set  

  • Definition of set

    • (n): evil beast-headed Egyptian god with high square ears and a long snout; brother and murderer of Osiris  
    • (n): the process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization; "the hardening of concrete"; "he tested the set of the glue"  
    • (n): a unit of play in tennis or squash; "they played two sets of tennis after dinner"  
    • (v): arrange attractively; "dress my hair for the wedding"  
    • (v): bear fruit; "the apple trees fructify"  
    • (v): alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard; "Adjust the clock, please"; "correct the alignment of the front wheels"  
    • (v): set to a certain position or cause to operate correctly; "set clocks or instruments"  
    • (v): put into a certain state; cause to be in a certain state; "set the house afire"  
    • (v): 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"  
    • (v): get ready for a particular purpose or event; "set up an experiment"; "set the table"; "lay out the tools for the surgery"  
    • (v): equip with sails, masts, etc.; "rig a ship"  
    • (v): become gelatinous; "the liquid jelled after we added the enzyme"  
    • (v): estimate; "We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M."  
    • (v): fix conclusively or authoritatively; "set the rules"  
    • (v): decide upon or fix definitely; "fix the variables"; "specify the parameters"  
    • (v): establish as the highest level or best performance; "set a record"  
    • (v): urge a dog to attack someone  
    • (v): give a fine, sharp edge to a knife or razor  
    • (v): 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"  
    • (v): insert (a nail or screw below the surface, as into a countersink)  
    • (v): put or set (seeds or seedlings) into the ground; "Let''s plant flowers in the garden"  
    • (v): fix in a border; "The goldsmith set the diamond"  
    • (v): put into a position that will restore a normal state; "set a broken bone"  
    • (v): apply or start; "set fire to a building"  
    • (v): adapt for performance in a different way; "set this poem to music"  
    • (v): locate; "The film is set in Africa"  
    • (v): disappear beyond the horizon; "the sun sets early these days"  
    • (s): converted to solid form (as concrete)  
    • (s): fixed and unmoving; "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"  
    • (s): set down according to a plan:"a carefully laid table with places set for four people"; "stones laid in a pattern"  
    • (s): situated in a particular spot or position; "valuable centrally located urban land"; "strategically placed artillery"; "a house set on a hilltop"; "nicely situated on a quiet riverbank"  
    • (s): determined or decided upon as by an authority; "date and place are already determined"; "the dictated terms of surrender"; "the time set for the launching"  

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