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Noun
The place or type of surroundings where something is positioned or where an event takes place
“The house is in a lovely setting in the hills.”
Noun
A piece of metal in which a precious stone or gem is fixed to form a piece of jewellery
“We're so used to seeing turquoise in a setting for a ring or as a pendant that we don't often consider it for the interior design of our homes.”
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.”
Verb
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.”
Verb
Present participle for to decide on and announce
“The first thing we need to do is to set a date for the wedding.”
Verb
Present participle for 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) 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.”
Verb
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.”
Verb
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.”
Verb
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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