; the star of Rome, his star, has or is s., greatness is departed); (of tide, current, &c., & transf. of feelings, customs, &c.) have motion, gather force, sweep along, show or feel tendency, (tide sets in, out; current sets strongly, eastwards; oninion is setting against it; his soul s. to grief); (of sporting dog) take rigid attitude indicating presence of game; (of dancers) take position facing partners (often s. to partners); (of garment) adapt itself to figure, sit, well, badly, &c.; sharp-s. Special senses with advv. & prepp.: s. about, begin, take steps towards, (task, doing); s. back, impede or reverse progress of; s. down, put in writing, attribute to, explain or describe to oneself as; s. forth, make known, declare, expound, adorn, begin journey or expedition; s. forward, assist progress of, begin going forward (archaic); s. in, arise, get vogue, become established, (reaction, rain, s. in; it s. in to rain); s. off, act as adornment or foil to, enhance, make more striking, start (person) laughing or talking on pet subject, begin journey; s. on adv., instigate, advance to the assault; s. on prep., urge (dog &c.) to attack (person &c.), attack; s. out, embellish, demonstrate, exhibit, declare, begin journey; s. to adv., begin doing something vigorously, esp. (usu. w. pl. subj.) fighting or arguing; s. up, develop figure of by physical training (esp. in p.p., as a well s.-u. man), start (institution, business, one\'s carriage, &c.), occasion (soreness &c.), establish (person) or provide with means of establishment or establish oneself in some capacity (his father, £50, s. him up as a tobacconist or in the tobacco trade; shall s. up as a dentist), provide adequately in or with some article (am s. up with novels for the winter), place (standard, notice, &c.) in view, begin uttering (protest, shriek, &c.) loudly, propound (theory), restore from ill-health or depression; s. up for, make pretensions to the character of (sets up for a scholar, moralist, &c.); s. upon, = s. on prep. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  163. Number of things or persons that belong together as essentially similar or as complementary to each other, group, clique, collection, (s. of studs, chairs, golf-clubs, fireirons, lectures; s. of teeth, natural or artificial; a fine s. of men, players, officers, &c.; dinner s., dinner Service; toilet\'s., vessels of wash-hand-stand; the fast, best, racing, smart, literary, political, &c., s., sections of society consorting together; s. of quadrilles or s., figures that make up a quadrille; s. of dancers or s., number needed to make up square dance; a, the first, &c., s. in tennis &c., group of games counting as unit to side that wins more than half the games in it; s. of exchange, first &c. of Exchange collectively); slip or shoot for planting; young fruit just s.; setting of sun or day (poet.); way current or wind or opinion &c. sets, drift or tendency of, (the s. of the current, public feeling, &c.; the s. of his mind is towards intolerance); configuration, conformation, habitual posture, way head &c. is set on or carried, way dress &c. sits or flows, (usu. of; the s. of the hills, his head, the drapery), warp or bend or displacement caused by continued pressure or position (has got a s. to the right); (amount of) alternate deflection of saw-teeth; last coat of plaster on wall; timber frame supporting gallery &c. in coal-mine; amount of margin in type causing letters to be close or wide s.; number of eggs in nest, or number laid before bird sits, clutch; setter\'s pointing in presence of game (often dead s.; make dead s. at transf., combine to attack esp. by argument or ridicule); kinds of wrench& punch; (Theatr.) s. scene; s.-back, reversal or arrest of progress, relapse; s.-down, rebuff, snub; s.-off, thing s. off against another, thing of which the amount or effect may be deducted from that of another of opposite tendency, counterpoise, counter-claim, thing that embellishes, adornment to something, (Arch.) sloping or horizontal member connecting lower and thicker part of wall &c. with upper receding part; s.-out, commencement or start (esp. at the first s.-o.), things s. out, equipment, display of food or utensils or goods; s.-to, combat esp. with fists; s.-up, erectness or carriage of body. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  164. s.-square, draughtsman\'s appliance consisting of a triangular plate of wood or metal with angles of 90, 60, 30, or of 90, 45, 45, for drawing lines at such angles. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  165. n. Act of Betting; descent below the horizon;-that which is set, placed, or fixed, as a young plant for growth ;-permanent change of figure in consequence of pressure;-a number of things of the same kind ordinarily used together; an assortment; a suit;-a number of persons associated by custom, office, common opinion, or quality, or the like ; a clique ;-direction or course. Cabinet Dictionary

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