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Noun
The circumstances, conditions, or objects by which someone or something is surrounded
“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
“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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The character and atmosphere of a place
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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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A temporary modular system of tubes forming a framework used to support people and material in the construction or repair of buildings and other large structures
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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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The whole body of things observed or assumed predating human technology, production, and design
Adjective
Fixing or about
Verb
Present participle for to arrange or place something in a certain spot or position
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“You can set your coat on the rack by the doorway.”
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Present participle for to lay in surrounding matter
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“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
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“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 harden into a solid or semi-solid state
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“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
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“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
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“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
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“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
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“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)
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“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
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“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
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“Jessie's outrageous hoax would almost set off a riot.”
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Present participle for to estimate the value of something
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Present participle for to regulate the speed or amount of something given or administered
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Present participle for to cause two or more events to happen at exactly the same time, at the same rate, or in a time-coordinated way
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Present participle for to arrange a specific time for (an event, a class, etc)
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Present participle for to put forward for consideration
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Present participle for to attend to one's appearance, typically one's hair
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Present participle for to categorize as a specified type or holding a rank within a hierarchy
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Present participle for to issue, establish or apply as a charge, fine or penalty
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Present participle for to prepare something for use
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Present participle for to state a price for goods or a job of work
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Present participle for to keep an egg warm, allowing it to hatch
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Present participle for to fix or maintain something, such as prices, at a particular level or value
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Present participle for to put (all of something) towards
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Present participle for to prop up
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(of an abstract quality) Present participle for to assign to someone or something
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Present participle for to move in a specified direction
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Present participle for to mark or fix the limits of
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Present participle for to enter data into a form or field with the use of a keyboard
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Present participle for to draw conclusions from an examination or assessment
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Present participle for to adopt or be in a position in which one's weight is supported by one's buttocks
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Present participle for to distribute or apportion by (or as if by) lot
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Present participle for to convey or express in a particular way or manner
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Present participle for to draw, trace, or define the outer edge or shape of
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Present participle for to accept or consent by silence or by omitting to object
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Present participle for to make stable
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Present participle for not quite
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Present participle for to determine or decide in advance
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Present participle for in a state of preparation or waiting
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Present participle for make or become straight
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Present participle for to perform or exhibit in public
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Present participle for to settle on a particular arrangement; to come to terms to
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Present participle for lay something to rest in or on
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Present participle for to diffuse, radiate or give off
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(of a material) Present participle for to stretch or open out
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Present participle for to gamble
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Present participle for to bring into competition or conflict with
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Present participle for identify clearly and definitely
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Present participle for be part of, be in proper place
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Present participle for unite or cause to unite
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Present participle for state emphatically or publicly
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Present participle for to scatter or sprinkle, typically over a wide area
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Present participle for contribute or undertake to contribute a certain sum of money to a fund, project, or cause, typically on a regular basis
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Present participle for fold or curl
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Present participle for make or become definite and clear
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Present participle for to care for or look after
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Present participle for to enact or establish legally or legislatively
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Present participle for to fix an idea in the mind of (someone)
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Present participle for to produce or bring about
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Present participle for to counteract or equal the effect or importance of
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Present participle for to reduce in volume or size by constricting
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Present participle for make or be made into a specific shape or form
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Present participle for to move to face in another direction
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