set


set
I verb
1)

Beth set the bag on the table

Syn:
put (down), place, lay, deposit, position, settle, leave, stand, plant, posit; informal stick, dump, park, plunk
2)

the cottage is set on a hill

Syn:
be situated, be located, lie, stand, be sited, be perched
3)

the fence is set in concrete

Syn:
fix, embed, insert; mount
4)

a ring set with precious stones

Syn:
adorn, ornament, decorate, embellish; literary bejewel
5)

I'll go and set the table

Syn:
lay, prepare, arrange
6)

we set them some easy tasks

Syn:
assign, allocate, give, allot, prescribe
7)

just set your mind to it

Syn:
apply, address, direct, aim, turn, focus, concentrate
8)

they set a date for the election

Syn:
decide on, select, choose, arrange, schedule; fix (on), settle on, determine, designate, name, appoint, specify, stipulate
9)

he set his horse toward her

Syn:
direct, steer, orient, orientate, point, aim, train
10)

his jump set a national record

Syn:
establish, create, institute
11)

he set his watch

Syn:
adjust, regulate, synchronize; calibrate; put right, correct; program, activate, turn on
12)

the adhesive will set in an hour

Syn:
solidify, harden, stiffen, thicken, jell, cake, congeal, coagulate, clot; freeze, crystallize
Ant:
melt
13)

the sun was setting

Syn:
go down, sink, dip; vanish, disappear
Ant:
rise
II noun
1)

a set of color postcards

Syn:
group, collection, series; assortment, selection, compendium, batch, number; arrangement, array
2)

the literary set

Syn:
clique, coterie, circle, crowd, group, crew, band, company, ring, camp, fraternity, school, faction, league; informal gang, bunch
3)

a chemistry set

Syn:
kit, apparatus, equipment, outfit
4)

a set of china

Syn:
service
5)

the set of his shoulders

Syn:
posture, position, cast, attitude; bearing, carriage
6)

a set for the play

Syn:
scenery, setting, backdrop, flats; mise en scène
7)

the band played two sets

Syn:
session, time; stretch, bout, round
III adjective
1)

a set routine

Syn:
fixed, established, predetermined, hard and fast, prearranged, prescribed, specified, defined; unvarying, unchanging, invariable, unvaried, rigid, inflexible, cast-iron, strict, ironclad, settled, predictable; routine, standard, customary, regular, usual, habitual, accustomed, wonted
Ant:
variable, changing
2)

she had set ideas

Syn:
inflexible, rigid, fixed, firm, deep-rooted, deep-seated, ingrained, entrenched
Ant:
flexible
3)

he had a set speech for such occasions

Syn:
stock, standard, routine, rehearsed, well-worn, formulaic, conventional
Ant:
original, fresh
4)

I was all set for the evening

Syn:
ready, prepared, organized, equipped, primed; informal geared up, psyched up
Ant:
unprepared
5)

he's set on marrying her

Syn:
determined to, intent on, bent on, hell-bent on, resolute about, insistent about
Ant:
uncertain
6)

you were dead set against the idea

Syn:
opposed to, averse to, hostile to, resistant to, antipathetic to, unsympathetic to; informal anti

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  • set — set …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • Set — (s[e^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Set}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Setting}.] [OE. setten, AS. setton; akin to OS. settian, OFries. setta, D. zetten, OHG. sezzen, G. setzen, Icel. setja, Sw. s[ a]tta, Dan. s?tte, Goth. satjan; causative from the root of E.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Set — (s[e^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Set}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Setting}.] [OE. setten, AS. setton; akin to OS. settian, OFries. setta, D. zetten, OHG. sezzen, G. setzen, Icel. setja, Sw. s[ a]tta, Dan. s?tte, Goth. satjan; causative from the root of E.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • set — /set/, v., set, setting, n., adj., interj. v.t. 1. to put (something or someone) in a particular place: to set a vase on a table. 2. to place in a particular position or posture: Set the baby on his feet. 3. to place in some relation to something …   Universalium

  • set — [ sɛt ] n. m. • 1893; mot anglais I ♦ Anglic. Manche d un match de tennis, de ping pong, de volley ball. Gagner le premier set. Partie de tennis en cinq sets. Balle de set, qui décide du gain du set. II ♦ Set ou set de table : ensemble des… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • set — Ⅰ. set [1] ► VERB (setting; past and past part. set) 1) put, lay, or stand in a specified place or position. 2) put, bring, or place into a specified state. 3) cause or instruct (someone) to do something. 4) give someone (a task) …   English terms dictionary

  • set — [set] vt. set, setting [ME setten < OE settan (akin to Ger setzen & Goth satjan < Gmc * satjan), caus. formation “to cause to sit” < base of SIT] 1. to place in a sitting position; cause to sit; seat 2. a) to cause (a fowl) to sit on… …   English World dictionary

  • set*/*/*/ — [set] (past tense and past participle set) verb I 1) [T] to put someone or something in a position, or to be in a particular place or position Tea s ready, he told them and set down the tray.[/ex] She set the baby on the floor to play.[/ex] 2)… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • Set — (s[e^]t), v. i. 1. To pass below the horizon; to go down; to decline; to sink out of sight; to come to an end. [1913 Webster] Ere the weary sun set in the west. Shak. [1913 Webster] Thus this century sets with little mirth, and the next is likely …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Set — has 464 separate definitions in the Oxford English Dictionary, the most of any English word; its full definition comprises 10,000 words making it the longest definition in the OED. Set may refer to:In mathematics and science:*Set (mathematics), a …   Wikipedia

  • Set! — jeu de société Trouverez vous les 4 sets ? (solution en bas de page) {{{licence}}} Auteur Marsha Falco Éditeur …   Wikipédia en Français