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1. set [ v ] put into a certain place or abstract location
Examples: "Put your things here" "Set the tray down" "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children" "Place emphasis on a certain point"

Synonyms put place set lay deposit position situate posit pose fix 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. set [ v ] put into a certain place or abstract location
Examples: "Put your things here" "Set the tray down" "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children" "Place emphasis on a certain point"

Used in print:

(Edwin L. Bigelow and Nancy H. Otis,...)

Eber_L._Taylor of Manchester_Depot recorded the setting of phone poles in East_Dorset and Barnumville in his diary for 1906 .

(Robert A. Futterman, The Future of Our Cities....)

The plants along Route_128 are mostly well designed and nicely set against the New_England rocks and trees .

(Guy Bolton, The Olympians....)

The bodice beneath was buttoned and , withdrawing his lips from hers , he set her upright on his knee and started to undo it , unhurriedly as if she were a child .

(Jane Gilmore Rushing, "Against the Moon,"...)

She filled a big pitcher and set it , with glasses , on a tray .

(Sallie Bingham, "Moving Day," The Atlantic...)

Winston apologized and quickly set the hat right .

Synonyms put place set lay position pose 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. set [ v ] fix conclusively or authoritatively
Examples: "set the rules"

Used in print:

(The Dallas Morning News,...)

The West_Texan reported that he had finally gotten Chairman_Bill_Hollowell of the committee to set it for public hearing on Feb. 22 .

(The Sun, [Baltimore],...)

The rangy , Albany ( Cal. ) native , a surprise slugging sensation for the Flock last year as_well as a defensive whiz , set `` improved fielding '' as his 1961 goal .

("Editorials"...)

In_a_sense , the showdown promised by Mr._Hammarskjold 's sudden and tragic death has been avoided ; no precedents have been set as_yet ; structurally , the U.N. is still fluid , vulnerable to the pressures that its new and enlarged membership are bringing_to_bear upon it .

(Jaroslav Pelikan, The Shape of Death: life, death and...)

But He set a bound to his [ state of ] sin , by interposing death , and thus causing sin to cease , putting an end to it by the dissolution of the flesh , which should take_place in the earth , so_that man , ceasing at_length to live in sin , and dying to it , might live to God '' .

(Cornell H. Mayer, "Radio Emission of the Moon...)

When sufficiently accurate and complete measurements are available , it will be possible to set limits on the thermal and electrical characteristics of the surface and subsurface materials of the moon .

Synonyms set determine Related Terms identify price detect value date filiate charge tax format initialize decision bent

4. set [ n ] a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used
Examples: : "a set of books" "a set of golf clubs" "a set of teeth"

Used in print:

(The Times-Picayune, [New Orleans]...)

These sages include poet Carl_Sandburg , statesman Jawaharlal_Nehru and sculptor Jacques_Lipchitz , in Volume One , and playwright Sean_O'Casey , David_Ben-Gurion , philosopher Bertrand_Russell and the late Frank_Lloyd_Wright in the second set .

Thanks to Spoken_Arts_Records , history buffs may hear Lincoln 's `` most memorable speeches and letters '' in a two disc set , interpreted by Lincoln authority and lecturer Roy_P._Basler .

As a contemporary bonus , the set includes Carl_Sandburg 's address at a joint session of Congress , delivered on Lincoln 's birthday two years ago .

(High Fidelity, 11:10...)

The first substantially complete stereo Giselle ( and the only one of its scope since Feyer 's four-sided LP edition of 1958 for Angel ) , this set is , I'm afraid , likely to provide more horrid fascination than enjoyment .

(Tristram P. Coffin, "Folklore in the American Twentieth...)

That much of what he calls folklore is the result of beliefs carefully sown among the people with the conscious aim of producing a desired mass emotional reaction to a particular situation or set of situations is irrelevant .

Synonyms set 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. set [ n ] (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols
Examples: "the set of prime numbers is infinite"

Used in print:

(Frederick Mosteller et al., Probability with...)

When each number of successes x is paired with its probability of occurrence * * f , the set of pairs * * f , is a probability function called a binomial_distribution .

(R. P. Jerrard, "Inscribed squares in plane curves"...)

This theorem is similar to the theorem of Kakutani that there exists a circumscribing cube around any closed , bounded convex set in **f .

The set of intersections of **f , the rotated curve , with the original curve C consists_of just the set of forward corner points on C corresponding to the vertex at **f , plus the vertex itself .

The set of intersections of **f , the rotated curve , with the original curve C consists_of just the set of forward corner points on C corresponding to the vertex at **f , plus the vertex itself .

With each vertex we associate certain numerical values , namely the set of positive differences in the parameter t between the vertex and its corresponding forward corner points .

Synonyms set Related Terms abstraction space interval field solution group domain subset mandelbrot_set locus intersection diagonal null_set mathematics

6. set [ v ] decide upon or fix definitely
Examples: "fix the variables" "specify the parameters"

Used in print:

(Francis J. Johnston and John E. Willard, "The...)

It appears possible to set a lower_limit of about * * f for the activation_energy of the abstraction of a chlorine atom from a carbon_tetrachloride molecule by a chlorine atom to form * * f radical .

(Marvin Schiller, "The Sheep's in the Meadow,"...)

I set the hour of our meeting for seven .

Synonyms set determine fix specify limit Related Terms choose define name reset quantify terminus_ad_quem determinant bent

7. set [ v ] establish as the highest level or best performance
Examples: : "set a record"

Used in print:

(The Sun, [Baltimore],...)

George_Kerr , the swift striding Jamaican , set a meet record in the 600 - yard run in the Knights_of_Columbus track_meet tonight , beating Purdue 's Dave_Mills in a hot duel in 1.10.1 .

Kerr , who set the world_record earlier this month in New_York with a clocking of 1.09.3 , wiped_out Mills 's early pace and beat the young Big_10 quarter-mile king by 5 yards .

Both were under the meet mark of 1.10.8 set in 1950 by Mal_Whitfield .

She snapped five tenths of a second off the mark set by Helen_Shipley , of Wellsley_College , in the National_A.A.U. meet in Columbus , Ohio .

(St. Louis Post-Dispatch,...)

`` This team set a precedent that could be valuable in the future '' , Benington pointed_out .

Synonyms set mark Related Terms lay_down bell_ringer

8. set [ v ] put into a certain state; cause to be in a certain state
Examples: "set the house afire"

Used in print:

(Mr. America, 4:6...)

It is the one exercise that drastically influences the definition of the thighs at the hipline - that mark of the champion that sets him apart from all other bodybuilders - a criterion of muscle `` drama '' that_is unforgettable to judges and audiences alike - the facet of muscular development that wins prizes .

(Howard Nemerov, "Themes and Methods: The Early...)

The wife , Amra , and her lover are both savagely portrayed , she as incarnate sensuality , `` voluptuous '' and `` indolent '' , possibly `` a mischief maker '' , with `` a kind of luxurious cunning '' to set against her apparent simplicity , her `` bird like brain '' .

(Clement Greenberg, "Collage" in his Art and...)

These areas by_virtue_of their abrupt density of pattern , stated the literal surface with such new and superior force that the resulting contrast drove the simulated printing into a depth from which it could be rescued - and set to shuttling again - only by conventional perspective ; that_is , by being placed in such relation to the forms depicted within the illusion that these forms left no room for the typography except near the surface .

(Ann Hebson, The Lattimer Legend....)

As Kate came swiftly down the stairs to the hall she saw Colonel_Marsh framed_in the doorway , his face set in the same vulnerable look Juanita wore .

Synonyms set Related Terms change keynote pitch pitch pitch allow assign set_up trip cancel incite

9. set [ v ] fix in a border, as of precious stones

Used in print:

(Organic Gardening and Farming,...)

That cold_frame was my morale_builder ; its mass of bright bloom set in a border of snow made my spirits rise every time I looked at it .

Synonyms set Related Terms arrange

10. set [ n ] several exercises intended to be done in series
Examples: "he did four sets of the incline bench press"

Used in print:

(Mr. America, 4:6...)

The last exercise of Roland_Claude 's prescribed program for Henri is a single exercise , done in individual sets with a_bit longer pause between sets .

The last exercise of Roland_Claude 's prescribed program for Henri is a single exercise , done in individual sets with a_bit longer pause between sets .

He has Henri do from four to six sets of the Incline_Bench_Press ( note the high incline ) .

So with four complete Push-Pull_Super-Sets No. 1 , four of No. 2 , four of No. 3 and four to six sets of the Incline_Bench_Press , you can see that Henri_de_Courcy has had a terrific mass building , muscle shaping , torso defining workout that cannot be improved upon .

Used in several sets of high reps once or twice each_week it will not be long before your entire upper leg takes_on a razor-sharp definition in which the muscles look_like wire cables writhing and twisting under the skin !

Synonyms set exercise_set Related Terms exercise

11. set [ v ] make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
Examples: "Get the children ready for school!" "prepare for war" "I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill"

Used in print:

(Sallie Bingham, "Moving Day," The Atlantic...)

`` Mr._Jack sets store by that '' .

Synonyms prepare set ready gear_up fix set_up Related Terms change set_up mount fix cultivate precondition brace prime provide cram summerize socialize winterize preparation readiness

12. set [ v ] set to a certain position or cause to operate correctly
Examples: "set clocks or instruments"

Used in print:

(Clayton C. Barbeau, The Ikon....)

They set bouncing_betties to jump and explode at testicle level while we more mercifully had them go_off at the head .

Synonyms set Related Terms adjust reset advance advance setting

13. set [ a ] (usually followed by `to' or `for') on the point of or strongly disposed
Examples: "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"

Used in print:

(St. Louis Post-Dispatch,...)

The Bears are set to play at Harris_Teachers_College at 3:30 tomorrow and have a doubleheader at Quincy , Ill. , Saturday .

(Chicago Daily Tribune...)

The engagement was_supposed_to be all set for the big theater in McCormick_Place , which Sol_Hurok , ballet booker extraordinary , considers the finest house of its kind in the country - and of_course he does n't weep at the capacity , either .

It was all set .

Synonyms fit set primed Related Terms ready

14. set [ a ] fixed and unmoving
Examples: "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"

Used in print:

(T. C. McClary, "The Flooded Desert," Argosy,...)

Her face was pale but set and her dark eyes smoldered with blame for Ben .

Synonyms fixed set rigid Related Terms nonmoving

15. set [ v ] locate
Examples: "The film is set in Africa"

Used in print:

(Leo Lemon, "Catch Up With" and "Something to...)

Pueri_Aquam_De_Silvas_Ad_Agricolas_Portant , a delightful vignette set in the unforgettable epoch of pre Punic_War Rome .

Synonyms set place localise localize Related Terms stage topographic_point venue

16. set [ n ] representation consisting of the scenery and other properties used to identify the location of a dramatic production
Examples: "the sets were meticulously authentic"

Used in print:

(The Christian Science Monitor,...)

But , alas , the authenticity seems to stop at the set 's edge .

Thus , in `` The_Story_of_Ruth '' we have Ruth , Naomi , and Boaz and sets that are meticulously authentic .

(The Providence Journal...)

The sets are remarkably elaborate for a road-show that does n't pause long in any one place , and they are devised so_that they shift with a minimum of interruption or obtrusiveness .

Synonyms set stage_set Related Terms representation scenery mise_en_scene set_decoration

17. set [ v ] adapt for performance in a different way
Examples: "set this poem to music"

Used in print:

(Leo Lemon, "Catch Up With" and "Something to...)

A biting , pithy parable of the all pervading hollowness of modern life , the piece has been set by Mlle_Lagoon to a sumptuous score ( a single motif played over_and_over by four thousand French_horns ) by existentialist hot-shot Jean-Paul_Sartre .

Synonyms set arrange Related Terms compose tabularize put prearrange adapt transpose music

18. set [ v ] disappear beyond the horizon; of celestial bodies such as the sun and the moon

Used in print:

(Frank Oppenheimer, "Science and Fear-- A Discussion...)

We have ample light when the sun sets ; the temperature of our homes is independent of the seasons ; we fly through the air , although gravity pulls us down ; the range of our voice ignores distance .

Synonyms set go_under go_down Related Terms rise descend astronomy

19. set [ a ] situated in a particular spot or position
Examples: "valuable centrally located urban land" "strategically placed artillery" "a house set on a hilltop" "nicely situated on a quiet riverbank"

Used in print:

(Tom F. Driver, "Beckett by the Madeleine,"...)

His light blue eyes , set deep within the face , are actively and continually looking .

Synonyms located situated set placed Related Terms settled

20. set [ n ] an unofficial association of people or groups
Examples: "the smart set goes there" "they were an angry lot"

Used in print:

(Bell I. Wiley, "Home Letters of Johnny Reb and Billy...)

A Pennsylvania soldier wrote that `` they were the hardest looking set of men that Ever i saw they Looked as if they had been fed on vinegar and shavings '' .

In a similar vein , but writing from the opposite side , Thomas_Taylor , a private in the 6_th Alabama_Volunteers , in a letter to his wife , stated : `` You know that my heart is with you but I never could have been satisfied to have staid at home when my country is invaded by a thievin foe By a set of cowardly Skunks whose Motto is Booty .

Synonyms band circle lot set Related Terms social_group party conspiracy clique Four_Hundred car_pool jet_set horsy_set cohort

21. set [ v ] put or set (seeds or seedlings) into the ground
Examples: "Let's plant flowers in the garden"

Used in print:

(Organic Gardening and Farming,...)

When they have 4 to 6 leaves and are thrifty little plants , it 's time to set them out where they are to remain .

One year I simply set the plants in the remains of a compost pile , to which a_little sand had been added , and I had the most beautiful pansies in my , or any of my neighbors ' experience .

Synonyms plant set Related Terms situate put replant root dibble puddle checkrow bed afforest planting

22. set [ v ] apply or start
Examples: "set fire to a building"

Used in print:

(Peter J. White, "Report on Laos"...)

Mortars had demolished the defense ministry and set fire to the American Embassy next_door .

Synonyms set Related Terms originate

23. set [ a ] set down according to a plan:"a carefully laid table with places set for four people"
Examples: "stones laid in a pattern"

Used in print:

(Helen Hooven Santmyer, "There Were Fences"...)

Opposite every gate was a hitching_post or a stone carriage step , set with a rusty iron ring for tying a horse .

Synonyms set laid Related Terms arranged

24. set [ n ] a relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way
Examples: "the set of his mind was obvious"

Used in print:

(Frieda Arkin, "The Light of the Sea," in The...)

Mark held the wheel loosely , but his fingers curved around it in a purposeful way and the deliberate set of his body spoke plainly of the figure he 'd make in the years to come .

Synonyms bent set Related Terms inclination specify

25. set [ n ] the act of putting something in position
Examples: "he gave a final set to his hat"

Used in print:

(Sallie Bingham, "Moving Day," The Atlantic...)

`` Good-by , Winston '' , Mr._Jack said , giving a final set to his hat .

Synonyms set Related Terms location situate

26. set [ v ] become gelatinous
Examples: "the liquid jelled after we added the enzyme"

Used in print:

(Hal Kelly, "Build Hotei"...)

A_number_of C clamps hold the pieces together on the jig until the glue sets .

Synonyms congeal set jell Related Terms solidify congealment

27. set [ a ] converted to solid form (as concrete)

Synonyms set hardened Related Terms hard

28. set [ v ] alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard
Examples: "Adjust the clock, please" "correct the alignment of the front wheels"

Synonyms adjust correct set 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. set [ a ] determined or decided upon as by an authority
Examples: "date and place are already determined" "the dictated terms of surrender" "the time set for the launching"

Synonyms dictated set determined Related Terms settled

30. set [ a ] being below the horizon
Examples: "the moon is set"

Synonyms set Related Terms down

31. set [ v ] equip with sails, masts, etc.; of ships

Synonyms set set_up rig Related Terms equip rigging rig

32. set [ v ] get ready for a particular purpose or event
Examples: "set up an experiment" "set the table" "lay out the tools for the surgery"

Synonyms set_up lay_out set Related Terms prepare

33. set [ v ] estimate
Examples: : "We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M."

Synonyms put place set Related Terms estimate

34. Set [ n ] evil beast-headed god with high square ears and a long snout; brother and murderer of Osiris

Synonyms Seth Set Related Terms Egyptian_deity

35. set [ n ] (psychology) a temporary readiness to respond in a particular way
Examples: "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"

Synonyms readiness set Related Terms cognitive_state psychology

36. set [ v ] urge a dog to attack someone

Synonyms set sic Related Terms assail

37. set [ v ] give a fine, sharp edge to a knife or razor

Synonyms set Related Terms hone

38. set [ n ] a unit of play in tennis or squash
Examples: "they played two sets of tennis after dinner"

Synonyms set Related Terms playing_period

39. set [ n ] the process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization
Examples: "the hardening of concrete" "he tested the set of the glue"

Synonyms solidifying solidification set curing hardening Related Terms natural_process congealment plastination harden solidify solidify

40. set [ v ] insert (a nail or screw below the surface, as into a countersink)

Synonyms countersink set Related Terms bury countersink

41. set [ v ] bear fruit
Examples: "the apple trees fructify"

Synonyms set fructify Related Terms reproduce fructification

42. set [ v ] put into a position that will restore a normal state
Examples: "set a broken bone"

Synonyms set Related Terms situate put

43. set [ v ] arrange attractively
Examples: "dress my hair for the wedding"

Synonyms do arrange coif set coiffe coiffure dress Related Terms groom bob wave dress hairdo

44. set [ n ] the descent of a heavenly body below the horizon
Examples: "before the set of sun"

Synonyms set Related Terms descent

45. set [ n ] any electronic equipment that receives or transmits radio or tv signals
Examples: "the early sets ran on storage batteries"

Synonyms set Related Terms electronic_equipment receiver transmitter communication_system

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