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set

adjective (a)

  • Fixed in position; immovable; rigid; as, a set line; a set countenance. (adjective)
    source: webster1913

noun (n)

  • a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used (noun.group)
    Example:
    A set of books.
    A set of golf clubs.
    A set of teeth.
    source: wordnet30
  • (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols (noun.group)
    Example:
    The set of prime numbers is infinite.
    source: wordnet30
  • several exercises intended to be done in series (noun.act)
    Synonym: exercise set
    Example:
    He did four sets of the incline bench press.
    source: wordnet30
  • representation consisting of the scenery and other properties used to identify the location of a dramatic production (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: stage set
    Example:
    The sets were meticulously authentic.
    source: wordnet30
  • an unofficial association of people or groups (noun.group)
    Synonym: band, circle, lot
    Example:
    The smart set goes there.
    source: wordnet30
  • a relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way (noun.cognition)
    Synonym: bent
    Example:
    The set of his mind was obvious.
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of putting something in position (noun.act)
    Example:
    He gave a final set to his hat.
    source: wordnet30
  • a unit of play in tennis or squash (noun.time)
    Example:
    They played two sets of tennis after dinner.
    source: wordnet30
  • the process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization (noun.process)
    Example:
    He tested the set of the glue.
    source: wordnet30
  • evil Egyptian god with the head of a beast that has high square ears and a long snout; brother and murderer of Osiris (noun.person)
    Synonym: seth
    source: wordnet30
  • the descent of a heavenly body below the horizon (noun.event)
    Example:
    Before the set of sun.
    source: wordnet30
  • (psychology) being temporarily ready to respond in a particular way (noun.cognition)
    Synonym: readiness
    Example:
    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.
    source: wordnet30
  • any electronic equipment that receives or transmits radio or tv signals (noun.artifact)
    Example:
    The early sets ran on storage batteries.
    source: wordnet30
  • The act of setting, as of the sun or other heavenly body; descent; hence, the close; termination. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • 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. (noun)
    source: webster1913

adjective satellite (s)

  • (usually followed by `to' or `for') on the point of or strongly disposed (adj.all)
    Synonym: fit, primed
    Example:
    We are set to go at any time.
    source: wordnet30
  • fixed and unmoving (adj.all)
    Synonym: fixed, rigid
    Example:
    With eyes set in a fixed glassy stare.
    His bearded face already has a set hollow look.
    source: wordnet30
  • situated in a particular spot or position (adj.all)
    Synonym: located, placed, situated
    Example:
    A house set on a hilltop.
    source: wordnet30
  • set down according to a plan: (adj.all)
    Synonym: laid
    Example:
    A carefully laid table with places set for four people.
    source: wordnet30
  • being below the horizon (adj.all)
    Example:
    The moon is set.
    source: wordnet30
  • determined or decided upon as by an authority (adj.all)
    Synonym: determined, dictated
    Example:
    The time set for the launching.
    source: wordnet30
  • converted to solid form (as concrete) (adj.all)
    Synonym: hardened
    source: wordnet30

verb (v)

  • put into a certain place or abstract location (verb.contact)
    Synonym: lay, place, pose, position, put
    Example:
    Set the tray down.
    Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children.
    source: wordnet30
  • fix conclusively or authoritatively (verb.cognition)
    Synonym: determine
    Example:
    Set the rules.
    source: wordnet30
  • decide upon or fix definitely (verb.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • establish as the highest level or best performance (verb.communication)
    Synonym: mark
    Example:
    Set a record.
    source: wordnet30
  • put into a certain state; cause to be in a certain state (verb.change)
    Example:
    Set the house afire.
    source: wordnet30
  • fix in a border (verb.contact)
    Example:
    The goldsmith set the diamond.
    source: wordnet30
  • make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc (verb.change)
    source: wordnet30
  • set to a certain position or cause to operate correctly (verb.change)
    Example:
    Set clocks or instruments.
    source: wordnet30
  • locate (verb.creation)
    Synonym: localise, localize, place
    Example:
    The film is set in Africa.
    source: wordnet30
  • disappear beyond the horizon (verb.motion)
    Synonym: go down, go under
    Antonym: ascend, come up, rise, uprise
    Example:
    The sun sets early these days.
    source: wordnet30
  • adapt for performance in a different way (verb.creation)
    Synonym: arrange
    Example:
    Set this poem to music.
    source: wordnet30
  • put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground (verb.contact)
    Synonym: plant
    source: wordnet30
  • apply or start (verb.creation)
    Example:
    Set fire to a building.
    source: wordnet30
  • become gelatinous (verb.change)
    Synonym: congeal, jell
    source: wordnet30
  • set in type (verb.creation)
    Synonym: typeset
    Example:
    My book will be typeset nicely.
    Set these words in italics.
    source: wordnet30
  • put into a position that will restore a normal state (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Set a broken bone.
    source: wordnet30
  • insert (a nail or screw below the surface, as into a countersink) (verb.contact)
    Synonym: countersink
    source: wordnet30
  • give a fine, sharp edge to a knife or razor (verb.contact)
    source: wordnet30
  • urge to attack someone (verb.competition)
    Synonym: sic
    source: wordnet30
  • estimate (verb.cognition)
    Synonym: place, put
    source: wordnet30
  • equip with sails or masts (verb.change)
    Synonym: rig, set up
    source: wordnet30
  • get ready for a particular purpose or event (verb.change)
    Synonym: lay out, set up
    Example:
    Set up an experiment.
    Set the table.
    source: wordnet30
  • alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard (verb.change)
    Synonym: adjust, correct
    source: wordnet30
  • bear fruit (verb.body)
    Synonym: fructify, fruit
    source: wordnet30
  • arrange attractively (verb.body)
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To pass below the horizon; to go down; to decline; to sink out of sight; to come to an end. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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