set
noun.
a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used
a set of books|a set of golf clubs|a set of teeth
noun.
(mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols
the set of prime numbers is infinite
noun.
several exercises intended to be done in series
he did four sets of the incline bench press
Synonym: exercise set
noun.
representation consisting of the scenery and other properties used to identify the location of a dramatic production
the sets were meticulously authentic
Synonym: stage set
noun.
an unofficial association of people or groups
the smart set goes there|they were an angry lot
Synonym: band, circle, lot
noun.
a relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way
the set of his mind was obvious
Synonym: bent
noun.
the act of putting something in position
he gave a final set to his hat
noun.
a unit of play in tennis or squash
they played two sets of tennis after dinner
noun.
the process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization
the hardening of concrete|he tested the set of the glue
noun.
evil Egyptian god with the head of a beast that has high square ears and a long snout; brother and murderer of Osiris
Synonym: seth
noun.
the descent of a heavenly body below the horizon
before the set of sun
noun.
(psychology) being temporarily ready to respond in a particular way
the subjects' set led them to solve problems the familiar way and to overlook the simpler solution|his instructions deliberately gave them the wrong set
Synonym: readiness
noun.
any electronic equipment that receives or transmits radio or tv signals
the early sets ran on storage batteries
verb.
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
Synonym: put, position, pose, place, lay
verb.
fix conclusively or authoritatively
set the rules
Synonym: determine
verb.
decide upon or fix definitely
fix the variables|specify the parameters
verb.
establish as the highest level or best performance
set a record
Synonym: mark
verb.
put into a certain state; cause to be in a certain state
set the house afire
verb.
fix in a border
The goldsmith set the diamond
verb.
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
verb.
set to a certain position or cause to operate correctly
set clocks or instruments
verb.
locate
The film is set in Africa
verb.
disappear beyond the horizon
the sun sets early these days
Synonym: go down, go under
verb.
adapt for performance in a different way
set this poem to music
Synonym: arrange
verb.
put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground
Let's plant flowers in the garden
Synonym: plant
verb.
apply or start
set fire to a building
verb.
become gelatinous
the liquid jelled after we added the enzyme
Synonym: congeal, jell
verb.
set in type
My book will be typeset nicely|set these words in italics
Synonym: typeset
verb.
put into a position that will restore a normal state
set a broken bone
verb.
insert (a nail or screw below the surface, as into a countersink)
Synonym: countersink
verb.
give a fine, sharp edge to a knife or razor
verb.
urge to attack someone
The owner sicked his dogs on the intruders|the shaman sics sorcerers on the evil spirits
Synonym: sic
verb.
estimate
We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M.
Synonym: put, place
verb.
equip with sails or masts
rig a ship
Synonym: rig, set up
verb.
get ready for a particular purpose or event
set up an experiment|set the table|lay out the tools for the surgery
Synonym: lay out, set up
verb.
alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard
Adjust the clock, please|correct the alignment of the front wheels
Synonym: adjust, correct
verb.
bear fruit
the apple trees fructify
Synonym: fructify
verb.
arrange attractively
dress my hair for the wedding
adj.
(usually followed by `to' or `for') on the point of or strongly disposed
in no fit state to continue|fit to drop|laughing fit to burst|she was fit to scream|primed for a fight|we are set to go at any time
Synonym: fit, primed
adj.
fixed and unmoving
with eyes set in a fixed glassy stare|his bearded face already has a set hollow look|a face rigid with pain
Synonym: fixed, rigid
adj.
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
adj.
set down according to a plan
a carefully laid table with places set for four people|stones laid in a pattern
Synonym: laid
adj.
being below the horizon
the moon is set
adj.
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
adj.
converted to solid form (as concrete)
Synonym: hardened
Antonym: rise