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set·ting

 (sĕt′ĭng)
n.
1. The position, direction, or way in which something, such as an automatic control, is set.
2.
a. The context and environment in which a situation is set; the background.
b. The time, place, and circumstances in which a narrative, drama, or film takes place.
3. Music A composition written or arranged to fit a text, such as a poetical work.
4. A mounting, as for a jewel.
5. A place setting.
6. A set of eggs in a hen's nest.

setting

(ˈsɛtɪŋ)
n
1. the surroundings in which something is set; scene
2. (Theatre) the scenery, properties, or background, used to create the location for a stage play, film, etc
3. (Film) the scenery, properties, or background, used to create the location for a stage play, film, etc
4. (Music, other) music a composition consisting of a certain text and music provided or arranged for it
5. (Jewellery) the metal mounting and surround of a gem: diamonds in an antique gold setting.
6. the tableware, cutlery, etc, for a single place at table
7. (Mechanical Engineering) any of a series of points on a scale or dial that can be selected to control the level as of temperature, speed, etc, at which a machine functions
8. (Zoology) a clutch of eggs in a bird's nest, esp a clutch of hen's eggs

set•ting

(ˈsɛt ɪŋ)

n.
1. the act of a person or thing that sets.
2. the point or position of something, as a thermostat, that has been set.
3. the surroundings or environment of anything.
4. the mounting in which a jewel is set.
5. a group of all the articles, as of china or silver, required for setting a table or a single place at a table.
6. the locale or period in which the action of a novel, play, film, etc., takes place.
7. the scenery or locations, along with properties and other decorative elements, used in a theatrical or film production.
8. a piece of music composed for certain words.
[1325–75]
syn: See environment.

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1. A method of mounting gemstones, holding them in place. Some settings are designed to be as unobtrusive as possible, but others are developed so that they become design elements in their own right.
2. If both players or sides reach the same score during the last stages of a game, play may be extended by “setting” a new deciding score. The player or side entitled to “set” the game must decide to do so before the next service is taken when the score first reaches the “setting” score. The score reverts to 0–0 and proceeds to 2, 3 or 5 as appropriate. The final score is the total number of points scored in the game.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.setting - the context and environment in which something is setsetting - the context and environment in which something is set; "the perfect setting for a ghost story"
environs, surround, surroundings, environment - the area in which something exists or lives; "the country--the flat agricultural surround"
scenario - a setting for a work of art or literature; "the scenario is France during the Reign of Terror"
2.setting - the state of the environment in which a situation exists; "you can't do that in a university setting"
environment - the totality of surrounding conditions; "he longed for the comfortable environment of his living room"
canvass, canvas - the setting for a narrative or fictional or dramatic account; "the crowded canvas of history"; "the movie demanded a dramatic canvas of sound"
show window, showcase - a setting in which something can be displayed to best effect; "it was a showcase for democracy in Africa"
3.setting - arrangement of scenery and properties to represent the place where a play or movie is enactedsetting - arrangement of scenery and properties to represent the place where a play or movie is enacted
flat - scenery consisting of a wooden frame covered with painted canvas; part of a stage setting
prop, property - any movable articles or objects used on the set of a play or movie; "before every scene he ran down his checklist of props"
stage - a large platform on which people can stand and can be seen by an audience; "he clambered up onto the stage and got the actors to help him into the box"
stage set, set - representation consisting of the scenery and other properties used to identify the location of a dramatic production; "the sets were meticulously authentic"
4.setting - the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event; "the historical context"
conditions - the set of circumstances that affect someone's welfare; "hazardous working conditions"; "harsh living conditions"
conditions - the prevailing context that influences the performance or the outcome of a process; "there were wide variations in the conditions of observation"
environment - the totality of surrounding conditions; "he longed for the comfortable environment of his living room"
5.setting - the physical position of something; "he changed the setting on the thermostat"
position, place - the particular portion of space occupied by something; "he put the lamp back in its place"
6.setting - a table service for one personsetting - a table service for one person; "a place setting of sterling flatware"
table service, service - tableware consisting of a complete set of articles (silver or dishware) for use at table
7.setting - a mounting consisting of a piece of metal (as in a ring or other jewelry) that holds a gem in place; "the diamond was in a plain gold mount"
mounting - framework used for support or display
pave - a setting with precious stones so closely set that no metal shows

setting

noun surroundings, site, location, set, scene, surround, background, frame, context, perspective, backdrop, scenery, locale, mise en scène (French) The house is in a lovely setting in the hills.

setting

noun
1. The place where an action or event occurs:
2. The properties, backdrops, and other objects arranged for a dramatic presentation:
Translations
بيئَه، مَكانتَرْتيبتَلْحين لِقَصيدَة شِعْر
osazenípozadírámeczhudebnění
arrangementbaggrundindfatning
átiratbefoglalásmegzenésítésszínpadi kép
sögusviîtónverk samiî viî ljóîumgjörî
zhudobnenie

setting

[ˈsetɪŋ]
A. N
1. [of novel etc] → escenario m; (= scenery) → marco m; [of jewels] → engaste m, montura f
2. (Mus) → arreglo m
3. [of controls] → ajuste m
4. [of sun] → puesta f
5. [of bone] → encaje m, reducción f
6. (Typ) → composición f
B. CPD setting lotion Nfijador m (para el pelo)

setting

[ˈsɛtɪŋ] n
(= place) → cadre m
It was a lovely setting for a picnic → C'était un joli cadre pour un pique-nique.
It was strange to see my teacher out of his usual classroom setting → Cela faisait bizarre de voir mon professeur hors du cadre habituel de sa classe.
(on machine, equipment, instrument)réglage m
It has four different temperature settings → Il possède quatre réglages de température.
Put the oven onto its hottest setting
BUT Réglez le four à la puissance maximale.
[jewel] → monture fsetting lotion nlotion f de mise en plis

setting

n
(of sun, moon)Untergang m
(= background, atmosphere)Rahmen m; (= environment, surroundings)Umgebung f; (of novel etc)Schauplatz m; a film with a medieval settingein Film, der im Mittelalter spielt
(of jewel)Fassung f
(= place setting)Gedeck nt
(= position on dial etc)Einstellung f (also Comput); advanced settingserweiterte Einstellungen pl; regional settingsLändereinstellungen pl
(= musical arrangement)Vertonung f
(Hairdressing) → Legen nt

setting

[ˈsɛtɪŋ] n
a. (of novel) → ambiente m, ambientazione f; (scenery) → sfondo; (of jewels) → montatura
a house in a beautiful setting → una casa in una posizione meravigliosa
b. (Mus) → adattamento (musicale)
c. (of controls) → posizione f
d. (of sun) → tramonto

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·ting

n. [environment] ambiente; montaje.

setting

n contexto; in the setting of renal insufficiency..en el contexto de insuficiencia renal
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Lighting a lamp, Wing Bid- dlebaum washed the few dishes soiled by his simple meal and, setting up a folding cot by the screen door that led to the porch, prepared to undress for the night.
Whenever one looked at this slope against the setting sun, the circle showed like a pattern in the grass; and this morning, when the first light spray of snow lay over it, it came out with wonderful distinctness, like strokes of Chinese white on canvas.
There were only a few lines, setting forth that he would leave the city that afternoon, that he had packed his trunk in good shape, that he was well, and sent her his love and begged to be affectionately remembered to all.
The rude path, which originally formed their line of communication, had been widened for the passage of wagons; so that the distance which had been traveled by the son of the forest in two hours, might easily be effected by a detachment of troops, with their necessary baggage, between the rising and setting of a summer sun.
But there was something pitifully small in this old Pyncheon's mode of setting about his commercial operations; it was whispered, that, with his own hands, all beruffled as they were, he used to give change for a shilling, and would turn a half-penny twice over, to make sure that it was a good one.
In answer to this query, a rumour gained ground -- and however absurd, was entertained by some very sensible people -- that Heaven had wrought an absolute miracle, by transporting an eminent Doctor of Physic from a German university bodily through the air and setting him down at the door of Mr.
Nay, his busy fancy already realized his hopes, and presented to him the blooming Katrina, with a whole family of children, mounted on the top of a wagon loaded with household trumpery, with pots and kettles dangling beneath; and he beheld himself bestriding a pacing mare, with a colt at her heels, setting out for Kentucky, Tennessee, --or the Lord knows where!
This child, to my memory, really lives in a setting of beauty and misery that no words can translate; there was a distinction all his own in every impulse he revealed; never was a small natural creature, to the uninitiated eye all frankness and freedom, a more ingenious, a more extraordinary little gentleman.
Setting out in their canoes, after a perilous passage they discovered the island, and there they found an empty ivory casket, --the poor little Indian's skeleton.
The Pequod's signal was at last responded to by the stranger's setting her own; which proved the ship to be the Jeroboam of Nantucket.
This foot is very much bruised," he said, setting it gently down and patting me.
Marija went home, singing out loud all the way, and was just in time to join Ona and her stepmother as they were setting out to go and make inquiry concerning the house.