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Noun
The circumstances, conditions, or objects by which someone or something is surrounded
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“The setting was beautiful and we had wonderful views from our cottage.”
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The place where something is positioned or where an event takes place
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“It was a delightful cottage in a wonderful setting beside the hills and flowing river.”
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The scenery and stage furniture used in a play or film
“The setting was not as one would have expected in a traditional production.”
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A piece of metal in which a precious stone or gem is fixed to form a piece of jewelry
“Yellow gold is the most popular setting for a wedding ring.”
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The current state of affairs
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A place or service used for the communication of ideas or information
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A set of instructions for a device
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Clotted material
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A slight alteration
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A landscape, or part of a landscape
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The land and scenery of a rural area
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The controlling or deciding of the nature or outcome of something
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Thickening
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Improved land (trees, gardens, leveled ground, etc)
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The act of finding a site for something
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Items of cutlery, crockery and glassware, and sometimes a place mat, arranged for a person at a dining table
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A person or thing that contrasts with and so emphasizes and enhances the qualities of another
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A musical composition arranged for performance with instruments or voices differing from those originally specified
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The area in which something happens
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Point of view
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The act of imposing, laying on, affixing, enjoining, inflicting, obtruding, and the like
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A context or framework by which to form a judgment or make decisions
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A platform supported by scaffolds
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The whole body of things observed or assumed predating human technology, production, and design
Adjective
Fixing or about
“Excessive saddle height can cause posterior knee pain, while setting the saddle too low can cause pain in the anterior of the knee.”
Verb
Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to decide on and announce
“Allowing someone else to set a date for your dream delivery implies that you are not taking full ownership of the responsibility for the dream.”
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Present participle for to 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.”
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(of the sun) Present participle for 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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Present participle for to harmonize in regard to time
“We would set our watches and agree to meet at exactly four o'clock.”
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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to put into order or make ready
“We need to set the table before our guests arrive.”
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Present participle for to allot, or assign, something (as a task)
“Don't set yourself an impossible task that's doomed to fail.”
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Present participle for to concentrate one's attention or effort
“You can accomplish anything if you set your mind to it.”
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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to arrange or establish
“Kobayashi set a new record in 2001 when he ate 50 hot dogs in 21 minutes.”
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Present participle for 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.”
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(set off) Present participle for to start or incite
“Jessie's outrageous hoax would almost set off a riot.”
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