Dictionary Results for setting


1. setting - noun

· the context and environment in which something is set; "the perfect setting for a ghost story"

Synonym(s): scene

Hypernym(s): environment, environs, surroundings, surround




2. setting - noun

· the state of the environment in which a situation exists; "you can't do that in a university setting"

Synonym(s): background, scope

Hypernym(s): environment




3. setting - noun

· arrangement of scenery and properties to represent the place where a play or movie is enacted

Synonym(s): mise_en_scene, stage_setting

Hypernym(s): stage




4. setting - noun

· the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event; "the historical context"

Synonym(s): context, circumstance

Hypernym(s): environment




5. setting - noun

· the physical position of something; "he changed the setting on the thermostat"

Hypernym(s): position, place




6. setting - noun

· a table service for one person; "a place setting of sterling flatware"

Synonym(s): place_setting

Hypernym(s): service, table_service




7. setting - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): mount

Hypernym(s): mounting




8. set - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): put, place, pose, position, lay

Hypernym(s): move, displace




9. set - verb

· fix conclusively or authoritatively; "set the rules"

Synonym(s): determine




10. set - verb

· decide upon or fix definitely; "fix the variables"; "specify the parameters"

Synonym(s): specify, determine, define, fix, limit

Hypernym(s): choose, take, select, pick_out




11. set - verb

· establish as the highest level or best performance; "set a record"

Synonym(s): mark

Hypernym(s): lay_down, establish, make




12. set - verb

· put into a certain state; cause to be in a certain state; "set the house afire"

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify




13. set - verb

· fix in a border; "The goldsmith set the diamond"

Hypernym(s): arrange, set_up




14. set - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): fix, prepare, set_up, ready, gear_up

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify




15. set - verb

· set to a certain position or cause to operate correctly; "set clocks or instruments"

Hypernym(s): adjust, set, correct




16. set - verb

· locate; "The film is set in Africa"

Synonym(s): localize, localise, place

Hypernym(s): stage, present, represent




17. set - verb

· disappear beyond the horizon; "the sun sets early these days"

Synonym(s): go_down, go_under

Hypernym(s): descend, fall, go_down, come_down

Antonym(s): rise




18. set - verb

· adapt for performance in a different way; "set this poem to music"

Synonym(s): arrange

Hypernym(s): compose, write




19. set - verb

· put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground; "Let's plant flowers in the garden"

Synonym(s): plant

Hypernym(s): put, set, place, pose, position, lay




20. set - verb

· apply or start; "set fire to a building"

Hypernym(s): originate, initiate, start




21. set - verb

· become gelatinous; "the liquid jelled after we added the enzyme"

Synonym(s): jell, congeal

Hypernym(s): solidify




22. set - verb

· set in type; "My book will be typeset nicely"; "set these words in italics"

Synonym(s): typeset

Hypernym(s): print, impress




23. set - verb

· put into a position that will restore a normal state; "set a broken bone"

Hypernym(s): put, set, place, pose, position, lay




24. set - verb

· insert (a nail or screw below the surface, as into a countersink)

Synonym(s): countersink

Hypernym(s): bury, sink




25. set - verb

· give a fine, sharp edge to a knife or razor

Hypernym(s): hone




26. set - verb

· urge to attack someone; "The owner sicked his dogs on the intruders"; "the shaman sics sorcerers on the evil spirits"

Synonym(s): sic

Hypernym(s): assail, assault, set_on, attack




27. set - verb

· estimate; "We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M."

Synonym(s): place, put

Hypernym(s): estimate, gauge, approximate, guess, judge




28. set - verb

· equip with sails or masts; "rig a ship"

Synonym(s): rig, set_up

Hypernym(s): equip, fit, fit_out, outfit




29. set - verb

· get ready for a particular purpose or event; "set up an experiment"; "set the table"; "lay out the tools for the surgery"

Synonym(s): set_up, lay_out

Hypernym(s): fix, prepare, set_up, ready, gear_up, set




30. set - verb

· alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard; "Adjust the clock, please"; "correct the alignment of the front wheels"

Synonym(s): adjust, correct

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify




31. set - verb

· bear fruit; "the apple trees fructify"

Synonym(s): fructify

Hypernym(s): reproduce, procreate, multiply




32. set - verb

· arrange attractively; "dress my hair for the wedding"

Synonym(s): dress, arrange, do, coif, coiffe, coiffure

Hypernym(s): groom, neaten





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