"setting" in the noun sense
1. setting, scene
the context and environment in which something is set
"the perfect setting for a ghost story"
2. setting, background, scope
the state of the environment in which a situation exists
"you can't do that in a university setting"
3. mise en scene, stage setting, setting
arrangement of scenery and properties to represent the place where a play or movie is enacted
4. context, circumstance, setting
the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event
"the historical context"
the physical position of something
"he changed the setting on the thermostat"
6. place setting, setting
a table service for one person
"a place setting of sterling flatware"
7. mount, setting
a mounting consisting of a piece of metal (as in a ring or other jewelry) that holds a gem in place
"the diamond was in a plain gold mount"
"setting" in the verb sense
1. put, set, place, pose, position, lay
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"
2. determine, set
fix conclusively or authoritatively
"set the rules"
3. specify, set, determine, define, fix, limit
decide upon or fix definitely
"fix the variables"
"specify the parameters"
4. set, mark
establish as the highest level or best performance
"set a record"
put into a certain state cause to be in a certain state
"set the house afire"
fix in a border
"The goldsmith set the diamond"
7. fix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up, set
make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
"Get the children ready for school!"
"prepare for war"
"I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill"
set to a certain position or cause to operate correctly
"set clocks or instruments"
9. set, localize, localise, place
"The film is set in Africa"
10. set, go down, go under
disappear beyond the horizon
"the sun sets early these days"
11. arrange, set
adapt for performance in a different way
"set this poem to music"
12. plant, set
put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground
"Let's plant flowers in the garden"
apply or start
"set fire to a building"
14. jell, set, congeal
"the liquid jelled after we added the enzyme"
15. typeset, set
set in type
"My book will be typeset nicely"
"set these words in italics"
put into a position that will restore a normal state
"set a broken bone"
17. set, countersink
insert (a nail or screw below the surface, as into a countersink)
give a fine, sharp edge to a knife or razor
19. sic, set
urge to attack someone
"The owner sicked his dogs on the intruders"
"the shaman sics sorcerers on the evil spirits"
20. place, put, set
"We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M."
21. rig, set, set up
equip with sails or masts
"rig a ship"
22. set up, lay out, set
get ready for a particular purpose or event
"set up an experiment"
"set the table"
"lay out the tools for the surgery"
23. adjust, set, correct
alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard
"Adjust the clock, please"
"correct the alignment of the front wheels"
24. fructify, set
"the apple trees fructify"
25. dress, arrange, set, do, coif, coiffe, coiffure
"dress my hair for the wedding"
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