1. [ verb ] put into a certain place or abstract location
Synonyms: put place lay deposit situate position posit pose fix

"Put your things here" "Set the tray down" "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children" "Place emphasis on a certain point"

Related terms: put move install settle arrange park lay seat insert plant misplace replace throw lean set_down sow superimpose space bury cock stand recess stick clap position deposit throw juxtapose glycerolize marshal misplace butt ensconce poise rest docket set_down pillow ground plant nestle bottle emplace barrel bucket imbricate sign repose intersperse postpose parallelize pile reposition superpose middle tee prepose load perch cram trench coffin rack_up upend pigeonhole ladle underlay appose bed step siphon emplace ship recline stratify jar shelve raise assemble arrange postpone lay put_on communicate replace range land post drop imprison ensnare rig set_back disembark topographic_point position space setting
2. [ verb ] put into a certain place or abstract location
Synonyms: put place lay position pose

"Put your things here" "Set the tray down" "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children" "Place emphasis on a certain point"

Related terms: move situate install settle arrange lay park seat plant misplace throw replace lean set_down sow superimpose space stand recess cock position throw stick clap juxtapose marshal ground pillow butt docket ensconce stow poise rest set_down glycerolize misplace pitch middle sign bucket prepose postpose parallelize barrel pile reposition superpose tee bottle coffin rack_up perch load bed cram trench appose jar shelve upend siphon ladle pigeonhole repose intersperse raise assemble assemble arrange postpone postpone lay put_on communicate range replace range land post drop imprison ensnare rig set_back disembark set_back
3. [ verb ] fix conclusively or authoritatively
Synonyms: determine

"set the rules"

Related terms: identify price detect value date filiate charge tax format initialize decision bent
4. [ noun ] 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"

Related terms: collection pair core score field chess_set field dentition bracket sextet quintet suite octet septet singleton threescore declension conjugation field choir union intersection quartet manicure_set trio synset volume
5. [ noun ] (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols

"the set of prime numbers is infinite"

Related terms: abstraction space interval field solution group domain subset mandelbrot_set locus intersection diagonal null_set mathematics
6. [ verb ] decide upon or fix definitely
Synonyms: determine fix specify limit

"fix the variables" "specify the parameters"

Related terms: choose define name reset quantify terminus_ad_quem determinant bent
7. [ verb ] establish as the highest level or best performance
Synonyms: mark

: "set a record"

Related terms: lay_down bell_ringer
8. [ verb ] put into a certain state; cause to be in a certain state

"set the house afire"

Related terms: change keynote pitch pitch pitch allow assign set_up trip cancel incite
9. [ verb ] fix in a border, as of precious stones
Related terms: arrange
10. [ noun ] several exercises intended to be done in series
Synonyms: exercise_set

"he did four sets of the incline bench press"

Related terms: exercise
11. [ verb ] make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
Synonyms: prepare ready gear_up fix set_up

"Get the children ready for school!" "prepare for war" "I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill"

Related terms: change set_up mount fix cultivate precondition brace prime provide cram summerize socialize winterize preparation readiness
12. [ verb ] set to a certain position or cause to operate correctly

"set clocks or instruments"

Related terms: adjust reset advance advance setting
13. [ adjective ] (usually followed by `to' or `for') on the point of or strongly disposed
Synonyms: fit primed

"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"

Related terms: ready
14. [ adjective ] fixed and unmoving
Synonyms: fixed rigid

"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"

Related terms: nonmoving
15. [ verb ] (theater) locate
Synonyms: place localise localize

"The film is set in Africa"

Related terms: stage topographic_point venue
16. [ noun ] (theater) representation consisting of the scenery and other properties used to identify the location of a dramatic production
Synonyms: stage_set

"the sets were meticulously authentic"

Related terms: representation scenery mise_en_scene set_decoration
17. [ verb ] (music) adapt for performance in a different way
Synonyms: arrange

"set this poem to music"

Related terms: compose tabularize put prearrange adapt transpose music
18. [ verb ] disappear beyond the horizon; of celestial bodies such as the sun and the moon
Synonyms: go_under go_down
Related terms: rise descend astronomy
19. [ adjective ] situated in a particular spot or position
Synonyms: located situated placed

"valuable centrally located urban land" "strategically placed artillery" "a house set on a hilltop" "nicely situated on a quiet riverbank"

Related terms: settled
20. [ noun ] an unofficial association of people or groups
Synonyms: band circle lot

"the smart set goes there" "they were an angry lot"

Related terms: social_group party conspiracy clique Four_Hundred car_pool jet_set horsy_set cohort
21. [ verb ] put or set (seeds or seedlings) into the ground
Synonyms: plant

"Let's plant flowers in the garden"

Related terms: situate put replant root dibble puddle checkrow bed afforest planting
22. [ verb ] apply or start

"set fire to a building"

Related terms: originate
23. [ adjective ] set down according to a plan:"a carefully laid table with places set for four people"
Synonyms: laid

"stones laid in a pattern"

Related terms: arranged
24. [ noun ] a relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way
Synonyms: bent

"the set of his mind was obvious"

Related terms: inclination specify
25. [ noun ] the act of putting something in position

"he gave a final set to his hat"

Related terms: location situate
26. [ verb ] become gelatinous
Synonyms: congeal jell

"the liquid jelled after we added the enzyme"

Related terms: solidify congealment
27. [ adjective ] converted to solid form (as concrete)
Synonyms: hardened
Related terms: hard
28. [ verb ] alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard
Synonyms: adjust correct

"Adjust the clock, please" "correct the alignment of the front wheels"

Related terms: change correct regulate calibrate match harmonize tune synchronize align focus attune pressurize depressurize zero trim readjust zero time temper lubricate plumb time tune citify linearize justify modulate proportion adjustment
29. [ adjective ] determined or decided upon as by an authority
Synonyms: dictated determined

"date and place are already determined" "the dictated terms of surrender" "the time set for the launching"

Related terms: settled
30. [ adjective ] being below the horizon

"the moon is set"

Related terms: down
31. [ verb ] (nautical) equip with sails, masts, etc.; of ships
Synonyms: set_up rig
Related terms: equip rigging rig
32. [ verb ] get ready for a particular purpose or event
Synonyms: set_up lay_out

"set up an experiment" "set the table" "lay out the tools for the surgery"

Related terms: prepare
33. [ verb ] estimate
Synonyms: put place

: "We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M."

Related terms: estimate
34. [ noun ] (religion,antiquity) evil beast-headed god with high square ears and a long snout; brother and murderer of Osiris
Synonyms: Seth
Related terms: Egyptian_deity
35. [ noun ] (psychology) a temporary readiness to respond in a particular way
Synonyms: readiness

"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"

Related terms: cognitive_state psychology
36. [ verb ] urge a dog to attack someone
Synonyms: sic
Related terms: assail
37. [ verb ] give a fine, sharp edge to a knife or razor
Related terms: hone
38. [ noun ] (sport,tennis) a unit of play in tennis or squash

"they played two sets of tennis after dinner"

Related terms: playing_period
39. [ noun ] the process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization
Synonyms: solidifying solidification curing hardening

"the hardening of concrete" "he tested the set of the glue"

Related terms: natural_process congealment plastination harden solidify solidify
40. [ verb ] insert (a nail or screw below the surface, as into a countersink)
Synonyms: countersink
Related terms: bury countersink
41. [ verb ] bear fruit
Synonyms: fructify

"the apple trees fructify"

Related terms: reproduce fructification
42. [ verb ] put into a position that will restore a normal state

"set a broken bone"

Related terms: situate put
43. [ verb ] arrange attractively
Synonyms: arrange do coif coiffe coiffure dress

"dress my hair for the wedding"

Related terms: groom bob wave dress hairdo
44. [ noun ] the descent of a heavenly body below the horizon

"before the set of sun"

Related terms: descent
45. [ noun ] (electronics) any electronic equipment that receives or transmits radio or tv signals

"the early sets ran on storage batteries"

Related terms: electronic_equipment receiver transmitter communication_system
Similar spelling:   sett