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Noun
Plural for a collection of props used for a particular scene in a play or film
“The performance looks different each time as mist, rain and moonlight naturally alter the set of the stage.”
Noun
Plural for a group of people with common interests or occupations or of similar social status
“However grand the chandeliers and oil paintings, life in their social set seems far from Gosford Park.”
Noun
Plural for a group of people acting together within a larger group
“The younger set is likely to find the long-winded sermons a tad boring.”
Noun
Plural for a group or collection of things that belong together or that are related in some way
“Jefe was excited to tell El Guapo about the large set of pinatas in the storeroom, each of them filled with little surprises.”
Noun
Plural for a unit into which a whole is divided on the basis of a common characteristic
“The anatomy for this set of animals has evolved to be optimized for the digestion of plants.”
Noun
Plural for a collection of implements or objects customarily used together
“Be careful with the luggage as it contains my expensive golf set.”
Noun
Plural for a group of pupils or students who are taught together
“He was placed into a set of pupils who were more advanced in their learning than their peers.”
Noun
Plural for the posture of a part of the body, typically reflecting a person's feelings or intentions
“The set of his upper torso suggested he was in no mood for condescension.”
Noun
Plural for a fixed look or determined expression
“The set of her face suggested there was some other wreckage in her that Michelle did not yet recognise.”
Noun
Plural for a container containing a collection of the same item
“I just purchased a new set of cutlery.”
Noun
Plural for a set of dishes or utensils
“She brought out her prized silver tea set.”
Verb
To arrange or place something in a certain spot or position
“You can set your coat on the rack by the doorway.”
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To lay in surrounding matter
“The urban artist would set metal bars and plates into concrete as part of his latest sculpture.”
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To decide on and announce
“The first thing we need to do is to set a date for the wedding.”
Verb
Harden into a solid or semi-solid state
“Once you set any form of confectionery with gelatine, it will no longer be worthy of being called a cake.”
Verb
(of the sun) To dip below the horizon
“Her eyes were focused on the horizon where the sun was due to set at any minute.”
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To harmonize in regard to time
“We would set our watches and agree to meet at exactly four o'clock.”
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To ornament, usually through the placement or embedding of jewelry
“She commissioned a horologist to create a custom gold watch, and to set it with diamonds.”
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To put into order or make ready
“We need to set the table before our guests arrive.”
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To allot or assign something (as a task)
“Don't set yourself an impossible task that's doomed to fail.”
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To concentrate one's attention or effort
“You can accomplish anything if you set your mind to it.”
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To position or align towards a given direction
“I set the camera towards the coast and hoped for a stunning display.”
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To be situated or fixed in a specified place or position
“Tomorrow they will head to Gruyere, a village set among rolling mountains.”
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To arrange or establish
“Kobayashi set a new record in 2001 when he ate 50 hot dogs in 21 minutes.”
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To enter a program or instructions into a (usually electronic or digital) device
“Hey Siri, please set the alarm clock for six o'clock in the morning.”
Verb
(set off) To start or incite
“Jessie's outrageous hoax would almost set off a riot.”
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