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Set

 (sĕt)
n. Mythology
Variant of Seth2.

set 1

 (sĕt)
v. set, set·ting, sets
v.tr.
1. To put in a specified position or arrangement; place: set a book on a table; set the photo next to the flowers.
2.
a. To put into a specified state: set the prisoner at liberty; set the house ablaze; set the machine in motion.
b. To cause to begin an action: The noise set the dog to barking.
c. To cause or assign (someone) to undertake an action or perform a service: The sergeant set the recruit to sweeping the barracks.
d. To incite to hostile feeling or action: a dispute that set the neighbors against each other.
3. To position (oneself) so as to be ready to do something, such as start running a race.
4. To put into a stable or fixed position, as:
a. To position or secure so as to be fixed or immobile: set the fence post in cement.
b. To put in a mounting; mount: set an emerald in a pendant.
c. To apply jewels to; stud: The tiara was set with diamonds.
d. To cause (a hook) to become fixed in a fish's mouth.
5. To cause to be in proper, useful, or working condition, as:
a. To arrange for the consumption of a meal: set the table; set a place at table.
b. To adjust (an instrument or device) to a specific point or calibration: set the alarm for 7:00.
c. To prepare (a trap) for catching prey.
d. To adjust (a saw) by deflecting the teeth.
e. Nautical To spread open to the wind: set the sails.
f. To arrange scenery on (a theater stage).
g. To restore to a proper and normal state when dislocated or broken: set a broken arm.
h. To apply equipment, such as curlers and clips, to (hair) in order to style.
6.
a. To concentrate or direct (one's mind or attention, for example) on a purpose or goal.
b. To direct or focus (one's desires or hopes, for example) on a certain thing.
7. Sports To pass (a volleyball), usually with the fingertips, in an arc close to the net so that a teammate can drive it over the net.
8. Printing
a. To arrange (type) into words and sentences preparatory to printing; compose.
b. To transpose (text, for example) into type.
9. Music
a. To compose (music) to fit a given text.
b. To write (words) to fit a given melodic line.
10. To appoint, establish, or determine, as:
a. To declare or demonstrate (a precedent or standard, for instance).
b. To provide or establish as a model: A parent must set a good example for the children.
c. To establish as the highest level of performance: set a swimming record.
d. To arrange or establish (a computer password, for example) to allow future action.
e. To prescribe as a time for: set the meeting for Friday afternoon.
f. To prescribe the unfolding of (a drama or narrative, for instance) in a specific place: a play that is set in Venice.
11.
a. To value or regard something at the rate of: She sets a great deal by good nutrition.
b. To fix at a given amount: The judge set bail for the defendant at $50,000.
c. To make as an estimate of worth: We set a high value on human life.
12.
a. To cause to sit: Set yourself over by the fire.
b. To put (a hen) on eggs for the purpose of hatching them.
13. To point to the location of (game) by holding a fixed body position. Used of a hunting dog.
14. Botany To produce, as after pollination: set seed.
v.intr.
1. To disappear below the horizon: The sun set at seven that evening.
2. To diminish or decline; wane: when the glory of the empire set.
3. To sit on eggs. Used of fowl.
4.
a. To become fixed; harden: allowed the aspic to set.
b. To become permanent. Used of dye.
5. To become whole; knit. Used of a broken bone.
6. To point to the location of game by holding a fixed body position. Used of a hunting dog.
7. Botany To mature or develop, as after pollination.
8. Nonstandard To sit: "If Emmett drives, I could set up front" (Bobbie Ann Mason).
9. To position oneself preparatory to an action, such as running a race.
adj.
1. Fixed or established by agreement: a set time for the launching.
2. Established by convention: followed set procedures for filing a grievance.
3. Established deliberately; intentional: Our set purpose is to win the conflict.
4. Fixed and rigid: "His bearded face already has a set, hollow look" (Conor Cruise O'Brien).
5. Unwilling or very reluctant to change: He is set in his ways.
6.
a. Intent and determined: "He is dead set against rushing abroad to build a plant" (Fortune).
b. Ready; prepared: We are set to leave early tomorrow morning.
n.
1.
a. The act or process of setting.
b. The condition resulting from setting.
2. The manner in which something is positioned: the set of her cap.
3. A permanent firming or hardening of a substance, as by cooling.
4. The deflection of the teeth of a saw.
5.
a. The carriage or bearing of a part of the body.
b. A particular psychological state, usually that of anticipation or preparedness: "The mental set of an audience is crucial to his performance" (Psychology Today).
6. A descent below the horizon.
7. The direction or course of wind or water.
8. A seedling, slip, or cutting that is ready for planting.
9. The act of arranging hair by waving and curling it.
10. Sports The act of setting a volleyball for a teammate.
11. In Texas hold'em, a hand in which a player has two cards of the same rank and another card of that rank is among the community cards.
Phrasal Verbs:
set about
To begin or start: set about solving the problem.
set apart
1. To reserve for a specific use.
2. To make noticeable: character traits that set her apart.
set aside
1. To separate and reserve for a special purpose.
2. To discard or reject.
3. To declare invalid; annul or overrule: The court has set aside the conviction.
set at
To attack or assail: The dogs set at the fox.
set back
1. To slow down the progress of; hinder.
2. Informal To cost: That coat set me back $1,000.
set by
To reserve for future use: It is wise to set food and money by in case of a future emergency.
set down
1. To cause to sit; seat: Set the baby down here.
2. To put in writing; record: We set down the facts.
3.
a. To regard; consider: Just set him down as a sneak.
b. To assign to a cause; attribute: Let's set the error down to inexperience.
4. To land (an aircraft): The pilot set the plane down hard.
5. Baseball To put out (a batter); retire. Used of a pitcher.
set forth
1. To present for consideration; propose: set forth a sound plan.
2. To express in words: She has set forth her ideas.
set forward
To begin a journey.
set in
1. To insert: set in the sleeve of a gown.
2. To begin to happen or be apparent: "Evening was setting in as I took the road over Mountain Top" (Charles Siebert).
3. To move toward the shore. Used of wind or water.
set off
1.
a. To give rise to; cause to occur: set off a chemical reaction.
b. To cause to explode: set off a bomb.
c. To make suddenly or demonstrably angry: The clerk's indifference finally set me off.
2. To indicate as being different; distinguish: features setting him off from the crowd.
3. To direct attention to by contrast; accentuate: set off a passage with italics.
4. To counterbalance, counteract, or compensate for: Our dismay at her leaving was set off by our knowing that she was happy.
5. To start on a journey: set off for Europe.
set out
1. To begin an earnest attempt; undertake: He set out to understand why the plan had failed.
2. To lay out systematically or graphically: set out a terrace.
3. To display for exhibition or sale.
4. To plant: set out seedlings.
5. To start a journey: She set out at dawn for town.
set to
1. To begin working energetically; start in.
2. To begin fighting.
set up
1. To place in an upright position.
2.
a. To elevate; raise.
b. To raise in authority or power; invest with power: They set the general up as a dictator.
c. To put (oneself) forward as; claim to be: He has set himself up as an authority on the English language.
d. To assemble and erect: set up a new machine.
3. To establish; found: set up a charity.
4. To cause: They set up howls of protest over new taxes.
5. To establish in business by providing capital, equipment, or other backing.
6. Informal
a. To treat (someone) to drinks.
b. To pay for (drinks).
7. Informal To stimulate or exhilarate: a victory that really set the team up.
8. To lay plans for: set up a kidnapping.
9. Informal To put (someone else) into a compromising situation by deceit or trickery: Swindlers have set me up.
10. Sports To make a pass to (a teammate), creating a scoring opportunity.
set upon
To attack violently: Guards set dogs upon the escaping prisoners.
Idioms:
set against
Strongly opposed to: We are dead set against the idea.
set fire to
To cause to ignite and burn.
set foot in
To enter.
set foot on
To step on.
set in motion
To give impetus to: The indictment set the judicial process in motion.
set on
Resolved to do something or strongly wishing for something: She is set on getting a role in the play.
set (one's) heart on
To be determined to do something.
set (one's) sights on
To have as a goal: She set her sights on medical school.
set on fire
1. To cause to ignite and burn.
2. To cause to become excited: The music set the audience on fire.
set sail Nautical
To begin a voyage on water.
set (someone) straight
To inform (someone) of the truth of a situation.
set store by
To regard as valuable or worthwhile.
set the pace
1. To go at a speed that other competitors attempt to match or surpass.
2. To behave or perform in a way that others try to emulate.
set the scene/stage for
To provide the underlying basis for: saber rattling that set the stage for war.
set up housekeeping
To establish a household.
set up shop
To establish one's business operations.

[Middle English setten, from Old English settan; see sed- in Indo-European roots.]
Usage Note: Originally set meant "to cause (someone) to sit" and "to cause (something) to be in a certain position," so that it is now in most cases a transitive verb: She sets the book on the table. He sets the table. Sit is generally an intransitive verb: He sits at the table. There are some exceptions: The sun sets (not sits). A hen sets (or sits) on her eggs.

set 2

 (sĕt)
n.
1. A group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used: a chess set.
2. A group of persons sharing a common interest: the high-school set.
3. A group of books or periodicals published as a unit.
4.
a. A number of couples required for participation in a square dance.
b. The movements constituting a square dance.
5.
a. The scenery constructed for a theatrical performance.
b. The entire enclosure in which a movie is filmed; the sound stage.
6. Music
a. A session of music, typically dance music, played before an intermission.
b. The music so played.
7. The collective receiving apparatus assembled to operate a radio or television.
8. Mathematics A collection of distinct elements having specific common properties: a set of positive integers.
9. Sports
a. A group of games constituting one division or unit of a match, as in tennis.
b. An offensive formation in football or basketball.

[Middle English sette, from Old French, from Medieval Latin secta, retinue, from Latin, faction; see sect.]

set

(sɛt)
vb (mainly tr) , sets, setting or set
1. to put or place in position or into a specified state or condition: to set a book on the table; to set someone free.
2. (also intr; foll by to or on) to put or be put (to); apply or be applied: he set fire to the house; they set the dogs on the scent.
3. to put into order or readiness for use; prepare: to set a trap; to set the table for dinner.
4. (also intr) to put, form, or be formed into a jelled, firm, fixed, or rigid state: the jelly set in three hours.
5. (also intr) to put or be put into a position that will restore a normal state: to set a broken bone.
6. to adjust (a clock or other instrument) to a position
7. to determine or establish: we have set the date for our wedding.
8. to prescribe or allot (an undertaking, course of study, etc): the examiners have set 'Paradise Lost'.
9. to arrange in a particular fashion, esp an attractive one: she set her hair; the jeweller set the diamonds in silver.
10. (Clothing & Fashion) (of clothes) to hang or fit (well or badly) when worn
11. (Music, other) Also: set to music to provide music for (a poem or other text to be sung)
12. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing Also: set up to arrange or produce (type, film, etc) from (text or copy); compose
13. (Theatre) to arrange (a stage, television studio, etc) with scenery and props
14. (Film) to arrange (a stage, television studio, etc) with scenery and props
15. to describe or present (a scene or the background to a literary work, story, etc) in words: his novel is set in Russia.
16. to present as a model of good or bad behaviour (esp in the phrases set an example, set a good example, set a bad example)
17. (foll by: on or by) to value (something) at a specified price or estimation of worth: he set a high price on his services.
18. (foll by at) to price (the value of something) at a specified sum: he set his services at £300.
19. (also intr) to give or be given a particular direction: his course was set to the East.
20. (Nautical Terms) (also intr) to rig (a sail) or (of a sail) to be rigged so as to catch the wind
21. (intr) (of the sun, moon, etc) to disappear beneath the horizon
22. to leave (dough, etc) in one place so that it may prove
23. to sharpen (a cutting blade) by grinding or honing the angle adjacent to the cutting edge
24. to displace alternate teeth of (a saw) to opposite sides of the blade in order to increase the cutting efficiency
25. to sink (the head of a nail) below the surface surrounding it by using a nail set
26. (Computer Science) computing to give (a binary circuit) the value 1
27. (Botany) (of plants) to produce (fruits, seeds, etc) after pollination or (of fruits or seeds) to develop after pollination
28. (Agriculture) to plant (seeds, seedlings, etc)
29. (Agriculture) to place (a hen) on (eggs) for the purpose of incubation
30. (Hunting) (intr) (of a gun dog) to turn in the direction of game, indicating its presence
31. Scot and Irish to let or lease: to set a house.
32. (Bridge) bridge to defeat (one's opponents) in their attempt to make a contract
33. a dialect word for sit
34. set eyes on to see
n
35. the act of setting or the state of being set
36. a condition of firmness or hardness
37. bearing, carriage, or posture: the set of a gun dog when pointing.
38. (Clothing & Fashion) the fit or hang of a garment, esp when worn
39. (Theatre) the scenery and other props used in and identifying the location of a stage or television production, film, etc
40. (Film) the scenery and other props used in and identifying the location of a stage or television production, film, etc
41. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing
a. the width of the body of a piece of type
b. the width of the lines of type in a page or column
42. (Nautical Terms) nautical
a. the cut of the sails or the arrangement of the sails, spars, rigging, etc, of a vessel
b. the direction from which a wind is blowing or towards which a tide or current is moving
43. (Psychology) psychol a temporary bias disposing an organism to react to a stimulus in one way rather than in others
44. (Agriculture) a seedling, cutting, or similar part that is ready for planting: onion sets.
45. (Tools) a blacksmith's tool with a short head similar to a cold chisel set transversely onto a handle and used, when struck with a hammer, for cutting off lengths of iron bars
46. (Tools) See nailset
47. the direction of flow of water
48. a mechanical distortion of shape or alignment, such as a bend in a piece of metal
49. (General Engineering) the penetration of a driven pile for each blow of the drop hammer
50. (Civil Engineering) a variant spelling of sett
51. (Zoology) a variant spelling of sett
52. (Textiles) a variant spelling of sett
adj
53. fixed or established by authority or agreement: set hours of work.
54. (usually postpositive) rigid or inflexible: she is set in her ways.
55. unmoving; fixed: a set expression on his face.
56. conventional, artificial, or stereotyped, rather than spontaneous: she made her apology in set phrases.
57. (postpositive; foll by on or upon) resolute in intention: he is set upon marrying.
58. (Education) (of a book, etc) prescribed for students' preparation for an examination
[Old English settan, causative of sittan to sit; related to Old Frisian setta, Old High German sezzan]

set

(sɛt)
n
1. a number of objects or people grouped or belonging together, often forming a unit or having certain features or characteristics in common: a set of coins; John is in the top set for maths.
2. a group of people who associate together, esp a clique: he's part of the jet set.
3. (Mathematics) maths logic
a. Also called: class a collection of numbers, objects, etc, that is treated as an entity: 3, the moon is the set the two members of which are the number 3 and the moon
b. (in some formulations) a class that can itself be a member of other classes
4. (Logic) maths logic
a. Also called: class a collection of numbers, objects, etc, that is treated as an entity: 3, the moon is the set the two members of which are the number 3 and the moon
b. (in some formulations) a class that can itself be a member of other classes
5. (Electronics) any apparatus that receives or transmits television or radio signals
6. (Tennis) tennis squash badminton one of the units of a match, in tennis one in which one player or pair of players must win at least six games: Graf lost the first set.
7. (Squash & Fives) tennis squash badminton one of the units of a match, in tennis one in which one player or pair of players must win at least six games: Graf lost the first set.
8. (Badminton) tennis squash badminton one of the units of a match, in tennis one in which one player or pair of players must win at least six games: Graf lost the first set.
9. (Dancing)
a. the number of couples required for a formation dance
b. a series of figures that make up a formation dance
10. (Music, other)
a. a band's or performer's concert repertoire on a given occasion: the set included no new numbers.
b. a continuous performance: the Who played two sets.
vb, sets, setting or set
11. (Dancing) (intr) (in square dancing and country dancing) to perform a sequence of steps while facing towards another dancer: set to your partners.
12. (usually tr) to divide into sets: in this school we set our older pupils for English.
[C14 (in the obsolete sense: a religious sect): from Old French sette, from Latin secta sect; later sense development influenced by the verb set1]

set

(sɛt)

v. set, set•ting,
n., adj. v.t.
1. to put (something or someone) in a particular place, position, or posture: to set a vase on a table; Set the baby on her feet.
2. to put or cause to pass into some condition: to set a house on fire; to set a prisoner free.
3. to put or apply: to set fire to a house.
4. to fix definitely; establish or decide upon: to set a time limit; to set a wedding date.
5. to put (a price or value) upon something.
6. to fix the value of at a certain amount, rate, or point: She sets honesty above everything else.
7. to post, station, or appoint for some duty or task: to set guards at the door.
8. to place or plant firmly: to set a flagpole in concrete.
9. to direct or settle resolutely or wishfully: to set one's mind to a task; to set one's heart on a new bike.
10. to establish for others to follow: to set a fast pace; to set a good example.
11. to prescribe or assign, as a task.
12. to distribute or arrange china, silver, etc., for use on (a table).
13. to style (the hair) by using rollers, clips, lotions, or other aids to induce curls, waves, fullness, etc.
14. to put in the proper or desired order or condition for use: to set a trap.
15. to adjust (a mechanism) so as to control its performance.
16. to adjust the hands of (a clock or watch) to the desired position or according to a certain standard.
17. to adjust (a timer, alarm, etc.) so as to sound when desired.
18. to fix at a given point or calibration: to set the dial on an oven.
19. to fix or mount (a gem or the like) in a frame or setting.
20. to ornament or stud with gems or the like.
21. to cause to sit; seat: to set a child in a highchair.
22. to put (a hen) on eggs to hatch them.
23. to place (eggs) under a hen or in an incubator for hatching.
24. to cause to take a particular direction: to set one's course to the south.
25. to put into a fixed, rigid, or settled state, as the face or muscles.
26. to put (a broken or dislocated bone) back in position.
27. to cause (glue, mortar, or the like) to become fixed or hard.
28. to affix or apply, as by stamping: The king set his seal to the decree.
29. to tighten (often fol. by up): to set nuts well up.
30. (of a hunting dog) to indicate the position of (game) by standing stiffly and pointing with the muzzle.
31. to urge, goad, or encourage to attack: to set the hounds on a trespasser.
32. to put aside (dough with yeast in it) to permit rising.
33.
a. to fit, as words to music.
b. to arrange for musical performance.
c. to arrange (music) for certain voices or instruments.
34.
a. to arrange the scenery, properties, lights, etc., on (a stage) for an act or scene.
b. to give decisive form to (an action, scene, etc.) in preparation for performance.
35. to spread and secure (a sail) so as to catch the wind.
36.
a. to arrange (type) in the order required for printing.
b. to arrange (a text) in type for printing.
37. Bridge. to cause (the opponents or their contract) to fall short.
38. to sink (a nail head) with a nail set.
39. to bend the teeth of (a saw) outward in opposite directions.
v.i.
40. to pass below the horizon; sink: The sun sets early in winter.
41. to decline; wane.
42. to assume a fixed or rigid state, as the countenance or the muscles.
43. (of mortar, glue, dye, or the like) to become firm, solid, or permanent.
44. to sit on eggs to hatch them, as a hen.
45. (of the hair) to assume a particular style as the result of having been temporarily rolled up, pinned, twisted, etc.
46. (of a flower's ovary) to develop into a fruit.
47. (of a hunting dog) to indicate the position of game.
48. to have a certain direction or course, as a wind or current.
49. (of a sail) to be spread so as to catch the wind.
50. Nonstandard. to sit: Come in and set a spell.
51. set about, to begin; undertake; start.
52. set aside,
a. to put to one side; reserve.
b. to dismiss from the mind; reject.
c. to prevail over; discard; annul: to set aside a verdict.
53. set back,
a. to hinder; impede.
b. to fix at an earlier time or lower point on a scale: Set back your clocks one hour.
c. Informal. to cause to pay; cost: The house set them back $200,000.
54. set by, to save or keep for future use.
55. set down,
a. to record or copy in writing or printing.
b. to land an airplane.
56. set forth,
a. to give an account of; state; describe.
b. to begin a journey; start.
57. set in,
a. to begin to prevail; arrive: Darkness set in.
b. (of winds or currents) to blow or flow toward the shore.
58. set off,
a. to cause to become ignited or to explode.
b. to begin; start.
c. to intensify or improve by contrast.
d. to begin a journey or trip; depart.
59. set on,
a. Also, set upon. to attack or cause to attack.
b. to instigate; incite.
60. set out,
a. to begin a journey or course.
b. to undertake; attempt.
c. to define; describe.
d. to plant.
61. set to,
a. to begin work vigorously.
b. to start to fight.
62. set up,
a. to put upright; raise.
b. to put into a high or powerful position.
c. to construct; assemble; erect.
d. to inaugurate; establish.
e. to enable to begin in business; provide with means.
f. to make a gift of; treat, as to drinks.
g. to bring about; cause.
h. to lead or lure into a prearranged situation, esp. so as to embarrass or entrap.
n.
63. the act or state of setting or the state of being set.
64. a collection of articles designed for use together or in a complementary way: a chess set; a set of carving knives.
65. a number, group, or combination of things of similar nature, design, or function: a set of ideas.
66. a number, company, or group of persons associated by common interests, occupations, conventions, or status: the smart set.
67. fixed direction, bent, or inclination: The set of his mind was obvious.
68. bearing or carriage: the set of one's shoulders.
69. the assumption of a fixed, rigid, or hard state, as by mortar or glue.
70. the fit, as of an article of clothing.
71. the styling of the hair with rollers, pins, lotions, etc., or the hairstyle so formed.
72. an apparatus for receiving radio or television programs; receiver.
73. a construction representing the site of the action in a play, film, or the like.
74. a young plant, or a slip, tuber, or the like, suitable for planting.
75. Tennis. a unit of a match, consisting of a group of not fewer than six games with a margin of at least two games between the winner and loser: She won the match in straight sets of 6–3, 6–4, 6–4.
76. Mach.
a. the bending out of the points of alternate teeth of a saw in opposite directions.
b. a permanent deformation or displacement of an object or part.
c. a tool for giving a certain form to something, as a saw tooth.
77. Psychol. a temporary state of readiness to act or respond to certain stimuli in a specific way.
78.
a. the number of couples required to execute a quadrille or the like.
b. a series of movements or figures that make up a quadrille or the like.
79. Music.
a. a succession of pieces played by an ensemble, as a dance band or jazz group, before or after an intermission.
b. the period during which these pieces are played.
80. Naut.
a. the direction of a wind, current, etc.
b. the form or arrangement of the sails, spars, etc., of a vessel.
81. Math. a collection of objects or elements classed together.
adj.
82. fixed or prescribed beforehand: a set time.
83. specified; fixed: The hall holds a set number of people.
84. deliberately composed; customary: set phrases.
85. fixed; rigid: a set smile.
86. resolved or determined; habitually or stubbornly fixed: to be set in one's opinions.
87. completely prepared; ready: Is everyone set?
[before 900; (v.) Middle English setten, Old English settan, c. Old Frisian setta, Old Saxon settian, Old High German sezzen, Old Norse setja, Gothic satjan, all < Germanic *satjan, causative of *setjan to sit; (n.) Middle English set, set(t)e, derivative of the v. and its past participle; (in senses denoting a group) Middle English sette < Old French < Latin secta sect (later influenced by the v. and Middle Low German gesette set, suite)]
usage: The verbs set and sit are similar in form and meaning but different in grammatical use. set is chiefly transitive and takes an object: Set the dish on the shelf. Its past tense and past participle are also set: The judge has set the date for the trial. set also has some standard intransitive uses, as “to pass below the horizon” and “to become firm, solid, etc.” The intransitive use of set for sit, “to be seated,” is nonstandard: Pull up a chair and set by me. sit is chiefly intransitive and does not take an object: Let's sit here in the shade. Its past tense and past participle are sat: Have they sat down yet? Transitive uses of sit include “to cause to sit” (Sit yourself on the sofa) and “to provide seating for” (The waiter sat us near the window).

Set

(sɛt)

also Seth



n.
an ancient Egyptian god, represented with the head of a donkey or other mammal.

set

(sĕt)
A collection of distinct elements that have something in common. In mathematics, sets are commonly represented by enclosing the members of a set in curly braces, as {1, 2, 3, 4, 5}, the set of all positive integers from 1 to 5.

Set

 a number of items of a similar nature usually used together; a group of persons who habitually meet socially or through some other contact.

set


Past participle: set
Gerund: setting

Imperative
set
set
Present
I set
you set
he/she/it sets
we set
you set
they set
Preterite
I set
you set
he/she/it set
we set
you set
they set
Present Continuous
I am setting
you are setting
he/she/it is setting
we are setting
you are setting
they are setting
Present Perfect
I have set
you have set
he/she/it has set
we have set
you have set
they have set
Past Continuous
I was setting
you were setting
he/she/it was setting
we were setting
you were setting
they were setting
Past Perfect
I had set
you had set
he/she/it had set
we had set
you had set
they had set
Future
I will set
you will set
he/she/it will set
we will set
you will set
they will set
Future Perfect
I will have set
you will have set
he/she/it will have set
we will have set
you will have set
they will have set
Future Continuous
I will be setting
you will be setting
he/she/it will be setting
we will be setting
you will be setting
they will be setting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been setting
you have been setting
he/she/it has been setting
we have been setting
you have been setting
they have been setting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been setting
you will have been setting
he/she/it will have been setting
we will have been setting
you will have been setting
they will have been setting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been setting
you had been setting
he/she/it had been setting
we had been setting
you had been setting
they had been setting
Conditional
I would set
you would set
he/she/it would set
we would set
you would set
they would set
Past Conditional
I would have set
you would have set
he/she/it would have set
we would have set
you would have set
they would have set
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Noun1.set - a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so usedset - 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"
teeth, dentition - the kind and number and arrangement of teeth (collectively) in a person or animal
volume - a publication that is one of a set of several similar publications; "the third volume was missing"; "he asked for the 1989 volume of the Annual Review"
aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole
singleton - a set containing a single member
pair, brace - a set of two similar things considered as a unit
triad, triple, triplet, trio - a set of three similar things considered as a unit
quadruple, quartette, quadruplet, quartet - a set of four similar things considered as a unit
quintuple, quintette, quintuplet, quintet - a set of five similar things considered as a unit
sextette, sestet, sextet - a set of six similar things considered as a unit
septette, septet - a set of seven similar things considered as a unit
octette, octet - a set of eight similar things considered as a unit
chess set - checkerboard and a set of 32 pieces used to play chess
manicure set - a set of implements used to manicure
join, sum, union - a set containing all and only the members of two or more given sets; "let C be the union of the sets A and B"
Cartesian product, intersection, product - the set of elements common to two or more sets; "the set of red hats is the intersection of the set of hats and the set of red things"
field - all the competitors in a particular contest or sporting event
field - all of the horses in a particular horse race
field - (computer science) a set of one or more adjacent characters comprising a unit of information
bracket - a category falling within certain defined limits
conjugation - the complete set of inflected forms of a verb
suite - a matching set of furniture
choir, consort - a family of similar musical instrument playing together
core, core group, nucleus - a small group of indispensable persons or things; "five periodicals make up the core of their publishing program"
portfolio - a set of pieces of creative work collected to be shown to potential customers or employers; "the artist had put together a portfolio of his work"; "every actor has a portfolio of photographs"
score - a set of twenty members; "a score were sent out but only one returned"
threescore - a set with 3 times 20 members
synset - a set of one or more synonyms
2.set - (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols; "the set of prime numbers is infinite"
abstract entity, abstraction - a general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples
math, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
interval - a set containing all points (or all real numbers) between two given endpoints
mathematical group, group - a set that is closed, associative, has an identity element and every element has an inverse
domain of a function, domain - (mathematics) the set of values of the independent variable for which a function is defined
range of a function, image, range - (mathematics) the set of values of the dependent variable for which a function is defined; "the image of f(x) = x^2 is the set of all non-negative real numbers if the domain of the function is the set of all real numbers"
universal set - (mathematics) the set that contains all the elements or objects involved in the problem under consideration; "all other sets are subsets of the universal set"
locus - the set of all points or lines that satisfy or are determined by specific conditions; "the locus of points equidistant from a given point is a circle"
subset - a set whose members are members of another set; a set contained within another set
null set - a set that is empty; a set with no members
Mandelbrot set - a set of complex numbers that has a highly convoluted fractal boundary when plotted; the set of all points in the complex plane that are bounded under a certain mathematical iteration
mathematical space, topological space - (mathematics) any set of points that satisfy a set of postulates of some kind; "assume that the topological space is finite dimensional"
field - (mathematics) a set of elements such that addition and multiplication are commutative and associative and multiplication is distributive over addition and there are two elements 0 and 1; "the set of all rational numbers is a field"
solution, root - the set of values that give a true statement when substituted into an equation
diagonal - (mathematics) a set of entries in a square matrix running diagonally either from the upper left to lower right entry or running from the upper right to lower left entry
intersection - a point or set of points common to two or more geometric configurations
3.set - several exercises intended to be done in series; "he did four sets of the incline bench press"
exercise, exercising, physical exercise, physical exertion, workout - the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit; "the doctor recommended regular exercise"; "he did some exercising"; "the physical exertion required by his work kept him fit"
4.set - representation consisting of the scenery and other properties used to identify the location of a dramatic production; "the sets were meticulously authentic"
mise en scene, stage setting, setting - arrangement of scenery and properties to represent the place where a play or movie is enacted
representation - a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something
scenery, scene - the painted structures of a stage set that are intended to suggest a particular locale; "they worked all night painting the scenery"
set decoration - a decoration used as part of the set of a theatrical or movie production
5.set - an unofficial association of people or groupsset - an unofficial association of people or groups; "the smart set goes there"; "they were an angry lot"
social group - people sharing some social relation
car pool - a small group of car drivers who arrange to take turns driving while the others are passengers
clique, coterie, ingroup, inner circle, camp, pack - an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose
cohort - a band of warriors (originally a unit of a Roman Legion)
confederacy, conspiracy - a group of conspirators banded together to achieve some harmful or illegal purpose
Four Hundred - the exclusive social set of a city
horsey set, horsy set - a set of people sharing a devotion to horses and horseback riding and horse racing
jet set - a set of rich and fashionable people who travel widely for pleasure
party, company - a band of people associated temporarily in some activity; "they organized a party to search for food"; "the company of cooks walked into the kitchen"
6.set - a relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way; "the set of his mind was obvious"
inclination, tendency, disposition - an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others; "he had an inclination to give up too easily"; "a tendency to be too strict"
7.set - the act of putting something in position; "he gave a final set to his hat"
locating, positioning, emplacement, location, placement, position - the act of putting something in a certain place
8.set - a unit of play in tennis or squash; "they played two sets of tennis after dinner"
game - (tennis) a division of play during which one player serves
period of play, playing period, play - (in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds; "rain stopped play in the 4th inning"
9.set - the process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization; "the hardening of concrete"; "he tested the set of the glue"
congealment, congelation - the process of congealing; solidification by (or as if by) freezing
natural action, natural process, action, activity - a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings); "the action of natural forces"; "volcanic activity"
plastination - a process involving fixation and dehydration and forced impregnation and hardening of biological tissues; water and lipids are replaced by curable polymers (silicone or epoxy or polyester) that are subsequently hardened; "the plastination of specimens is valuable for research and teaching"
10.Set - evil Egyptian god with the head of a beast that has high square ears and a long snout; brother and murderer of Osiris
11.set - the descent of a heavenly body below the horizon; "before the set of sun"
descent - a movement downward
12.set - (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"
cognitive state, state of mind - the state of a person's cognitive processes
psychological science, psychology - the science of mental life
13.set - any electronic equipment that receives or transmits radio or tv signals; "the early sets ran on storage batteries"
communication equipment, communication system - facility consisting of the physical plants and equipment for disseminating information
electronic equipment - equipment that involves the controlled conduction of electrons (especially in a gas or vacuum or semiconductor)
receiver, receiving system - set that receives radio or tv signals
sender, transmitter - set used to broadcast radio or tv signals
Verb1.set - 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"
put in, stick in, inclose, insert, introduce, enclose - introduce; "Insert your ticket here"
docket - place on the docket for legal action; "Only 5 of the 120 cases docketed were tried"
cock - set the trigger of a firearm back for firing
postpose - place after another constituent in the sentence; "Japanese postposes the adpositions, whereas English preposes them"
prepose - place before another constituent in the sentence; "English preposes the adpositions; Japanese postposes them"
step - place (a ship's mast) in its step
put back, replace - put something back where it belongs; "replace the book on the shelf after you have finished reading it"; "please put the clean dishes back in the cabinet when you have washed them"
stratify - form, arrange, or deposit in layers; "The fish are stratified in barrels"; "The rock was stratified by the force of the water"; "A statistician stratifies the list of names according to the addresses"
plant - place something or someone in a certain position in order to secretly observe or deceive; "Plant a spy in Moscow"; "plant bugs in the dissident's apartment"
intersperse - place at intervals in or among; "intersperse exclamation marks in the text"
snuggle, nestle - position comfortably; "The baby nestled her head in her mother's elbow"
pile - place or lay as if in a pile; "The teacher piled work on the students until the parents protested"
arrange, set up - put into a proper or systematic order; "arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order"
superimpose, superpose, lay over - place on top of; "can you superimpose the two images?"
superpose - place (one geometric figure) upon another so that their perimeters coincide
park - place temporarily; "park the car in the yard"; "park the children with the in-laws"; "park your bag in this locker"
ensconce, settle - fix firmly; "He ensconced himself in the chair"
dispose - place or put in a particular order; "the dots are unevenly disposed"
emplace - put into place or position; "the box with the ancestors' ashes was emplaced on the top shelf of the house altar"
emplace - provide a new emplacement for guns
ship - place on board a ship; "ship the cargo in the hold of the vessel"
underlay - put (something) under or beneath; "They underlaid the shingles with roofing paper"
trench - set, plant, or bury in a trench; "trench the fallen soldiers"; "trench the vegetables"
pigeonhole - place into a small compartment
shelve - place on a shelf; "shelve books"
jar - place in a cylindrical vessel; "jar the jam"
repose - to put something (eg trust) in something; "The nation reposed its confidence in the King"
sign - place signs, as along a road; "sign an intersection"; "This road has been signed"
middle - put in the middle
parallelize - place parallel to one another
butt - place end to end without overlapping; "The frames must be butted at the joints"
recess - put into a recess; "recess lights"
reposition - place into another position
throw, thrust - place or put with great energy; "She threw the blanket around the child"; "thrust the money in the hands of the beggar"
tee, tee up - place on a tee; "tee golf balls"
rack up - place in a rack; "rack pool balls"
coffin - place into a coffin; "her body was coffined"
bed - put to bed; "The children were bedded at ten o'clock"
appose - place side by side or in close proximity
place down, put down, set down - cause to sit or seat or be in a settled position or place; "set down your bags here"
sow, seed - place (seeds) in or on the ground for future growth; "She sowed sunflower seeds"
misplace - place or position wrongly; put in the wrong position; "misplaced modifiers"
juxtapose - place side by side; "The fauvists juxtaposed strong colors"
set down - put or settle into a position; "The hotel was set down at the bottom of the valley"
bottle - put into bottles; "bottle the mineral water"
bucket - put into a bucket
barrel - put in barrels
ground - place or put on the ground
pillow, rest - rest on or as if on a pillow; "pillow your head"
mislay, misplace, lose - place (something) where one cannot find it again; "I misplaced my eyeglasses"
upend - set, turn, or stand on end; "upend the box and empty the contents"
seat, sit down, sit - show to a seat; assign a seat for; "The host seated me next to Mrs. Smith"
seat - place in or on a seat; "the mother seated the toddler on the high chair"
2.set - fix conclusively or authoritatively; "set the rules"
identify, place - recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something; "She identified the man on the 'wanted' poster"
date - assign a date to; determine the (probable) date of; "Scientists often cannot date precisely archeological or prehistorical findings"
value - fix or determine the value of; assign a value to; "value the jewelry and art work in the estate"
filiate - fix the paternity of; "The court filiated the child born out of wedlock"
format - determine the arrangement of (data) for storage and display (in computer science)
charge - set or ask for a certain price; "How much do you charge for lunch?"; "This fellow charges $100 for a massage"
initialise, initialize - assign an initial value to a computer program
tax, assess - set or determine the amount of (a payment such as a fine)
price - determine the price of; "The grocer priced his wares high"
3.set - decide upon or fix definitely; "fix the variables"; "specify the parameters"
quantify - use as a quantifier
choose, pick out, select, take - pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives; "Take any one of these cards"; "Choose a good husband for your daughter"; "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her"
name - mention and identify by name; "name your accomplices!"
reset - set anew; "They re-set the date on the clock"
define - give a definition for the meaning of a word; "Define `sadness'"
4.set - establish as the highest level or best performance; "set a record"
lay down, establish, make - institute, enact, or establish; "make laws"
5.set - put into a certain state; cause to be in a certain state; "set the house afire"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
pitch - set to a certain pitch; "He pitched his voice very low"
keynote - set the keynote of; "Comfort keynotes this designer's Fall collection"
lay out, set up, set - get ready for a particular purpose or event; "set up an experiment"; "set the table"; "lay out the tools for the surgery"
set apart, assign, specify - select something or someone for a specific purpose; "The teacher assigned him to lead his classmates in the exercise"
appropriate, earmark, set aside, reserve, allow - give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause; "I will earmark this money for your research"; "She sets aside time for meditation every day"
instigate, incite, stir up, set off - provoke or stir up; "incite a riot"; "set off great unrest among the people"
activate, actuate, set off, spark, spark off, touch off, trigger, trigger off, trip - put in motion or move to act; "trigger a reaction"; "actuate the circuits"
cancel, offset, set off - make up for; "His skills offset his opponent's superior strength"
6.set - fix in a border; "The goldsmith set the diamond"
arrange, set up - put into a proper or systematic order; "arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order"
7.set - 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"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
socialise, socialize - prepare for social life; "Children have to be socialized in school"
provide - take measures in preparation for; "provide for the proper care of the passengers on the cruise ship"
cram - prepare (students) hastily for an impending exam
precondition - put into the required condition beforehand
fix - kill, preserve, and harden (tissue) in order to prepare for microscopic study
mount - fix onto a backing, setting, or support; "mount slides for macroscopic analysis"
lay out, set up, set - get ready for a particular purpose or event; "set up an experiment"; "set the table"; "lay out the tools for the surgery"
winterise, winterize - prepare for winter; "winterize cars"; "winterize your houses"
summerise, summerize - prepare for summer; "summerize your car"; "summerize a house"
prime - insert a primer into (a gun, mine, or charge) preparatory to detonation or firing; "prime a cannon"; "prime a mine"
crop, cultivate, work - prepare for crops; "Work the soil"; "cultivate the land"
brace, poise - prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult
8.set - set to a certain position or cause to operate correctly; "set clocks or instruments"
adjust, correct, set - alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard; "Adjust the clock, please"; "correct the alignment of the front wheels"
reset - set to zero; "reset instruments and dials"
set ahead, advance - move forward; "we have to advance clocks and watches when we travel eastward"
set ahead, advance - move forward; "we have to advance clocks and watches when we travel eastward"
9.set - locate; "The film is set in Africa"
stage, present, represent - perform (a play), especially on a stage; "we are going to stage `Othello'"
10.set - disappear beyond the horizon; "the sun sets early these days"
astronomy, uranology - the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole
come down, descend, go down, fall - move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way; "The temperature is going down"; "The barometer is falling"; "The curtain fell on the diva"; "Her hand went up and then fell again"
uprise, ascend, come up, rise - come up, of celestial bodies; "The sun also rises"; "The sun uprising sees the dusk night fled..."; "Jupiter ascends"
11.set - adapt for performance in a different way; "set this poem to music"
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
prearrange - arrange beforehand
compose, write - write music; "Beethoven composed nine symphonies"
put - adapt; "put these words to music"
transpose - put (a piece of music) into another key
tabularise, tabularize, tabulate, table - arrange or enter in tabular form
12.set - put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground; "Let's plant flowers in the garden"
lay, place, put, set, position, pose - 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"
root - plant by the roots
puddle - dip into mud before planting; "puddle young plants"
checkrow - plant in checkrows
bed - place (plants) in a prepared bed of soil
dibble - plant with a wooden hand tool; "dibble Spring bulbs"
afforest, forest - establish a forest on previously unforested land; "afforest the mountains"
replant - plant again or anew; "They replanted the land"; "He replanted the seedlings"
tree - plant with trees; "this lot should be treed so that the house will be shaded in summer"
13.set - apply or start; "set fire to a building"
initiate, originate, start - bring into being; "He initiated a new program"; "Start a foundation"
14.set - become gelatinous; "the liquid jelled after we added the enzyme"
solidify - become solid; "The metal solidified when it cooled"
15.set - set in typeset - set in type; "My book will be typeset nicely"; "set these words in italics"
print, impress - reproduce by printing
16.set - put into a position that will restore a normal state; "set a broken bone"
lay, place, put, set, position, pose - 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"
17.set - insert (a nail or screw below the surface, as into a countersink)
bury, sink - embed deeply; "She sank her fingers into the soft sand"; "He buried his head in her lap"
18.set - give a fine, sharp edge to a knife or razor
hone - sharpen with a hone; "hone a knife"
19.set - urge to attack someone; "The owner sicked his dogs on the intruders"; "the shaman sics sorcerers on the evil spirits"
assail, assault, set on, attack - attack someone physically or emotionally; "The mugger assaulted the woman"; "Nightmares assailed him regularly"
20.set - estimate; "We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M."
estimate, gauge, approximate, guess, judge - judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time); "I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds"
21.set - equip with sails or masts; "rig a ship"
equip, fit out, outfit, fit - provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose; "The expedition was equipped with proper clothing, food, and other necessities"
22.set - get ready for a particular purpose or event; "set up an experiment"; "set the table"; "lay out the tools for the surgery"
gear up, prepare, ready, set, fix, set up - 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"
23.set - alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standardset - alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard; "Adjust the clock, please"; "correct the alignment of the front wheels"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
proportion - adjust in size relative to other things
modulate - adjust the pitch, tone, or volume of
temper - adjust the pitch (of pianos)
tune, tune up - adjust the pitches of (musical instruments); "My piano needs to be tuned"
calibrate, fine-tune, graduate - make fine adjustments or divide into marked intervals for optimal measuring; "calibrate an instrument"; "graduate a cylinder"
tune, tune up - adjust for (better) functioning; "tune the engine"
time - adjust so that a force is applied and an action occurs at the desired time; "The good player times his swing so as to hit the ball squarely"
trim - adjust (sails on a ship) so that the wind is optimally used
zero, zero in - adjust (as by firing under test conditions) the zero of (a gun); "He zeroed in his rifle at 200 yards"
zero - adjust (an instrument or device) to zero value
readjust, reset - adjust again after an initial failure
attune - adjust or accustom to; bring into harmony with
time - regulate or set the time of; "time the clock"
set - set to a certain position or cause to operate correctly; "set clocks or instruments"
regulate, modulate - fix or adjust the time, amount, degree, or rate of; "regulate the temperature"; "modulate the pitch"
focalise, focalize, sharpen, focus - put (an image) into focus; "Please focus the image; we cannot enjoy the movie"
sync, synchronize, synchronise - make synchronous and adjust in time or manner; "Let's synchronize our efforts"
pressurise, pressurize - increase the pressure in or of; "The captain will pressurize the cabin for the passengers' comfort"
depressurise, depressurize, decompress - decrease the pressure of; "depressurize the cabin in the air plane"
match, fit - make correspond or harmonize; "Match my sweater"
plumb - adjust with a plumb line so as to make vertical
ordinate, align, coordinate - bring (components or parts) into proper or desirable coordination correlation; "align the wheels of my car"; "ordinate similar parts"
reconcile, harmonise, harmonize - bring into consonance or accord; "harmonize one's goals with one's abilities"
linearise, linearize - make linear or get into a linear form; "a catalyst linearizes polyethylene"
justify - adjust the spaces between words; "justify the margins"
citify - accustom to urban ways; "Immigration will citify the country?"
24.set - bear fruit; "the apple trees fructify"
procreate, reproduce, multiply - have offspring or produce more individuals of a given animal or plant; "The Bible tells people to procreate"
25.set - arrange attractivelyset - arrange attractively; "dress my hair for the wedding"
bob - cut hair in the style of a bob; "Bernice bobs her hair these days!"
wave - set waves in; "she asked the hairdresser to wave her hair"
neaten, groom - care for one's external appearance; "He is always well-groomed"
groom, curry, dress - give a neat appearance to; "groom the dogs"; "dress the horses"
Adj.1.set - (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"
ready - completely prepared or in condition for immediate action or use or progress; "get ready"; "she is ready to resign"; "the bridge is ready to collapse"; "I am ready to work"; "ready for action"; "ready for use"; "the soup will be ready in a minute"; "ready to learn to read"
2.set - fixed and unmoving; "with eyes set in a fixed glassy stare"; "his bearded face already has a set hollow look"- Connor Cruise O'Brien; "a face rigid with pain"
nonmoving, unmoving - not in motion
3.set - 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"
settled - established in a desired position or place; not moving about; "nomads...absorbed among the settled people"; "settled areas"; "I don't feel entirely settled here"; "the advent of settled civilization"
4.set - set down according to a plan:"a carefully laid table with places set for four people"; "stones laid in a pattern"
arranged, ordered - disposed or placed in a particular kind of order; "the carefully arranged chessmen"; "haphazardly arranged interlobular septa"; "comfortable chairs arranged around the fireplace"
5.set - being below the horizon; "the moon is set"
down - being or moving lower in position or less in some value; "lay face down"; "the moon is down"; "our team is down by a run"; "down by a pawn"; "the stock market is down today"
6.set - 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"
settled - established or decided beyond dispute or doubt; "with details of the wedding settled she could now sleep at night"
7.set - converted to solid form (as concrete)
hard - resisting weight or pressure

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1. put, place, lay, leave, park (informal), position, rest, plant, station, stick, deposit, locate, lodge, situate, plump, plonk He took the case out of her hand and set it on the floor.
2. switch on, turn on, activate, programme I forgot to set my alarm and I overslept.
3. adjust, regulate, coordinate, rectify, synchronize He set his watch, then waited for five minutes.
4. embed, fix, mount, install, fasten a gate set in a high wall
5. arrange, decide (upon), settle, name, establish, determine, fix, schedule, appoint, specify, allocate, designate, ordain, fix up, agree upon A date will be set for a future meeting.
6. assign, give, allot, prescribe We will train you first before we set you a task.
7. create, provide, establish, set up, institute Legal experts said that her case would not set a precedent.
8. harden, stiffen, condense, solidify, cake, gel, thicken, crystallize, congeal, jell, coagulate, gelatinize Lower the heat and allow the omelet to set on the bottom.
9. go down, sink, dip, decline, disappear, vanish, subside The sun sets at about 4pm in winter.
10. prepare, lay, spread, arrange, make ready She had set the table and was drinking coffee at the hearth.
11. impose, specify, lay down, decree, ordain the people who set the rules for the tournament
adjective
1. established, fixed, specified, planned, decided, agreed, standard, regular, usual, arranged, rigid, definite, customary, inflexible, predetermined, unchanging, hard and fast, immovable, unvarying A set period of fasting is supposed to bring us closer to godliness.
2. strict, firm, rigid, hardened, stubborn, entrenched, inflexible, ingrained, deep-seated, deep-rooted, hidebound They have very set ideas about how to get the message across.
strict open, free, flexible, open-minded, undecided
3. compulsory, required, assigned, recommended, impose, specified, prescribed, stipulated One of the set books is Jane Austen's 'Emma'.
4. conventional, stock, standard, traditional, formal, routine, artificial, stereotyped, rehearsed, hackneyed, unspontaneous Use the subjunctive in some set phrases and idioms.
5. located, sited, situated, found, perched The castle is set in 25 acres of beautiful land.
noun
2. position, bearing, attitude, carriage, turn, fit, hang, posture the set of his shoulders
be set on or upon something be determined to, be intent on, be resolved to, be bent on, be insistent on, be resolute about She was set on going to an all-girls school.
set about someone assault, attack, mug (informal), assail, sail into (informal), lambast(e), belabour Several thugs set about him with clubs.
set about something begin, start, get down to, attack, tackle, set to, get to work, sail into (informal), take the first step, wade into, get cracking (informal), make a start on, roll up your sleeves, get weaving (informal), address yourself to, put your shoulder to the wheel (informal) He set about proving she was completely wrong.
set forth embark, set off, start out, sally forth Christopher Columbus set forth on his epic journey of discovery.
set off leave, set out, depart, embark, start out, sally forth I set off, full of optimism.
set on or upon someone attack, beat up, assault, turn on, mug (informal), set about, ambush, go for, sic, pounce on, fly at, work over (slang), assail, sail into (informal), fall upon, lay into (informal), put the boot in (slang), pitch into (informal), let fly at We were set upon by three youths.
set out
1. embark, set off, start out, begin, get under way, hit the road (slang), take to the road, sally forth When setting out on a long walk, always wear suitable boots.
2. determine, decide, purpose, resolve, make up your mind We set out to find the truth behind the story.
set someone against someone alienate, oppose, divide, drive a wedge between, disunite, estrange, set at odds, make bad blood between, make mischief between, set at cross purposes, set by the ears (informal), sow dissension amongst The case has set neighbour against neighbour in the village.
set someone back (with money or a specified sum of money as object) cost, knock back (Brit. informal) The frock is going to set you back thousands.
set someone off upset, make angry, discompose The smallest thing sets him off.
set something against something balance, compare, contrast, weigh, juxtapose, place side by side with a considerable sum when set against the maximum wage
set something apart distinguish, separate, characterize, single out, individualize, make distinctive, mark as different What sets it apart from hundreds of similar French towns is the huge factory.
set something aside
1. reserve, keep, save, separate, select, single out, earmark, keep back, set apart, put on one side £130 million would be set aside for repairs to schools.
2. ignore, disregard, shrug off, bury, cast aside, put to one side He urged them to set aside minor differences.
3. reject, dismiss, reverse, cancel, overturn, discard, quash, overrule, repudiate, annul, nullify, abrogate, render null and void The decision was set aside because one of the judges had links with the defendant.
set something back hold up, slow, delay, hold back, hinder, obstruct, retard, impede, slow up a risk of public protest that could set back reforms
set something down
1. specify, determine, fix, impose, prescribe, lay down, ordain, stipulate, codify It also sets down rules for the maintenance of equipment.
2. write down, record, jot down, draft, pen, compose, draw up, put in writing, commit to paper, put down in black and white Old Walter is setting down his memories of village life.
set something forth present, describe, explain, detail, advance, relate, define, illustrate, put forward, recount, expound He set forth the basis of his approach to teaching students.
set something off
1. detonate, trigger (off), explode, ignite, light, set in motion, touch off The school district did not set off the bomb - some students did.
2. cause, start, produce, generate, prompt, trigger (off), provoke, bring about, give rise to, spark off, set in motion It set off a storm of speculation.
3. enhance, show off, complement, throw into relief, bring out the highlights in Blue suits you - it sets off the colour of your hair.
set something out
1. arrange, present, display, lay out, exhibit, array, dispose, set forth, expose to view Set out the cakes attractively.
2. explain, list, describe, detail, elaborate, recount, enumerate, elucidate, itemize, particularize He has written a letter setting out his views.
set something up
1. arrange, organize, prepare, make provision for, prearrange an organization that sets up meetings
2. establish, begin, found, institute, install, initiate, get going, lay the foundations of He set up the company four years ago.
3. build, raise, construct, put up, assemble, put together, erect, elevate The activists set up a peace camp at the border.
4. assemble, put up, put together, fix up, rig up I set up the computer so that they could work from home.

set

2
noun
1. series, collection, assortment, kit, outfit, batch, compendium, assemblage, coordinated group, ensemble Only she and Mr Cohen had complete sets of keys to the shop.
2. group, company, crowd, circle, class, band, crew (informal), gang, outfit, faction, sect, posse (informal), clique, coterie, schism the popular watering hole for the literary set
3. television, TV, telly (Brit. informal), the box (Brit. informal), receiver, the tube (slang), TV set, small screen (informal), gogglebox (Brit. slang), idiot box (slang) We got our first black-and-white set in 1963.
4. expression, look the steely determination in the set of her face
5. scenery, backdrop, setting, flats, mise en scène (French), stage furniture He achieved fame for his stage sets for the Folies Bergères.

set 1

verb
1. To deposit in a specified place:
2. To put in or assign to a certain position or location:
3. To alter for proper functioning:
Music: attune.
4. To arrange tableware upon (a table) in preparation for a meal:
5. To place (a story, for example) in a designated setting:
6. To bring about or come to an agreement concerning:
7. To appoint and send to a particular place:
8. To calculate approximately:
9. To move (a weapon or blow, for example) in the direction of someone or something:
Military: lay.
10. To change or be changed from a liquid into a soft, semisolid, or solid mass:
11. To make or become physically hard:
phrasal verb
set aboutphrasal verb
set apartphrasal verb
set aside
To put an end to, especially formally and with authority:
phrasal verb
set back
To cause to be later or slower than expected or desired:
phrasal verb
set by
To reserve for the future:
phrasal verb
set down
1. To register in or as if in a book:
2. To come to rest on the ground:
phrasal verb
set forth
To state, as an idea, for consideration:
phrasal verb
set offphrasal verb
set out
2. To work out and arrange the parts or details of:
3. To proceed in a specified direction:
phrasal verb
set tophrasal verb
set up
1. To raise upright:
2. To bring into existence formally:
3. Informal. To pay for the food, drink, or entertainment of (another):
Informal: stand.
Slang: blow.
Idiom: stand treat.
adjective
2. In a definite and final form; not likely to change:
3. Fixed and distinct from others:
4. On an unwavering course of action:
5. In a state of preparedness:
Informal: go.
Slang: together.
Idioms: all set, in working order.

set 2

noun
1. A number of individuals making up or considered a unit:
2. A subdivision of a larger group:
3. A group of people sharing an interest, activity, or achievement:
4. A particular social group:
Informal: bunch, gang.
5. The properties, backdrops, and other objects arranged for a dramatic presentation:
Translations
تَصْفيف الشَّعْرتَغيب الشَّمْسثابِت، لا يَتَغَيَّرجامِد، مُتَصَلِّبجِهاز
conjunt
sadapoložitskupinasouborsrovnat
sættesætstillegå nedgruppe
aroensemblometipretasubiri
asettaasettisijoittaaTVupottaa
באלהניחלהקצותלכווןלמקם
postavitisetskup
beállítberakberakásfoglalhalmaz
ákveîa, áætlafastur, fyrirskipaîurgreypa, setja í umgjörîharînaklíka, liî
セットするひとそろい定める
...을 놓다두다한 벌
pono
aibėduoti impulsąįkurti parduotuvęįkurti stovykląimtis
aizrāviesapkoptapņēmiesciklsdekorācija
ajustaansambluaparataşezaaşezat
množinanaondulovaťonduláciapremyslenýprestrieť
aparatdoločitigarnituramnožicanaravnati
sättasetspikadställastelna
ชุดวาง จัดเตรียม ตั้งเวลา ตั้งระบบ
koymaktakımtoplulukyerine koymak/oturtmakkurmak
đặtbộbọnđámbày

set

[set] (set (vb: pt, pp))
A. N
1. (= matching series) [of golf clubs, pens, keys] → juego m; [of books, works] → colección f; [of tools] → equipo m, estuche m; [of gears] → tren m; [of stamps] → serie f (Math) → conjunto m
the sofa and chairs are only sold as a setel sofá y los sillones no se venden por separado
a chess setun ajedrez
I need one more to make up the complete setme falta uno para completar la serie
a complete set of Jane Austen's novelsuna colección completa de las novelas de Jane Austen
a set of crockeryuna vajilla
a set of cutleryuna cubertería
they are sold in setsse venden en juegos completos
a set of kitchen utensilsuna batería de cocina
it makes a set with those over therehace juego con los que ves allá
set of teethdentadura f
a train setun tren eléctrico
2. (Tennis) → set m
she was leading 5-1 in the first setiba ganando 5 a 1 en el primer set
3. (Elec) → aparato m (Rad) → aparato m de radio (TV) → televisor m, televisión f
4. (Theat) → decorado m (Cine) → plató m
to be on the setestar en plató
5. (Hairdressing) to have a shampoo and sethacerse lavar y marcar el pelo
6. (often pej) (= group) → grupo m, pandilla f; (= clique) → camarilla f
we're not in their setno formamos parte de su grupo
they're a set of thievesson unos ladrones
they form a set by themselvesforman un grupo aparte
the fast setla gente de vida airada
the literary setlos literatos, la gente literaria
the smart setel mundo elegante, los elegantes
see also jet 2 D
7. (Brit) (Scol) → clase f
the mathematics setla clase de matemáticas
8. to make a dead set at sb (= pick on) → emprenderla resueltamente con algn, escoger a algn como víctima; (amorously) → proponerse conquistar a algn
9. (= disposition) [of tide, wind] → dirección f; [of fabric] → caída f; [of dress] → corte m, ajuste m; [of head] → porte m, manera f de llevar; [of saw] → triscamiento m
see also mind-set
10. (Hort) → planta f de transplantar
onion setscebollitas fpl de transplantar
B. ADJ
1. (= fixed) [price, purpose] → fijo; [smile] → forzado; [opinions] → inflexible, rígido; [talk] → preparado de antemano; [expression] → hecho; [date, time] → señalado (Scol) [books, subjects] → obligatorio; [task] → asignado
to be set in one's ways/opinionstener costumbres/opiniones profundamente arraigadas
set books (Scol, Univ) → lecturas mpl obligatorias
with no set limitssin límites determinados
set menumenú m, comida f corrida (Mex)
a set phraseuna frase hecha
set piece (Art) → grupo m; (= fireworks) → cuadro m (Literat etc) → escena f importante (Sport) → jugada f ensayada, jugada f de pizarra
he gave us a set speechpronunció un discurso preparado de antemano
he has a set speech for these occasionspara estas ocasiones tiene un discurso estereotipado
at a set timea una hora señalada
there is no set time for itpara eso no hay hora fija
there's no set way to do itno hay una forma establecida or determinada de hacerlo
2. (= determined) → resuelto, decidido
to be (dead) set against (doing) sthestar (completamente) opuesto a (hacer) algo
to be set in one's purposetener un propósito firme, mantenerse firme en su propósito
to be (dead) set on (doing) sthestar (completamente) decidido a or empeñado en (hacer) algo
since you are so set on itpuesto que te empeñas en ello, puesto que estás decidido a hacerlo
3. (= ready) → listo
to be all set to do sthestar listo para hacer algo
to be all set forestar listo para
all set?¿(estás) listo?
the scene was set for (fig) → todo estaba listo para ...
4. (Culin) the fruit is setel fruto está formado
the jelly is setla gelatina está cuajada
5. (= disposed) the tide is set in our favourla marea fluye para llevarnos adelante (fig) → la tendencia actual nos favorece, llevamos el viento en popa
the wind is set strong from the northel viento sopla recio del norte
C. VT
1. (= place, put) → poner
set the chairs by the windowpon las sillas junto a la ventana
she set the dish before mepuso el plato delante de
to set a plan before a committeeexponer un plan ante una comisión
the film/scene is set in Romela película/escena se desarrolla or está ambientada en Roma
to set fire to sth, set sth on fireprender fuego a algo
a novel set in Madriduna novela ambientada en Madrid
to set places for 14poner cubiertos para 14 personas
to set a poem to musicponer música a un poema
what value do you set on it?¿en cuánto lo valoras? (fig) → ¿qué valor tiene para ti?
2. (= arrange) → poner, colocar; (= adjust) [+ clock] → poner en hora; [+ mechanism] → ajustar; [+ hair] → marcar, fijar; [+ trap] → armar
bricks set in mortarladrillos puestos en argamasa
the alarm clock is set for sevenel despertador está puesto para las siete
I set the alarm for seven o'clockpuse el despertador a las siete
I'll set your room (US) → voy a limpiar y arreglar su habitación
to set the tableponer la mesa
he sets his watch by Big Benpone su reloj en hora por el Big Ben
see sail A1
3. (= mount) [+ gem] → engastar, montar
4. (Med) [+ broken bone] → encajar, reducir
5. (Typ) [+ type] → componer
6. (= fix, establish) [+ date, limit] → fijar, señalar; [+ record] → establecer; [+ fashion] → imponer; [+ dye, colour] → fijar
to set a course forsalir rumbo a
to set one's heart on sthtener algo como máximo deseo
to set limits to sthseñalar límites a algo
the meeting is set for Tuesday (US) → la reunión se celebrará el martes
to set a period of three monthsseñalar un plazo de tres meses
to set a record of ten secondsestablecer un récord de diez segundos
the world record was set last yearel récord mundial se estableció el año pasado
to set a time for a meetingfijar una hora para una reunión
see also example
7. (= assign) [+ task] → dar
to set Lorca for 2001poner una obra de Lorca en el programa de estudios para 2001
Cela is not set this yeareste año Cela no figura en el programa
to set an exam in Frenchpreparar un examen de francés
to set sb a problemdar a algn un problema que resolver
to set sb a taskdar a algn una tarea que hacer
8. (= cause to start)
the noise set the dogs barkingel ruido hizo ladrar a los perros
to set a fire (US) → provocar un incendio
to set sth goingponer algo en marcha
to set sb laughinghacer reír a algn
to set everyone talkingdar que hablar a todos
it set me thinkingme puso a pensar
to set sb to workponer a algn a trabajar
9. (= cause to pursue)
to set a dog on sbazuzar un perro contra algn
I was set on by three dogsme atacaron tres perros
we set the police on to himle denunciamos a la policía
what set the police on the trail?¿qué puso a la policía sobre la pista?
10. (= make solid) [+ cement] → solidificar, endurecer; [+ jelly] → cuajar
D. VI
1. (= go down) [sun, moon] → ponerse
the sun was settingse estaba poniendo el sol
2. (= go hard) [concrete, glue] → endurecerse (fig) [face] → congelarse
3. (Med) [broken bone, limb] → componerse
4. (Culin) [jelly, jam] → cuajarse
5. (= begin) to set to workponerse a trabajar
E. CPD set designer N (Theat) → director(a) m/f de arte, decorador(a) m/f
set point N (Tennis) → punto m de set
set square Nescuadra f; (with 2 equal sides) → cartabón m
set about VI + PREP
1. (= begin) [+ task] → empezar
to set about doing sthponerse a hacer algo
2. (= attack) → atacar, agredir
set against VT + PREP
1. (= turn against) to set sb against sbenemistar a algn contra algn
to set sb against sthhacer que algn coja aversión por algo
he is very set against itse opone rotundamente a ello
2. (= balance against) → comparar con
set apart VT + ADV (lit) → separar (from de) his genius set him apart from his contemporariesdestacó de entre sus contemporáneos a causa de su genialidad
set aside VT + ADV
1. (= separate) [+ book, work] → poner aparte, apartar
2. (= save) [+ money, time] → reservar, guardar
3. (= put to one side) [+ differences, quarrels] → dejar de lado
4. (= reject) [+ proposal] → rechazar; [+ petition] → desestimar; [+ law, sentence, will] → anular
5. (= put away) → poner a un lado
set back VT + ADV
1. (= retard) [+ project, process] → retrasar; [+ clocks] → atrasar
this has set us back some yearsesto nos ha retrasado varios años
2. (= place apart) → apartar
a house set back from the roaduna casa apartada de la carretera
3. (= cost) → costar
the dinner set me back £40la cena me costó 40 libras
4. (= replace) → devolver a su lugar
set by VT + ADV (= save) → reservar, guardar
set down VT + ADV
1. (= put down) [+ object] → dejar; [+ passenger] → bajar, dejar
to set sth down on the tableponer algo sobre la mesa
2. (= record) → poner por escrito
to set sth down in writing or on paperponer algo por escrito
set forth
A. VT + ADV (= expound) [+ theory] → exponer, explicar; (= display) → mostrar
B. VI + ADV = set out A
set in VI + ADV [bad weather] → establecerse; [winter, rain, snow] → empezar; [night] → caer
the rain has set in for the nightla lluvia continuará toda la noche
the rain has really set in nowahora está lloviendo de verdad
the reaction set in after the warla reacción se afianzó después de la guerra
set off
A. VI + ADV (= leave) → salir, partir (esp LAm)
we set off for London at nine o'clocksalimos para Londres a las nueve
to set off on a journeysalir de viaje
B. VT + ADV
1. (= start) → provocar, desencadenar
that was what set off the rioteso fue lo que provocó or desencadenó el motín
to set sb off (laughing) → hacer reír a algn; (talking) → hacer que algn se ponga a hablar
that really set him off (angrily) → aquello le puso furioso
that set him off (all over) again (angrily) → eso le provocó de nuevo
2. (= trigger off) [+ burglar alarm] → hacer sonar; [+ bomb] → hacer estallar, explotar; [+ mechanism] → hacer funcionar
3. (= enhance) → hacer resaltar
the black sets off the redel negro hace resaltar or pone de relieve el rojo
her dress sets off her figureel vestido le realza la figura
4. (= balance) → contraponer
to set off profits against lossescontraponer las ganancias a las pérdidas
these expenses are set off against taxestos gastos son desgravables
set on VI + PREP (= attack) (physically, verbally) → agredir, atacar
he was set on by four of themfue agredido or atacado por cuatro de ellos
set out
A. VI + ADVsalir, partir (esp LAm) (for, from para de) we set out for London at nine o'clocksalimos para Londres a las nueve
to set out in search of sth/sbsalir en busca de algo/algn
to set out to do sthproponerse hacer algo
what are you setting out to do?¿qué os proponéis?, ¿cuál es vuestro objetivo?
we did not set out to do thatno teníamos esa intención al principio
B. VT + ADV
1. (= display) [+ goods] → exponer
2. (= present) [+ reasons, ideas] → presentar, exponer
set to VI + ADV
1. (= start) → empezar; (= start working) → ponerse (resueltamente) a trabajar; (= start eating) → empezar a comer (con buen apetito)
to set to and do sthponerse a trabajar para hacer algo
set to!¡a ello!
2. they set to with their fistsempezaron a pegarse, se liaron a golpes
set up
A. VI + ADV to set up in businessestablecerse en un negocio
to set up (in business) as a bakerestablecerse de panadero
B. VT + ADV
1. (= place in position) [+ chairs, tables etc] → disponer, colocar; [+ statue, monument] → levantar, erigir; [+ fence] → construir, poner
to set up campacampar
2. (= start) [+ school, business, company] → establecer, fundar; [+ committee] → poner en marcha; [+ inquiry] → constituir; [+ fund] → crear; [+ government] → establecer, instaurar; [+ record] → establecer; [+ precedent] → sentar; [+ infection] → causar, producir
to set up houseestablecerse, poner casa
to set up shop (Comm) → poner (un) negocio
to set sb up in businessponer un negocio a algn, establecer a algn
he set her up in a flatla instaló en un piso or (LAm) departamento
now he's set up for lifeahora tiene el porvenir asegurado
3. (= pose) to set o.s. up as sthpresumir de algo, hacérselas de algo
4. (= frame) → tender una trampa a
5. (= lure into a trap) → engañar, llevar al huerto a
6. (= fix, rig) [+ fight] → amañar, apañar
7. (= equip) → equipar, proveer (with de) to be well set up forestar bien provisto de, tener buena provisión de
8. (Typ) → componer
9. (= raise) [+ cry] → levantar, lanzar, dar; [+ protest] → levantar, formular
set upon VI + PREP = set on

set

[ˈsɛt]
n
(= group of objects) [tools, keys] → jeu m; [cutlery, crockery] → service m; [books, CDs] → coffret m
a spare set of clothes → des vêtements de rechange
a chess set → un jeu d'échecs
a train set → un train électrique
a set of false teeth → un dentier
a set of dining-room furniture → une salle à manger
a set of crystal glasses → un service de verres en cristal
as a set
You can buy the three CDs together as a set → Vous pouvez acheter un coffret contenant les trois CD.
(= series) [problems, rules, actions] → ensemble m
We soon encountered a new set of problems → Nous nous sommes bientôt heurtés à un nouvel ensemble de problèmes.
(= radio, television) → poste m
a television set, a TV set → un poste de télévision
(TENNIS)set m
He won the first set → Il a gagné le premier set.
(= group of people) → cercle m, milieu m
London's literary set → Le milieu littéraire londonien
his set of friends → son cercle d'amis
the yachting set → les plaisanciers mpl
the sailing set → les amateurs mpl de voile, les voileux mpl
(CINEMA) [film] → plateau m
He was always late on set → Il arrivait toujours en retard sur le plateau.
Quiet on the set, please! → Silence sur le plateau!
(THEATRE) (for play)décor m
(TV) (for TV programme)décor m
(MATHEMATICS)ensemble m
the set of prime numbers → l'ensemble des nombres premiers
(HAIRDRESSING)mise f en plis
a shampoo and set → un shampoing avec mise en plis
adj
(= fixed) [time, fee, amount] → fixe
Meals are at set times → Les repas se prennent à heures fixes.
a set phrase → une locution
(= prescribed) [book, text] → au programme
Jane Austen's 'Emma' is one of my set books this year → "Emma" de Jane Austen est l'un des livres à mon programme cette année.
His book has become a set text in many universities → Son livre est maintenant au programme dans de nombreuses universités.
(= ready) → prêt(e)
on your marks, get set, go! → à vos marques, prêts? partez!
to be set for sth → s'apprêter à qch
They're set for a world cruise → Il s'apprêtent à partir en croisière autour du monde.
to be all set to do sth → être fin prêt(e) à faire qch
We're all set to go → Nous voilà fin prêts à partir.
(= determined) to be set on doing sth → être résolu(e) à faire qch
to be set against sth → être opposé(e) à qch
to be dead set against sth → être totalement opposé(e) à qch
I wanted to go, but my dad was dead set against it → Je voulais y aller, mais mon père y était totalement opposé.
(= inflexible) he's set in his ways → il n'est pas très souple, il tient à ses habitudes
(= situated) [village, house, hotel] → situé(e)
The hotel is set in beautiful grounds → L'hôtel est situé dans un parc magnifique.
vb [set] (pt, pp)
(= place) → poser
She set the vase carefully on the shelf → Avec précaution, elle posa le vase sur l'étagère.
to set sth down (= put down) → poser qch (= put back in place) → reposer qch
(= fix) [+ date, time, rules] → fixer
They haven't yet set a date for the wedding → Ils n'ont pas fixé de date pour le mariage.
(= establish) [+ record] → établir
The world record was set last year → Le record du monde a été établi l'année dernière.
to set an example → montrer l'exemple
to set a precedent (gen)créer un précédent; (legally)faire jurisprudence
to set a dangerous precedent → créer un dangereux précédent
to set sb an example → montrer l'exemple à qn, donner l'exemple à qn
to set sb a bad example → donner à qn le mauvais exemple
If you are smoking in front of the children then you are setting them a bad example → Si vous fumez devant vos enfants, vous leur donnez le mauvais exemple.
(= assign) [+ task] → assigner; [+ homework] → donner; [+ challenge, goal] → fixer
Did the teacher set any homework? → Est-ce que le professeur a donné des devoirs?
to set sb a task → assigner une tâche à qn
to set o.s a challenge → se fixer un défi
Learn to set yourself realistic goals → Apprenez à vous fixer des objectifs réalistes.
(= adjust) [+ device, clock, temperature, volume] → régler
I set the heating to come on in the morning → J'ai réglé le chauffage pour qu'il s'allume le matin.
Set the oven to 180 degrees → Réglez le four sur 180 degrés.
You can set the lights so that they come on automatically → Vous pouvez régler les lumières de façon à ce qu'elles s'allument automatiquement.
I set the alarm for 7 o'clock
BUT J'ai mis le réveil à sept heures.
Set the volume as high as possible
BUT Montez le volume au maximum.
to set the table → mettre la table
to set a place → mettre un couvert
Shall I set another place in case she comes? → Faut-il que je mette un autre couvert au cas où elle viendrait?
(= cause change) to set sb free → libérer qn
The judge set her free on bail → Le juge l'a libérée sous caution.
to set sb thinking → donner à réfléchir à qn
What he said set me thinking → Ce qu'il a dit m'a donné à réfléchir.
to set sth on fire → mettre le feu à qch
to set sth going → déclencher qch
to set sth spinning → faire tourner qch
(= situate) [+ film, play, book, action] → situer
to be set in [film, play, book, action] → se passer à
The film is set in Morocco → Le film se passe au Maroc.
a novel set during World War II → un roman qui se passe pendant la seconde guerre mondiale
to be set against a background of sth → se dérouler sur fond de qch
The film is set against a turbulent background of civil war → Le film se déroule sur fond de guerre civile tumultueuse.
to set the scene for sth, to set the stage for sth [+ event] → préparer la voie à qch
to set sth to music [+ poem, lyric] → mettre qch en musique
(TYPOGRAPHY) [+ type, text] → composer
to set sail [ship, passenger] → appareiller
vi
[sun] → se coucher
The sun was setting → Le soleil se couchait.
the setting sun → le soleil couchant
(= become solid) [jam, jelly, concrete] → prendre; [bone] → se ressouder
set about
vt fus [+ task] → entreprendre
to set about doing sth → entreprendre de faire qch
set aside
vt sep [+ time, money] → mettre de côté
set back
vt sep
(in time)retarder
to set sth back by → retarder qch de
[+ place]
a house set back from the road → une maison située en retrait de la route
(= cost sb)
How much did that set you back? → Combien cela vous a coûté?
to set sb back £50 → en coûter 50 livres à qn
set in
vi
[bad weather, winter] → s'installer
The rain has set in for the day → La pluie s'est installée pour la journée.
[infection, problems] → s'installer; [complications] → apparaître
It must be treated quickly before infection sets in → Cela doit être traité rapidement avant que l'infection ne s'installe.
set off
vise mettre en route, partir
We set off for London at 9 o'clock → Nous sommes partis pour Londres à neuf heures.
vt sep
(= activate) [+ bomb] → faire exploser; [+ alarm, fire extinguisher] → déclencher
Nationalists set off several bombs → Des nationalistes ont fait exploser plusieurs bombes.
(= spark off) [+ reaction, panic, celebration] → déclencher
The announcement set off celebrations in Iraq → L'annonce a été accueillie par des célébrations en Iraq.
(= show up well) → mettre ressortir
Black sets off the colour of your hair → Le noir fait ressortir la couleur de tes cheveux.
set out
vi
(= set off) → partir
We set out for London at 9 o'clock → Nous sommes partis pour Londres à neuf heures.
We set out along the beach
BUT Nous avons commencé à marcher le long de la plage.
to set out from home → partir de chez soi
We set out from home at 6.30 in the morning → Nous sommes partis de chez nous à 6h30 du matin.
to set out to do sth (= start, undertake) → entreprendre de faire qch
We set out to find the truth behind this mystery → Nous avons entrepris de trouver la vérité derrière ce mystère.
We have achieved what we set out to do → Nous avons réussi ce que nous avons entrepris.
I did not set out to offend anyone
BUT Je ne voulais offenser personne.
vt sep
(= arrange) → disposer
There were plenty of chairs set out for the guests → On avait disposé suffisamment de chaises pour les invités.
(= state) [+ theory, argument, ideas] → exposer
Darwin sets out his theory in detail in "The Origin of Species" → Darwin expose sa théorie en détail dans "L'Origine des espèces".
She sets out her arguments clearly → Elle expose ses arguments clairement.
set up
vt sep
(= start, organize) [+ organization] → mettre sur pied; [+ commission, inquiry] → mettre sur pied; [+ business] → fonder
An anti-terrorist squad was set up → Une équipe antiterroriste fut mise sur pied.
She set up her own business → Elle a fondé sa propre entreprise.
to set up a meeting → organiser une réunion
to set up shop (= start business) → s'établir, s'installer
He set up shop as an interior designer → Il s'est installé comme décorateur d'intérieur.
(= make ready to operate) [+ software] → installer; [+ computer] → configurer; [+ camera] → régler
I set up my computer so I could work from home → J'ai configuré mon ordinateur pour pouvoir travailler de chez moi.
(= erect) [+ monument] → ériger; [+ roadblock] → établir
Police set up roadblocks across the country → La police a établi des barrages routiers dans tout le pays.
to set up camp → établir un camp

SET

(Internet) abbr of secure electronic transactionSET m

set

vb: pret, ptp <set>
When the verb set is part of a fixed combination, eg to set on fire, to set one’s cap at, look up the other word.

NOUN
of objectsSatz m; (of two)Paar nt; (of underwear, cutlery, furniture, hairbrushes etc)Garnitur f; (= tea set etc)Service nt; (of tablemats etc)Set nt; (= chess or draughts set etc)Spiel nt; (= chemistry set etc)Bastelkasten m; (= painting set)Malkasten m; (= Meccano ®, construction set)Baukasten m; (of books, on one subject) → Reihe f, → Serie f; (by one author) → gesammelte Ausgabe; (= gift or presentation set)Kassette f; (of rooms)Zimmerflucht f; a set of toolsWerkzeug nt; a set of teethein Gebiss nt; a complete set of Dickens’ novelseine Gesamtausgabe von Dickens
= batchReihe f; he had a whole set of questionser hatte eine ganze Menge or Reihe Fragen; a strange set of ideaseigenartige Ideen
= group of peopleKreis m; (pej)Bande f; (Brit Sch: = stream) → Kurs m; the literary setdie Literaten pl; the golfing setdie Golffreunde pl; that set of peopledieser Personenkreis; a nice set of peoplenette Leute pl
Math → Reihe f; (in set theory) → Menge f
Sport Tennis → Satz m; (Table Tennis) → Spiel nt
= part of concertProgrammnummer f
of play (Theat) → Bühnenbild nt; (Film) → Szenenaufbau m; to be on the setbei den Dreharbeiten sein
= appliance TV, radio etc → Gerät nt, → Apparat m; (= headset)Paar nt; set of headphonesKopfhörer m
Dancing → Gruppe f; to make up a seteine Gruppe bilden; they then move up the setsie rücken (in der Gruppe) auf
= position of head, shouldersHaltung f; the set of somebody’s mouthjds Mundstellung f
= hairsetFrisur f, → Form f; to have a shampoo and setsich (dat)die Haare waschen und legen lassen
of windRichtung f
Hunt → Vorstehen nt; to make a dead set at somebody (dated, = try to attract) → sich an jdn ranmachen (inf)
US = sett
ADJECTIVE
= likely
? to be set to he is set to become the new championihm werden die besten Chancen auf den Meistertitel eingeräumt; the talks are set to continue all weekdie Gespräche werden voraussichtlich die ganze Woche über andauern
= readyfertig, bereit
? all set are we all set?sind wir alle fertig or bereit?; all set?alles klar?; to be all set for somethingfür etw gerüstet or auf etw (acc)vorbereitet sein; (= mentally prepared)auf etw (acc)eingestellt sein; to be all set to do something (= have made all the arrangements)sich darauf eingerichtet haben, etw zu tun; (= mentally prepared)fest entschlossen or drauf und dran sein, etw zu tun; we’re all set to gowir sind so weit or startklar; with their cameras all setmit schussbereiten Kameras
= rigidstarr; facestarr, unbeweglich; expressionfeststehend; formsstarr, fest; habit, customfest; to be set in one’s waysin seinen Gewohnheiten festgefahren sein
= fixed time, placefestgesetzt, bestimmt, ausgemacht (inf); one of my set tasks is …eine der mir übertragenen Aufgaben ist es …; set hours for studyingfeste Zeiten zum Lernen; his set purpose was to …er war fest entschlossen, zu …; set menuTageskarte f; set lunch/mealTagesgericht nt; set speechStandardrede f; set phrasefeststehender Ausdruck
? set piece (in novel, play) → Standardszene nt; (in exam) → Pflichtstück nt; (in football match etc) → Standardsituation f; (= fireworks)Feuerwerksbild nt
= prescribedfestgesetzt, fest; taskbestimmt; essay topicvorgegeben, bestimmt; set book(s)Pflichtlektüre f; set songPflichtstück nt
= resolvedentschlossen; to be set on somethingzu etw entschlossen sein; to be set on doing somethingentschlossen sein, etw zu tun; to be dead set on something/doing somethingetw auf Biegen oder Brechen haben/tun wollen; to be (dead) set against something/doing something/somebody doing something(absolut) gegen etw sein/dagegen sein, etw zu tun/dagegen sein, dass jd etw tut; she is far too set on getting her own waysie will immer nur ihren eigenen Kopf durchsetzen
TRANSITIVE VERB
= placestellen; (on its side, flat) → legen; (deliberately, carefully) → setzen; to set the chairs by the windowdie Stühle ans Fenster setzen or stellen; he set the stones carefully on top of each otherer setzte or legte die Steine vorsichtig aufeinander; to set the child on his feetdas Kind auf die Beine stellen; I set him on his way (lit)ich schickte ihn los; (fig)ich habe ihm zu einem guten Anfang verholfen; I set him/his books above all othersich schätze ihn/seine Bücher höher ein als alle anderen; to set a value/price on something (lit, fig)einen Wert/Preis für etw festsetzen; to set a high value on somethingeiner Sache (dat)großen Wert beimessen, etw hoch bewerten
? to set free to set somebody freejdn freilassen
? to set right to set something/things rightetw/die Dinge in Ordnung bringen; to set somebody right (about something)jdn (→ in Bezug auf etw acc) → berichtigen
? to set straight to set somebody straightjdn berichtigen
= cause to set something going/in motionetw in Gang/Bewegung bringen
? to set sb doing sthjdn dazu veranlassen, etw zu tun; that set me thinkingdas veranlasste mich nachzudenken
? to set sb to doing or to do sthjdn etw tun lassen; to set oneself to doing or to do somethingsich daranmachen, etw zu tun
= regulate timer, controlseinstellen (→ at auf +acc); clockstellen (→ by nach, to auf +acc); trap, snare (lit)aufstellen; (fig)stellen (for sb jdm)
= prescribe, impose target, limit etcfestsetzen, festlegen; task, questionstellen (sb jdm); homeworkaufgeben; exam, exam questionszusammenstellen; book for examvorschreiben; Hamlet has not been set this yearHamlet steht dieses Jahr nicht auf dem Lehrplan; to set somebody a problem (lit)jdm ein Problem aufgeben; (fig)jdn vor ein Problem stellen; he was set a targetihm wurde ein Soll vorgeschrieben; England was set 75 to win (Sport) → England brauchte 75 (Punkte), um zu gewinnen
= arrange time, datefestsetzen, ausmachen (inf), → anberaumen (form); placebestimmen, ausmachen (inf); to set the date (of the wedding)die Hochzeit festsetzen; the attack was set for midnightder Angriff war für Mitternacht geplant
= establish recordaufstellen; fashionbestimmen
= mount gemfassen (→ in in +dat); piece of jewellerybesetzen (with mit); windowpaneeinsetzen (→ in in +acc)
= embed firmlyeinlegen (→ in in +acc); (in ground) → einlassen (→ in in +acc); to set stones in concreteSteine einzementieren
= locate to be set in the valleyim Tal liegen; a house set on a hillsideein am Berghang gelegenes Haus; his eyes were set wide aparter hatte weit auseinanderliegende Augen; the book is set in Romedas Buch spielt in Rom; he set the book in 19th century France/in Romeer wählte das Frankreich des 19. Jahrhunderts/Rom als Schauplatz für sein Buch; she set the action in the 16th century/in Viennasie verlegte die Handlung ins 16. Jahrhundert/nach Wien
= lay with cutlery tabledecken; to set places for 14für 14 decken, 14 Gedecke auflegen
= station guardaufstellen; to set a guard on somebody/somethingjdn/etw bewachen lassen
= make solid jamfest werden lassen, gelieren lassen; concretehart werden lassen; dyefixieren
bone (Med) → einrichten; dislocated jointeinrenken
hairlegen, eindrehen
Typ → setzen, absetzen (spec)
set expressions to set something to musicetw vertonen; to set a dog/the police on somebodyeinen Hund/die Polizei auf jdn ansetzen or hetzen
INTRANSITIVE VERB
= go down sun, moonuntergehen; his star is setting (fig)sein Stern ist im Sinken
= harden jelly, cementhart or fest werden; (jam)fest werden, gelieren; (bone)zusammenwachsen
dyefarbbeständig werden
Dancing to set to one’s partnersich dem Partner zuwenden
Hunt → vorstehen
PHRASAL VERBS
? set about vi +prep obj
(= begin)sich machen an (+acc), → anfangen; (= tackle)anfassen, anpacken (inf), → anstellen (inf); to set about doing something (= begin)sich daranmachen, etw zu tun; how do I set about getting a loan?wie fasse or packe (inf)ich es an, um ein Darlehen zu bekommen?
(= attack)herfallen über (+acc)

? set against vt sep +prep obj
(= influence against)einnehmen gegen; (= cause trouble between)Zwietracht säen zwischen (+dat); to set oneself against somethingsich einer Sache (dat)entgegenstellen; the civil war set friend against friend/father against sonder Bürgerkrieg ließ Freunde/Väter und Söhne zu Feinden werden ? also set 2 c
(= balance against)gegenüberstellen (+dat); his story must be set against the evidence of the policeman muss seine Darstellung den Aussagen der Polizei gegenüberhalten

? set apart vt sep
(= distinguish)abheben, unterscheiden; he felt set apart from the other boyser fühlte, dass er nicht so war wie die anderen Jungen
(= save) moneybeiseitelegen, auf die Seite legen; timeeinplanen

? set aside vt sep
newspaper, book etczur Seite legen; work, moneybeiseitelegen; timeeinplanen; land, roomreservieren; plansaufschieben; differences, quarrels, hostilitiesbeiseiteschieben, begraben; dislikevergessen; mistrust, bitternesssich frei machen von; formalityverzichten auf (+acc); rules, protestübergehen, außer Acht lassen
(Jur) → aufheben; willfür nichtig or ungültig erklären

? set back vt sep
(= place at a distance)zurücksetzen; the house is set back from the roaddas Haus liegt etwas von der Straße ab or liegt nicht direkt an der Straße
(= retard)verzögern, behindern; (by a certain length of time) → zurückwerfen; the plans have been set back (by) 2 yearsdie Pläne sind um 2 Jahre zurückgeworfen
(inf: = cost) → kosten; the dinner set me back £35das Essen hat mich £ 35 gekostet or ärmer gemacht (inf)

? set down vt sep
(= put down) suitcase, passengerabsetzen
(in writing) → (schriftlich) niederlegen
(= attribute)zuschreiben (→ to dat)
(= classify as) to set somebody/something down as somethingjdn/etw für etw halten

? set forth vt sep (= expound) theory, plandarlegen vi (liter)ausziehen (old)
? set in vi (= start)einsetzen; (panic)ausbrechen; (night)anbrechen; (Med, gangrene, complications) → sich einstellen; the rain has set ines hat sich eingeregnet vt sep
(Typ, = indent) → einrücken
(Sew) sleeveeinsetzen; pocketeinarbeiten (→ into in +acc)

? set off vt sep
(= ignite) bomb, fireworklosgehen lassen
(= start)führen zu; speculation, quarrelauslösen; that set us all off laughingdas brachte uns (acc)alle zum Lachen; to set somebody off on a new line of thoughtjdn auf einen neuen Gedanken bringen; her remark set him off on a storyauf ihre Bemerkung hin erzählte er eine Geschichte; don’t set him off!lass ihn nur nicht damit anfangen!; that really set him offdaraufhin legte er richtig los or war er nicht mehr zu bremsen (inf)
(= offset) to set something off against somethingetw einer Sache (dat)gegenüberstellen
(= enhance)hervorheben; to set something off from somethingetw von etw abheben
vi (= depart)sich auf den Weg machen, aufbrechen; (car, in car)losfahren; to set off on a journeyeine Reise antreten; to set off for Spainnach Spanien abfahren; the police set off in pursuitdie Polizei nahm die Verfolgung auf
? set on vt sep +prep obj dogshetzen or ansetzen auf (+acc) ? eye vi +prep obj = set upon
? set out vt sep (= display)ausbreiten; (= arrange) chess piecesaufstellen; printed matter, essayanordnen, anlegen; (= state)darlegen, darstellen vi
(= depart) = set off VI
(= intend)beabsichtigen; (= start)sich daranmachen

? set to vi (= start working, fighting)loslegen (inf); (= start eating)reinhauen (inf); they set to and repaired itsie machten sich an die Arbeit und reparierten es vi +prep obj to set to worksich an die Arbeit machen; to set to work doing or to do somethingbeginnen, etw zu tun
? set up vi (= establish oneself) to set up as a doctorsich als Arzt niederlassen; to set up in businesssein eigenes Geschäft aufmachen; to set up for oneselfsich selbstständig machen vt sep
(= place in position) statue, postaufstellen; (= assemble, get ready) tent, stall, apparatusaufbauen; (Typ) → einrichten; (fig: = arrange) meetingarrangieren, vereinbaren; robberyplanen, vorbereiten; to set something up for somebodyetw für jdn vorbereiten
(= establish)gründen; school, office, systemeinrichten; inquiryveranlassen, anordnen; recordaufstellen; to set somebody up in businessjdm zu einem Geschäft verhelfen; to set somebody up in an apartmentjdm eine Wohnung einrichten; to set somebody up as something(es) jdm ermöglichen, etw zu werden; to set oneself up as somethingsich als etw aufspielen; to be set up for lifefür sein ganzes Leben ausgesorgt haben; to be well set upsich gutstehen; to set up campdie Zelte or das Lager aufschlagen; they’ve set up home in Glasgow/Spainsie haben sich in Glasgow/Spanien niedergelassen ? house, shop
(= restore to health)guttun (+dat); a weekend at the seaside will set you up againein Wochenende am Meer wird dich schon wieder auf die Beine bringen
(= raise) cry, protest, cheeranstimmen; to set up a commotionallgemeinen Aufruhr auslösen or hervorrufen; (= make noise)Krach machen
(= cause) infection, reactionauslösen, verursachen
(inf: = frame) to set somebody upjdm etwas anhängen; I’ve been set updas will mir einer anhängen (inf)or in die Schuhe schieben
(inf: = rig) the fight had been set upder Kampf war von vornherein eine abgekartete Sache

? set upon vi +prep objüberfallen; (animal)anfallen

set

:
set-aside (Agr)
n
(= taking land out of cultivation)Flächenstilllegung f
(= area of land)stillgelegte Fläche
setback
nRückschlag m
set designer
n (Theat) → Bühnenbildner(in) m(f)
setdown
n
(fig: = damper) → Dämpfer m (inf, fig)
(= dressing-down)Rüffel m (inf)
set-in
adj sleeveeingesetzt; pocketeingearbeitet
set-piece specialist
n (Ftbl) → Freistoß- or Eckballspezialist(in) m(f)
set point
nSet- or Satzpunkt m
set square
nZeichendreieck nt

set

[sɛt] (set (vb: pt, pp))
1. n
a. (gen) → serie f inv; (of kitchen tools, saucepans) → batteria; (of books) → raccolta, collezione f; (of dishes) → servizio
a set of false teeth → una dentiera
he still has a full set of teeth → ha ancora una dentatura completa
a set of dining-room furniture → una camera da pranzo
a chess/draughts set → un gioco di scacchi/dama
a painting/writing set → l'occorrente m per dipingere/per scrivere
these articles are sold in sets → questi articoli si vendono in serie complete
b. (Tennis) → set m inv
c. (Math) → insieme m
closed set → insieme chiuso
empty set → insieme vuoto
d. (Elec) → apparecchio
television set → televisore m
e. (Cine) → set m inv (Theatre) → scena
f. (Hairdressing) → messa in piega
g. (group, often) (pej) → cerchia
the smart set → il bel mondo
2. adj
a. (unchanging, gen) → fisso/a; (smile) → artificiale; (purpose) → definito/a, preciso/a; (lunch) → a prezzo fisso; (speech, talk) → preparato/a; (date, time) → preciso/a, stabilito/a (Scol) (subjects) → obbligatorio/a; (books) → in programma (per l'esame)
set in one's ways → abitudinario/a
set in one's opinions → rigido/a nelle proprie convinzioni
a set phrase → una frase fatta
at a set time → a un'ora stabilita
b. (determined) → deciso/a; (ready) → pronto/a
he is (dead) set on doing it → è deciso a farlo
he is (dead) set on a new car → si è ficcato in testa di comprare una nuova macchina
to be (dead) set against (doing) sth → essere assolutamente contrario/a a (fare) qc
to be all set to do sth → essere pronto/a a fare qc
the scene was set for ... (fig) → tutto era pronto per...
3. vt
a. (place, put) → mettere
a novel set in Rome → un romanzo ambientato a Roma
to set a higher value on happiness than on wealth → dar più valore alla felicità che alla ricchezza
to set the value of a ring at £500 → valutare un anello 500 sterline
to set sb free → liberare qn, mettere qn in libertà
to set fire to sth → dare or appiccare fuoco a qc
to set a dog on sb → aizzare un cane contro qn
b. (arrange, adjust, clock, mechanism) → regolare; (alarm clock) → mettere, puntare; (trap) → mettere, tendere; (hair) → fissare, mettere in piega; (broken arm, leg, in plaster) → ingessare; (with splint) → mettere una stecca a; (type) → comporre
to set a poem to music → mettere in musica una poesia
c. (fix, establish, date, limit) → fissare, stabilire; (record) → stabilire; (fashion) → lanciare; (dye, colour) → fissare
to set course for (Naut) → far rotta per
d. (gem) → montare
e. (assign, task, homework) → dare, assegnare
to set sb a problem → porre un problema a qn
to set sb an exam in Italian → far fare un esame d'italiano a qn
to set an exam in Italian → preparare il testo or le domande di un esame d'italiano
f. (start, cause to start) to set sth goingmettere in moto qc
it set me thinking → mi ha fatto pensare
to set sb to work → mettere qn al lavoro
to set to work → mettersi al lavoro
4. vi
a. (sun, moon) → tramontare
b. (broken bone, limb) → saldarsi; (jelly, jam) → rapprendersi; (concrete, glue) → indurirsi, fare presa (fig) (face) → irrigidirsi
see also sail, table, example, heart
set about vi + prep
a. (task) to set about doing sthintraprendere qc, mettersi a fare qc
I don't know how to set about it → non so da che parte cominciare
b. (attack) → assalire
set against vt + prep
a. (make hostile to) to set sb against sb/sthmettere qn contro qn/qc
b. (balance against) to set sth against sthcontrapporre qc a qc
set apart vt + adv (object) → mettere da parte (fig) (person) → distinguere
set aside vt + adv
a. (book, work) → mettere via; (money, time) → mettere da parte; (differences, quarrels, principles) → accantonare; (land) → mettere a riposo
b. (reject, objection) → respingere; (will, judgement) → invalidare, annullare
set back vt + adv
a. (clock) → mettere indietro; (progress) → ritardare
to set back the clock (by one hour) → mettere l'orologio indietro (di un'ora)
the strike has set us back 6 months → lo sciopero ci ha fatto perdere 6 mesi
b. a house set back from the roaduna casa a una certa distanza dalla strada
c. (fam) (cost) it set me back £900mi è costato la bellezza di 900 sterline
set down vt + adv
a. (put down, object) → posare; (passenger) → lasciare, far scendere
b. (record) → prendere nota di
to set sth down in writing or on paper → mettere qc per iscritto or sulla carta
set forth
1. vt + adv (frm) (facts, reasons, arguments) → esporre
2. vi + adv (liter) (set off) → mettersi in viaggio
set in vi + adv (infection) → svilupparsi; (complications) → intervenire
the rain has set in for the day → ormai pioverà tutto il giorno
before the rot sets in → prima che la situazione degeneri
set off
1. vi + adv (leave) → mettersi in cammino, partire
to set off on a journey (to) → mettersi in viaggio (per)
2. vt + adv
a. (bomb) → far scoppiare or esplodere; (mechanism, burglar alarm) → azionare; (process, chain of events) → mettere in moto, scatenare
set out
1. vi + adv to set out (for)avviarsi (verso, a)
to set out (from) → partire (da)
to set out in search of sb/sth → mettersi alla ricerca di qn/qc
to set out to do sth → proporsi di fare qc
2. vt + adv (goods) (fig) (reasons, ideas) → esporre, presentare; (chess pieces) → schierare, disporre
set to vi + adv to set to (and do sth)mettersi all'opera (e fare qc)
set up
1. vi + adv to set up (in business) as a baker/lawyeraprire una panetteria/uno studio legale
when did you set up in business? → quand'è che ti sei messo in proprio?
2. vt + adv
a. (place in position, chairs, stalls, road blocks) → disporre; (tent) → rizzare, piantare; (monument) → innalzare
b. (start, firm, business) → avviare; (school, organization) → fondare; (fund) → costituire; (inquiry) → aprire; (infection) → provocare; (record) → stabilire
to set up house → trovarsi una casa
to set up camp → accamparsi
to set up shop → mettersi in proprio
to set sb up in business → avviare qn agli affari
to set o.s. up as sth (fig) → pretendere di essere qc
set upon vi + prep (attack) → assalire

set

(set) present participle ˈsetting: past tense, past participle set verb
1. to put or place. She set the tray down on the table.
2. to put plates, knives, forks etc on (a table) for a meal. Please would you set the table for me?
3. to settle or arrange (a date, limit, price etc). It's difficult to set a price on a book when you don't know its value.
4. to give a person (a task etc) to do. The witch set the prince three tasks; The teacher set a test for her pupils; He should set the others a good example.
5. to cause to start doing something. His behaviour set people talking.
6. (of the sun etc) to disappear below the horizon. It gets cooler when the sun sets.
7. to become firm or solid. Has the concrete set?
8. to adjust (eg a clock or its alarm) so that it is ready to perform its function. He set the alarm for 7.00 a.m.
9. to arrange (hair) in waves or curls.
10. to fix in the surface of something, eg jewels in a ring.
11. to put (broken bones) into the correct position for healing. They set his broken arm.
adjective
1. fixed or arranged previously. There is a set procedure for doing this.
2. (often with on) ready, intending or determined (to do something). He is set on going.
3. deliberate. He had the set intention of hurting her.
4. stiff; fixed. He had a set smile on his face.
5. not changing or developing. set ideas.
6. (with with) having something set in it. a gold ring set with diamonds.
noun
1. a group of things used or belonging together. a set of carving tools; a complete set of (the novels of) Jane Austen.
2. an apparatus for receiving radio or television signals. a television/radio set.
3. a group of people. the musical set.
4. the process of setting hair. a shampoo and set.
5. scenery for a play or film. There was a very impressive set in the final act.
6. a group of six or more games in tennis. She won the first set and lost the next two.
ˈsetting noun
1. a background. This castle is the perfect setting for a murder.
2. an arrangement of jewels in eg a ring.
3. music composed for a poem etc. settings of folk songs.
ˈsetback noun
a delay in progress.
set phrase
a phrase which always occurs in one form, and which cannot be changed. `Of no fixed abode' is a set phrase.
ˈset-square noun
a triangular instrument with one right angle, used in geometrical drawing etc.
ˈsetting-lotion noun
a lotion that is used in setting the hair.
ˌset-ˈto
an argument or fight.
ˈset-up noun
an arrangement. There are several families living together in that house – it's a funny set-up.
all set (often with to)
ready or prepared (to do something); just on the point of (doing something). We were all set to leave when the phone rang.
set about
to begin. She set about planning her holiday; How will you set about this task?
set (someone) against (someone)
to cause (a person) to dislike (another person). She set the children against their father.
set aside
to keep for a special use or purpose. He set aside some cash for use at the weekend.
set back
to delay the progress of. His illness set him back a bit at school.
set down
(of a bus etc) to stop and let (passengers) out. The bus set us down outside the post-office.
set in
to begin or become established. Boredom soon set in among the children.
set off
1. (sometimes with on) to start a journey. We set off to go to the beach.
2. to cause to start doing something. She had almost stopped crying, but his harsh words set her off again.
3. to explode or ignite. You should let your father set off all the fireworks.
set (something or someone) on (someone)
to cause (eg dogs) to attack (a person). He set his dogs on me.
set out
1. to start a journey. He set out to explore the countryside.
2. to intend. I didn't set out to prove him wrong.
set to
to start to do something (vigorously). They set to, and finished the work the same day.
set up
1. to establish. When was the organization set up?
2. to arrange or construct. He set up the apparatus for the experiment.
set up camp
to erect tents etc. They set up camp in a field.
set up house
to establish one's own home. He'll soon be earning enough to set up house on his own.
set up shop
to start a shop.
set upon (also set on)
to attack. He set upon me in the dark.

set(t)

(set) noun
a block of stone used in street paving.

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set

n. conjunto, equipo; grupo; instrumentos y accesorios; [surgical] instrumental quirúrgico;
it is all ___todo está arreglado;
v. poner, colocar; [a broken bone] encasar, fijar, ajustar;
___ a fracturecomponer una fractura.

set

vt (pret & pp set; ger setting) (a fracture) reducir (una fractura)
References in classic literature ?
For though we do have to work, we make fun of ourselves, and are a pretty jolly set, as Jo would say.
Meg arranged the tea table, Jo brought wood and set chairs, dropping, over-turning, and clattering everything she touched.
Sympathetically set forth it would tap many strange, beautiful qualities in obscure men.
The report firstly introduced the Diesel Generator Set basics: definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain overview; industry policies and plans; product specifications; manufacturing processes; cost structures and so on.
Then (G; [less than or equal to]) is a partially ordered set and 0 is its smallest element.
When students set their own goals, and are engaged in the goal-setting process, they have the opportunity to reflect on their experiences and develop a higher level of understanding regarding the importance of the activity and how it applies to the attainment of their individual learning goals.
In the compression set test, one measures the amount of the unrecovered strain of a sample after it has been compressed a certain amount, and exposed to a particular aging condition.
It sucks, the way it had to end, but tennis is a difficult sport,'' said Zapala, who dropped the first set to Taoatao 7-6 (7-4), then won the second 6-4.
That's because covering the countermeasure set immediately after you shut down your bird can burn a hole through the cover.
As a result, this yields fewer setting repetitions and an overall decrease in consistency in location and speed of each set.
The areas of HSM that lead to problems are high CPU usage because of unneeded or wasteful actions, failures in space management or the recycle process, internal control data set errors, and problems with the aggregate backup and recovery support (ABARS) and/or auto dump processes.
Oddly enough, by this measure, the infinite set of counting numbers {1, 2, 3, .